This Independent Week

Cinema 21
616 N.W. 21st Ave.

"The Future of Food" 7, 9 p.m. nightly, 1, 3, 5 p.m. Sat-Sun

The genetic food mutants are coming. At least that’s what documentarist Deborah Koons purports in this examination of the political and social forces at the heart of the genetically modified foods debacle. Opening night speaker Rick North of Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility kicks off the ipecac of truth on Friday.


2021 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.

"Howl’s Moving Castle" 7:30 nightly, 3 p.m. Sun.

Hayao Miyazaki’s follow-up to 2001’s “Spirited Away.” See it in the theater to avoid paying Disney $24 for the DVD.


"Broken Flowers" 5:15, 9:30 p.m. nightly, 1 p.m. Sat-Sun.

Bill Murray continues his role as a lovelorn depressive in Jim Jarmusch’s critically-acclaimed road movie.


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

"Reel Paradise" 7, 9 p.m. nightly, 5 p.m. Sat-Sun.

An independent movie “guru” runs an independent movie theater in Fiji. See it this week at your local independent movie theater.



"Night of the Living Dead" 11 p.m. Friday, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” midnight, Sat.

Panties, bra and Susan Sarandon mask, or self-inflicted axe wound and half-gnawed off leg. Dress up has never been such fun.


Guild Theater
829 S.W. Taylor St.

"Street Fight" 6, 7 p.m. Thurs.

Ever wonder why the Sopranos is set in New Jersey? Well, besides the state’s well-accepted reputation as the Armpit of the Americas, the politics are – a bit shady. Take a peek inside with this documentary.


Hollywood Theater
4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.

H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, Fri.-Sun.

Though Lovecraft’s horror work has never shot to the top of the American psyche like that of his contemporary and fellow wielder of the abbreviated penname, J.R.R. Tolkien, his work has left an indelible mark on how we are scared. Visit for a complete schedule. And who knows, maybe you’ll see fellow Lovecraft fan Patti Smith for her 11:30 p.m. Saturday performance.


Moreland Theater
6712 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.

"The Constant Gardner" nightly, 5:30 p.m., 8:10 p.m.

Ralph Fiennes shows us that secret agent movies aren’t all about violent misogynists with scary eyebrows.