This Independent Week

616 N.W. 21st Ave.

Spike and Mike’s Twisted Festival of Animations
Fri. ?” Sun. 7, 9:15 p.m. (plus Fri. ?” Sat. 11:30 p.m.)

There is no better excuse to use illegal substances and sit in a dark room than this perennial classic of bizarre animation, except of course that severe depression you’ve been meaning to deal with.

“Cache” (Sneak Preview) Tues. 7:30 p.m. (free, go to to print out a pass)

A man and his family are tortured by videotape in this foreign thriller by director Michael Haneke. See it first and impress your friends by spoiling the plot for them.


2021 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.

“Capote” 5:30, 7:40 p.m. (plus Fri. 9:50 p.m.; Sat. 3:20, 9:50 p.m.; Sun. 3:20 p.m.)
Philip Seymour Hoffman is one of the creepiest guys to ever win a Screen Actors Guild Award. He’s even creepier with that freaky Capote voice. No hurry to see this film. It should be running at Cinemagic until hell freezes over.


2522 S.E. Clinton St.

“The Californians” 7 p.m. (plus Sat. ?” Sun. 5 p.m.)
It sounds like a horror film to me. I mean, white teeth, tan skin, loose morals, a propensity for driving up housing costs. Run for your lives.

“Film Geek” Daily 9 p.m.
This movie should appeal to anyone reading this column. Embrace your identity.

“Rocky Horror Picture Show” Sat. midnight
Watching the teen-age “Rocky Horror” fans prance around in their fishnets is not only naughty, it could also be illegal.


829 S.W. Taylor St.

“Isn’t This a Time” Thurs. Jan. 26 at 7 p.m.
Folkies talkin’ bout socialism. Lube up the banjo, Henry. We’re gonna bring down the capitalists.

“Devil’s Miner” Fri. 7 p.m.
A film about a place so horrid that Satan is worshipped as a God and children toil in sweltering heat under deadly conditions. No joke here, just a painful film.

“Press On” Sat. 7 p.m.
You think that there could be a more enigmatic documentary subject than the pedal-steel guitar? Then bring it, hotshot.

“Put a Needle on the Record” Sat. 9:30 p.m., Sun. 7 p.m.
The art of the DJ didn’t just fall out of the sky. Get educated.


6712 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.

“Syriana” 5:30, 8:10 p.m. (plus Sat. ?” Sun. 3 p.m.)
George Clooney is still a badass.