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


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VIRTUAL FILMS STARTING FRIDAY FEB. 26
SOME KIND OF HEAVEN movie poster
Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Magnolia Pictures present:
SOME KIND OF HEAVEN
Feb. 26 through Mar. 18
Documentary.

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First-time feature director Lance Oppenheim cracks the manicured facade of The Villages, America’s largest retirement community—a massive, self-contained utopia located in Central Florida, known as “Disneyland for Retirees.” The lifestyle provides activities like bowling, swimming, belly dancing, movies, various classes—you name it. It’s a nostalgic dream image of an unblemished American yesterday.

Behind the gates of this palm tree-lined fantasyland, we see the dreams and desires of a small group of Villages residents – and one interloper – who are unable to find happiness within the community’s pre-packaged paradise. With strikingly composed cinematography, this candy-colored documentary offers a tender and surreal look at the never-ending quest for finding meaning and love in life’s final act. One of the most gorgeously, strikingly shot documentaries in recent memory.

Directed by Lance Oppenheim. Produced by Darren Aronofsky.

Included in your ticket purchase: a pre-recorded discussion with director Lance Oppenheim and several subjects from the film, exclusive to virtual cinema engagements.

Rent for 3 days
$12

Your purchased ticket gives you 7 days to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 72 hours to finish watching.

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


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M.C.ESCHER JOURNEY TO INFINITY movie poster
Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Zeitgeist Films present:
M.C.ESCHER: JOURNEY TO INFINITY
Feb. 26 through Mar. 18
Documentary.

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The story of world famous Dutch graphic artist M.C Escher (1898-1972). Equal parts history, psychology, and psychedelia, Robin Lutz’s entertaining, eye-opening portrait gives us the man through his own words and images. Diary musings, excerpts from lectures, correspondence and more are voiced by British actor Stephen Fry, while Escher’s woodcuts, lithographs, and other print works appear in both original and playfully altered form.

Two of his sons, George (92) and Jan (80), reminisce about their parents and musician Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills & Nash) talks about Escher’s rediscovery in the 1970s. The film looks at Escher’s legacy: one can see tributes to his work in movies, in fiction, on posters, on tattoos, and elsewhere throughout our culture; indeed, few fine artists of the 20th century can lay claim to such popular appeal.

Produced, shot, and directed by Robin Lutz

Rent for 3 days
$12

Your purchased ticket gives you 7 days to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 72 hours to finish watching.

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


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KILL IT AND LEAVE THIS TOWN movie poster
Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema, Das Filmfest & Outsider Pictures present:
KILL IT AND LEAVE THIS TOWN
Feb. 26 through Mar. 18
Animated Feature. Subtitled Polish.

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Fleeing from despair after losing those dearest to him, the hero hides in a safe land of memories, where time stands still and all those dear to him are alive. Over the years, a city grows in his imagination.

One day, literary heroes and cartoon childhood idols, who in the consciousness of the successive generations are forever young and wearing short pants, come to live there, uninvited. When our hero discovers they have all grown old and that eternal youth does not exist, he decides to return to real life, and the amazing characters living in his imagination lead him back to the real world.

“this surreal and striking animation… [is] so personal and handmade that it almost bears fingerprints… a work of entrancing low-fi artistry and deeply felt emotion” -Sarah Ward, Screen International

Directed by Mariusz Wilczynski.

Your purchase includes access to 11 related videos (listed on the rental page), including a Q&A with the film’s director.

Rent for 2 days
$12

After you purchase a ticket and begin watching the film, you'll have 48 hours to finish watching.

Watch on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast.

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HELD OVER
MAFIA INC movie poster
Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema, Das Filmfest & Film Movement present:
MAFIA INC
Feb. 19 through Mar. 11
Crime thriller/Drama. In English and subtitled French and Italian.

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1994. Frank Paterno, a Montreal mafia boss, hopes to legitimize his criminal operations by investing $180 million in an ambitious bridge project that would connect Sicily with southern Italy. First, however, he has to recover the necessary funds from his Greek creditor. Frank entrusts this mission to his protégé Vincent, the son of tailor Henri Gamache, who has been dressing the Paternos for three generations.

But after Vincent executes a ruthless plan to smuggle millions in drugs out of Venezuela, his reprehensible tactics ignite a war between the two families.

Based on the non-fiction bestseller Mafia Inc: The Long, Bloody Reign of Canada's Sicilian Clan by André Cédilot and André Noël.

Directed by Daniel Grou (PODZ)

Rent for 3 days
$6.99

Your purchased ticket gives you 7 days to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 72 hours to finish watching.

You can watch on most popular platforms, including Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, Apple and Android mobile devices, most Web browsers, and via Chromecast and Airplay.

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TRUTH TO POWER: THE REVOLUTIONARY MESSAGE OF SYSTEM OF A DOWN'S SERJ TANKIAN movie poster
Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Oscilloscope Labs present:
TRUTH TO POWER: THE REVOLUTIONARY MESSAGE OF SYSTEM OF A DOWN'S SERJ TANKIAN
Feb. 19 through Mar. 11
Documentary.

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Governments hate him. People love him.

Millions fill stadiums across the world for the sound of Serj Tankian, the Grammy-winning lead singer of System Of A Down. With exclusive interviews, adventures, and original footage personally filmed by Serj, the film allows audiences backstage access to an international rock star whose faith in music not only revolutionized heavy metal, but also world events.

Throughout his life, the musician has pursued social justice, harnessing the power of his songs and celebrity for real political change. Serj’s voice is equally likely to take on American corporate greed as lambast the corrupt regime of his homeland. His decades-long campaign for formal U.S. recognition of the Armenian Genocide was finally approved by Congress in 2019.

Set to the propulsions of an original soundtrack composed by Serj, his critically acclaimed solo work, as well as the iconic music of System Of A Down, this documentary is also an artist portrait with a revealing look at the musician as he writes music—from inception to recording—and pursues ambitions outside of the band.

It includes memories from legendary producer Rick Rubin on System Of A Down’s early years and its unlikely breakthrough, the bandmates’ candid insights about the splinters and high points for the group, and stories from Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello on his bond with Serj as social justice advocates and their “Axis of Justice” nonprofit.

Directed by Garin Hovannisian.

Rent for 3 days
$12

Your purchased ticket gives you 7 days to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 72 hours to finish watching.

You can watch on most popular platforms, including Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, Apple and Android mobile devices, most Web browsers, and via Chromecast and Airplay.


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HEARTWORN HIGHWAYS movie poster
Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Kino Lorber present:
HEARTWORN HIGHWAYS (1976 Re-release)
Feb. 19 through Mar. 11
Documentary.

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In the mid-‘70s, filmmaker James Szalapski documented the then-nascent country music movement that would become known as “outlaw country.” Inspired, in part, by newly-long-haired Willie Nelson’s embrace of hippie attitudes and audiences, a younger generation of artists including Townes Van Zandt, David Alan Coe, Steve Earle and Guy Clark popularized and developed the outlaw sound. It borrowed from rock, folk and bluegrass, with an edge that was missing from mainstream Nashville country.

This newly-restored 1976 documentary includes rarely-captured performances of the aforementioned musicians as they perfected this then-new style and helped change the course of country music history.

Featuring Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, David Alan Coe, Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, Larry Jon Wilson, and Charlie Daniels.

Directed by James Szalapski.

Rent for 5 days
$10

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

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RUTH: JUSTICE GINSBURG IN HER OWN WORDS movie poster
Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Virgil Films present:
RUTH: JUSTICE GINSBURG IN HER OWN WORDS
Feb. 12 through Mar. 4
Documentary.

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Dive into the improbable story of how Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who couldn’t get a job despite graduating first in her law school class in a tie and making Law Review at Harvard and Columbia Law Schools, became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. See both the public and private sides of a resilient, resourceful woman who has survived the hostility of the profoundly male universe of government and law to become a revered Justice and icon for gender equality and women’s rights.

How did Ginsburg’s work as a litigator for the ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project; as a professor; and as an appellate judge make a difference? Most importantly how did her trailblazing work in the l970’s arguing landmark gender discrimination cases before the Supreme Court become a turning point for her and the everyday lives of men and women? And how does Justice Ginsburg’s pioneering work on behalf of gender equality continue to resonate through her opinions and work in her 27 years on the Supreme Court?

With these questions at the heart of RUTH, the film dramatizes a confluence of factors – personal, psychological, social and political that impacted the course of her work and life.

The film is designed as an immersive experience through the direct words of Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a professor, advocate, Judge and Justice from the 1970’s onwards; through the use of evocative animation and intimate illustrations to visualize complex constitutional cases; by the insights of colleagues who have directly worked with or have been impacted by her forty years as a legal icon; and by using a rich original score by a Grammy winning composer.

Directed by Freida Lee Mock.

Rent for 5 days
$12

After unlocking the film, you will be able to watch as many times as you like for the next 5 days.

You can watch on most popular platforms, including Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, Apple and Android mobile devices, most Web browsers, and via Chromecast and Airplay.


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LAPSIS movie poster
Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Das Filmfest present:
LAPSIS
Feb. 12 through Mar. 4
Science fiction.

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New York, an alternate present: the quantum computing revolution has begun and investors are lining their pockets in the quantum trading market. Building the network, though, requires miles of infrastructure to be laid between huge magnetic cubes by "cablers" - unprotected gig workers who compete against robots to pull wires over rough terrain.

Queens delivery man Ray Tincelli (Dean Imperial) is skeptical of new technology, and the buy-in to start cabling is steep, but he struggles to support himself and his ailing younger brother, who suffers from a mysterious illness. So when Ray scores a shady permit, he believes their fortunes may have finally changed. What he doesn't expect is to be pulled into a conspiracy involving hostile cablers, corporate greed, and the mysterious "Lapsis" who may have previously owned his medallion.

Called "a smart class-conscious sci-fi parable" by The Hollywood Reporter, LAPSIS is a darkly comic and timely look at the gig economy and the failed utopian promises of big tech.

Written and directed by Noah Hutton.

Rent for 3 days
$6.99

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

You can watch on most popular platforms, including Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, Apple and Android mobile devices, most Web browsers, and via Chromecast and Airplay.


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TWO OF US movie poster
Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Magnolia Pictures present:
TWO OF US
Feb. 12 through Mar. 4
Romance/Drama. Subtitled French.

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Madeleine and Nina are older women passionately in love. They live in the same building, with both apartments serving as love nests. After much time in this arrangement, the duo are ready to consolidate their living quarters by selling their respective apartments and relocating from France to Rome, the place where they first met.

Nina appears to be a free agent, but Madeleine is a widow with two grown children, Anne and Frédéric, and a grandson Théo. None of them know about Nina. To them, she is simply Madame Dorn from across the hall, a lie of omission that eventually forces the two women to face reality.

Although it is not a traditional suspense film, there is an element of the thriller in this story.

Directed by Filippo Meneghetti.

Please stick around after the film - we’re VERY excited to present an exclusive discussion between writer/director Filippo Meneghetti, star Barbara Sukowa, and international film icon Isabelle Huppert! The post-film conversation is included in your purchase, and the link to watch it is on the rental page. Or, you can >> Click here to watch the discussion.


Rent for 3 days
$12

After purchasing your ticket, you'll have 30 days to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 72 hours to finish watching.

You can watch content on PCs running Windows 7+, and Intel-based Macs running macOS 10.12+. You can also watch films 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 use 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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THE SWEDED FILM FESTIVAL FOR CREATIVE RE-CREATIONS movie poster
Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Row House Cinema present:
THE SWEDED FILM FESTIVAL FOR CREATIVE RE-CREATIONS
Feb. 12 through (several weeks!)
Just plain fun!

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They're zero-budget, amateur, homemade, zany, creative, weird and often downright hilarious: a dozen "Sweded" versions of favorite films come together in The Sweded Film Festival for Creative Re-Creations. “Sweded” films take their name from Michel Gondry’s 2008 film Be Kind, Rewind, in which video store employees make hilarious, bizarre short remakes of actual films.

Join us for the only festival of classic movies, re-made by amateurs who replace A-list stars and CGI with whatever is lying around their houses and a ton of creativity. It’s odd, unexpected, and a whole lot of fun.

From mega-blockbusters to concert films, The Sweded Film Festival for Creative Re-Creations offers fan-made, five-minute versions of DIE HARD, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, FERRIS BUEHLER’S DAY OFF, THE LIGHTHOUSE, and even STOP MAKING SENSE, among others. Enjoy the passion, humor, creativity and incredible ingenuity of film fans nationwide who won’t be deterred by a pandemic … and can't stop loving the movies.

To celebrate the premiere, join Row House Cinema, actors from the film, and fellow fans for a SWEDED Twitter watch party at 7pm EST. All you have to do is start the film and tweet along with #SwedeTalk to participate! 

Row House Cinema announces the winners:

1st place: Ferries Bueller’s Day Off - Marissa Chastain (Chicago, IL)
2nd place: Die Hard - Katie Funaki (Pittsburgh, PA)
3rd place: Stop Making Sense - Roger Gietzen (and the team at the Lincoln Theatre in Mount Vernon, WA)

$3.99 (or more!) to watch as many times as you like for the entire run.

50% of your ticket purchase directly supports Darkside Cinema while the remainder supports independent filmmaking. Thank You!

For tech support, please visit the Help & Connect Page. There are no native apps for smart TVs, Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, or Apple TV. They are available for mirroring only.

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F.T.A. - with Kino Lorber- 3/5
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STRAY - with Magnolia Pictures- 3/5
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THE COLUMNIST - with Das Filmfest - 3/5
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THE WORLD TO COME - with Bleecker Street - 3/12
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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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2021 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS: DOCUMENTARY, ANIMATION, LIVE ACTION - with Magnolia Pictures - 4/2
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NINA WU - with Das Filmfest - 4/2
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MORE STUFF
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Heartland Humane shelter & care presents:
Wine & Whiskers 2021 – Pajama Party for Pets!
Link to Heartland Humane shelter & care
Wine & Whiskers is Heartland’s premiere fundraising event. This year's silent auction starts online Monday, February 22nd, with bidding open for one week.

Then, on February 27th at 6:00pm join in for the main event, Wine & Whiskers 2021, where you can help beat this year's virtual event goal of $80,000 to support the animals and programs of Heartland Humane.

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Visit >> Reel Film Snobs online to watch shows and find out more.

Darkside Cinema is Cinema Safe!
Learn more about our COVID-19 safety protocols.
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Link to Darkside Cinema private screenings page
We invite you to:

• Book a private screening for after Mar. 11 (if Benton County risk levels permit) for you and your household. The Darkside is CinemaSafe!

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

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Make a donation to help sustain the Darkside

Sign up for our weekly newsletter to get our film listings in your inbox (we do not spam)

• 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 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 ... ?

We proudly support these organizations and hope you will, too:
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Corvallis Arts Walk logo
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Please call 541-752-4161 to confirm shows and times
215 SW 4th Street, Corvallis, OR 97333