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    The only independent, locally owned movie theater in Corvallis, Oregon              WE WILL BE BACK!    


WELCOME TO DARKSIDE VIRTUAL CINEMA
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FOR THE WEEK STARTING FRIDAY, SEPT. 25
RBG movie poster Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Magnolia Pictures present:
RBG -PG
Sept. 25 - Oct. 8
Documentary

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We are proud to showcase the return of a Darkside Cinema favorite, in honor of the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And when you pay via our link, you will have the right to stream the film forever; it's not a rental with limited time to watch like our other virtual titles.

"The A to Z of the Notorius RBG" - This documentary is an intimate portrait of an unlikely rock star: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The filmmakers explore the ways her early legal battles changed the world for women.

At the age of 85, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had developed a lengthy legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But the unique personal journey of her rise to the nation's highest court was largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans—until this film. A wildly popular film, and a crowd pleaser.

$6.99 gives you the right to stream/download the film in perpetuity via VHX—similar to buying a film on iTunes/Amazon instead of renting it.

The link will be here on Friday.

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A CHEF'S VOYAGE movie poster Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema, Das Filmfest, and First Run Features present:
MYTH OF A COLORBLIND FRANCE -NR
Sept. 25 - Oct. 8
Documentary • English & Subtitled French

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Explore the extraordinary and sometimes difficult lives of Blacks in Paris from the 19th century to the present. For more than a century, African American artists, authors, musicians and others have traveled to Paris to liberate themselves from the racism of the United States. What made these African Americans choose France? Why were the French fascinated by African Americans? And to what extent was and is France truly colorblind?

Alan Govenar’s new documentary investigates these questions and examines the ways that racism has plagued not only Blacks fleeing the United States, but Africans and people of color in France today. The film explores the lives and careers of renowned African Americans who emigrated to Paris, including Josephine Baker, James Baldwin, Richard Wright, Beauford Delaney, Augusta Savage, and Lois Mailou Jones, and includes rare home movie footage of Henry Ossawa Tanner in Paris.

The film features interviews with French scholars Michel Fabre and Francis Hofstein, as well as sculptor and author Barbara Chase-Riboud, poet James Emanuel, historian Tyler Stovall, filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris, graffiti artist Quik, hip hop producer Ben the Glorious Bastard, African drummer Karim Toure, and many more.

Rent for 3 days
$12.

The link to rent the film will be here Friday.

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OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE movie poster Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema, Kino Lorber and Zeitgeist Films present:
OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE -NR
Sept. 25 - Oct. 8
Documentary

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Explore the life and work of the legendary neurologist and storyteller, as he shares intimate details of his battles with drug addiction, homophobia, and a medical establishment that accepted his work only decades after the fact. Sacks was a fearless explorer of unknown mental worlds who helped redefine our understanding of the brain and mind, the diversity of human experience, and our shared humanity.

A month after receiving a fatal diagnosis in January 2015, Oliver Sacks sat down for a series of filmed interviews in his apartment in New York City. For eighty hours, surrounded by family, friends, and notebooks from six decades of thinking and writing about the brain, he talked about his life and work, his abiding sense of wonder at the natural world, and the place of human beings within it.

Drawing on these deeply personal reflections, as well as nearly two dozen interviews with close friends, family members, colleagues and patients, and archival material from every point in his life, this film is the story of a beloved doctor and writer who redefined our understanding of the brain and mind.

Rent for 5 days.
$12

The link to rent the film will be here Friday.

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GONE AFTER THURSDAY, SEPT. 24
THE HOLE -NR movie poster Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Big World Pictures present:
THE HOLE -NR
Sept. 11 – 24
Futuristic drama with wacky musical numbers • Subtitled Taiwanese

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This overlooked, slow-burn Taiwanese classic set a few days before Y2K follows two residents of a crumbling building who refuse to leave their homes despite evacuation orders due to a virus. The film's subtle themes are thrown into sharp relief in light of our current pandemic!

One of the most original films of the 1990s, featuring musical numbers, fabulous costumes, and five of Grace Chang’s most famous songs from the 1950s. Nominated for the Palme dOr at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival. Subtitled Taiwanese.

Rent for 3 days.
$8


VIRTUAL CINEMA VIEWING OPTIONS: You will be able to watch the film for 3 days on any computer, laptop, iPad, Chromebook or other mobile device.

IMPORTANT: The only way to watch this film on a television is to mirror or cast from one of the above devices to your television.

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SONG WITHOUT A NAME movie poster
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SONG WITHOUT A NAME -NR
Sept. 11 - 24
Drama • Subtitled Spanish

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Based on harrowing true events and set in 1988, SONG WITHOUT A NAME tells the story of Georgina, an indigenous Andean woman whose newborn baby is whisked away moments after its birth in a downtown Lima clinic—and never returned. In a Peru wracked by political violence and turmoil and stonewalled by a byzantine and indifferent legal system, Georgina approaches journalist Pedro Campas, who uncovers a web of fake clinics and abductions, suggesting a rotting corruption deep within Peruvian society.

Directed by Melina León, this heart-wrenching first feature renders Georgina's story in gorgeous, shadowy black-and-white cinematography, "styled like the most beautiful of bad dreams" (Variety). SONG WITHOUT A NAME is a "Kafkaesque thriller" (The Hollywood Reporter) that unflinchingly depicts real-life, stranger-than fiction tragedies with poetic beauty.

Rent for 3 days
$12.



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CONVICTION (Une intime conviction) movie poster Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Distrib Films US present:
CONVICTION (Une intime conviction) -NR
Sept. 11 - 24
Drama • Subtitled French

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In this gripping real-life courtroom drama, Nora, who served as a juror at Jacques Viguier’s first trial, is convinced that he did not kill his wife. This intuition quickly becomes an obsession.

She persuades the most famous lawyer in the country to defend him at his second trial, an appeal. Together they start a compulsive fight to prove his innocence against all odds. But that quest turns out to have a price they might not be ready to pay.

Rent for 3 days.
$10


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VIRTUAL CINEMA VIEWING OPTIONS: You will be able to watch the film for 3 days on any computer, laptop, iPad, Chromebook or other mobile device.

IMPORTANT: The only way to watch this film on a television is to mirror or cast from one of the above devices to your television.

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HOLDING OVER THROUGH THURSDAY, OCT. 1
FEELS GOOD MAN movie poster Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Ready Fictions present:
FEELS GOOD MAN -NR
Sept. 18 - Oct. 1
Documentary

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In November 2016, a barbaric election cycle had exposed a seismic cultural rift, and the country suddenly felt like a much different place. For underground cartoonist Matt Furie, that sensation was even more surreal. Furie’s comic creation Pepe the Frog, conceived more than a decade earlier as a laid-back humanoid amphibian, had unwittingly become a grotesque political pawn. Pepe was first innocently co-opted as a meme in the MySpace era, representing a kind of youthful malaise, only later to be perverted as a totem of the alt-right: tweeted by Donald Trump, condemned by Hillary Clinton, and declared a hate symbol by the Anti-Defamation League.

As America’s political and cultural narratives became more tribalist, Pepe was unexpectedly along for the ride. He was venerated as an icon among school shooters and racist organizations, yet his simple origins served a menacing dual purpose: Pepe could effectively terrify the public, while simultaneously making fun of them for being terrified.

Pepe’s appeal among hate groups contained a dark magic: the more that powerful figures like Hillary Clinton denounced this smiling, ironic frog as a racist dog-whistle, the more potent and legitimate he became. As Donald Trump defied all odds to become the standard bearer of the Republican Party and then the president, Pepe became his avatar—Trump’s ethos as disruptor inexorably linked to Pepe’s image.

FEELS GOOD MAN is about an unexpected cultural rift, but also tells the personal story of an individual thrust into a maelstrom. The film is a Frankenstein-meets-Alice in Wonderland journey of an artist battling to regain control of his vandalized creation, while along the way confronting a disturbing cast of characters (including Alex Jones of InfoWars and famed Nazi Richard Spencer) who have their own peculiar attachments to Pepe. As Pepe continues to morph around the world—last year, he transformed again into a symbol of hope among protesters in Hong Kong—FEELS GOOD MAN offers a vivid, moving portrait of one man, one frog, and the very strange reality we’ve all found ourselves living in.

Rent for 2 days. Available in the US only.
$8


Watch on phone, computer or mirror to TV via AppleTV, Chromecast or HDMI cable.

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A CHEF'S VOYAGE movie poster Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema, Das Filmfest, and First Run Features present:
A CHEF'S VOYAGE -NR
Sept. 15 - Oct. 1
Documentary • English & Subtitled French

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A CHEF'S VOYAGE follows the celebrated American Chef David Kinch and his team from Manresa, their 3 Star Michelin restaurant in California, for a one-of-a-kind collaboration with three legendary French chefs at their iconic restaurants in Paris, Provence, and Marseille.

To mark the 15th anniversary of Manresa, Kinch decides to close shop for a month so he and his staff can embark on their France voyage. Planning the trip takes months; to represent the refined Californian cuisine of Manresa, the team must bring their own seasonings, sauces that take days to make, and lots of abalone. But the logistics are tricky: sneaking ingredients onto flights; unfamiliar host kitchens; a language barrier and more.

A CHEF'S VOYAGE takes us behind the scenes as the Manresa crew attempts to stage nine major meals over 10 days in the world’s most cinematic venues, alongside culinary superstars, with the world watching (and tasting)—all to celebrate 15 years of Manresa excellence by doing what Chef Kinch and his team do best: creating meals and experiences worthy of those three stars.

Rent for 3 days
$10.


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JIMMY CARTER: ROCK AND ROLL PRESIDENT movie poster Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Greenwich Entertainment present:
JIMMY CARTER: ROCK AND ROLL PRESIDENT -NR
Sept. 18 - Oct. 1
Documentary

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If it hadn’t been for a bottle of scotch and a late-night visit from musician Gregg Allman, Jimmy Carter might never have been elected the 39th President of the United States. JIMMY CARTER, ROCK & ROLL PRESIDENT charts the mostly forgotten story of how Carter, a lover of all types of music, forged a tight bond with musicians Willie Nelson, the Allman Brothers, Bob Dylan and others. Low on campaign funds and lacking in name recognition, Carter relied on support from these artists to give him a crucial boost in the Democratic primaries. Once Carter was elected, the musicians became frequent guests in the White House. The surprisingly significant role that music played throughout Carter’s life and in his work becomes a thread in this engaging portrait of one of the most enigmatic Presidents in American history.

Selected as the Opening Night Film of the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival, JIMMY CARTER, ROCK & ROLL PRESIDENT is filled with illuminating new interviews with BOB DYLAN, BONO, WILLIE NELSON, PAUL SIMON, GREGG ALLMAN, GARTH BROOKS, and others, as well as with former President and Nobel Peace Prize winner JIMMY CARTER. The documentary is an incisive and often-rollicking look at an era that saw youth culture and politics join forces, and at a man of conscience whose love of music was crucial to who he was as a father, a citizen, a man of the South, and a leader during his presidency and beyond. Documentary

Rent for 3 days.
$9.99


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COMING SOON

JAZZ ON A SUMMER'S DAY - with Kino Lorber - Date TBA
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BUOYANCY - with Kino Lorber - Date TBA
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YOU GO TO MY HEAD - with First Run Features - Date TBA
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12 HOUR SHIFT - with Distrib Films US - Date TBA
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MAJOR ARCANA - with Good Deed Entertainment - Date TBA
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MORE STUFF
Link to donate to the Darkside Cinema

Link to sign petition to Congress, to Save Your Cinema
Sign the petition appealing to Congress to Save Your Cinema

Go to saveyourcinema.com to sign a petition appealing to Congress to help Darkside Cinema and other movie theaters everywhere survive the financial impact of Covid-19.

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Subcribe to Magnolia Selects to benefit Darkside Cinema Sign up for the Magnolia Selects streaming service to benefit Darkside Cinema

Go to MagnoliaSelects.com and use code MOVIE463 to subscribe for $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year. Darkside Cinema will receive 25 % of the net proceeds from your monthly or annual subscription—a great help to us during this time. Additional terms and conditions apply; see MagnoliaSelects.com. Offer valid through December 31, 2020.

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popcorn and sodas image $5 POPCORN plus!

PICK UP POPCORN & GOODIES to go with your virtual cinema movie!

Open for in-person ordering and pick up:
• Friday & Saturday 6pm to 8pm
• Sunday 3pm - 5pm.

Menu:
Large hot popcorn $5
Soft drinks $1
Candy $1

*** All sales limited to items on hand.

WILL IT COST ME MY FIRSTBORN? Nah. You can pay with cash or credit card or one admission ticket from your previously purchased Darkside ticket book—or we'll accept a Darkside gift certificate and mark it with the adjusted value accordingly so you can use the rest of it another time.

HOW DOES THIS WORK?
This is for in-person ordering and pickup. We have a new sales counter just inside the door at the sidewalk. One person will be admitted at a time. If there is a line, it will run south toward Coffee Culture and we ask that you stay 6 feet apart from others in the line. After you make your purchase, a popcorn elf will bring your order down to you in our waiting area.

*** IMPORTANT: Anyone entering the building must be wearing a mask. The more faithfully we all mask up, the quicker the Darkside will open again. Sorry, but the upstairs is still off-limits to non-employees. 

WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?
Please text (541) 250-0441 if you have questions.

Thank you for your continued support of the Darkside and our community. We love you back.

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ABOUT DARKSIDE CINEMA

Open since April 2005, Darkside Cinema is the only independently owned and operated movie theater in Corvallis. Except for this COVID-19 mandated closure, WE ARE USUALLY OPEN EVERY NIGHT, playing independent, foreign, and art films you won't find at the local megaplex.

We are more responsive than our website design! Because We Suck Less. Every Day.

Ask us about inexpensive on-screen advertising for your local business or non-profit organization. And, when we re-open, ask us about renting the theater for birthday parties or private shows or meetings or seances or practical jokes or ... ?

We proudly support these organizations and hope you will, too:

Oregon State University Pride Center logo
Corvallis Arts Walk logo
Downtown Corvallis Association logo
     
KBOO logo
CARDV logo
Das Filmfest logo
 
Please call 541-752-4161 to confirm shows and times
215 SW 4th Street, Corvallis, OR 97333