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FILM / 'Lost in La Mancha'
7 p.m. and 9 p.m. nightly through Thursday, March 20, Cinema 21
Ex-Monty Python Terry Gilliam's dream project was a fantastical retelling of Cervantes' famous novel, 'Don Quixote.' The ambitious shoot fell to pieces after only six days, scuttled by a lack of money, bizarre weather and a frail leading man, among other disasters. In a twist only Cervantes himself could have thought of, the epic nightmare was caught on film by documentarians. Narrated by Jeff Bridges and featuring commentary from the actors, including Johnny Depp, the film captures the chaos of big-budget movie-making and an almost otherworldly enactment of Murphy's Law.
616 N.W. 21st Ave., 503-223-4515, $4-$7
LECTURE / Jazz Essentials Talk
7 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, Borders Books & Music
True jazz lovers get into more than the music; they also groove on the history of the genre. For these aficionados, performing arts producer Bill Royston is the man. A longtime jazz producer, Royston shares his knowledge of jazz and stories from his more than 30 years in the business. He has produced jazz festivals from coast to coast and is currently artistic director of the Mount Hood Jazz Festival.
708 S.W. Third Ave., 503-221-9814, free
ART / 'Waking Dreams'
Opens Thursday, March 20, runs through Saturday, April 26, Elizabeth Leach Gallery
Vietnamese artist Dinh Q. Le creates photomontages by melding Cibachrome photographs of found images. The current exhibit focuses on Vietnam, from Hollywood's depiction of the Vietnam War to the lingering effects the conflict has had on contemporary society.
207 S.W. Pine St., 503-224-0521, free
LECTURE / 'If These Walls Could Talk: Portland's Vintage Advertising Murals & Their Stories'
7 p.m. Thursday, March 20, American Advertising Museum
Christopher Rauschenberg delivers the American Advertising Museum's monthly lecture and slide presentation on how photographers make use of advertising in urban and rural landscapes. Rauschenberg is the co-founder and co-director of Blue Sky Gallery.
211 N.W. Fifth Ave., 503-226-0000, free