“You don’t just watch it as much as you absorb it until the film’s ebb and flow become a part of you.” – Rolling Stone
“A gorgeous story about adolescence, about basic human kindness, about separation and reconciliation, about the limits of what parents can teach their kids.” – Time Magazine
“Fiercely involving in a way we’re not used to, made with sensitivity and honesty.” – Los Angeles Times
A father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the world. But when a small mistake tips them off to authorities, they are sent on an increasingly erratic journey in search of a place to call their own.
Rated PG, 1 hour, 59 mins
“Poignantly funny, wrenchingly wise and meltingly beautiful, “Eighth Grade” is a not-so-small miracle of independent filmmaking.” – Wall Street Journal
“It’s heartbreaking, heartwarming, and a total charmer.” – Entertainment Weekly
“First-time director Bo Burnham’s tender take on teen angst, starring an incandescent Elsie Fisher, is a flat-out triumph-a film that is both indelibly of the moment and achingly timeless.” – Rolling Stone
Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school–the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year before she begins high school.
Rated R, 1 hour, 34 mins
EVERY Saturday at MIDNIGHT
If you haven’t seen ROCKY with our shadowcast you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Costumes and audience participation galore! This low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of newlyweds inside a mad scientist’s strange mansion and crazy party that they come across on a rainy night after their car breaks down in the woods.
Rated R, 1 hr, 40 mins
“It was history written with lightning. BlacKkKlansman is a deafening roll of the thunder we’ve been waiting for ever since.” – indieWire
“Spike Lee’s new film empowers audiences to stand up for change. Talking isn’t enough; you must get up and do the right thing.” – US Weekly
“Lee’s most flat-out entertaining film in quite a long time.” – Hollywood Reporter
From visionary filmmaker Spike Lee comes the incredible true story of an American hero. It’s the early 1970s, and Ron Stallworth is the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department. Determined to make a name for himself, Stallworth bravely sets out on a dangerous mission: infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan. The young detective soon recruits a more seasoned colleague, Flip Zimmerman, into the undercover investigation of a lifetime. Together, they team up to take down the extremist hate group as the organization aims to sanitize its violent rhetoric to appeal to the mainstream.
Rated R, 2 hours, 15 mins
“We are constantly rewriting our collective history, but few of us can do it with as much devilish glee as Scotty Bowers.” – NPR
“A well-edited, captivating, and illuminating warts-and-all documentary.” – NYC Movie Guru
Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood is the deliciously scandalous story of Scotty Bowers, a handsome ex-Marine who landed in Hollywood after the Second World War and became confidante, aide de camp and lover to many of Hollywood’s greatest male–and female stars. In the 1940s and ’50s, he ran a gas station in the shadow of the studio lots where he would connect his band of friends from the military with those who had to hide their true sexual identities from the public. An unsung Hollywood legend, Bowers would cater to the sexual appetites of celebrities straight, gay and omnivorous for decades.
Unrated, 1 hour, 38 mins
* Join us for Emphasize Displacement, a public FREE talk and screening of Priced Out: Gentrification in Portland, Oregon. The film’s Director, Cornelius Swart, will be joined by a panel of experts for a healthy, balanced discussion of the issues surrounding displacement.
* About Emphasize: A free talk series with experts from around the nation discussing with Long Beach 1-on-1, face-to-face about complex topics from homelessness to gentrification.
“It’s as fascinating to watch as it is devastating to comprehend.” – The Portland Mercury
Priced Out is an investigative and personal look at housing discrimination and the pain of losing a community. The feature-length documentary explores the complexities and contradictions of gentrification. It illustrates how government policies and market forces that favor the rich work together to destroy and rebuild neighborhoods. And while many neighborhoods embrace new investment at first, few will be left standing once new money moves in and old residents find themselves increasingly priced out.
Unrated, 1 hour
James Downey is living a disciplined and straight edge lifestyle as a result of growing up with an abusive alcoholic father. His estranged cousin Danny is drowning his own trauma with drugs and booze. When their lives are forced to intersect once more, they each begin to unravel as the past returns with violent and tragic consequences. Featuring a blistering punk/hardcore soundtrack, Crown and Anchor is a slow-burn drama delivered with the intensity of a punch to the gut.
The film boasts an intense and carefully curated track-list made up of cult punk and hardcore bands, including: GORILLA BISCUITS, YOUTH OF TODAY, JOHNNY THUNDERS AND THE HEARTBREAKERS, PROJECT X, SIDE BY SIDE, X-RAY SPEX, ho99o9, and DYS
Unrated, 2 hours
Released from prison after three years, L.A. Mobster Rudy Wright claws to the top of the Underworld. In a world where treachery runs deep and loyalty bonds are tested, will Rudy Wright be able to spot what’s around the corner?
Based on a true story.
Unrated, 1 hour, 20 mins
October 5, 6 & 7
Joan Jett is so much more than “I Love Rock ’n’ Roll.” It’s true, she became mega-famous from the number-one hit, and that fame intensified with the music video’s endless play on MTV. But that staple of popularity can’t properly define a musician. Jett put her hard work in long before the fame, ripping it up onstage as the backbone of the hard-rock legends The Runaways, influencing many musicians—both her cohort of punk rockers and generations of younger bands—with her no-bullshit style. Bad Reputation gives you a wild ride as Jett and her close friends tell you how it really was in the burgeoning ’70s punk scene, and their interviews are laced with amazing archival footage. The theme is clear: even though people tried to define Jett and keep her stuck to one hit, she never compromised. She will kick your ass, and you’ll love her all the more for it.
Unrated, 1 hour, 35 mins
“Archival footage of Lydon in the bracing hostility of his youth contrasts dramatically with present-day interviews showing him domesticated, compromised, and happy in the wisdom that most of us learn to accept as compensation.” – Chicago Reader
After the breakup of the Sex Pistols, John Lydon / John Rotten, formed Public Image Ltd (PiL)– his groundbreaking band which has lived on nearly 15 times as long as his first one. He kept the band alive ever since, through personnel and stylistic changes, fighting to constantly reinvent new ways of approaching music, while adhering to radical ideals of artistic integrity. John Lydon has not only redefined music, but also the true meaning of originality.
Former and current bandmates, as well as fellow icons like Flea, Ad-Rock and Thurston Moore, add testimony to electrifying archival footage (including stills and audio from the infamous Ritz Show). With his trademark acerbic wit and unpredictable candor, Lydon offers a behind-thescenes look at one of music’s most influential and controversial careers.
Unrated, 1 hour, 43 mins