Independent cinema this week

Cinema 21

616 N.W. 21st Ave.
Portland’s premier art house theater, Cinema 21, was built in 1926 and has been the center of Portland’s first-run independent single-screen cinema ever since.
This week: “On the Waterfront”
Weeknights 7 p.m., Sat-Sun 12:30, 2:45, 7 p.m.

Hollywood Theater

4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
Purchased by the Oregon Film and Video Foundation (a 501c3 nonprofit organization) in 1997 and built in 1926, the Hollywood currently shows second-run art films, revivals and some commercial films, as well as local festivals and even live music.
This week: Motherlode: Songs of Hope, Protest and Inspiration
Saturday Oct. 16, 2004, 7:30 p.m.

“Dave Eggers & Many Friends Entertain Whilst Expressing Great Concern About the State of the Nation”
Write Around Portland Fund Raiser
Sunday Oct. 17, 2004, 7:30 p.m.

Planet Filmmaker
Monday, Oct. 18th

Say Your Thing Festival
Wednesday, Oct. 20th, 7 p.m.

Northwest Film Center at the Guild Theatre and Whitsell Auditorium

1219 S.W. Park Ave. (Whitsell Auditorium), 829 S.W. 9th Ave (The Guild Theatre)
Not only a school for Film and Video, the Northwest Film Center schedules festivals and series year round, screening at the Whitsell Auditorium and the Guild Theatre.
This week: “The Virgin Spring”
Saturday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Whitsell Auditorium

“The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine”
Thursday, Friday, Sunday, Oct 14, 15, 17, 7 p.m., Guild Theatre

“Buffalo Bill’s Defunct”
Saturday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Whitsell Auditorium

Clinton Street Theatre

2522 S.E. Clinton St.
One of the oldest operating theaters in the U.S. (1915). Famous for its longstanding exhibition of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, the theater is currently a magnet for independent and revival films.
This Week: “Love and Lust”
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15 – 16

Say your thing video collective
Sunday, Oct. 17

“9/11: In Plane Site”
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, Oct 18 – 19, 21

Cine Magic

2021 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.
Once under the same ownership as the Koin Center Theaters and Cinema 21, Cine Magic shows newer releases and other independent films.
This week: “Before Sunset”
Nightly 5:30 p.m., 7:05 p.m.

Nightly 10:35 p.m.

Fifth Ave. Cinemas

510 S.W. Hall Blvd.
This two-screen theater associated with PSU shows no new releases, just revivals, and is a nonprofit organization.
It is closed during the summer.
This week: “Return of the King”
Friday, Saturday, Sunday Oct. 15 – 17, 5:30 p.m., 9 p.m., 4 p.m. Sunday