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Live Comedy Before American

To support the opening of American: The Bill Hicks Story today, Helium Comedy Club has arranged for some local comedians to open! Show times and comedians as follows:

Friday, April 15
7:00 PM — Virginia Jones
9:15 PM — Whitney Streed

Saturday, April 16
7:00 PM — Mark Saltveit

Sunday, April 17
7:00 PM — Mark Saltveit

Come out early and enjoy the pre-show!


Trailer Tuesday


American: The Bill Hicks Story

King of Kings (with live organ accompaniment) — Sunday, April 17 at 2 PM

L.A. Paranormal — Monday, April 18th at 6 PM

Pedal Driven — Thursday, April 21 at 7 PM

Grindhouse Film Fest: Kid with the Golden Arm

We’ve got another rare Grindhouse screening tomorrow, Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30! As always, since I know next to nothing about Kung Fu, I’ve got to steal the press release info from the Grindhouse Film Fest site:

Kid with the Golden Arm (1979) After the popularity of their films Five Deadly Venoms and Crippled Avengers, The Venom Mob returned in this adrenaline fueled, funk filled Shaw Brothers production! A group of swordsman and axe-wielding martial artists are hired to protect a shipment of gold from the vicious Chi Sah gang (consisting of Golden Arms, Silver Spear, Iron Robe and Brass Head). Before long, they’re hit with a relentless onslaught of kung fu battles, including drunken boxing fights and surprise attacks by the mysterious Iron Feet. This movie is the equivalent to dropping acid in an 18th century Chinese disco with a gang of coked-up homoerotic kung fu masters.

Click here for advance tickets.

Trailer Tuesday

Gene Tierny and Vincent Price in Leave Her to Heaven
Leave Her to Heaven | Movie Trailer | Review

Of Gods and Men

Cedar Rapids

Lady Terminator (NSFW)

The Kid with the Golden Arm — Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 PM

Trailer Tuesday

In honor of the passing of the great Elizabeth Taylor:
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Shown as a Grindhouse feature, now back for a week run:
Gone with the Pope (NSFW)

The Music Never Stopped

The Woodmans (NSFW)

And, Friday to Sunday, the Faux Film Festival.

Some Animate It! Fun

Animate It! is a stop-motion animation class for young people ages 7-11. Last Friday, was Film Action Oregon put on one of these classes in the Hollywood Theatre and I thought it would be fun to share the results with all of you.

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Watching that, I felt a little inadequate that I wouldn’t have been able to come up with anything nearly as creative as most of those. Color me impressed!

And while we’re at it, here’s a KBOO report from that Animate It! session (and covers some other Film Action/Hollywood Theatre business).

Special guests for Hollywood Premiere of Some Days Are Better Than Others (Update)

Update: You can include James Mercer to the list of people attending the Friday screening!

Starting Friday, March 25th, the Hollywood will be showing the first feature length film of Portland-based Matt McCormick: Some Days Are Better Than Others. The film stars Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney, Wild Flag, Portlandia) and James Mercer (The Shins, Broken Bells) and is a “sad valentine to the forgotten discards of a throwaway society, and a story about knowing when to hold on, and when to let go.”

McCormick and Brownstein will be in attendance on opening night (Friday). To further associate yourselves with the work of McCormick, I highly recommend you go here.

As always, tickets can be purchased here.