$6 Tuesday Meetup @ Living Room Theaters! PARADISE

Grab a drink and let’s go see a movie! Bring friends and some good conversation to discuss the film, its characters, the production and more. The Living Room Theater is the location of our weekly Monday meetup. Most movies they play are independent, foreign, artistic with an occasional blockbuster.

We meet Tuesday evenings to take advantage of their $6 Merry Movie special. They have weekday showings of all their movies in the 7:00 hour, and those are the showings we’re shooting for. If you see something coming up there that you’d like to recommend as our Living Room movie of the week, message me or post it on the board by Wednesday the previous week

PARADISE

Olga is a beautiful Russian countess and member of the French Resistance; Jules is a French-Nazi collaborator who is assigned to investigate her case; and Helmut is a handsome, high-ranking, yet naïve German SS officer who once fell madly in love with Olga and meets her again when she is shipped to a concentration camp. While they recount their stories, the film drifts between the bloody end of World War II and the gilded, halcyon days when their destinies first crossed. 

Victim, bystander, or monster – Konchalovsky (“Runaway Train,” “House of Fools”) collapses these identities, offering a new perspective on the Holocaust. Shot in stunning black and white, the film depicts the morally complex choices that one must make during dark times in search of PARADISE—a look at the past and its lessons for the present. 

Director: Andrey KonchalovskiyCountry: RussiaGenre: DramaYear: 2017Run Time: 02:12:00imdb Score: 7.2/10 (759 votes)Language: Russian | German | French | YiddishRating: Not RatedCast: Yuliya Vysotskaya, Peter Kurth, Viktor Sukhorukov”Konchalovsky more recently directed 

“The Nutcracker in 3D.” Set in 1920s Vienna, that PG-rated film trivialized Auschwitz. PARADISE atones for that mistake.”

Bill Stamets – CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

“Konchalovskiy’s tale captures the banality of evil, presents it as contemporary, as human.”

Jennie Kermode – EYE FOR FILM

“Russian veteran Andrei Konchalovsky is on robust form in this richly monochrome, perspective-rotating Holocaust drama.”

Guy Lodge – VARIETY

AWARDS

Venice Film Festival 2016
Best Director

Mar del Plata Film Festival 2016
Best Screenplay

Munich Film Festival 2017
Best Actor and Lifetime Achievement Award

Gijón Int’l Film Festival 2016
Best Film, Best Cinematography and Best Actress

Golden Eagle Awards 2017
Best Feature Film, Best Director and Best Actress

Nika Awards 2017
Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress

Russian Guild of Film Critics 2017
Best Film, Best Director and Best Cinematographer

FESTIVALS

Titanic Int’l Filmpresence Festival 2017

Palm Springs Int’l Film Festival 2017

Hong Kong Int’l Film Festival 2017

Bengaluru Int’l Film Festival 2017

Stockholm Int’l Film Festival 2016

Chicago Int’l Film Festival 2016

Cinedays Film Festival 2016

Belgrade Film Festival 2017

Montclair Film Festival 2017

Seattle Int’l Film Festival 2017

Haifa Film Festival 2016

and more …

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SHOWS DO SELL OUT!!! Living Room Theater has small rooms with assigned seats. It is in your best interest to buy your tickets ahead of time at the Living Room Theater website. There is a $1 surcharge to buy tickets online. http://pdx.livingroomtheaters.com/index.cfm ( http://pdx.livingroomtheaters.com/index.cfm )

DO YOU LIKE INDEPENDENT FILM? Don’t miss out on this years Portland Film Festival sponsored by Comcast. The festival kicks off next week on October 30th to November 5th. Watch movies from most genres—even learn how to make one. Check out the schedule and buy passes now at portlandfilm.org

LIMITED TIME: Early-bird passes on sale now!

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2017 Portland Film Festival Announces Line-Up

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Industry Pass: Rush into everything #PDXFF17

Every year, more and more industry comes to Portland Film Festival to make connections, see movies, attend workshops, panels and classes. This year, we are continuing to sell a pass exclusive to members of the film, television, internet and video industries—the industry pass and it’s now on sale!

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