DARKSIDE CINEMA
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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.

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VIRTUAL FILMS STARTING FRIDAY, MAY 14
LOS HERMANOS / THE BROTHERS movie poster
Darkside Cinema, Das Filmfest and First Run Features present:
LOS HERMANOS / THE BROTHERS
May 14 through June 3
Documentary. In English and subtitled Spanish.
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Two Cuban-born brothers—Aldo and Ilmar López-Gavilán, both virtuoso musicians, live on opposite sides of the geopolitical chasm that separates the U.S. and Cuba. But although they lead very different existences, the brothers have an instinctual connection.

Following their parallel lives in New York and Havana, LOS HERMANOS / THE BROTHERS offers an amazingly heartfelt—though often startling—view of estranged nations through the lens of music and family. In capturing their momentous reunion and electrifying first performances together, the film shows how family bonds can transcend politics.

Featuring an electrifying, genre-bending score composed by Aldo and performed with his brother, Ilmar, and with guest appearances by maestro Joshua Bell and the Harlem Quartet.

"A remarkable film about a family ensnared in geopolitics and two brothers who lead very different lives and yet never lose their instinctual connection." - Allen Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle

"A joyful U.S. tour featuring Aldo’s blood-pumping compositions that meld jazz, classical and Latin music." - KQED, San Francisco Public Media

A film by Marcia Jarmel & Ken Schneider

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

After this content becomes available May 14th and you purchase a ticket, once you begin watching, you'll have 72 hours to finish.

Watch on your computer, or via iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast.


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GRANNY NANNY movie poster
Darkside Cinema and Distrib Films present:
GRANNY NANNY
May 14 through June 3
Comedy. Subtitled German.
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This isn’t how Karin, Gerhard, and Philippa imagined their retirement: instead of enjoying their free time they feel bored, useless, and just plain old! In the search for a new perspective, they become “Granny-Nannies" and each gets a family with children to take care of.

But instead of harmony and gratitude, they are soon confronted with overprotective parents, hyperactive children, and all sorts of family problems. Although facing turbulent times, they will find out that it is never too late to build a happy retirement!

Directed by Wolfgang Groos.

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

After this content becomes available May 14th and you purchase a ticket, once you begin watching, you'll have 72 hours to finish.

Watch on your computer, or via iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast.


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THERE IS NO EVIL movie poster
Darkside Cinema and Kino Lorber present:
THERE IS NO EVIL
May 14 through June 3
Drama. Subtitled Farsi.
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Working in defiance of a lifelong ban on filmmaking, dissident director Mohammad Rasoulof delivers a piercing drama about a subject he knows well: the costs of living under a repressive, brutal government.
Winner of the Golden Bear, the top prize at the Berlin Film Festival, THERE IS NO EVIL is a film in four chapters, each telling a different story related to the death penalty in contemporary Iran.

The first story concerns a family man who, as we come to see, pays a grave moral price for his comfortable middle-class life. The second and third chapters focus on conscripted soldiers—in Iran, it is often these men who are forced to perform executions—and both segments explore the tension and turmoil that can come with such harsh coercion. The final section involves a family secret, which brings the film to its powerful conclusion.

Suspenseful, mysterious, and shot through with a sense of urgency, Rasoulof's work bears the mark of an artist who sets his own terms—and who knows just how to captivate an audience.

NY Critic’s pick!

Directed by Mohammad Rasoulof.

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

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HELD OVER THROUGH THURSDAY, MAY 27
THE COLUMNIST movie poster
Darkside Cinema, Das Filmfest and Film Movement present:
THE COLUMNIST
May 7 through May 27
Horror/Comedy/Crime/Thriller. Subtitled Dutch.
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Successful columnist Femke Boot (Katja Herbers) is flooded every day by (anonymous) abusive messages and death threats posted about her on social media, mainly from the sewer of the internet: Twitter. She becomes addicted to the vicious message, and finds herself at night continuously clicking back to read the hateful messages before she goes to sleep. This obsession consumes her life and prevents her from concentrating on the novel she has promised to her publisher.

Finally, one day all her pent-up anger and frustration explode in a moment of shocking and unexpected violence. When this brutal and bloody act inspires Femke to write again, she surrenders to her rage and begins to lead a double life as a daytime writer and nighttime murderer.

Directed by Ivo van Aart.

Rent for 3 days
$6.99 (50% of your purchase goes to the Darkside. Thank you!)

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

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EMILY @ THE EDGE OF CHAOS movie poster
Darkside Cinema and Kino Lorber present:
EMILY @ THE EDGE OF CHAOS
May 7 through May 27
Comedy/Animation.
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EMILY @ THE EDGE OF CHAOS is a 61-minute film that interweaves Comedian/writer Emily Levine’s live performance with animation, documentary montages, appearances by scientists, animated characters (John Lithgow as Sir Isaac Newton, Lily Tomlin as Ayn Rand, Richard Lewis as Aristotle, et.al.) and innovative visual effects to tell the story of Emily Levine’s own paradigm shift: from Emily 2.0 to Emily 3.0.

Emily 2.0 is a successful stand-up comic and television writer, firmly aligned with Sir Isaac Newton’s rational, predictable, law-and-orderly universe. Then she falls into a black hole. A rare and long-undiagnosed tumor in her pituitary gland makes her produce too much human growth hormone. This results in a host of debilitating symptoms, including the signature big head, big hands and big feet for which her condition, “Acromegaly” (literally “large extremities”) is named.

Brain surgery to remove the tumor puts Emily on the path back to physical fitness, but it’s science that transforms her. During her recovery, Emily reads up on quantum physics and chaos theory to find out that the whole universe is going through a paradigm shift: From Newton’s Universe to Emily’s Universe. The more she aligns herself with Emily’s Universe, the healthier she gets.

Now Emily wants to upgrade an America which is exhibiting the same symptoms from which she suffered:

• A compulsion to grow beyond one’s natural limits has resulted in the triumph of Wall Street over Main Street.
• Large extremities have turned the United States into the Divided States.
• Americans have lost their sense of balance, their confidence and reason.

Using her own experience as guide and inspiration, Emily takes her audience–and America–through its own paradigm shift: from the Fear of Change to the Edge of Chaos.

Physicists describe the Edge of Chaos as the most creative, innovative and transformational place in the universe. Here is where we need to be to collectively re-invent ourselves as a vibrant, interactive society capable of a new kind of growth: growing up.

But to get us there, Emily herself has to undergo one final–and painful–change. In a startlingly revealing moment that prompts tears as well as laughter, she forever transforms our understanding of our universe, our world, and ourselves.

Emily Levine, like her film, was one-of-a-kind. She was a television writer, a stand-up performer, and an out-of-the box-thinker, whose brilliant TED Talks have been watched by millions. She made this film with Wendy Apple, who produced and directed it. Wendy died in 2017 and Emily continued working on the film until she also passed away in 2019.

Directed by Wendy Apple.

Rent for 7 days
$8 (50% of your purchase goes to the Darkside. Thank you!)

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THE COUNTY movie poster
Darkside Cinema and Dekanalog present:
THE COUNTY
May 7 through May 27
Drama/Black Comedy. Subtitled Icelandic.
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From the director of the acclaimed drama RAMS comes a new story, this time set in Iceland. Bitterly funny and deeply affecting, The County plays out a timely political allegory against a jaw-dropping natural landscape, aided by a brainy, tenacious anti-heroine and director Hákonarson’s dry Nordic humor. 

When we first meet Inga (a brilliant Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir, in a star-making performance), she is midwifing a calf, in the middle of another back-breaking day on the small, nearly bankrupt dairy farm she shares with her husband, Reynir (Hinrik Ólafsson). She is one of many hard-working farmers in her region who work under a bureaucratic co-operative that, having fallen out of the control of its farmers, operates as a monopoly, pushing her and her community deep into debt.

After Reynir’s sudden and suspicious death, Inga learns the true extent of both her powerlessness and her late husband’s involvement with the co-op’s schemings. With an eye to the future, and with no other option, she aims to chip away at the co-op’s domination. 

Before long, the grieving Inga’s public stance makes her a pariah, setting up The County’s brilliant, oddly funny, and deeply involving tightrope walk: Inga must cautiously bring her community over to her side, risking her safety and sanity along the way.

Egilsdóttir’s Inga is an altogether unforgettable character, committed to the thankless task of ruining her life in order to rescue her community. Her harebrained stunts will either dismantle the local milk mafia or get her locked up, and Egilsdóttir’s singular presence brings compassion and integrity to Inga’s cockeyed fury.

Directed by Grímur Hákonarson.

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

When this content becomes available May 6th at 9:00 pm PDT, after you purchase a ticket you'll have 7 days to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 72 hours to finish.


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HELD OVER THROUGH THURSDAY, MAY 20
BILL TRAYLOR: CHASING GHOSTS movie poster
Darkside Cinema and Kino Lorber present:
BILL TRAYLOR: CHASING GHOSTS
Apr. 30 through May 20
Documentary.
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Bill Traylor was born around 1853, on an Alabama cotton plantation owned by John Traylor, in Dallas County, Alabama, close to the Lowndes County line. Born into slavery, Traylor was about twelve years old when the Civil War ended, and he spent most of his life as a farm laborer, continuing to work and live near his birthplace for another six decades.

Like many blacks of his generation, the first generation of African American citizens, Traylor was supposed to farm the land without owning it, know his place, and disappear without leaving footprints. Traylor, however, left a lot more than footprints.

At the height of the Great Depression, now in his 70s and too old to farm, he moved to Montgomery to look for work and there, after a period of doing odd jobs, Bill Traylor found himself homeless, and he began to draw.

Today Bill Traylor is regarded as one of the most important American artists of the twentieth century.

Directed by Jeffrey Wolf.

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

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WOMEN COMPOSERS movie poster
Darkside Cinema, das Filmfest and Film Movement present:
WOMEN COMPOSERS
Apr. 30 through May 20
Documentary. Subtitled German.
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When Leipzig pianist Kyra Steckeweh realised that her repertoire almost exclusively consisted of music composed by men, she began searching for pieces written by female composers. Her research in archives, libraries, and publishing houses quickly brought to light a variety of remarkable piano pieces that have been buried in history and rarely performed.

Steckeweh sees a lot of catching up to do, which is why the focus of her piano recitals and recordings has since shifted to the music of women composers, particularly Mel Bonis, Lili Boulanger and Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel. With these releases she has brought to our attention and delight three very different composers, all of whom left a diverse body of work.

In addition to the in-depth examination of the music, Steckeweh, as a pianist and historian, seeks to look "behind the notes": How did these women live? What barriers did they have to overcome and how did they manage to cope with the obstacles of their time?

The film highlights the historical and personal circumstances under which these three remarkable women created their works in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Directed by Kyra Steckeweh, Tim van Beveren.

Rent for 3 days
$4.99 (50% of your purchase goes to the Darkside. Thank you!)

After this content becomes available April 30th at 4:00 am PDT and you purchase a ticket, you'll have 7 days to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 72 hours to finish watching.

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ABOUT ENDLESSNESS movie poster Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Magnolia Pictures present:
ABOUT ENDLESSNESS
April 30 - May 20
Drama. Subtitled Swedish.
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ABOUT ENDLESSNESS is a reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendor and banality. We wander, dreamlike, gently guided by our Scheherazade-esque narrator.

Inconsequential moments take on the same significance as historical events: a couple floats over a war-torn Cologne; on the way to a birthday party, a father stops to tie his daughter's shoelaces in the pouring rain; teenage girls dance outside a cafe; a defeated army marches to a prisoner-of-war camp.

Simultaneously an ode and a lament, ABOUT ENDLESSNESS presents a kaleidoscope of all that is eternally human, an infinite story of the vulnerability of existence.

Directed by Roy Andersson, whose work A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE was awarded the Golden Lion for Best Film in 2014.


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STRIKE A POSE - with Das Filmfest and Film Movement - 5/21
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BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ - with Kino Lorber - 5/21
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TWO LOTTERY TICKETS - with Dekanalog - 5/21
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NEW FRENCH SHORTS 2021 - with Kino Lorber - 5/28
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MONUMENTS - with Row House Films - 6/4
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TRUMAN AND TENNESSEE: AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION - with Kino Lorber - 6/18
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NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN - with Kino Lorber - summer 2021 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