DARKSIDE CINEMA
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    The only independent, locally owned movie theater in Corvallis, Oregon             a DBA of 24FPS Inc.    


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Link to PRIVATE SCREENINGS DETAILS at Darkside Cinema Check out our virtual streaming films (below) to watch from the comfort of your home. When you rent a film using the link on our site, 50% of your ticket purchase goes to Darkside Cinema. You can also book a private screening. Click here for details. The Darkside is CinemaSafe.

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VIRTUAL FILMS STARTING FRIDAY, APRIL 16
 

SLALOM movie poster
Darkside Cinema and Kino Lorber present:
SLALOM
Apr. 16 through May 6
Drama. Subtitled French.
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This riveting, Cannes-selected #MeToo drama from debut filmmaker Charlène Favier follows the relationship between a prodigious 15-year-old skier and her older male coach, played by frequent Dardenne brothers collaborator Jérémie Renier.

In a breakthrough role, Noée Abita plays 15-year-old Lyz, a high school student in the French Alps who has been accepted to an elite ski club known for producing some of the country’s top professional athletes. Taking a chance on his new recruit, ex-champion turned coach Fred decides to mold Lyz into his shining star despite her lack of experience.

Under his influence, she will have to endure more than the physical and emotional pressure of the training. Will Lyz’s determination help her escape Fred’s exploitative grip?

Directed by Charlène Favier.

Rent for 5 days
$12 (50% of your purchase goes to the Darkside. Thank you!)

You can watch on your computer, phone, or most tablets. You can also download and watch via the Kino Now app for Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, or Apple TV (tvOS 9.0 or later).

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IT'S FOR YOUR OWN GOOD movie poster
Darkside Cinema and Distrib Films present:
IT'S FOR YOUR OWN GOOD
Apr. 16 through May 6
Comedy. Subtitled German.
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IT'S FOR YOUR OWN GOOD is a smash hit screwball comedy following the misadventures of three overprotective dads—brothers-in-law—as they join forces to ruin their daughters' future with three lousy boyfriends.

Their daughters are interested in three particularly irksome suitors: an anti-establishment activist, a playboy photographer, and a slacker. A sly satirization of male insecurities and a fresh family comedy all in one.

Directed by Marc Rothemund

Rent for 3 days
$10 (50% of your purchase goes to the Darkside. Thank you!)

After purchasing your ticket, 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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TRUE MOTHERS movie poster
Darkside Cinema, das Filmfest and Film Movement present:
TRUE MOTHERS
Apr. 16 through May 6
Drama. Subtitled Japanese.
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Japan's official submission to the Oscars for 2021.

After a long and unsuccessful struggle to get pregnant, Satoko and her husband decide to adopt a child. Over the next six years, the middle-class couple and their young son Asato settle into a comfortable, albeit routine, life. The family’s orderly existence is shattered by the arrival of Hikari, a young woman claiming to be Asato’s biological mother, demanding his return. As tensions mount, Satoko grows more and more emboldened to defend her family.

Weaving together multiple timelines and genres with a contemplative pacing and keen sense of place, hallmarks of Kawase’s work, TRUE MOTHERS is “is a deeply touching celebration of women who assume duties of love, support and compassion” (Awards Watch).

Directed by Marc Rothemund

Rent for 3 days
$10 (50% of your purchase goes to the Darkside. Thank you!)

After this content becomes available April 16th at 4:00 am PDT, you'll have 7 days to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 72 hours to finish watching.

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HELD OVER THROUGH THURSDAY, APRIL 29
 

THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION movie poster
Darkside Cinema and Dekanalog present:
THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION
Apr. 9 through Apr. 29
Drama. Subtitled Southern Sotha (Lesotho)

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Berlin-based Mosotho filmmaker Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese’s devastating and hypnotic THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT’S A RESURRECTION is already one of the most esteemed African films ever to hit the international festival circuit, earning the Special Jury Prize for Visionary Filmmaking at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, before taking home Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Cinematography at Africa’s Academy Awards. 

Deserving comparison with the work of Pedro Costa, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Souleymane Cissé, THIS IS NOT A BURIAL marks the introduction of a major filmmaker and the final powerhouse performance of a remarkable actress. 

The late Mary Twala Mhlongo, recognizable from Beyoncé’s blockbuster musical Black Is King, gives a heartbreaking career-capping performance as Mantoa, an 80-year-old woman who has lived in a small Lesotho village for her entire life. While preparing for her own death, she receives word of an accident that has killed her only son, leaving her entirely alone, with only the respect of her community, the traditions of her ancestors, and the courage of her convictions. When her community must relocate to make way for a nearby dam which would flood her family’s burial ground, Mantoa draws a line in the sand and becomes an unlikely political and spiritual leader. 

Cryptic, impressionistic, and informed by magical realist literature, the film contains some of the most striking visual compositions in contemporary cinema, all the more impressive considering this is the first feature-length film for both cinematographer Pierre de Villiers and production designer Leila Walter. The cumulative power of Mantoa’s sacrificial crusade, Mhlongo’s earthy performance, and Mosese’s visionary artistry announce an unmistakable landmark in African cinema.

"[Lead actor] Mhlongo (who also appears in Beyoncé's “Black Is King”) carries the movie on her shoulders with an authoritative presence." - Nic Rapold, New York Times - Critic's Pick

Directed by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese.

Rent for 3 days
$10 (50% of your purchase goes to the Darkside. Thank you!)

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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BLIZZARD OF SOULS movie poster
Darkside Cinema, Das Filmfest and Film Movement present:
BLIZZARD OF SOULS
Apr. 9 through Apr. 29
Latvia’s Official entry to the 2021 Academy Awards
Drama. Subtitled Latvian.

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BLIZZARD OF SOULS, Latvia’s Official entry to the 2021 Academy Awards, pays stark witness to the horrors and brutality of the First World War, as seen through the eyes of an innocent 17-year-old farm-boy turned soldier. Though he is underage, and his dad, a former marksman, is overage for the army, they are both conscripted into one of Latvia’s first national battalions. The thrill of training is soon followed by reality, as shells burst around them in the endless mud. As he grows up on the battlefield, fighting at the side of his father and brother, all of their lives are constantly in jeopardy.

Adapted from the book by Aleksandrs Grins, which was banned in the U.S.S.R., the story was based on Grins’ own war experiences in a Latvian battalion, and the film is the biggest box office success in Latvia in the past 30 years.

"Blizzard of Souls is the top-grossing film of all time at the Latvian box office and if you had to guess at the kind of film that would inspire such nationwide enthusiasm, you’d guess it was something like this: a lavishly mounted, lion-hearted first world war epic based on a book banned by the Soviets for 60 years." —Ellen Jones, The Guardian

Directed by Dzintars Dreibergs.

Rent for 3 days
$10 (50% of your purchase goes to the Darkside. Thank you!)

After this content becomes available April 9th at 4:00 am PDT, you'll have 7 days to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 72 hours to finish watching

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CENTER STAGE (1991 4K restoration) movie poster
Darkside Cinema, Das Filmfest and Film Movement present:
CENTER STAGE (1991 4K restoration)
Apr. 9 through Apr. 29
Biopic/Drama/Romance. In English and subtitled Cantonese and Mandarin.

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In this unconventional biopic by Hong Kong New Wave master Stanley Kwan, one of the brightest movie stars of the Golden Age of Hong Kong pays tribute to a predecessor from pre-revolutionary Chinese cinema, as International superstar Maggie Cheung passionately embodies Ruan Lingyu (1910 - 1935), the silent screen star known as the "Greta Garbo of China.”

Praised for her moving and emotive onscreen presence, Ruan’s private life, which was frequent fodder for the vicious Shanghai tabloids, began to mirror the melodramas which brought her fame, culminating in her suicide at age 24.

Kwan and Cheung paint a kaleidoscopic yet intimate portrait of the ill-fated actress, deftly blending lush period drama, archival footage, and metatextual documentary sequences of Cheung reflecting on Ruan’s legacy. The result is, much like the films of Ruan Lingyu themselves, “tender, vivid and almost overwhelmingly moving” (Time Out).

New 4K restoration from the original negative approved by director Stanley Kwan.

Directed by Stanley Kwan; starring Maggie Cheung.

Rent for 3 days
$10 (50% of your purchase goes to the Darkside. Thank you!)

After this content becomes available April 9th at 4:00 am PDT, you'll have 7 days to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 72 hours to finish watching.

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HELD OVER THROUGH THURSDAY, APRIL 22
2021 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS: DOCUMENTARY, ANIMATION, LIVE ACTION movie poster
Darkside Cinema, ShortsHD and Magnolia Pictures present:
2021 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS ANIMATION, LIVE ACTION, DOCUMENTARY
Apr. 2 through Apr. 22

Get ready for 2021 The Academy Awards scheduled to broadcast Sunday, April 25! For the 16th consecutive year, Shorts HD and Magnolia Pictures present the Oscar-Nominated Short Films, opening on April 2. This is your chance to predict the winners (and gain the edge in your Oscar pool)!

>> Watch the trailer for all three programs
For more information and trailers for each of the nominated short films go here and scroll down.

The films and program/bundle rental links are below:

NOMINATED SHORT ANIMATION FILMS - Rated PG-13; a few of the films are not suitable for children under 12. Notes below.
>> Rent the Animated Shorts program - $12.00

- Burrow – Madeline Sharafian and Michael Capbarat (USA, 6 min.)

- Genius Loci – Adrien Mérigeau and Amaury Ovise (France, 16 min.) This film contains some “sh*ts” and “f*cks,” smoking, and very brief nudity.

- If Anything Happens I Love You – Will McCormack and Michael Govier (USA, 12 min.) In this film parents mourn their child, killed in a school shooting.

- Opera – Erick Oh (USA, 9 min.)

- Yes-People – Gísli Darri Halldórsson and Arnar Gunnarsson (Iceland, 8 min.)

and three bonus films:

- Kapaemahu (USA, 8 min.)

- The Snail and the Whale (UK/Germany, 26 min.)

- To Gerard (USA, 7 min.)

• NOMINATED SHORT LIVE ACTION FILMS - Rated R for Adult themes and language.
>> Rent the Live Action Shorts program - $12.00

- The Present – Farah Nabulsi (Palestine, 25 min.)

- Feeling Through – Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski (USA, 19 min.)

- Two Distant Strangers – Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe (USA, 25 min.)

- White Eye – Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman (Israel, 21 min.)

- The Letter Room – Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan (USA, 33 min.)

• NOMINATED SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILMS - Rated R. The Hong Kong protests, Black history, the Holocaust.
>> Rent the Documentary Shorts program - $12.00

- A Love Song for Latasha – Sophia Nahli Allison and Janice Duncan (USA, 18 min.)

- Do Not Split – Anders Hammer and Charlotte Cook (USA/Norway, 36 min.)

- Hunger Ward – Skye Fitzgerald and Michael Scheuerman (USA, 40 min.) Please note that Hunger Ward is a very intense look at child hunger in Yemen and the program is very much not for young audiences.

- Colette – Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard (France/Germany/USA, 24 min.)

- A Concerto Is a Conversation – Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers (USA, 13 min.)

Watch each program individually, or watch all three at a reduced price.
>> Bundle of all three programs - $30.00
(50% of your purchase goes to the Darkside. Thank you!)


When you purchase the bundle you have 30 days to start watching ANY ONE of the three programs. Once you start one of the programs, you have 72 hours to finish that one. 

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YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY movie poster
Darkside Cinema, Das Filmfest and Film Movement present:
YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY
Apr. 2 through Apr. 22
Drama. Subtitled Arabic.

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Winner of the Lion of the Future Award for best Debut Feature at the Venice Film Festival, YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY is a visually sumptuous “coming-of-death” fable.

When searching for a blessing on the day of her firstborn child's naming ceremony, Sakina is instead given a curse. A traveling sheikh prophecies that her son, Muzamil, will die at the age of 20.

Haunted by this prophecy, Sakina becomes overly protective of her son Muzamil, who grows up knowing about his fate. She mourns her son’s life while he lives. Muzamil's father can't stand the curse and leaves the family.

Growing up under the looming prospect of death, Muzamil becomes increasingly curious about what it means to live beyond his mother's confines. Encouraged by local elders, the overprotective Sakina relents and allows her son to study the Quran with the other children his age. As Muzamil escapes Sakina’s ever-watchful eye, he encounters friends, ideas and challenges that make him question his destiny and develop a sense of the present and a chance at the future.

Sudan’s first official submission to the Academy Awards, YOU WILL DIE AT TWENTY is an auspicious debut and a moving meditation on what it means to live in the present.

Directed by Amjad Abu Alala

"Critic's Pick! In his debut feature, Amjad Abu Alala deepens a fable-like premise into a lyrical confrontation with the certitudes of faith and the life-giving powers of doubt. [T]he movie’s ravishing compositions imbue the setting with the shimmer of myth. Dust-flecked beams of sunlight slice through shadows; green-robed dervishes glide down the Nile in boats; the turrets of a mosque pierce a startling blue sky. Avoiding didactic conclusions or pat answers, Alala’s film questions blind belief but finds boundless enchantment in every frame."
—Devika Girish, The New York Times


Rent for 3 days
$10 (50% of your purchase goes to the Darkside. Thank you!)

After this content becomes available April 2nd at 4:00 am PDT, you'll have 7 days to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 72 hours to finish watching.

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THE RACE TO SAVE THE WORLD - with Das Filmfest - 4/23
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NINA WU - with Das Filmfest and Film Movement - 4/23
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MY WONDERFUL WANDA - Zeitgeist Films in Association with Kino Lorber - 4/23
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BILL TRAYLOR: CHASING GHOSTS - with Kino Lorber- 4/30
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ABOUT ENDLESSNESS - with Kino Lorber - 4/30
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WOMEN COMPOSERS - with Das Filmfest and Film Movement - 4/30
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THE COLUMNIST - with Das Filmfest and Film Movement - 5/7
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LOS HERMANOS/THE BROTHERS - with Das Filmfest and Film Movement - 5/14
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BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ - with Kino Lorber - Late spring/early Summer
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NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN - with Kino Lorber - summer dates TBD
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ABOUT DARKSIDE CINEMA
Open since April 1, 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 ... ?

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215 SW 4th Street, Corvallis, OR 97333