First up are two features from Jan Svankmajer playing nwFilmCenter's Whitsell Auditorium. Faust was released in the US in 1994 while the second of the two, Alice, doesn't have info the proper information on its IMDb page to determine when, if ever, it was released here theatrically and is also lacking the info on when exactly is became available on video.
Faust will be playing on Tuesday the 22nd at 5pm.
Alice is Svankmajer's re-visualization of Lewis Carrol's Alice in Wonderland tale and will be showing Saturday the 19th at 7:30pm and Sunday the 20th at 5pm.
Also playing at Whitsell Auditorium will be another of Universal Pictures's 100th anniversary celebratory screenings, and this time its Jaws (1975).
This beautifully restored print will have a single showing, Saturday the 19th at 4pm.
Our one brand new feature this week, Mama (2013) is from produced Guillermo del Toro.
A short film from director Andrés Muschietti dealing with this same subject caught the eye of del Toro and he brought the team in to expand their short into this full length feature. Check the listings for your local first-run theatre for showtimes. I recommend seeing it at Living Room Theatre [link].
The final film being shown this week is the Sam Rockwell vehicle Moon (2009).
Moon was the debut feature from Duncan Jones, son of David Bowie. Even though that fact was brought up time and again when talking about this film at its release, the film stands on its own as an accomplished piece of work and never again will I refer to Mr. Jones's family, but rather his past body of work that includes this wonder bit of space madness.
Moon will be showing at PSU's 5th Avenue Cinemas all weekend so be sure to check their site [link] for the times.
Another fantastic week of movies -- 2013 has been a great year for horror thus far in Portland theatres. Here's to hoping that the trend continues and that you continue to choose STH for all your local news and theatrical listings!