Lake Oswego will have its debut as a screening venue for the 35th Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) Feb. 10, with the showing of the Italian gentle comedy of manners and melancholy, 'The Salt of Life' at 6 p.m. at the Lake Twin Cinema on State Street. It will be followed at 8:30 p.m. with a screening of 'Amador,' a Spanish film by Fernando Leon de Aranoa. The theater will show 16 international films through Feb. 16, though the festival continues in other venues through Feb. 25.

In all, more than 90 feature length and 46 short films from more than 36 countries will be shown during the festival.

In addition to the Lake Twin, seven other venues will be showing films. A complete schedule of the festival can be viewed at

All seating is general admission. Tickets are priced at $10 adults, $9 for NW Film Center members or students and seniors, children 12 and under are $7. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the Advance Ticket Outlet in the lobby of the Portland Art Museum's Mark Building, 1119 S. W. Park Ave. between noon and 6 p.m. On the day of the screening, tickets (if still available) can be purchased at the Advance Ticket Outlet until three hours prior to showtime, then at the specific theater's box office beginning as early as 30 minutes prior to showtime.

Seats for advance ticket holders are held until 10 minutes before showtime, when any unfilled seats are released to the public. Your early arrival helps get screenings started promptly.

Each screening is a separate admission. Theaters are cleared between screenings in most cases. Advance ticket holders for a film immediately following the one they are attending will be guaranteed admission to the second film but cannot save a particular seat. You must take your belongings with you.

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