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This documentary takes us into the life of celebrated Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei in the year following his 81-day stint in solitary detention. The film spends time with him as he returns to his home and routine, discusses the impending change he believes is about to happen in China, walks us through some of his art, responds to reporters, continues to fight the authorities in his own subversive ways, and describes “The Fake Case”—the lawsuit that the Chinese government is building against him.
$8 general admission
$6 for members and students w/ valid i.d.
Tickets are sold beginning at 10 a.m. on the day of the show at Admissions Desk.
PMA Movies offers an arthouse alternative to the multiplex with some of the best foreign, classic, and independent films available.
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French master Philippe Garrel tells the story about a man who leaves his wife and daughter by closely observing the fractured romance and with the web of relationships throughout his characters’ lives, and conveying the details through fragments of conversation, gestures, and actions.
Writer and co-director Kate Connor provides viewers with an inside look into a rarely glimpsed aspect of World War II life in America. She plays her own grandmother, Ruby Stirn, in this drama about a couple in a Wisconsin POW camp. When Frank Stirn (Eric Stoltz) accepts a job as a barber on the camp at Fort McCoy, he and his family find their lives upturned by the relocation. Soon, conflict ignites with imprisoned Nazi officers and romance blooms between Ruby’s sister and a Jewish soldier.
This dry comedy by the famed Ealing Studios, which won the Academy Award that is now known as Best Original Screenplay, addressed post-war societal concerns with clever, farcical antics. Alec Guinness plays a mild-mannered bank clerk who befriends a similarly down-and-out souvenir maker (Stanley Holloway), and the two of them scheme to melt gold bullions into toy Eiffel Towers and sneak them into France. They hire a pair of lowlife crooks to aid in their plot, which unfurls to often-hilarious results.
This fall, 16 of the most revered British films of all time are coming to Portland Museum of Art.