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FEATURED PROGRAM OCT. 19 - 25
OSIFF 2020 movie poster Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and DasFilmfest present:
OSIFF 2020
Oct. 19 - 25
Oregon State International Film Festival
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OSIFF, presented by Das Filmfest, offers 32 films, including documentaries, dramas, and 22 shorts from around the world and shares the proceeds with Darkside Cinema. Your purchase helps to support both organizations.

To celebrate the 10th year of partnership between Das FilmFest, OSIFF and Darkside Cinema, all-access pass holders will be entered to win a PRIVATE SCREENING of an OSIFF film of their choosing on the big screen at Darkside Cinema + a $50 snack bar credit!

The fine print:

•All those who purchase an *all-access festival pass* are eligible for this promotion. (Courtesy filmmaker passes do not qualify.)

•The lucky winner agrees to abide by the rules set for in-person screenings at Darkside Cinema. (See the Darkside Cinema website for details.)

•The winner may bring guests *who are members of their household.* All guests agree to the building policy and must be free from symptoms of Covid-19. (See the Darkside Cinema website for details.)

•This promotion covers admission for the all-access pass holder and the theater rental. Any additional guests (see #3 above) must purchase a ticket to the screening beforehand online. Tickets for a single screening cost between $6 and $10. **We will happily extend free tickets to those unable to afford them. Please send an email to info@dasfilmfest.us.**

•Seats not taken up at the theater by the lucky winner will be filled with virtual guests: we will put the names of other all-access pass holders and those who purchased a streaming ticket to the film on remaining theater seats to "fill the theater."

3-day access (per film / group of shorts): $6-10
7-day unlimited access to all films: $40


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VIRTUAL FILMS STARTING FRIDAY, OCT. 23
DISRUPTED movie poster Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Adventure Entertainment present:
DISRUPTED -NR (consider it rated R)
Oct. 23 - Nov. 5
Suspense Thriller/Dark comedy.
Warning: gore and violence.

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An uber driver named Jay (Chioke Jelani Clanton) hustles in the streets of Oakland to make ends meet. Meanwhile, a man named Pete (Ron Kaell) is haunted by the murder of his wife 30 years prior, an event that cost him his freedom, his sobriety, and his relationship with his daughter. Across town, a well-to-do psychopath, Harold Price (Geoffrey Lower), has an ill-fated chance run-in with a small-time drug dealer.

When a local murder that has oddly similar circumstances to the slaying of Pete’s wife is reported, the paths of these three characters meet at the intersection of violence, mind-games, and deceit.

Rent for 3 days
$10.

The link to rent the film will be here Friday.

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F11 AND BE THERE movie poster Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema, Das Filmfest & First Run Features present:
F11 AND BE THERE -NR
Oct. 23 - Nov. 5
Documentary

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F11 AND BE THERE is an exploration of the life and work of iconic American photographer Burk Uzzle. For 65 years and counting, Uzzle has created some of the most well known photographs in American history.

From Martin Luther King to Woodstock to America's small towns and back roads, Uzzle's photographs have provided a breathtaking commentary on American civil rights, race, social justice, and art.

An electrifying fusion of music, image, and dialogue, this documentary captures the life and artistry of this most unique American photographer.

Rent for 3 days
$10.

The rental link will be here on Friday.

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AMERICAN THIEF movie poster Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema, Das Filmfest & Film Movement present:
AMERICAN THIEF -NR
Oct. 23 - Nov. 5
Action/Thriller

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A secret plot to derail the 2016 election connects a teen hacker seeking revenge, a rogue conspiracy vlogger searching for truth, and a mysterious artificial intelligence programmer who knows too much in this thrilling documentary/narrative hybrid.

Toncruz, a teenage hacker, wants to avenge his father’s murder while fellow-hacker, Diop, wants to fight for justice. Paul, a disgruntled internet vlogger known as “Man in the Van” and Toncruz are contacted by an Unidentified User on the deep web who claims he can provide them with the truth. Meanwhile, an artificial intelligence programmer observes what unfolds as she fails to contain the monster she’s created, which all leads up to an astonishing climax on the eve of the election.

Filmed and scripted around true events between 2015-2019, AMERICAN THIEF is a wildly original, fast-paced action/thriller that integrates fictional characters with real events creating an intense tale of dystopian conspiracy that will keep you transfixed as its protagonists become pawns in a plot to derail the 2016 presidential election.

The link to rent the film will be here Friday.

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HOLDING OVER THROUGH THURSDAY, OCT. 29
THE DARK DIVIDE movie poster Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Public House Films present:
THE DARK DIVIDE -NR (can be considered PG)
Oct. 16 - 29
Drama/Comedy

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The Dark Divide is based on the true story of renowned butterfly expert Dr. Robert Pyle's (David Cross) perilous 1995 journey across one of America’s largest undeveloped wildlands. At the urging of his dying wife Thea (Debra Messing), the shy author finds himself in over his head on an epic, life-changing expedition through Washington's Gifford Pinchot National Forest in search of new species of butterflies.

Over the course of his six-week adventure Pyle battles self-doubt, the grueling trail, and the people and creatures who call this forest home. And, somewhere deep in the heart of The Dark Divide, he makes a discovery that challenges everything he knows about the natural world.

With David Koechner, Cameron Esposito, Gary Farmer and Patterson Hood. Music by The Avett Brothers, Giants in the Trees featuring Krist Novoselic, The National Reserve, Samantha Crane, Bombadil, and more.

Rent for 3 days
$9.99.

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WHITE RIOT movie poster Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema, Das Filmfest & Film Movement present:
WHITE RIOT -R
Oct. 16 - 29
Documentary

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Britain, late-1970s. Punk is exploding. The country is deeply divided over immigration. The National Front, a far-right and fascist political party, is gaining strength as politicians like Enoch Powell push a xenophobic agenda. Outraged by a racist speech from Eric Clapton, music photographer Red Saunders writes a letter to the music press, calling for rock to be a force against racism. NME, Melody Maker, and Sounds all publish the letter.

Flooded with responses, Red discovers many share his views. Teaming up with like-minded creatives Roger Huddle, Kate Webb, Syd Shelton and Australian graphic designer Ruth Gregory, the team bands together to create Rock Against Racism (RAR) and a fanzine, Temporary Hoarding. Speaking directly to the youth, Temporary Hoarding reports stories and issues that the mainstream British media ignores, like immigration, the Catholic side of the Northern Ireland conflict, and the police’s controversial “suspected persons” (sus) powers. They give a voice to the voiceless.

The National Front begins to strike back, committing acts of violence against RAR supporters and petrol-bombing their HQ. Despite this, RAR spreads virally across the UK and into Europe, becoming a grassroots youth movement. The Clash, Steel Pulse, Alien Kulture, Poly Styrene, Sham 69, Gang of Four, and other top bands of the day jump on board.

White Riot is a moment in time when music changed the world. When a generation challenged the status quo. It’s Woodstock meets the March on Washington, punk-style and in London. BFI winner, Documentary. Directed by Rubika Shah.

Rent for 3 days
$12.

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JAZZ ON A SUMMER'S DAY movie poster Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Kino Lorber present:
JAZZ ON A SUMMER'S DAY -NR
Oct. 16 - 29
Documentary

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“An exquisite historical document. The film is where the American concert documentary genre begins."

Filmed at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, directed by world-renowned photographer Bert Stern, the doc features intimate performances by an all-star line-up of musical legends including Louis Armstrong, Dinah Washington, Thelonious Monk, Anita O'Day (with a very famous live version of Sweet Georgia Brown), Mahalia Jackson, Gerry Mulligan, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Giuffre, Bob Brookmeyer, Jim Hall, Henry Grimes, Roy Haynes, Sonny Stitt, Sal Salvado, George Shearing, Art Farmer, Big Maybelle, Chico Hamilton, Trummy Young, Danny Barcelona, and Jack Teagarden.

The film has been beautifully and extensively restored in 4K from the best surviving vault elements by IndieCollect.

More than a documentary, it’s “an impression: a compilation of shots and scenes that convey an atmosphere of leisure and enjoyment against the background of jazz.”

Rent for 5 days
$10.

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HOLDING OVER INDEFINITELY
RBG movie poster Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Magnolia Pictures present:
RBG -PG
Sept. 25 - who knows?
Documentary

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We are proud to showcase the return of a Darkside Cinema favorite, in honor of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And when you pay via our link, you will have the right to stream the film forever; it's not a rental with limited time to watch like our other virtual titles.

"The A to Z of the Notorious RBG" - This documentary is an intimate portrait of an unlikely rock star: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The filmmakers explore the ways her early legal battles changed the world for women.

At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation's highest court was largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans—until this film. A wildly popular film, and a crowd pleaser.

Provided with the support of Magnolia Films. Your purchase supports the Darkside and also the ACLU Women's Rights Project, co-founded by Justice Ginsburg in 1972.

$6.99 buys you the right to stream/download the film in perpetuity via VHX—similar to buying a film on iTunes/Amazon instead of renting it.

Includes access to the hour-long Q&A with RBG directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen, moderated by the New York Times’ Melena Ryzik.

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GONE AFTER THURSDAY, OCT. 22
THE ARTIST'S WIFE movie poster Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Strand Releasing present:
THE ARTIST'S WIFE -R
Oct. 9 - 22
Drama

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Claire (Lena Olin) lives a quiet domestic life in the Hamptons as the wife of celebrated artist Richard Smythson (Bruce Dern). Once a promising painter herself, Claire now lives in the shadow of her husband’s illustrious career.

While preparing work for his final show, Richard’s moods become increasingly erratic, and he is diagnosed with dementia. As his memory and behavior deteriorate, she shields his condition from the art community while trying to reconnect him with his estranged daughter and grandson from a previous marriage.

Challenged by the loss of her world as she knew it, Claire must now decide whether to stand with Richard on the sidelines or step into the spotlight herself.

Rent for 3 days
$12.

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A GIRL MISSING movie poster Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema, Das Filmfest, and Film Movement present:
A GIRL MISSING - NR
Oct. 9 - 22
Thriller • Subtitled Japanese

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Ichiko is a private home-nurse who has worked for the elder matriarch of the Oishos for years and regards them as her own family. Her quiet, routine life is shattered when a young member of the Oishos clan is kidnapped.

When it is revealed that the kidnapper is none other than Ichiko’s nephew, her life begins to unravel in this taut thriller of scandal and revenge from one of Japan’s current cinematic masters.

Directed by Koji Fukada and starring Mariko Tsutsui, Mikako Ichikawa, Sôsuke Ikematsu.

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$12.

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GOD OF THE PIANO movie poster Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema, Das Filmfest, and Film Movement present:
GOD OF THE PIANO - NR
Oct. 9 - 22
Drama • Subtitled Hebrew

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Anat (Naama Preis, Best Actress winner at the Jerusalem Film Festival) has never been able to reach her father’s exacting musical standards, so the family's hope of producing a talented composer rests on her unborn son. After giving birth to a deaf child, Anat takes drastic measures to ensure that he becomes the musical prodigy her father always wanted.

But when the boy grows up indifferent to achieving his destiny as a great pianist, Anat is forced to stand up to her father and confront the harsh realities of her past.

Directed by Itay Tal. Starring Naama Preis, Andy Levi, Ze’ev Shimshoni.

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$12. to rent

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COMING SOON


RAINING IN THE MOUNTAIN - with Das Filmfest - 11/6 - 11/19
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QUEEN OF HEARTS: AUDREY FLACK - with Das Filmfest - 11/13 - 11/26
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COLLECTIVE - with Magnolia Pictures - 11/20 - 12/3
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ZAPPA - with Magnolia Pictures - 11/27 - 12/10
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YALDA, A NIGHT FOR FORGIVENESS - with Das Filmfest - 12/4 - 12/17
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BUOYANCY - with Kino Lorber - Date TBA
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MAJOR ARCANA - with Good Deed Entertainment - Date TBA
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MORE STUFF
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popcorn and sodas image $5 POPCORN and $1 treats!

Now during our popcorn hours you can come upstairs to pick up hot, freshly popped corn & concessions, and see the changes we made to the snack bar to better serve you and keep you safe.

Hours :
• Friday & Saturday 6pm to 8pm
• Sunday 3pm - 5pm.

Menu:
Large hot popcorn $5
Soft drinks $1
Candy $1

*** All sales limited to items on hand.

IMPORTANT: Inside the Darkside you must stay 6 feet apart from others in the line. Everyone entering the building must be wearing a mask. The more faithfully we all mask up, the quicker the Darkside will open again.

WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?
Please text (541) 250-0441 if you have questions.

Thank you for your continued support of the Darkside and our community. We love you back.

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Link to sign petition to Congress, to Save Your Cinema
Sign the petition appealing to Congress to Save Your Cinema

Go to saveyourcinema.com to sign a petition appealing to Congress to help Darkside Cinema and other movie theaters everywhere survive the financial impact of Covid-19.

We thank you!

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Subcribe to Magnolia Selects to benefit Darkside Cinema Sign up for the Magnolia Selects streaming service to benefit Darkside Cinema

Go to MagnoliaSelects.com and use code MOVIE463 to subscribe for $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year. Darkside Cinema will receive 25 % of the net proceeds from your monthly or annual subscription—a great help to us during this time. Additional terms and conditions apply; see MagnoliaSelects.com. Offer valid through December 31, 2020.

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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