By Alphabet By Country By Interest By Date Buy Tickets
Welcome
Films & Schedule Program Highlights Opening Night Encore Screenings Schedule Updates Audience Awards
Ticket & Pass Info Venues Sponsors Silver Screen Club
Film Trailers
Global Classroom Newsroom Volunteers Plan Your PIFF For Filmmakers
About Us Archives Contact

Films & Schedules - B

BARFI! Buy Tickets

Sat, Feb 9, 2013
at 2 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 4)

Sun, Feb 10, 2013
at 6:45 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 10)

Tue, Feb 12, 2013
at 7 PM (Regal Fox Tower 6)

Sun, Feb 24, 2013
at 12:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

BARFI!

DIRECTOR: Anurag Basu - INDIA

In this timeless, enchanting fable, rising Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor gives a winning performance as a deaf-mute man whose life is a series of comic and tragic misadventures. Dedicated to Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, the nearly wordless Barfi! follows the resourceful title character as he falls in and out of love with the beautiful Shruti, whose parents pressure her into a respectable arranged marriage. Later, he finds love again with the autistic Jhilmil—whose father plots to defraud her of a sizable trust fund—only for Shruti to unexpectedly reenter his life. In between, Barfi finds himself caught up in a...

More Details >


Buy Tickets

Mon, Feb 25, 2013
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

BEST OF THE SHORTS

SHORT CUTS

Join us for the Best of the Festival Shorts as decided by Festival audiences!

More Details >


BEYOND THE HILLS Buy Tickets

Sat, Feb 9, 2013
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Wed, Feb 13, 2013
at 7:30 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 4)

BEYOND THE HILLS

DIRECTOR: Cristian Mungiu - ROMANIA

Based on a real-life case of supposed demonic possession, Mungiu’s gripping existential drama takes place at a remote Orthodox monastery in Moldavia where devout young women give up all. Alina (Cristina Flutur) arrives to visit her meek friend Voichita (Cosmina Stratan), a nun in training, and desperately tries to convince her to return to Germany with her. But Voichita is unsure, and so the tougher but untethered Alina hangs around in hopes of prevailing. But as the days pass, the oppressive environment takes a further toll on Alina and her sense of identity. Soon, the conflict between personal empowerment and...

More Details >


BIRD OF FLAMES

Tue, Feb 12, 2013
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

BIRD OF FLAMES

DIRECTOR: Chel White - UNITED STATES (Oregon)

With music by David Lynch and Chrysta Bell, a spider-like Vietnamese sorcerer coaxes a beautiful chanteuse to perform like a living doll. (6 mins.)

See SHORT CUTS V: MADE IN OREGON to purchase tickets.

More Details >


BLANCANIEVES Buy Tickets

Thu, Feb 7, 2013
at 7:30 PM (Newmark Theatre)

BLANCANIEVES

DIRECTOR: Pablo Berger - SPAIN

This year’s Spanish submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar is a 1920s, silent-set reworking of the Brothers Grimm fairytale “Snow White,” offset by punchy Flamenco rhythms and full of imagination. Rejected at birth by her father, Carmencita (Macarena Garciá) is raised by her grandmother. But when her grandmother dies, the poor dark-haired maiden is sent to the lower depths of her evil stepmother’s villa. Maribel Verdú (Y Tu Mamá También) gives an ingeniously smart, campy performance as the villainess, hell-bent on keeping Carmencita from Prince Charming—here a bullfighting dwarf!—and thwarting her dreams of becoming a matador.“ While Michel...

More Details >


BLOOD OF MY BLOOD Buy Tickets

Mon, Feb 18, 2013
at 7 PM (Cinema 21)

Wed, Feb 20, 2013
at 8:45 PM (Regal Fox Tower 6)

Thu, Feb 21, 2013
at 8:45 PM (Regal Fox Tower 6)

BLOOD OF MY BLOOD

DIRECTOR: João Canijo - PORTUGAL

This year’s Portuguese submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and a critical and popular hit in Portugal, Canijo’s film balances nuanced social realism and intense melodrama to fashion a sprawling, humane portrait of a troubled working class family. Márcia is a weary matriarch who lives with her lonely sister Ivete and grown children—delinquent Joca and nursing student Cláudia—in suburban Lisbon. Cláudia’s affair with a married professor and Joca’s involvement with drug dealers threaten Márcia’s attempts to keep her family afloat. Employing tracking shots and overlapping dialogue, Canijo follows the family through the cramped spaces of the household, mapping...

More Details >


THE BOY IN THE BUBBLE

Sat, Feb 16, 2013
at 12:15 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Sat, Feb 23, 2013
at 12:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

THE BOY IN THE BUBBLE

DIRECTOR: Kealan O’Rourke - IRELAND

After experiencing heartbreak, Rupert uses a book of magic to invoke a spell to shield him from emotion forever. (8 mins.)

See SHORT CUTS IV: INTERNATIONAL TIES to purchase tickets.

More Details >


A BRIEF HISTORY OF JOHN BALDESSARI

Thu, Feb 14, 2013
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Tue, Feb 19, 2013
at 6:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

A BRIEF HISTORY OF JOHN BALDESSARI

DIRECTOR: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulman - UNITED STATES

No more boring films! Everything you need to know about the godfather of conceptual art. Narrated by Tom Waits. (6 mins.)

See SHORT CUTS III: INTERNATIONAL TIES to purchase tickets.

More Details >


Tue, Feb 12, 2013
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

THE BUS

DIRECTOR: H.L. Mitchell - UNITED STATES (Oregon)

A young man finds a microcosm and possibilities in transit. (8 mins.)

See SHORT CUTS V: MADE IN OREGON to purchase tickets.

 

More Details >


Follow usFollow us Become a fanBecome a fan View our photostreamView our photostream Visit our NewsroomVisit our Newsroom Broadcast yourselfBroadcast yourself
© 2014 Northwest Film Center Portland Art Museum nwFilmCenter.org School of Film Kids & Teens A•VIBE Web Development