This Independent Week

Cinema 21
616 N.W. 21st Ave.

“Me and You and Everyone We Know” 7, 9, Fri.-Sat. 10:45, Sat.-Sun. 1, 3, 5
A complicated whirlwind film from former Portlander Miranda July. You’ll be pleased to learn that, in addition to delving into the dark lives of pedophiles, this film references Meier & Frank.

2021 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.

“Sin City” 8:35
In looking up “Sin City” director Robert Rodriguez on the Internet hoping to find something funny to write, I came across a film he starred in 1985, alongside Chuck Norris, called “Invasion U.S.A.” It’s one of those killer Russky films that features plenty of bad communists doing wicked things like blowing up school buses and demolishing churches (that is, until Norris unleashes his mad kicks and double gat action). While I haven’t seen either one, I’d definitely choose this over “Sin City.”

“Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill” 5:20, 7
Parrots Gone Wild!

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

“The Best of Dennis Nyback” 7, 9
Archivist Dennis Nyback will be sharing his voluminous collection of rare film gems and oddities, including, so I hear, a director’s cut of “Tron,” wherein Jeff Bridges and Bruce Boxleitner use the safety and anonymity of an unreal digital world to experiment with very real blowjobs.

Guild Theater
829 S.W. Taylor St.

“Night of the Shooting Stars” Fri. 8, Sun. 4:45
A warm, fanciful film about a mother who lulls her infant child to sleep with delightful stories from her own childhood, which she spent running from Nazis.

“Fiorile” Sat. 8, Sun. 7
A foreign period film that marvelously encapsulates the lives of foreigners in a period.

Moreland Theater
6712 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.

“Batman Begins” 5:30, 8:20
Everybody I know who has seen this movie loves it, but I’m only friends with huge nerds. So there you go.

Roseway Theater
7229 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

“Fantastic Four” 5:45, 8

Another comic book movie means one less lonely night. Zounds!