Benefit for Amber Gentry
A performer in the Clinton Street Theater's 'Rocky Horror Picture Show' cabaret, 15-year-old Amber Gentry has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. This benefit includes a screening of her favorite film, 'Grandma's Boy.'
11 p.m. Friday, May 2, Clinton Street Theater, $10
New Columbia Film Series
Join residents and friends of the New Columbia housing development and Film Action Oregon for movies about race, culture and displacement. Check out 'Refugee All Stars' (3 p.m. Saturday, May 3), about the band from Sierra Leone, and 'El Inmigrante' (3 p.m. Sunday, May 4) with director John Eckenrode. Discussion follows the films; free food is provided.
New Columbia Community Education Center, 4625 N. Trenton St., www.filmactionoregon.org
Portland Documentary and eXperimental Film Festival
The weirdness and genre-bending continue. Weekend highlights include the Experimental Filmmaker Karaoke Throwdown (10 p.m. Friday, May 2) and the Peripheral Produce Invitational (9 p.m. Saturday, May 3). See www.peripheralproduce.com for details.
'Baby Mama' (PG-13)
'Saturday Night Live' has spawned a lot of movies, ranging from hilarious to deeply embarassing. The show's newest offspring stars Tina Fey as an uptight career gal and Amy Poehler as a boorish surrogate mom. Michael McCullers, who wrote the second two Austin Powers films, writes and directs.
'88 Minutes' (R)
A forensic psychiatrist (Al Pacino) is given only 88 minutes to solve a puzzle set by a serial killer. Or maybe he has a little wiggle room: The film is 108 minutes long.
'Election Day' (NR)
Filmed during the long, long presidential election day of Nov. 2, 2004, this documentary follows the stories of 11 voters with the eyes of the world upon them.
On the razor's edge between intriguing and unwatchably strange there teeters 'Eraserhead,' the film that introduced David Lynch to the world in 1977. The Hollywood Theatre has a brand-new 35 mm print.
'The Forbidden Kingdom' (PG-13)
An American boy is catapulted into the world of Chinese martial arts fantasy, complete with stars Jackie Chan and Jet Li.
'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' (R)
It all started with 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin.' The latest from the Judd Apatow hit machine concerns a regular dude who is stunned when he loses his superhot girlfriend, but it's not the plot that matters; it's the fresh, frank and sometimes filthy humor.
'Harold and Kumar Escape From Guantanamo Bay' (R)
The lovable stoners from 'Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle' return with more dopey comedy combined, this time, with a righteous dose of political satire.
'Iron Man' (PG-13)
Robert Downey Jr., encased in high-tech armor, is Marvel Comics hero Iron Man. A former weapons manufacturer, he now returns to save the people he once killed.
'Kiss the Bride' (R)
Alex (Tori Spelling) has her hands full when her fiancé's high school boyfriend returns home, determined to hijack her hetero happiness.
'The Life Before Her Eyes' (R)
Uma Thurman and Evan Rachel Wood both play Diana, a troubled woman with a high school massacre in her past.
'Made of Honor' (PG-13)
Patrick Dempsey (of TV's 'Grey's Anatomy') is the bait. The barb is yet another romantic comedy set in the days leading up to an ill-advised wedding.
'Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day' (PG-13)
Frances McDormand ('Fargo') stars as Miss Pettigrew, a British governess who bluffs her way into a position as social secretary for flighty American actress-slash-cabaret singer Delysia Lafosse (Amy Adams, 'Enchanted').
'My Blueberry Nights' (PG-13)
Wong Kar-wai, the Hong Kong cult favorite who made 'Chungking Express' and 'In the Mood for Love,' goes to America. Jude Law and Norah Jones star in a tale of romance and a road trip.
'Nim's Island' (PG)
Nim (Abigail Breslin, 'Little Miss Sunshine') lives on a secret island with her scientist father. When he goes missing, the writer of Nim's favorite adventure books, Alex Rover (Jodie Foster) gets involved.
Audrey Tautou ('Amélie') stars in a Billy Wilder-esque French comedy set in the gilded paradise of Riviera hotels.
The word 'refusenik' was originally applied to people, especially Jews, who were refused permission to leave the Soviet Union. This documentary traces the international grass-roots movement that opened the path to Jewish emigration.
'Uncounted: The New Math of American Elections' (NR)
Cinema 21 plays host to activist filmmaker David Earnhardt, who is on the road to raise awareness about election fraud and the potential for abuse in America's voting system.
7 p.m. Monday, May 5, www.uncountedthemovie.com, $8
Send info to movies@ portlandtribune.com.
MOVIE THEATER GUIDE
7818 S.E. Stark St.
3702 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.
503-249-7474, ext. 1
7329 S.W. Bridgeport Road
1-800-326-3264, ext. 1728
1000 S.W. Broadway
1-800-326-3264, ext. 321
Century Clackamas Town Center
12000 S.E. 82nd Ave., Suite 3000
616 N.W. 21st Ave.
2021 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.
11700 S.E. Seventh St.
Clinton Street Theater
2522 S.E. Clinton St.
16603 S.E. Division St.
1-800-326-3264, ext. 323
846 S.W. Park Ave.
1-800-326-3264, ext. 327
325 Beavercreek Road
1-800-326-3264, ext. 319
4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
2735 E. Burnside St.
Living Room Theaters
341 S.W. 10th Ave.
1510 N.E. Multnomah St.
1-800-326-3264, ext. 325
320 Lloyd Center Mall
1-800-326-3264, ext. 326
McMenamins Kennedy School
5736 N.E. 33rd Ave.
503-249-7474, ext. 4
1624 N.W. Glisan St.
503-249-7474, ext. 5
6712 S.E. Milwaukie Ave.
OMSI Omnimax Dome Theater
1945 S.E. Water Ave.
340 S.W. Morrison St.
1-800-326-3264, ext. 683
7229 N.E. Sandy Blvd.
St. Johns Cinema and Pub
8704 N. Lombard St.
St. Johns Dome
8203 N. Ivanhoe St.
503-249-7474, ext. 6
2929 N.E. Kane Drive
1-800-326-3264, ext. 314
9360 S.W. Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway
Portland Art Museum
1219 S.W. Park Ave.