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VIRTUAL FILMS STARTING FRIDAY MARCH 5
STRAY movie poster
Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Magnolia Pictures present:
STRAY
Mar. 5 through Mar. 25
Documentary. Subtitled Turkish.

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Through the eyes of three stray dogs wandering the streets of Istanbul, STRAY explores what it means to live as a being without status or security. As they search for food and shelter, Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society that allow us an unvarnished portrait of human life — and their own canine culture.

Zeytin, fiercely independent, embarks on solitary adventures through the city at night; Nazar, nurturing and protective, easily befriends the humans around her; while Kartal, a shy puppy living on the outskirts of a construction site, finds refuge with the security guards who care for her. The disparate lives of Zeytin, Nazar and Kartal intersect when they each form intimate bonds with a group of young Syrians who share the streets with them.

Whether they lead us into bustling streets or decrepit ruins, the gaze of these strays act as windows into the overlooked corners of society: women in loveless marriages, protesters without arms, refugees without sanctuary. The film is a critical observation of human civilization through the unfamiliar gaze of dogs and a sensory voyage into new ways of seeing. This film is like KEDI, but for dog lovers!

Your purchase includes an exclusive pre-recorded Q&A with director Elizabeth Lo and filmmaker Rachel Grady.

Rent for 3 days
$12

The film becomes available March 5th at 12:00 am PST. After you purchase a ticket, you'll have 30 days to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 72 hours to finish watching.

You can watch films on PCs running Windows 7+, and Intel-based Macs running macOS 10.12+. You can also watch films on Android tablets and phones using Chrome, and on iPhones and iPads using Safari.


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Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Strand Releasing present:
ADAM
Mar. 5 through Mar. 25
Drama. Subtitled Arabic.

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Abla, a widow and mother to Warda, an 8 year-old girl, struggles to survive and give her child the best possible future. She runs a modest local bakery from her home kitchen, which opens onto a busy Casablanca street through a metal shutter. Every day, she makes and sells homemade bread and traditional Moroccan pastries. Closed off from life, leading an existence devoid of happiness and full of responsibilities, Abla has become old before her time. Unable to manifest love towards her child, she has replaced tenderness with pragmatism.

Their routine of housework and homework is interrupted one day by a knock on the door. It is Samia, a very pregnant young woman looking for a job and a roof over her head. Warda is immediately taken with the newcomer, but her mother initially refuses to allow a pregnant stranger into their home. Gradually, however, Abla’s resolve softens and Samia’s arrival begins to offer all of them the prospect of a new life.

This moving and tender film was selected as the Moroccan entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards; won numerous awards around the world, including the Varsity Audience Award at the 2020 Ashland Independent Film Festival in Oregon.

Directed by Maryam Touzani.

Rent for 1 day
$12

The film becomes available March 5th at 6:00 am PST. After you purchase a ticket, you'll have 7 days to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 24 hours to finish watching.

You can watch films on PCs running Windows 7+, and Intel-based Macs running macOS 10.12+. You can also watch films on Android tablets and phones using Chrome, and on iPhones and iPads using Safari.


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HEARTWORN HIGHWAYS movie poster
Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Kino Lorber present:
F.T.A. (1972 film restored in 4K)
Mar. 5 through Mar. 25
Documentary.

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“The Show the Pentagon Couldn’t Stop!” In 1971, at the height of the Vietnam War, Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland toured an anti-war comedy show across Southeast Asia as a response to Bob Hope's pro-war USO tours.

The F.T.A. tour featured humorous skits, sing-alongs, and dramatic readings by an ensemble cast that included actors Michael Alaimo, Peter Boyle, Pamela Donegan and Steve Jaffe, songstress Rita Martinson, comedian Paul Mooney and musicians Holly Near and Len Chandler. The show, written by the performing group and Dalton Trumbo, addressed Vietnam War protests and women's issues, particularly as they confronted women in the military. The show pieces are interspersed with first-person testimonials from a number of military veterans.

The F.T.A. tour was highly controversial and was a huge success among stationed soldiers. Naturally, it upset U.S. military higher-ups. In spite of positive reviews and business, after only one week in theaters the film was pulled from circulation due to political pressures.

Out of circulation and difficult to see for decades, F.T.A. has now been fully restored in 4K by IndieCollect and is preceded by a new video introduction by Academy Award-winning actor and activist Jane Fonda, which provides historical context and explains the impetus that sparked the creation of the F.T.A. troupe.

Directed by Francine Parker.

Rent for 5 days
$10

You can watch on your computer, phone, or most tablets. You can also download the Kino Now app for Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, or Apple TV (tvOS 9.0 or later).

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LIMITED RUN: MARCH 8 - 25
SOME KIND OF HEAVEN movie poster
Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Adventure Enterainment present:
WOMEN’S ADVENTURE FILM TOUR 2021
Mar. 8 through Mar. 25
Documentary.

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Launching on International Women’s Day (March 8), the Women’s Adventure Film Tour 2021 is a celebration of the inspiring women around us, doing extraordinary things in the name of adventure. The Women’s Adventure Film Tour is an annual program, attended by thousands of people worldwide. Each year, the Tour’s program of fun, entertaining and inspiring short films is carefully selected to showcase real stories about powerful, adventurous women from around the world stepping outside their comfort zones and achieving their goals in a variety of extreme sports.

This year’s lineup features SEVEN short documentaries featuring women of all ages and backgrounds: American Backcountry skier Sophia Schwartz, World Champion Paraglider Klaudia Bulgakow, and many more including women in snow sports, mountaineering, high lining, swimming and mountain biking. Let these films take you on the adventure of a lifetime!

Extra fun: Purchase a ticket and enter to win 1 of 10 Prize packages from the film’s sponsors.
To enter, visit: womensadventurefilmtour.com


Prizes may include Hydro Flask bottles, flasks, tumblers, coolers or Cooler Cups, a Helinox Chair One or Chair Two, 1 pair of shoes from Newton Running (USA shipping address only), 1 pair of Goodr Sunglasses, and an incredible sample pack of KINeSYS Performance Sunscreen.

Rent for 3 days
$10

Your ticket purchase includes 90-days free trial to ADVENTURE+ (https://adventureplus.com) so you can watch the last 2 seasons of WAFT plus many more great women's adventure films.

After you purchase a ticket and start watching you’ll have 72 hours to finish watching. The film's access will close at 11:59 pm MDT on Thursday, March 25, 2021.

You can watch on any device with a web browser. You can also project the film from your computer to your Apple TV using Airplay, or to your iOS or Android devices.


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HELD OVER
SOME KIND OF HEAVEN movie poster
Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Magnolia Pictures present:
SOME KIND OF HEAVEN
Feb. 26 through Mar. 18
Documentary.

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First-time feature director Lance Oppenheim cracks the manicured facade of The Villages, America’s largest retirement community—a massive, self-contained utopia located in Central Florida, known as “Disneyland for Retirees.” The lifestyle provides activities like bowling, swimming, belly dancing, movies, various classes—you name it. It’s a nostalgic dream image of an unblemished American yesterday.

Behind the gates of this palm tree-lined fantasyland, we see the dreams and desires of a small group of Villages residents – and one interloper – who are unable to find happiness within the community’s pre-packaged paradise. With strikingly composed cinematography, this candy-colored documentary offers a tender and surreal look at the never-ending quest for finding meaning and love in life’s final act. One of the most gorgeously, strikingly shot documentaries in recent memory.

Directed by Lance Oppenheim. Produced by Darren Aronofsky.

Included in your ticket purchase: a pre-recorded discussion with director Lance Oppenheim and several subjects from the film, exclusive to virtual cinema engagements.

Rent for 3 days
$12

Your purchased ticket gives you 7 days to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 72 hours to finish watching.

You can watch content on PCs running Windows 7+, and Intel-based Macs running macOS 10.12+. You can also watch films on Android tablets and phones using Chrome, and on iPhones and iPads using Safari.


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M.C.ESCHER JOURNEY TO INFINITY movie poster
Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Zeitgeist Films present:
M.C.ESCHER: JOURNEY TO INFINITY
Feb. 26 through Mar. 18
Documentary.

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The story of world famous Dutch graphic artist M.C Escher (1898-1972). Equal parts history, psychology, and psychedelia, Robin Lutz’s entertaining, eye-opening portrait gives us the man through his own words and images. Diary musings, excerpts from lectures, correspondence and more are voiced by British actor Stephen Fry, while Escher’s woodcuts, lithographs, and other print works appear in both original and playfully altered form.

Two of his sons, George (92) and Jan (80), reminisce about their parents and musician Graham Nash (Crosby, Stills & Nash) talks about Escher’s rediscovery in the 1970s. The film looks at Escher’s legacy: one can see tributes to his work in movies, in fiction, on posters, on tattoos, and elsewhere throughout our culture; indeed, few fine artists of the 20th century can lay claim to such popular appeal.

Produced, shot, and directed by Robin Lutz

Rent for 3 days
$12

Your purchased ticket gives you 7 days to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 72 hours to finish watching.

You can watch content on PCs running Windows 7+, and Intel-based Macs running macOS 10.12+. You can also watch films on Android tablets and phones using Chrome, and on iPhones and iPads using Safari.


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KILL IT AND LEAVE THIS TOWN movie poster
Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema, Das Filmfest & Outsider Pictures present:
KILL IT AND LEAVE THIS TOWN
Feb. 26 through Mar. 18
Animated Feature. Subtitled Polish.

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Fleeing from despair after losing those dearest to him, the hero hides in a safe land of memories, where time stands still and all those dear to him are alive. Over the years, a city grows in his imagination.

One day, literary heroes and cartoon childhood idols, who in the consciousness of the successive generations are forever young and wearing short pants, come to live there, uninvited. When our hero discovers they have all grown old and that eternal youth does not exist, he decides to return to real life, and the amazing characters living in his imagination lead him back to the real world.

“this surreal and striking animation… [is] so personal and handmade that it almost bears fingerprints… a work of entrancing low-fi artistry and deeply felt emotion” -Sarah Ward, Screen International

Directed by Mariusz Wilczynski.

Your purchase includes access to 11 related videos (listed on the rental page), including a Q&A with the film’s director.

Rent for 2 days
$12

After you purchase a ticket and begin watching the film, you'll have 48 hours to finish watching.

Watch on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, and Chromecast.

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MAFIA INC movie poster
Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema, Das Filmfest & Film Movement present:
MAFIA INC
Feb. 19 through Mar. 11
Crime thriller/Drama. In English and subtitled French and Italian.

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1994. Frank Paterno, a Montreal mafia boss, hopes to legitimize his criminal operations by investing $180 million in an ambitious bridge project that would connect Sicily with southern Italy. First, however, he has to recover the necessary funds from his Greek creditor. Frank entrusts this mission to his protégé Vincent, the son of tailor Henri Gamache, who has been dressing the Paternos for three generations.

But after Vincent executes a ruthless plan to smuggle millions in drugs out of Venezuela, his reprehensible tactics ignite a war between the two families.

Based on the non-fiction bestseller Mafia Inc: The Long, Bloody Reign of Canada's Sicilian Clan by André Cédilot and André Noël.

Directed by Daniel Grou (PODZ)

Rent for 3 days
$6.99

Your purchased ticket gives you 7 days to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 72 hours to finish watching.

You can watch on most popular platforms, including Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, Apple and Android mobile devices, most Web browsers, and via Chromecast and Airplay.

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TRUTH TO POWER: THE REVOLUTIONARY MESSAGE OF SYSTEM OF A DOWN'S SERJ TANKIAN movie poster
Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Oscilloscope Labs present:
TRUTH TO POWER: THE REVOLUTIONARY MESSAGE OF SYSTEM OF A DOWN'S SERJ TANKIAN
Feb. 19 through Mar. 11
Documentary.

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Governments hate him. People love him.

Millions fill stadiums across the world for the sound of Serj Tankian, the Grammy-winning lead singer of System Of A Down. With exclusive interviews, adventures, and original footage personally filmed by Serj, the film allows audiences backstage access to an international rock star whose faith in music not only revolutionized heavy metal, but also world events.

Throughout his life, the musician has pursued social justice, harnessing the power of his songs and celebrity for real political change. Serj’s voice is equally likely to take on American corporate greed as lambast the corrupt regime of his homeland. His decades-long campaign for formal U.S. recognition of the Armenian Genocide was finally approved by Congress in 2019.

Set to the propulsions of an original soundtrack composed by Serj, his critically acclaimed solo work, as well as the iconic music of System Of A Down, this documentary is also an artist portrait with a revealing look at the musician as he writes music—from inception to recording—and pursues ambitions outside of the band.

It includes memories from legendary producer Rick Rubin on System Of A Down’s early years and its unlikely breakthrough, the bandmates’ candid insights about the splinters and high points for the group, and stories from Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello on his bond with Serj as social justice advocates and their “Axis of Justice” nonprofit.

Directed by Garin Hovannisian.

Rent for 3 days
$12

Your purchased ticket gives you 7 days to start watching. Once you begin, you'll have 72 hours to finish watching.

You can watch on most popular platforms, including Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, Apple and Android mobile devices, most Web browsers, and via Chromecast and Airplay.


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HEARTWORN HIGHWAYS movie poster
Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Kino Lorber present:
HEARTWORN HIGHWAYS (1976 Re-release)
Feb. 19 through Mar. 11
Documentary.

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In the mid-‘70s, filmmaker James Szalapski documented the then-nascent country music movement that would become known as “outlaw country.” Inspired, in part, by newly-long-haired Willie Nelson’s embrace of hippie attitudes and audiences, a younger generation of artists including Townes Van Zandt, David Alan Coe, Steve Earle and Guy Clark popularized and developed the outlaw sound. It borrowed from rock, folk and bluegrass, with an edge that was missing from mainstream Nashville country.

This newly-restored 1976 documentary includes rarely-captured performances of the aforementioned musicians as they perfected this then-new style and helped change the course of country music history.

Featuring Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, David Alan Coe, Guy Clark, Rodney Crowell, Larry Jon Wilson, and Charlie Daniels.

Directed by James Szalapski.

Rent for 5 days
$10

You can watch on your computer, phone, or most tablets. You can also download the Kino Now app for Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, or Apple TV (tvOS 9.0 or later).

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THE SWEDED FILM FESTIVAL FOR CREATIVE RE-CREATIONS movie poster
Darkside Cinema Virtual Cinema and Row House Cinema present:
THE SWEDED FILM FESTIVAL FOR CREATIVE RE-CREATIONS
Feb. 12 through (several weeks!)
Just plain fun!

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They're zero-budget, amateur, homemade, zany, creative, weird and often downright hilarious: a dozen "Sweded" versions of favorite films come together in The Sweded Film Festival for Creative Re-Creations. “Sweded” films take their name from Michel Gondry’s 2008 film Be Kind, Rewind, in which video store employees make hilarious, bizarre short remakes of actual films.

Join us for the only festival of classic movies, re-made by amateurs who replace A-list stars and CGI with whatever is lying around their houses and a ton of creativity. It’s odd, unexpected, and a whole lot of fun.

From mega-blockbusters to concert films, The Sweded Film Festival for Creative Re-Creations offers fan-made, five-minute versions of DIE HARD, NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, FERRIS BUEHLER’S DAY OFF, THE LIGHTHOUSE, and even STOP MAKING SENSE, among others. Enjoy the passion, humor, creativity and incredible ingenuity of film fans nationwide who won’t be deterred by a pandemic … and can't stop loving the movies.

To celebrate the premiere, join Row House Cinema, actors from the film, and fellow fans for a SWEDED Twitter watch party at 7pm EST. All you have to do is start the film and tweet along with #SwedeTalk to participate! 

Row House Cinema announces the winners:

1st place: Ferries Bueller’s Day Off - Marissa Chastain (Chicago, IL)
2nd place: Die Hard - Katie Funaki (Pittsburgh, PA)
3rd place: Stop Making Sense - Roger Gietzen (and the team at the Lincoln Theatre in Mount Vernon, WA)

$3.99 (or more!) to watch as many times as you like for the entire run.

50% of your ticket purchase directly supports Darkside Cinema while the remainder supports independent filmmaking. Thank You!

For tech support, please visit the Help & Connect Page. There are no native apps for smart TVs, Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, or Apple TV. They are available for mirroring only.

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GUSTAV STICKLEY: AMERICAN CRAFTSMAN - with Das Filmfest - 3/12
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KEEP AN EYE OUT - with Dekanalog - 3/12
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ROSE PLAYS JULIE - with Das Filmfest - 3/19
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2021 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORT FILMS: DOCUMENTARY, ANIMATION, LIVE ACTION - with Magnolia Pictures - 4/2
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NINA WU - with Das Filmfest - 4/2
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THE COLUMNIST - with Das Filmfest - 5/7
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We invite you to:

• Book a private screening for after Mar. 11 (if Benton County risk levels permit) for you and your household. The Darkside is CinemaSafe!

• Watch a movie via Darkside virtual cinema any time. When you use the links on our home page to rent a film, you help support the Darkside.

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We love you and thank you and promise to stay true to our motto:
We Suck Less. Every Day.

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ABOUT DARKSIDE CINEMA
Open since April 1, 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:
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Corvallis Arts Walk logo
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Please call 541-752-4161 to confirm shows and times
215 SW 4th Street, Corvallis, OR 97333