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VIRTUAL FILMS STARTING FRIDAY, JUNE 25

AGAINST THE CURRENT movie poster
Darkside Cinema and Zeitgeist Films in association with Kino Lorber present:
AGAINST THE CURRENT
June 25 through July 15
Documentary. Subtitled Icelandic.
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How far do you have to travel to find yourself? And what sacrifices are you willing to make to get there?

Veiga Grétarsdóttir hit the headlines in 2019 when she achieved a goal set by many but reached by none before her: to circumnavigate by kayak the whole of Iceland—and to do so counterclockwise. She achieved this by paddling for 52 days, more than 2,000 kilometers around Iceland, counter-clockwise and “against the current” in between weather stops and lecture days, reaching the harbour of her hometown Ísafjörður in West Iceland after 103 days. By those who know well the waters and the currents she paddled against, this has been compared to nothing less than reaching the top of K2.

Veiga’s personal journey is no less remarkable. She was born 44 years ago as a boy, Veigar, in a fishing village on the far west coast of Iceland. Veigar had a wife and family but at age 38 that decided she could no longer live as a man, and underwent gender reassignment. The inner struggle for Veigar to become Veiga was a journey as difficult if not more so than the solo kayak expedition she undertakes.

These two stories of conflict and struggle are intertwined as the film follows her amazing journey around Iceland, with the magical, rugged coastline of the country a backdrop to the story of Veiga’s transition.

Directed by Óskar Páll Sveinsson

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

After unlocking the film, you can watch it on your computer or on the KinoNow apps for Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire.


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Darkside Cinema and Distrib Films present:
LOURDES
June 25 through July 15
Documentary. Subtitled French.
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Lourdes: A stunningly beautiful mountainous village in the Southwest foothills of the Pyrenees went from a sleepy scenic town to a sacred wonder after 1858, when a 14-year-old peasant girl claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary in a remote grotto.

Today, the town is second only to Paris in the number of annual visitors (6 million), part venerated shrine, part Disneyland (shops selling bottled holy water and Virgin Mary-related tchotchkes). Vast processions of people seeking a miracle fuel a small army of care-givers who accompany them. These pilgrims are a surprising cross-section of humanity: accident victims, the terminally ill, an overweight and bullied teenager, a contingent of aging Paris prostitutes, et alia.

LOURDES is an insightful meditation on the human capacity for empathy and hope, and the mystery of religious faith in the face of profound tribulation.

Directed by Thierry Demaizière andAlban Teurlai

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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TAKE ME SOMEWHERE NICE movie poster
Darkside Cinema and Dekanalog present:
TAKE ME SOMEWHERE NICE
June 25 through July 15
Dramedy. In English with subtitled Bosnian and Dutch.
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It’s one debacle after another for Alma (newcomer Sara Luna Zorić). When her long-estranged father is hospitalized in his native Bosnia, not-quite-headstrong Alma leaves her home in The Netherlands to visit him. When she lands at the airport with a few Bosnian phrases and a new dress, her distracted older cousin Emir neglects to drive her to the hospital, preferring to hang out with his buddy Denis, “who has a girlfriend, so don’t even think about it.”

After dyeing her hair and outlasting her patience, she hits the road on her own, quickly losing her luggage, her money, and her mooring. Along a bizarre chain of events and interactions with a cast of road-weary characters, Alma faces disappointment after disappointment with devil-may-care detachment and a newfound maturity.

The breathless series of hotels, cars, buses, and waiting rooms captures the dreary, fish-out-of-water isolation of the unfamiliar highway. An endearing update of Chantal Akerman’s LES RENDEZVOUS D’ANNA, fused with the jazzy cynicism of Wim Wenders’ and Jim Jarmusch’s road movies, and the stark, sunlit despair of a David Hockney painting.

Recipient of the Special Jury Prize at the Rotterdam Film Festival, TAKE ME SOMEWHERE NICE is the unpredictable, neon-tinted feature debut for Ena Sendijarević, a Bosnian-born refugee raised in Holland who is now one of Dutch cinema’s fastest rising talents. Her film’s breezy wit and pastel color palette disguise dark truths about national identity, gender, and coming-of-age, making it the first essential road movie about the TikTok generation.

Directed by End Sendijarevic.

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

After this content becomes available June 24th at 9:00 pm PDT, you'll have 7 days to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 48 hours to finish watching.

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OSIFF 2021: JUNE 18 THROUGH JULY 15

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Das Filmfest presents OSIFF 2021:
OREGON STATE INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST (OSIFF)
June 18 through July 15
61 films from around the globe, all available on virtual cinema

**Proceeds benefit Darkside Cinema.**

The Oregon State International Film Fest (OSIFF) continues its 2021 line-up virtually. This year, you can choose from a total of 61 films, including 40+ shorts, from around the world.

All films will be available for a 7-day rental, and the all-access pass is a 30-day rental (yes, that's a whole month of viewing!)

Here's how to get your fill:
$5 for one full-length film *or*
$20 for the entire shorts program *or*
$50 for a festival pass to see all the films

And here's another great idea! Want to see one of the festival films on the big screen? $200 (on a weekday) / $250 (on weekends) will get you an in-person, private screening at Darkside Cinema. Your party can be up to 13 people and your rental fee gives you a $50 snack bar credit.

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HELD OVER THROUGH THURSDAY, JULY 8

YOUSSOU N'DOUR: RETURN TO GOREE movie poster
Darkside Cinema and ArtMattan Productions present:
YOUSSOU N'DOUR: RETURN TO GORÉE
June 18 through July 8
Music documentary. In English and subtitled French.
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This musical road movie follows Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour's historical journey tracing the trail left by enslaved Africans and the jazz music they created, to bring back to Africa a jazz repertoire of his own songs and perform them in Gorée, the island that today symbolizes the slave trade and stands to honor its victims.

From Atlanta to New Orleans, from New York to Bordeaux and Luxembourg, the songs are transformed, immersed in jazz and gospel. Transcending cultural divisions and rehearsing with of some of the world's most exceptional musicians, Youssou N'Dour is preparing to return to Africa for the final concert …

Featuring Youssou N'Dour, Moncef Genoud,Idris Muhammad, Boubacar Joseph Ndiaye and Amiri Baraca.

Directed by Pierre-Yves Borgeaud.

Rent for 2 days
$10 (50% of your purchase goes to the Darkside. Thank you!)

After this content becomes available June 18th at 4:00 am PDT, you'll have 7 days to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 48 hours to finish watching.

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TRUMAN AND TENNESSEE movie poster
Darkside Cinema and Kino Lorber present:
TRUMAN AND TENNESSEE
June 18 through July 8
Documentary.
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Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams—writers, celebrities, geniuses—catapulted to fame in the 1950s, sparking a friendship and rivalry spanning nearly 40 years until their deaths within a year of each other. Inextricably entwined, and fixtures of their age, they were creative powerhouses (and gay men) who dealt with success and its evanescence in vastly different ways.

In this documentary, filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland (LOVE, CECIL; PEGGY GUGGENHEIM: ART ADDICT; DIANA VREELAND: THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL) brings the two forces together in a unique and fascinating tête- à-tête, comparing and contrasting their trajectories through dueling voices: the writers’ own, and the voices of actors Jim Parsons and Zachary Quinto (The Boys in the Band) portraying, respectively, Capote and Williams at various stages of their lives.

Immordino Vreeland masterfully collages a wealth of archival material, including dishy talk show appearances with Dick Cavett and David Frost, with clips from some of the duo’s most memorable movie adaptions: A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Glass Menagerie, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and In Cold Blood.

This is a celebration of both men's fearless candor and often tumultuous friendship that honors how their identity as gay Southerners informed their timeless artistic achievements and relationships with family, colleagues, confidants, and, most significantly, each other.

Directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland.

Virtual Q&A with Lisa, Jim & Zachary June 24 at 4:00pm PSThosted by Film Forum and the Center for Fiction! This event is free to the public.
>> RSVP here to participate in the Zoom Q&A, or if "sold out"
>> Watch live on Film Forum’s YouTube channel


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

After unlocking the film, you can watch it on your computer or on your television via the KinoNow apps for Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire.


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LES NOTRES movie poster
Darkside Cinema and Oscilloscope Labs present:
LES NOTRES
June 18 through July 8
Drama. Subtitled French.
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To the tight-knit community of Sainte-Adeline, Quebec, Magalie appears as a normal suburban high school sophomore surrounded by friends. But this popular teenage girl is harboring a shocking secret: she’s pregnant. When Magalie refuses to identify the father, suspicions among the townsfolk come to a boiling point and the layers of a carefully maintained social varnish eventually crack.

Directed by Jeanne Leblanc

Rent for 2 days
$12 (50% of your purchase goes to the Darkside. Thank you!)

After you purchase your ticket, you'll have 7 days to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 24 hours to finish watching.

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HELD OVER THROUGH THURSDAY, JULY 1

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Darkside Cinema and ArtMattan Productions present:
TAZZEKA
June 11 through July 1
Comedy. Subtitled French and Moroccan Arabic.
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Growing up in the Moroccan village of Tazzeka, Elias learned the secrets of traditional Moroccan cuisine from his grandmother who raised him. Years later, meeting a top chef and a young woman named Salma, both from Paris, he becomes inspired to leave home. In Paris, Elias faces unstable work and financial hardship as an undocumented immigrant. But he also finds friendship with Souleymane, who helps him revive his passion for cooking. As Elias regains his sense of hope, he decides to reach out to that famous Parisian chef.

The film divides into two distinct parts that are linked by their simultaneously comedic and dramatic tone. Tazzeka engages with the humanity of a story about a young, talented man who, in spite of himself, gets caught in a spiral of clandestine immigration. He escapes thanks to his unique talent but also thanks to Souleymane’s friendship and support.

"Tazzeka has a lot to say about the passion that fuels people, the way society treats immigrants, and how those two elements interrelate." -Film Threat

Directed by Jean-Philippe Gaud.

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

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GERHARD RICHTER PAINTING movie poster
Darkside Cinema and Kino Lorber present:
GERHARD RICHTER PAINTING
June 11 through July 1
Documentary. Subtitled German.
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This gorgeous documentary offers unprecedented insight into the life and work of one of the greatest artists of our time, and is a "gorgeously rendered work of art" (Variety) in its own right.

Legendary German painter Gerhard Richter granted filmmaker Corinna Belz access to his studio in the spring and summer of 2009, where he was working on a series of large abstract paintings. In quiet, highly concentrated images, the documentary provides a fly-on-the-wall perspective of the very personal, tension-filled process of artistic creation. Richter is his own worst critic, destroying multiple canvases before his remarkable creative spirit takes hold, and the astonishing final compositions emerge.

Directed by Corinna Belz.

"Painting is another form of thinking," Richter once said, and GERHARD RICHTER PAINTING takes that premise seriously, exposing for the first time how he translates his thoughts onto a blank canvas. Beautifully shot and endlessly revealing, it "artfully and convincingly immerses us into the world of one of the greatest [painters], painting." - Village Voice

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

After unlocking the film, watch it on your computer or on your television via the KinoNow apps for Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire.


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SLOW MACHINE movie poster
Darkside Cinema and Grasshopper Films present:
SLOW MACHINE
June 11 through July 1
Drama/Suspense.
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Stephanie, a restless and vibrant actress, meets Gerard, an NYPD counter-terrorism specialist who’s an aficionado of experimental theater (and maybe out of his mind). Flirtation ensues, ends disastrously, and forces Stephanie to the ramshackle upstate home of musician Eleanor Friedberger, yet this supposed escape is infected by violent memories of her past life.

Starring Stephanie Hayes, Chloë Sevigny, Scott Shepherd and Eleanor Friedberger, SLOW MACHINE is a miniature epic of paranoia, espionage, subterfuge, music, and performance captured on lush and invigorating 16mm.

Directed by Paul Felten and Joe DeNardo

“Entrancing. A world of thrumming, conspiratorial menace. Stephanie Hayes is bewitching.” - Beatrice Loayza, Reverse Shot

“Seductively disorienting. Wild and mesmerizing. Kind of like a lo-fi, Brooklyn variant of Inland Empire.” - Giovanni Marchini Camia, Filmmaker Magazine

"A tour de force." - Tony Pipolo, Artforum

Rent for 3 days
$12 (50% of your purchase goes to the Darkside. Thank you!)

After paying the rental fee, watch the film on your computer or cast the film to your big screen via iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, or Chromecast devices.


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GONE AFTER THURSDAY, JUNE 24
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Darkside Cinema and NEON present:
NIGHT OF THE KINGS
June 4 through June 24
Drama/Fantasy. Subtitled French. (Ivory Coast.)
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A young man is sent to “La Maca,” a prison in the middle of the Ivorian forest ruled by its inmates. As tradition goes, with the rising of the red moon he is designated by the Boss to be the new “Roman” and must tell a story to the other prisoners. Learning what fate awaits him, he begins to narrate the mystical life of the legendary outlaw named “Zama King” and has no choice but to make his story last until dawn.

A Film by Philippe Lacôte.

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$5.99 (50% of your purchase goes to the Darkside. Thank you!)

After you pay the rental fee, you'll have 30 days to start watching. Once you press Play, you'll have 72 hours to watch as many times as you want.

You can use Chromecast to watch on your TV with Chromecast built in or with a Chromecast dongle, or use AirPlay to watch on your Apple TV. If Airplaying via Mac, we strongly recommend using Safari. You can also connect an HDMI cable from your laptop/desktop to TV. Roku and FireStick are not supported. Mirroring is not supported. Chromebook is also not supported due to lacking the DRM support required.


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A TOWERING TASK movie poster
Darkside Cinema and First Run Features present:
A TOWERING TASK
June 4 through June 24
Documentary.
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Narrated by Annette Bening, A TOWERING TASK tells the remarkable story of the Peace Corps and takes viewers on a journey of what it means to be a global citizen.

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy gave young Americans the opportunity to serve their country in a new way by forming the Peace Corps. Since then, more than 200,000 of them have traveled to more than 60 countries to carry out the organization's mission of international cooperation. Nearly 60 years later, Americans—young and old alike—still want to serve their country and understand their place in the world; current volunteers work at the forefront of some of the most pressing issues facing the global community.

Yet the agency has struggled to remain relevant amid sociopolitical change. More than once it had to fight for its very existence, and now—between COVID, a rise in nationalist sentiment and deep cuts to governmental-agency budgets—the Peace Corps is again confronting a crisis of identity: What role should it play around the world and in the lives of engaged citizens?

Directed by by Alana DeJoseph.

"Enlightening and uplifting. 'A Towering Task' puts a human face on the Peace Corps and makes sense of its history of idealism, improvisation, politics, and at times its failings. It is the most coherent and satisfying documentary I know of the Peace Corps, and I can't imagine a better one."  - Paul Theroux, Travel Writer & Novelist

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

After 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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MONUMENTS movie poster
Darkside Cinema and Row House Cinema present:
MONUMENTS
June 4 through June 24
Comedy.
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A young widower sidesteps grief, loss, and familial dysfunction when he steals his wife’s ashes and sets off on an impulsive odyssey through America’s heartland in the charming new road trip comedy, MONUMENTS. Ted (David Sullivan) encounters a cast of eccentric characters, including his rival Howl (Javier Muñoz), who direct and misdirect him on his mission to find something he’d lost long before the death his wife Laura (Marguerite Moreau).

MONUMENTS infuses humor and hope into a story of mourning, loss, and marriage to create one of the best feel-good indie films of 2021.

Directed by Jack C. Newell

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$11.99 (50% of your purchase goes to the Darkside. Thank you!)

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AHEAD OF THE CURVE - with Together Films - 7/2
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ROCKFIELD: The Studio on the Farm - with Kino Lorber - 7/2
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WHAT HAPPENED WAS - with Oscilloscope Labs- 7/2
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DACHRA - with Dekanalog - 7/9
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WHO WILL START ANOTHER FIRE - with Das Filmfest, Dedza Films and Kino Lorber - 7/16
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CAN YOU BRING IT: BILL T. JONES AND D-MAN IN THE WATERS - with Kino Lorber - 7/16
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NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN - with Kino Lorber - 7/30
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SHEEP WITHOUT A SHEPHERD - with Kino Lorber - 7/30
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WHAT WE LEFT UNFINISHED - with Dekanalog - 8/6
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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 during the COVID-19 restrictions, WE ARE OPEN EVERY NIGHT, playing independent, international, and documentary films you won't find at the local megaplex.

We Suck Less. Every Day.

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215 SW 4th Street, Corvallis, OR 97333