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Rated PG-13 (1h 40m)
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Teenager Owen is just trying to make it through life in the suburbs when his classmate introduces him to a mysterious late-night TV show — a vision of a supernatural world beneath their own. In the pale glow of the television, Owen’s view of reality begins to crack. Starring Justice Smith, Brigette Lundy-Paine. Directed by Jane Schoenbrun.

FRI 5/24 - 7:30
SAT 5/25 - 4:00* / 6:15 / 8:30
SUN 5/26 - 3:00* / 5:15 / 7:30
MON 5/27 - 6:30 (matinee pricing)
TUE 5/28 - 7:30
WED 5/29 - 7:30
THUR 5/30 - 7:30
*open caption matinee

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EVIL DOES NOT EXIST button to buy tickets

Not Rated (1h 46m)
Drama. Subtitled Japanese.
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Takumi and his daughter live in Mizubiki Village, close to Tokyo. One day, the village inhabitants become aware of a plan to build a glamping site near Takumi's house, offering city residents a comfortable escape to nature. Starring Hitoshi Omika, Ayaka Shibutani. Directed by Ryusuke Hamaguchi.

Film review by Paul:
Immediately after World War II, drastic agricultural land reform was implemented in Japan. Today, descendants of the original farmers now live on that very land. Enter the carpet baggers offering the “simple” villagers a better life. “A little pollution won’t hurt anyone.”

EVIL DOES NOT EXIST is Ryusuke Hamaguchi's follow-up to his Academy Award-winning DRIVE MY CAR. The movie eschews cinematic shorthand, taking the first 30 minutes to immerse us in the villagers’ relationships with nature. This is not a point that should be made in a hurry.

In the village hall the developers give a presentation about building a “glamping” site with a casino. The young, pretty city people present the virtues of the project: Takahashi is arrogant, wearing a bright orange puffy coat that contrasts magnificently with the audience, driving home his inability to read the room; Mayuzumi carries a softer sell with her softer voice and features. Together, they inelegantly dodge and weave through the villagers’ questions and comments. Their persuasion proves inadequate ...

Keep reading here: >>Paul's blog

FRI 5/24 - 7:00
SAT 5/25 - 3:30 / 5:45 / 8:00
SUN 5/26 - 2:30 / 4:45 / 7:00
MON 5/27 - 6:00 (matinee pricing)
TUE 5/28 - 6:00
WED 5/29 - 7:00
THUR 5/30 - 7:00

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WILDCAT button to buy tickets

Not Rated (1h 43m)
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In 1950, writer Flannery O’Connor visits her mother Regina in Georgia when she is diagnosed with lupus at twenty-four years old. Struggling with the same disease that took her father’s life when she was a child and desperate to make her mark as a great writer, this crisis pitches her imagination into a feverish exploration of belief. Starring Maya Hawke, Laura Linney. Directed by Ethan Hawke.

FRI 5/24 - 6:30
SAT 5/25 - 3:30 / 5:45 / 8:00
SUN 5/26 - 2:30 / 4:45 / 7:00
MON 5/27 - 5:30 (matinee pricing)
TUE 5/28 - 6:30
WED 5/29 - 6:30
THUR 5/30 - 6:30

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ABOVE THE TREES button to buy tickets

Not Rated (2h 11m)
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When a good man is assaulted and left in a serious coma, his best friend and local boxer is charged with the crime. The story follows a mosaic of people linked to the tragedy, while the criminal trial unfolds in Jackson County, Oregon. Starring Danielle Kelly, Julian Remulla, Luis Rodriguez. Directed by Gary Lundgren.

FRI 5/24 - 6:00
SAT 5/25 - 4:45 / 7:30
SUN 5/26 - 3:30 / 6:30
MON 5/27 - 5:00
WED 5/29 - 6:00
THUR 5/30 - 6:00

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THE LAST COMMAND movie poster
CMNYK/Darkside Cinema present:

Not Rated (1h 22m)
Silent film with live music

Tsarist general Sergius Alexander (Emil Jannings) is basking in the glory of imperial Russia. After sending the revolutionary Lev Andreyev (William Powell) to prison, he starts romancing Andreyev's girl. But when the Bolsheviks seize power, the tide turns for Alexander, and he flees Russia. Years later, Alexander, broke and working as a bit player in Hollywood, bumps into Andreyev, who is now a director. Andreyev casts his old nemesis as a Russian general, intending to humiliate him on set. Directed by Josef Von Sternberg.

With live musical accompaniment by Sonochromatic!

Tuesday, May 28th only
7:00 pm

$10 general admission
$8 for seniors

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Open since April 1, 2005, Darkside Cinema is the only independently owned and operated movie theater in Corvallis. We play first run, indie, international, and documentary films. Some of you will remember our previous arthouse movie theater on Jackson Street: Avalon Cinema, open from 1997 to 2007.

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215 SW 4th Street, Corvallis, OR 97333