ReAgitator (w/Director) + Mope Grooves
9:30pm 9:30pm

ReAgitator (w/Director) + Mope Grooves

Dir. Dylan Greenberg (2017); USA, 120m
Starring: Amanda Flowers, Jurgen Azazel Munster, Aurelio Voltaire, Alan Merrill, Schooly-D, and Lloyd Kaufman

Join us in honoring Trans Day of Remembrance a few days early with an incredibly inventive film from independent trans-filmmaker Dylan Greenberg. Her film Re-Agitator: Revenge of The Parody, tells the bizarre story of a mad scientist using a cynical serum to revive a beautiful woman back from the dead leading to complete and total chaos. Using an arsenal of homages and spins off of classic and modern horror, Re-Agitator is bound to satisfy a weird and experimental itch. The film will feature an introduction from Dylan herself, including discussion of her experience with being an indie filmmaker and multi-media artist in NYC. In addition, local Portland rockers, Mope Grooves, will open the night with some sweet tunes to represent our own trans music community. This event will be donation-based instead of our regular ticketing prices, all proceeds will go to the artists.

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to Jul 30


In this program's midnight feature, The Driller Killer (1979), an artist slowly goes insane while struggling to pay his bills, work on his paintings, and care for his two female roommates, which leads him taking to the streets of New York after dark and randomly killing derelicts with a power drill. This outrageous slasher flick invites your heckles, laughs, screams, and wit for one night only! 

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Juxtaposed Realities: PSU Experimental Film Showcase
7:00pm 7:00pm

Juxtaposed Realities: PSU Experimental Film Showcase


"Juxtaposed Realities" is a showcase of experimental films made by students in the film program of Portland State University. The event is free and open to the public. The name comes from the very nature of film form itself; how does a reality arise when you juxtapose images? Student filmmakers will address this concept with a diverse array of experimental shorts that include diary films, surrealism, psychogeography, and documentaries. Juxtaposed Reality aims to challenge our perception of film, culture, media, and reality itself.

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7:00pm 7:00pm

The Big Sick

Bickering parents and a serious health scare threaten the budding relationship between a Pakistani stand-up comic (Kumail Nanjiani) and his American girlfriend (Zoe Kazan).

Free early screening for PSU Students at Regal Pioneer Place June 6th at 7pm!

Director: Michael Showalter

Producer: Judd Apatow

Stars: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter 


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MEAT LOVERS: Premier Screening
9:15pm 9:15pm

MEAT LOVERS: Premier Screening

Bad Taste Pictures Presents...

Directed by Philip Zevenbergen

Friday June 2nd Bad Taste Pictures is thrilled to premier its very first short splatter film, Meat Lovers, at 5th Avenue Cinema @ 9:15pm!

Featuring gorey non-sense inspired by films such as Dead AliveThe Toxic Avenger, and Evil Dead 2Meat Lovers is sure to please lovers of low budget horror comedies! Immediately following this screening will be a special 35mm presentation of John Carpenter's Big Trouble In Little China!

There is no admission fee and all are welcome!

Synopsis: A pizza boy unknowingly goes a house off from his delivery and finds himself captured to be used as a sacrifice for a basement cult's God. In a battle of bloody carnage, the pizza boy must escape if he is to ever deliver another Italian pie again... (Aprox. 10 minutes)

Carson Allen Brom, George Jones, Quentin Hayes, Sophie Midles, Connor Carlson, and Derek Housh

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7:30pm 7:30pm

Singapore Minstrel 

Roy Payamal is the wildest busker of a country ranked the world’s most emotionless society. An old-time pioneer of the local scene, dubbed ‘Silver Man’, he creates mind-boggling acts, taking his undermined profession as a serious art- but is his faith impossible idealism or an admirable conviction?

Unraveling the nation's bureaucratic reaches, a discourse on culture and expression plays out, co-starring Roy’s eccentric street colleagues. Flowing kaleidoscopically from interviews and fantasy sequences, to Roy’s handphone footage of his everyday life, Singapore Minstrel is an invitation into his beautiful mind, a magical, trying universe where art and life dialogue in a tropical dream.

Runtime: 87 mins

Showtime: 7:30pm with post-screening discussion with director/producer Xi Jie Ng (Salty) and subject of the film Roy Payamal (@ Singapore Minstrel)

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to May 13

MIDNIGHT MOVIE: Evil Brain From Outer Space (1964)

Dir. Ichirô Miyagawa (1964); 78m

Starring: Ken Utsui, Junko Ikeuchi, Minoru Takada

Mystery Science Theater wanna-be’s come one and all, 5th Ave encourages your witty remarks and heckles for one night only! This Silver Age Sci-Fi monstrosity dubbed with the accuracy of a Stormtrooper’s blaster, is a gut busting unforgettable experience. Bringing back the tradition of Midnight shows to 5th Ave, Evil Brain From Outer Space is our pilot to, hopefully, a series of off the wall midnight screenings for future terms. In Japanese with English subtitles. Special Guest “Dr. Mag” of ACME-TV and Magnum Productions will speak on the process of remastering and distributing films like this one, and how public domain films function as a part of the film industry.

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Truth Night
7:30pm 7:30pm

Truth Night

What is truth? Lately it seems this has become a more contentious question than ever in our lifetime. Come join the Science Outreach Society and Neuroscience Club, along with special guest Prof. Troy Campbell from University of Oregon, as we talk about what science can teach us about investigating the truth.

The night will start with two short SOS and NSC student presentations and then Prof. Campbell will present his research about what causes people to reject science. Throughout the night we will also have trivia questions, videos, pizza, and prizes!

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Do Not Resist
to Feb 26

Do Not Resist

We will be hosting Rad Edu's screenings of Craig Atkinson's documentary DO NOT RESIST throughout the month of February, starting this Saturday (2/11) at 7:30. The screenings will be free and open to the public. Click through for Atkinson's director's statement on his film, a years-long study the ever increasing militarization of our police and their presence in our daily lives and resistances. Subsequent screenings are 2/17 at 7pm, 2/25  at 7:30pm, and a matinee on 2/26 at 4pm Stay tuned, Craig may be making an appearance in March.

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Dir. George A. Romero (1968); 96m

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4th at 10:00pm

George A. Romero’s zombie classic was praised for being racially progressive in its time, due to the casting of African American actor Duane Jones in the leading role of Ben. While Romero shrugs off the notion of his film serving as social commentary, its readings and context cannot be ignored, a black actor starring in a film not about race. Jones’ blackness is never mentioned but it is of course always there. Romero’s first film, a grim tale of survival, is credited with bringing the zombie genre into the mainstream, as hundreds of American and Italian films would pour from the inspiration of this masterpiece for years to come

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 PAD YATRA: A Green Odyssey
7:00pm 7:00pm

PAD YATRA: A Green Odyssey

FREE & Open to the public 

PAD YATRA: A Green Odyssey is the harrowing adventure of 700 people, trekking across the Himalayas with a call to save the planet’s “3rd Pole,” a glacial region now devastated by the climate chaos associated with global warming. Battling the most treacherous terrain on earth, they spread their message of ecological compassion through human’s most basic means –by walking on foot, village to village, and showing by example. Barely surviving injuries, illness, and starvation, the trekkers emerge with nearly half a ton of plastic litter strapped to their backs, triggering an historic green revolution across the rooftop of the world. *Shot with solar power by Himalayan monk Ngawang Sodpa, the film features United Nations MDG Honoree the Gyalwang Drukpa, and Aamir Khan. 

The film is executive produced by Michelle Yeoh, narrated by Daryl Hannah, and it is the debut feature documentary from director Wendy J.N. Lee. 

72 minutes
in English & Tibetan (w/English Subtitles)

Learn more about the film & view the trailer >

Film screening at PSU is sponsored by:
PSU Institute for Asian Studies

With co-sponsorship support from
PSU Nepalese Student Association

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to Nov 15

43rd Northwest Filmmakers' Festival

The Northwest Filmmakers' Festival comes to the 5th Avenue Cinema this year to showcase some of the best films from the region! The Fifth Avenue will be showcasing the following films:

Finding October
Directed by Nick Terry
Washington, 2016, 72 min.

If There’s a Hell Below
Directed by Nathan Williams
Oregon/Washington, 2015, 94 min.

The Devout
Directed by Connor Gaston
British Columbia, 2015, 100 min.

Customer 152
Directed by Jonathan Holbrook
Washington, 2016, 133 min.

The Pearl
Directed by Jessica Dimmock and Christoper LaMarca
Oregon, 2016, 93 min.

The Village of Middlevale
Directed by Amber Celletti and Nathan Blanchard
Washington, 2015, 100 min.

Shorts I: Known and Unknown (Or Unknowable)
Directed by Various
United States, 2016, 80 min.

Secret I
Directed by Matt McCormick

Antipodes Rising
Directed by Georg Koszulinski

Modern Dark
Directed by Josh Lunden

Outer Darkness
Directed by Hannah Piper Burns

Blue Discord
Directed by Arianna Gazca

Secret II
Directed by Matt McCormick
Well now!

Directed by Isaiah Corey

Plena Stellarum
Directed by Matthew Wade

Shared Grief
Directed by Adam Sekuler

Directed by Sandra Ignagni, Trevor Meier

Shorts II: Visions of Reality
Directed by Various
United States, 2016, 82 min

Canadian Pacific
Directed by David Rimmer

Copper Perforation Loop Triptych
Directed by Ruth Hayes

Canned Fit
Directed by Woodruff Laputka

Here Nor There
Directed by Julia Hutchings

The Lift
Directed by Manny Mahal

Voice of the Hi-Line
Directed by Doug Hawes-Davis

Primal Flux
Directed by Joan Gratz

Me is Being Great
Directed by Marshall Granger

Night Walk
Directed by Neely Goniodsky

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7:00pm 7:00pm


PORTLAND STATE OF MIND EVENT: ARRESTING POWER: RESISTING POLICE VIOLENCE IN PORTLAND, OREGON (digital screening + panel discussion + admission free + donations to our collaborators at Don't Shoot Portland appreciated)

Sat: 7:00PM
Dir. Jodi Darby, Julie Perini & Erin Yanke (2012); 84min

October 22nd is the National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality. A benefit for local organizations resisting police brutality hosted by Don’t Shoot Portland & PSUSU, Arresting Power sheds light on a 50 year history of violence in the city you currently call your home.
    The panel will include leaders of local organizations that are demanding structural changes in Portland and metro areas. These groups are protecting their communities, creating alternatives to policing, highlighting the contradictions between policing rhetoric and practices and being on the front lines of the Black Lives Matter struggle.

Thanks to the PSU's Speakers Board for their generous support of this event.

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6:30pm 6:30pm




We as people live next to each other and on top of each other and yet so often we are defined by our differences and desires to remain divided. "We All We Got" explores this division, highlighting the importance of community and the infinite strength we can only build together.

Films Showing: Pink Boy - Barriers of Separation - A New Home - Good White People - We All We Got - Zero M2

+ Featuring a special screening of Olive & Dingo, produced as part of the Media for Social Change summer documentary program.

Screening followed by Q&A discussion with festival director, Michael Harrington.

Tickets: Per suggested donation at the door: $5 - $10

Serving: Popcorn!

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to Oct 16


SPECIAL EVENT: RABBIT’S MOON (16mm) in Celebration of a Full Moon

Fri & Sat: 9:00PM, Sun: 9:15PM
Dir. Kenneth Anger (1950-72); 16m
Starring: Claude Revenant, André Soubeyran, Nadine Valence

A special 16mm presentation of Kenneth Anger’s sensational Rabbit’s Moon. Assembled 20 years post-production, Anger had described the film to be “a lunar dream utilizing the classic pantomime figure of Pierrot in an encounter with a prankish, enchanted Magic Lantern.” Tinted blue and doowop scored, hail Satan.

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7:00pm 7:00pm


Friday the 27th Time Arts Club will be screening student film submissions for our annual VISUALS shorts festival. Admission is free, we will have free pizza, and the audience will vote on their favorite selection. Prizes for the first three winners and artist discussion with audience after the screening.

Artists include: 

Emily Lewis
Nicole Baker
Megean McBride
Chit Chat
K.C.R. Anderson
Lauren Blankenship
Kaitlin Daley
Kennedy Cruz
Evan Webster
Phil Gregory
Geoff Philips
Sam Sanderson

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7:00pm 7:00pm



The Judaic Studies Student Club Presents: SON OF SAUL

Directed by László Nemes
2015 // 1h 57m

"Two days in the life of Saul Auslander, Hungarian prisoner working as a member of the Sonderkommando at one of the Auschwitz Crematoriums who, to bury the corpse of a boy he takes for his son, tries to carry out his impossible deed: salvage the body and find a rabbi to bury it. While the Sonderkommando is to be liquidated at any moment, Saul turns away of the living and their plans of rebellion to save the remains of a son he never took care of when he was still alive." — LaoKoon, IMDB

Admission is free!

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7:30pm 7:30pm

FREE DIGITAL DOCUMENTARY — The Weather Underground


Directed by Sam Green and Bill Siegel
2002 // 1h 35m

Through the 1960s and 70s, radical college activist group The Weathermen fought against institutional racism, the Vietnam War, and all acts of violence done in the name of America. The participants—arguably those who could afford not to enact peace—believed they were meeting the government on their level: by enacting terrorism at home. Fascinating archival footage and first hand accounts are used to recount the long reaching results of this iconic group, who fought hate with hate.

Admission is free, popcorn is free, concessions are cheap!


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to Apr 22

AN EVENING WITH FREDERICK WISEMAN Titicut Follies Screening Followed by Q&A

Dir. Frederick Wiseman (1967) 1h 24m

5th Avenue Cinema and nw Film Center are thrilled to present an evening with iconic documentarian Frederick Wiseman, director of such essential works as At Berkley, Box-ing Gym and Public Housing. We will be screening his 1967 debut Titicut Follies (on a recently restored 35mm print from the Library of Congress) a harrowing documentary responsible for exposing abuse and neglect in America's mental health institutions.

This event will be held on 4/21 and begin at 6:00pm at Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Avenue, inside the Portland Art Museum with an introduction from Mr. Wiseman, followed by the screening and a Q&A.

$15 general admission, free for Portland State students, faculty, staff and alumni.

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to Oct 18

Asian Film Screenings

We are pleased to invite you to attend Asian Film screenings at the 5th Avenue Cinema this weekend!

Date: October 16.
Venue: PSU Cinema 5th Avanue, Portland.
Hours: 6:00 PM, 8:30 PM
Admission: 6USD

Date: October 17.
Venue: PSU Cinema 5th Avanue, Portland.
Hours: 4:30 PM, 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM
Film: THUY
Admission: 6USD

Date: October 18.
Venue: PSU Cinema 5th Avanue, Portland.
Hours: 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM
Admission: 6USD

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6:30pm 6:30pm

Bringin' in Da Spirit

Bringin' in Da Spirit is an evocative and passionate documentary that celebrates the Black midwives who committed themselves to holistic answers in the face of powerful misconceptions about the practice of midwifery and virulent opposition from Western medicine. Join us for a special screening of Bringin' in Da Spirit to raise awareness for The International Center for Traditional Childbearing and help us raise funds for the 9th International Black Midwives & Healers Conference scholarship fund. We are raising DOLLARS FOR DOULAS (minimum donation is $1 please ask your friends to donate $'s for Doulas and bring to the screening together we can easily reach our goal of $70,000)
Every $400 raised will send one low-income person the conference. Help us make the conference accessible to all, regardless of income! To see the trailer go to this website:

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5:00pm 5:00pm

PSU Institute for Asian Studies' Dialogs Across Asia

Join us, Wed, March 11th, 6:00 PM, for the PSU Institute for Asian Studies' inaugural discussion event in our new Dialogs Across Asia Series.

Expression, Repression, Terror, and Backlash: 
A Glimpse of Six Asian Films and a Conversation with PSU Asian Film Scholars
The First in the PSU Institute for Asian Studies new series: Dialogs Across Asia

Wednesday, March 11 @ 6:00 PM
PSU campus, Cramer Hall, CH room 53
1721 SW Broadway, Portland
Use the Cramer Hall north entrance (on SW Mill by the Streetcar tracks) for ease in finding CH room 53. 

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4 PSU faculty and Asian Film experts will host a lively interactive discussion with the audience around themes of expression, repression, terror and backlash as depicted in select films from India, China, Hong Kong and Japan. Film clips from the six films listed below will be shown. 

Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by
Portland State University - Institute for Asian Studies
PO Box 751, Portland, Oregon 97207

TEL: 503-725-8576

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