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    The only independent, locally owned movie theater in Corvallis, Oregon              WE WILL BE BACK!    


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Link to PRIVATE SCREENINGS DETAILS at Darkside Cinema
The Darkside remains temporarily closed per regulations. We're booking private shows for dates after Jan. 28, 2021. For details about private screenings please click here.


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STARTING FRIDAY, JAN. 22 ON VIRTUAL CINEMA
IDENTIFYING FEATURES movie poster
Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Kino Lorber present:
IDENTIFYING FEATURES
Jan. 22 through Feb. 11
Drama. Subtitled Spanish.

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Middle-aged Magdalena (Mercedes Hernandez) has lost contact with her son after he took off with a friend from their town of Guanajuato to cross the border into the U.S., hopeful to find work. Desperate to find out what happened to him—and to know whether or not he’s even alive—she embarks on an ever-expanding and increasingly dangerous journey to discover the truth.

At the same time, a young man named Miguel (David Illescas) has returned to Mexico after being deported from the U.S., and eventually his path converges with Magdalena’s. From this simple but urgent premise, director Fernanda Valadez has crafted a lyrical, suspenseful slow burn, equally constructed of moments of beauty and horror, and which leads to a startling, shattering conclusion.

Winner of the Gotham Award for Best International Film and the Audience Award and Best Screenplay prize at the Sundance Film Festival.

>>Watch the Q&A with director/co-writer Fernanda Valadez and producer/co-writer Astrid Rondero from New Directors/New Films.

Rent for 5 days
$12

One ticket good for a five-day pass. Thank you for supporting independent theaters. After unlocking the film, you can watch it here or on our apps for Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire. Click here for more info and support.


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SOL movie poster
Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Distrib Films present:
SOL
Jan. 22 through Feb. 11
Drama. Subtitled French.

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Sol, a famous Argentine Tango performer, has lived in Buenos Aires for many years. Behind her impulsive nature and her glowing smile, the Diva hides an injury from which she never really recovered: the loss of her only son, Raphaël.

When Sol finally comes back to Paris in the hope of meeting her seven-year-old grandson Jo and the daughter-in-law she never met, she decides to rent the flat next door and pretends to be the new neighbor. From now on, she will try anything to get to know her estranged grandson …

Directed by Jezabel Marques.

Rent for 3 days
$10

You will be able to watch the film for 3 days on any computer, laptop, iPad, Chromebook or other mobile devices.

IMPORTANT: The only way to watch this film on a television is to mirror or cast from one of the above devices to your television.



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MY REMBRANDT movie poster
Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Strand Releasing present:
MY REMBRANDT
Jan. 22 through Feb. 11
Documentary. In English and subtitled Dutch and French.

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Rembrandt’s paintings have lost none of their appeal in the 350 years since his death. Collectors worldwide cherish the magic of the Dutch master’s work. This entertaining documentary shows the passion of a variety of Rembrandt enthusiasts.

An eccentric, aristocratic Scot is looking for the ultimate place to hang his beloved portrait of a woman reading, and an animated Amsterdam art dealer has his eye out for a second chance to discover a “new” Rembrandt—this descendant of an old merchant family, whose ancestor was once painted by Rembrandt himself, has got something to prove. An ambitious American businessman and his wife proudly make “their” Rembrandts available to the Louvre, and the Rothschild family’s decision to put Rembrandt’s wedding portraits of Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit on the market threatens to provoke a diplomatic row between the Netherlands and France.

MY REMBRANDT provides fascinating insight into what makes the work of this Dutch master technically so extraordinary, and why different people are so deeply affected by his oeuvre, or a specific work. Meanwhile, centuries after Rembrandt’s death, his paintings are still a source of drama and gripping plot twists.

Directed by Oeke Hoogendijk.

Rent for 3 days
$12

After this content becomes available January 22nd at 6:00 am PST, you'll have 7 days to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 72 hours to finish watching.


You can watch on PCs running Windows 7+, and Intel-based Macs running macOS 10.12+. You can also watch on Android tablets and phones using Chrome, and on iPhones and iPads using Safari.

If you have an Apple TV or Roku device, you can install our dedicated apps for these platforms. If you have a Chromecast, you can cast to it from Chrome on your computer or Android phone.


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HELD OVER
THE PEOPLE VS. AGENT ORANGE movie poster
Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Films for Humanity present:
THE PEOPLE VS. AGENT ORANGE - a deeply important story with origins in Oregon and ties to our local community.
Jan. 15 through Jan. 28
Documentary.

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The Agent Orange catastrophe did not end with the war in Vietnam. Today, all over the world, a primary component of that toxic herbicide controls weeds in farming, forestry, parks—even on children’s playgrounds. The chemical wreaks havoc on the human genome, causing deformed births and deadly cancers.

After decades of struggle and tragic personal losses, two heroic women are leading a worldwide movement to end the plague and hold the manufacturers accountable. In France, Tran To Nga is suing the American chemical industry for poisoning her Vietnamese family. And in America, Carol Van Strum exposes the continuing use of toxic herbicides. Incriminating documents disappear. Activists and their children are threatened and die. A helicopter technician secretly films the contamination of reservoirs, while a massive industrial cover-up continues.

>> Read "The Poisoned Winds of History," a film review and filmmaker interview by Cory Frye at local weekly Mid Valley Noise.

>> Watch a conversation with the film directors and peace, environmental and community rights organizations, moderated by Andrew Collins-Anderson of the Coast Range Association.

Participants:
* Alan Adelson and Kate Taverna - filmmakers
* Carol Van Strum- primary protagonist in the film, author of A Bitter Fog
* Susan Hammond - Founder and Executive Director of the War Legacies Project
* Leah Bolger - Corvallis resident and President, World Beyond Wa
* Alison Clement - Writer and long-time Corvallis resident
* Debra Fant - of Lincoln County Community Rights (LCCR)


Rent for 72 hours
$12

After unlocking, you'll have 7 days to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 72 hours to finish watching.

CONTENT RESTRICTED TO OREGON VIEWING.


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FILM ABOUT A FATHER WHO movie poster
Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and The Cinema Guild present:
FILM ABOUT A FATHER WHO
Jan. 15 through Jan. 28
Documentary.

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Over a period of 35 years between 1984 and 2019, filmmaker Lynne Sachs shot 8 mm and 16mm film, videotape and digital images of her father, Ira Sachs Sr., a bon vivant and pioneering businessman from Park City, Utah. Film About a Father Who is her attempt to understand the web that connects a child to her parent and a sister to her siblings.

With a nod to the Cubist renderings of a face, Sachs’ cinematic exploration of her father offers simultaneous, sometimes contradictory, views of one seemingly unknowable man who is publicly the uninhibited center of the frame yet privately ensconced in secrets. With this meditation on fatherhood and masculinity, Sachs allows herself and her audience to see beneath the surface of the skin, beyond the projected reality. As the startling facts mount, she discovers more about her father than she had ever hoped to reveal.

Rent for $12 and watch as much as you want for 3 days.

Includes a Q&A with the filmmaker, Lynne Sachs, and the film critic Ela Bittencourt.


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MY LITTLE SISTER movie poster
Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema, Das Filmfest & Film Movement present:
MY LITTLE SISTER
Jan. 15 through Jan. 28
Drama. Subtitled German and French.

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Lisa, once a brilliant playwright, no longer writes. She lives with her family in Switzerland, but her heart remains in Berlin, beating in time with that of her twin brother Sven, the famous theatre actor.

Since Sven has been suffering from an aggressive type of leukaemia, the relationship between them has become even closer. Lisa does not want to accept this blow of fate, so she does everything in her power to bring Sven back on stage.

For her soulmate she neglects everything else and even risks losing her husband. Her marriage goes awry, but Lisa only has eyes for her brother, who reflects her deepest longings and awakens in her the desire to be creative, to feel alive again.

Directed by Stéphanie Chuat.

Rent for 3 days: $10

After unlocking, you'll have 7 days to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 72 hours to finish watching.


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THE REASON I JUMP movie poster
Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Kino Lorber present:
THE REASON I JUMP
Jan. 8 through Jan. 28
Documentary. In English and subtitled Krio.

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Based on the best-selling book by Naoki Higashida, THE REASON I JUMP is an immersive cinematic exploration of neurodiversity through the experiences of nonspeaking autistic people from around the world. Naoki Higashida’s descriptions of a world without speech provoke us to think differently about autism. For most of history, nonspeaking autistic people have been considered less than human: ostracized within communities, banished to institutions, even in some ages and places, killed en masse. Stigma is still a feature of most autistic people’s lives.

But Naoki’s evocative descriptions of the maelstrom of thoughts, feelings, impulses and memories which affect his every actions lead us, as David Mitchell writes in his introduction to The Reason I Jump, to understand that “inside the ... autistic body is a mind as curious, subtle and complex as any.” Naoki debunks the ideas often held about the autistic spectrum that at one end there are geniuses and at the other fools. Instead he describes a magnificent constellation of different ways of experiencing reality, which for the most part, are filtered out by the neurotypical world.

The film blends Higashida's revelatory insights into autism, written when he was just 13, with intimate portraits of five remarkable young people. It opens a window for audiences into an intense and overwhelming, but often joyful, sensory universe.

Moments in the lives of each of the characters are ​linked by the journey of a young Japanese boy through an epic landscape. Narrated passages from Naoki’s writing reflect on what his autism means to him and others, how his perception of the world differs, and why he acts in the way he does: the reason he jumps.

The film distills these elements into a sensually rich tapestry that leads us to Naoki’s core message: not being able to speak does not mean there is nothing to say.

New York Times reviewed the film >>here.

An introduction to the film by director Jerry Rothwell is >> here on YouTube.

>>Watch the Q&A with filmmaker Jerry Rothwell and subjects from the film, moderated by Katelyn Flint, reporter/anchor NBC 10 Boston and NECN.

Rent for 5 days
$12

One five-day pass to see THE REASON I JUMP. Thank you for supporting independent theaters. After unlocking the film, you can watch it here or on our apps for Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire. Click here for more info and support.


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BEASTS CLAWING AT STRAWS movie poster
Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Kino Lorber present:
BEASTS CLAWING AT STRAWS
Jan. 8 through Jan. 28
Crime/Comedy. Subtitled Korean.

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A Louis Vuitton bag stuffed full of cash sends a group of hard-luck lowlifes on a desperate chase for the fortune in this pitch-black neo-noir crime thriller. Fish-mongering gangsters, a greasy cop, an “innocent” gym cleaner, a young prostitute, her wife beater of a husband, her ruthless boss and her clueless boyfriend all violently scheme to get their hands on the elusive bag.

First time director Kim Yong-hoon’s witty thriller is a beautifully constructed puzzle; with each double-cross, the pieces fall into place.

Starring Jung Woo-sung from Asura: City of Madness and Jeon Do-yeon, award winner in Cannes for her lead role in Secret Sunshine.

Directed by Kim Yong-hoon.

Rent for 7 days
$8

One ticket good for a seven-day pass to see Beasts Clawing at Straws. Thank you for supporting independent theaters. After unlocking the film, you can watch it here or on our apps for Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire. Click here for more info and support.


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NASRIN movie poster
Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and KINO LORBER present:
NASRIN
Jan. 8 through Jan. 28
Documentary. In English and subtitled Farsi.
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Secretly filmed in Iran, this is an immersive documentary portrait of the world's most honored human rights activist, Iranian attorney Nasrin Sotoudeh, who has been called "a hero for our age" by Nicholas Kristof in The New York Times and "Iran’s Nelson Mandela" by The Independent. It also shines a light on Iran’s remarkably resilient women’s rights movement.

In the courts and on the streets, Nasrin has long fought for the rights of women, children, religious minorities, journalists and artists, and those facing the death penalty. In the midst of filming, Nasrin was arrested in June 2018 for representing women who were protesting Iran’s mandatory hijab law. She was sentenced to 38 years in prison, plus 148 lashes.

Nasrin Sotoudeh, along with Dr. Anthony Fauci and Billie Jean King, will be honored with the American Bar Association Center for Human Rights’ 2020 Eleanor Roosevelt Prize for Global Human Rights Advancement on December 2020.

"Nasrin Sotoudeh is an extraordinarily brave woman. I urge you to see this timely and important film." - Margaret Atwood

Featuring filmmaker Jafar Panahi (Taxi), Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi, and journalist Ann Curry. Narrated by Academy Award-winner Olivia Colman. Written and directed by Jeff Kaufman.

Extra!
>> Watch an introduction of the film by three-time Emmy nominated actor Rainn Wilson, hosted by Washington Post columnist Jason Rezaian, and featuring Academy Award®-winning actress Olivia Colman, four-time Grammy winning singer Angélique Kidjo, plus NASRIN producer Marcia Ross, and the director, producer, writer Jeff Kaufman.

Rent for 5 days
$12

One ticket good for a five-day pass to see NASRIN. Thank you for supporting independent theaters. After unlocking the film, you can watch it here or on our apps for Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire. Click here for more info and support.


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BOY - with Kino Lorber - 1/29
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THE SALT OF TEARS - with Distrib Films - 1/29
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COUP 53- with Das Filmfest - 1/29
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GLITCH IN THE MATRIX - with Magnolia Pictures - 2/5
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TWO OF US - with Magnolia Pictures - 2/5
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LAPSIS - with Das Filmfest - 2/12
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RUTH: JUSTICE GINSBURG IN HER OWN WORDS - with Virgil Films - with Das Filmfest - 2/12
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MAFIA INC. - 2/19
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THE COLUMNIST - with Das Filmfest - 3/5
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GUSTAV STICKLEY: AMERICAN CRAFTSMAN - with Das Filmfest - 3/12
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ROSE PLAYS JULIE - with Das Filmfest - 3/19
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NINA WU - with Das Filmfest - 4/2
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MORE STUFF
Darkside Cinema is Cinema Safe!
Learn more about our COVID-19 safety protocols.
Link to Cinema Safe protocols

Link to Darkside Cinema private screenings page
We invite you to:

• Book a private screening after Jan. 28 for you and your household. The Darkside is CinemaSafe!

• Watch a movie via Darkside virtual cinema. When you use the links on our home page to rent a film, you help support the Darkside.

• After Jan. 28, if the county risk level lowers and we can reopen, you can take home $5 popcorn, $1 soft drinks and $1 candy to enjoy with your movie at home: order in person on Friday & Saturday 6 to 8pm, and Sunday 3 - 5pm.

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• Sign the petition to appeal to Congress to Save Your Cinema

• Support other local businesses in our community: Visit Corvallis and Downtown Corvallis Association all have good lists

We love you and thank you and promise to stay true to our motto: We Suck Less. Every Day.

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ABOUT DARKSIDE CINEMA
Open since April 2005, Darkside Cinema is the only independently owned and operated movie theater in Corvallis. Except for this COVID-19 mandated closure, WE ARE USUALLY OPEN EVERY NIGHT, playing independent, foreign, and art films you won't find at the local megaplex.

We are more responsive than our website design! Because We Suck Less. Every Day.

Ask us about inexpensive on-screen advertising for your local business or non-profit organization. And, when we re-open, ask us about renting the theater for birthday parties or private shows or meetings or seances or practical jokes or ... ?

We proudly support these organizations and hope you will, too:
Oregon State University Pride Center logo
Corvallis Arts Walk logo
Downtown Corvallis Association logo
     
KBOO logo
CARDV logo
Das Filmfest logo

 
Please call 541-752-4161 to confirm shows and times
215 SW 4th Street, Corvallis, OR 97333