You need to know the rooftop schedule for August in Portland.Here it is.
NORTHWEST FILM CENTER EXHIBITIONS
Continuing in August:
Top Down: Rooftop Cinema
Join the Northwest Film Center on the panoramic parking rooftop at the Hotel deLuxe, SW 15th at Yamhill, for some warm starry nights filled with lovable films, culinary treats, a little live music, and spectacular city views. The evenings begin at 8 p.m. with music and refreshments. Gracie’s Restaurant will offer easy-to-juggle meals, snacks, and cocktails, and additional beverages will be available from TAZO Tea and MacTarnahan’s Brewing. The screenings start when the sun sets (9-9:30 p.m.). Bring your favorite portable chair or blanket, but please, no pets or outside food or drink. Top Down admission is $8.
LITTLE DARLINGS Thursday, August 5, 8 p.m.
DIRECTOR: RONALD F. MAXWELL | US 1980
“Don’t let the title fool you.” In this coming-of-age summer camp film full of wisdom for the ages, two 15-year-old girls from different sides of the tracks (Kristy McNichol and Tatum O’Neal) compete to see who will be the first to lose her virginity. Matt Dillon is conveniently on hand to help out. (96 mins.) Hotel deLuxe, 729 SW 15th Ave
BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT Thursday, August 12, 8 p.m.
DIRECTOR: FRITZ LANG | US 1956
A journalist (Dana Andrews) sets himself up to take a murder rap to show how the fallibility of circumstantial evidence can lead to the execution of the innocent. With theatrical flair, he allows himself to be convicted and awaits the moment when his friend will reveal purposely withheld evidence that will set him free. What could go wrong? (Cue screeching tires and thump.) (80 mins.) Hotel deLuxe, 729 SW 15th Ave
TROLL 2 Thursday, August 19, 8 p.m.
DIRECTOR: CLAUDIO FRAGASSO | US 1990
The bedtime stories told to young Jonathan by his deceased grandfather, of evil goblins who turn people into living vegetables, are about to come true on a terrifying family trip to the small town of Nilbog. TROLL 2 is at the lofty end of lists of the worst movies ever made, and its cult status has exploded as new audiences gasp at the horrible acting, incredible story (even by fantasy standards), and sequence after sequence of mind-boggling, hilarious ineptitude. (95 mins.) Hotel deLuxe, 729 SW 15th Ave
TO DIE FOR Thursday, August 26, 8 p.m.
DIRECTOR: GUS VAN SANT | US 1995
With a crackling, darkly comic Buck Henry script and a standout performance from Ileana Douglas, TO DIE FOR stars Nicole Kidman as a vacuously ambitious reporter (“You’re nobody unless you’re on TV”) who finally lands a gig as a cable weather girl cum documentary filmmaker. But when husband Matt Dillon threatens to thwart her budding career, she decides to persuade some infatuated high school students (Joaquin Phoenix and Casey Affleck) to bump him off. (106 mins.) Hotel deLuxe, 729 SW 15th Ave