This independent week

Film geeks in Portland are thrilled that the NW Film Center’s 29th International Film Festival is in full swing. The festival includes a remarkable 134 films from three dozen countries. Six movies are showing each night this week through Thursday, 15 films are showing on Saturday and 13 on Sunday. Tickets are $8 for Portland Art Museum members and $9 for non-members. A schedule and tickets are available online at

616 N.W. 21st Ave.

“Why We Fight”
Tues. ?” Thu. 7, 9 p.m.

Sundance Winner for best American documentary, “Why We Fight” probes U.S. military annals. When it comes to exposing the U.S. military industrial complex, it’s always important to ask and tell.


2021 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.

“Good Night, and Good Luck”
Mon. ?” Fri. 5, 8:35 p.m.; Sat. 5, 8:35 p.m.; Sun. 1:20, 5, 8:35 p.m.

If you haven’t seen this movie yet, what are you waiting for?

Mon. ?” Fri. 6:45 p.m.; Sat. 6:45, 10:15 p.m.; Sun. 3:10, 6:45, 10:15 p.m.

He’s eccentric, brilliant, and effeminate. He’s Truman Capote.


“Jackass: The Movie”
Tue. ?” Thu. 10 p.m.

Watch Johnny Knoxville and Steve O on the big screen as they perform painful tricks with their balls.


“Townes Van Zandt”
Nightly 7 p.m., Tue. ?” Thu. 9 p.m.

No, not Gus. Townes – the songwriting dude who avoided commercial success.


“The Rocky Horror Picture Show”
Sat. midnight

Get your transsexual from Transylvania freak on.


6712 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.

5:30 daily, Sun. 12 p.m.

Even with a dusty old beard, George Clooney is hot.


8 p.m. daily, Sun. 2:30 p.m.

Steven Spielberg chronicles the tragic massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics. There’s nothing funny about that.