This Independent Week

Cinema 21
616 N.W. 21st Ave.

“Dust to Glory” 7, 9:05 p.m.; Fri. – Sat. 10:55 p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 12:15, 2:30, 4:45 p.m.
It’s a race through the wilds of Mexico! Directed by the son of “Endless Summer” director Bruce Brown! Sweet goddess, I am soooo … not there.

2021 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.

“House of Flying Daggers” 5, 9:30 p.m.
A virtuoso achievement in the world of Chinese ninja flicks, this film is the first ever to feature two warring factions and a rebel group that seeks to rebelliously defeat both. Lots of totally original segments of daggers flying pell-mell through some kind of house.

“Merchant of Venice” 2:35, 7:10 p.m.
I don’t know who this Shakespeare clown is, but he should know by now that period films are totally played out.

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

“Army of Darkness” 7, 9 p.m.
This is one of those films that inhabits the same tier as Fox’s “The Simpsons” in terms of pop-culture staples that I always get shit for having never seen. So I hereby establish my indie cred for having never seen this. Ha! I’m so much fucking cooler than you! (If you want to talk “Labyrinth,” I’m totally down.)

Hollywood Theater
4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

“Hell’s Angels” Sun. 10 a.m., 2, 7 p.m.
Howard Hughes co-directed this $4 million dogfight in 1930. Hey, wait a second … 1930? Four million? If this film didn’t get people feeling better about the depression, I don’t know what did.

Moreland Theater
6712 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.

“The Aviator” 5:15, 8:30 p.m.
Leonardo DiCrapio (Poison Ivy, Critters 3) stars as Howard Hughes in this much-touted Academy darling. Pop quiz! Prior to this movie’s release, how many of you knew who Howard Hughes was? Don’t worry – I didn’t either (still don’t – haven’t seen it).

Roseway Theater
7229 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

“Sin City” Fri. 5:30, 7:55, p.m.; Sat.-Sun. 3:05 p.m.
This movie is supposed to follow the Frank Miller comic book frame for frame, although I don’t recall a panel in the original featuring Bruce Willis’s geriatric unit infiltrating Lindsay Lohan’s “Sin City.”