screening TONIGHT - in like less than two hours- is charlie chaplin's 1940 controversial passion project, the great dictator. see it on 16mm. all info above. there's a second screening on sunday, also at 7:45. this is one of the original satires, and possibly the first feature film to openly mock adolf hitler. the film began shooting just one week into world war 2, and is also the first chaplin picture to feature consistent dialogue. portland is lucky to have this kinonik series going, and all these screenings are only $5. teetering on horror, the world depicted here is not so different.
robert altman is one of the strongest voices in american cinema, and nashville is his opus. funny, messy, human, and cruel, nashville is an exciting existential portrait that is haunting in its depiction of 70's country culture. witness the weird way he layers dialogue into a jumble. the lingering camera. the sad nakedness of the talented and untalented wrapped in the same weird americana blanket. the music is great and the humor is dark. $8 screening at mayo st arts on sept 24. or free with membership.