This Independent Week

Cinema 21
616 N.W. 21st Ave.

“Masculine Feminine” 7, Sat.-Sun. 12, 2
France (where they smoke in bed) is responsible for some of the most ballyhooed movies ever put to celluloid, and the films of Jean-Luc Godard are certainly no exception. If you refuse to see “Masculine Feminine” (as I do), note that you will immediately be deemed irrelevant by every lame-ass coffee house denizen from here to eternity. Congratulations, you win!

“Head-On” 4:30, 8:55, Fri.-Sat. 10:55
An erotic powerhouse that is being hailed as “immensely affecting,” “impeccably made” and “uncompromising in its implacable vision.” I don’t know what any of that means, but I’m pretty sure it doesn’t entail “wicked depictions of killer oral sex.” Avoid this art-house downer.

2021 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.

“Melinda and Melinda” 5:30, 9:25
Notable Saturday Night Live alumnus Will Ferrell plays a man named Hobie.

“Schultze Gets the Blues” 7:20
Schultze, a middle-aged accordionist, is down in the dumps because he’s sick of playing polkas – until he meets “Weird Al” Yankovic, who teaches him that music works best as parody. Special appearance by Ween.

Clinton St. Theater
2522 S.E. Clinton St.

“Forest Film and Video Festival” Call theater for showtimes.
The “Forest Film and Video Festival” showcases independent filmmakers from around the Northwest, many of whom are hugely influenced by the films of the French New Wave.

Hollywood Theatre
4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

“La Petite Lili” Fri. 7:20, Sat. 3, 5, 7, Sun. 7, 9, Mon.-Thu. 7, 9
A postmodern French film that is sure to delight you weird, ambiguously gendered yet oversexed Francophiles.

“Assisted Living” Fri. 9:10, Sat.-Sun. 5:10, 7:20, 9:10, Mon.-Thu. 7:20, 9:10, Wed.-Thu. 9:30
Now we’re talking. Todd, a janitor at a nursing home, smokes huge amounts of weed on the job and fucks with the elderly and infirm. I don’t know about you, but I think this slice-of-life dramedy sounds dank.

Moreland Theater
6712 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.

“The Interpreter” 5:30, 8:15
I bet this movie is total horseshit, but I could be wrong.

Roseway Theater
7229 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

“The Interpreter” Fri. 5:30, 8
Springtime, a ring-a-ding time!