Buy Tickets
Welcome
Films & Schedule Program Highlights Opening Night Shorts PIFF After Dark Global Classroom Visiting Artists Encore Screenings Schedule Updates Audience Awards Online Ballot Credits
Ticket & Pass Info Venues Sponsors Silver Screen Club
Festival Trailer Film Trailers
Newsroom Volunteers Plan Your Stay
About Us Archives Contact PIFF Guide PDF

PIFF After Dark

Our late-night series—for the nocturnally inclined whose cinematic tastes are adventurous—offers special treats for devotees of genre films that push boundaries. All of the screenings take place at the Hollywood Theatre and start at 10:30 pm. The selections include: Backcountry (Canada), Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films (Australia), Darkness by Day (Argentina), R100 (Japan), and Wyrmwood (Australia).

Our thanks to Yelp! Portland for supporting this series.

 

Saturday, Feb. 7

BACKCOUNTRY

DIRECTOR: ADAM MACDONALD - CANADA

What begins as a romantic weekend camping trip deep into the Canadian woods quickly descends into an exercise in abject horror in actor-director Adam MacDonald’s Backcountry. Despite the warnings of a seemingly prescient park ranger, Alex and Jenn venture blindly along the Blackfoot Trail with Alex’s memory their sole compass and only a few supplies on hand. Before long, the couple encounters a multitude of dangers including a menacing backwoods guide with questionable intentions towards each of them, a complete loss of direction, and, most threatening of all, a wild force of nature that stalks them relentlessly. Backcountry “will have you thinking twice about your next camping trip.”—Nick Watson, Black Sheep Reviews.

FILM REVIEW

Sponsored by Yelp!

HOLLYWOOD THEATRE     92 Minutes  

PURCHASE TICKETS


Friday, Feb. 13

R100

DIRECTOR: HITOSHI MATSUMOTO - JAPAN

From the director of Big Man Japan comes this edgy, absurd, and whip-smart dark comedy, featuring the best use of Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” since Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange. Facing down potential familial tragedy, a lonely man named Takafumi explores the edges of his own repressed sexual desire by hiring the services of a secretive S&M club. Without any warning, a leather-clad dominatrix may appear at any time or place and humiliate and beat him to gratification. All the while, our quiet department store clerk struggles to balance fatherhood, work, and the need to not be caught. Writer-director Hitoshi Matsumoto intercuts the action with a hilariously meta, film-within-a-film critique that continually questions our hero’s onscreen choices and the very scenario upon which the plot hangs.

FILM REVIEW

Sponsored by Yelp!

HOLLYWOOD THEATRE     100 Minutes

PURCHASE TICKETS


Saturday, Feb. 14

WYRMWOOD

DIRECTOR: KIAH ROACHE-TURNER - AUSTRALIA

Routine family life comes to an abrupt end for outback mechanic Barry, who, armed with a nail gun, finds little comfort in having resisted an airborne contagion that’s kicked off an Australian zombie apocalypse. Quickly joining forces with other survivors, he and his merry band of zombie slayers hit the road looking to rescue his punk rock sister from the hands of the sadistic, gas-mask wearing government officials who have kidnapped her. Harvesting more than a smidgeon of that old Mad Max energy, first-time feature director Roache-Turner pushes this tale of the walking dead into audacious new territory, producing a zombie comedy with visual thrills reminiscent of the best early work by Peter Jackson and Sam Raimi.

FILM REVIEW

Sponsored by Yelp!

HOLLYWOOD THEATRE     98 Minutes    

PURCHASE TICKETS



 

Friday, Feb. 20

ELECTRIC BOOGALOO: THE WILD UNTOLD STORY OF CANNON FILMS

DIRECTOR: MARK HARTLEY - AUSTRALIA

“Cousins Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus helped to create the modern Israeli film industry. . . . During the ’80s, Golan and Globus set up shop in Hollywood by purchasing The Cannon Group. Dismal titles such as The Apple quickly gained Cannon a reputation as purveyors of rotten movies. Despite the criticism, the pair . . . went on to produce a stunningly eclectic array of films, ranging from straight-up genre (Invasion USA; Death Wish 3) to more esteemed fare (King Lear; Barfly). Hartley expertly weaves together clips from Cannon’s back catalog with an impressive array of interviews with Cannon players. The result is a whiplash-inducing ride through decades of exploitation cinema and high-rolling business deals.”—Fantastic Fest. 

FILM REVIEW

Sponsored by Yelp!

HOLLYWOOD THEATRE     107 Minutes  

PURCHASE TICKETS


Saturday, Feb. 21

DARKNESS BY DAY

DIRECTOR: MARTIN DE SALVO - ARGENTINA

“In an a old house in a tiny village, Virginia is left alone after her father leaves to check on his ill niece. That is, until her cousin Anabel, who also seems to be under the weather, is brought and left with her. Thankful for another person to talk to, Virginia makes every effort to keep Anabel comfortable and to bond with her. Anabel sleeps most of the day, and at night can be found wandering the woods alone. The radio reports a rabies outbreak in the remote region of Argentina where the women are holed up. In this perpetual shadow of impending doom, Virginia and her cousin are left to face the darkness of things to come.”—Fantastic Fest. Winner, Best Director (horror feature) at Fantastic Fest. 

FILM REVIEW

Sponsored by Yelp!

HOLLYWOOD THEATRE     76 Minutes    

PURCHASE TICKETS


 

 

 

Follow usFollow us Become a fanBecome a fan View our photostreamView our photostream Visit our NewsroomVisit our Newsroom Broadcast yourselfBroadcast yourself
© 2017 Northwest Film Center Portland Art Museum nwFilmCenter.org School of Film Kids & Teens A•VIBE Web Development