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HIGH LOW Gallery 936 SE 34th Ave

Portland, Oregon 97214

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A new venue for exploring and discussing films at the Hi-Lo Gallery space located at 936 SE 34th Ave (just below Belmont Ave) will be inaugurated on Sunday, September 10, 2017. This will be a space where people can watch movies (of all kinds), and talk about and listen to devotees of film who share their passion for cinema. It will be a place where those who make films, film scholars and others who simply love movies can all share their ideas and experiences of film. We hope that anyone who is open to the possibility that film can create a truly unique relationship to the world, unlike any other art form, will want to come down and see what we are doing at the gallery space. We want the sessions to be both illuminating and fun. In future series, we hope to present many films that cut across genres and national cinemas, including experimental films, independent films, cult films, the best of Hollywood, European and world cinema, documentary, and of course the visionary films of many great filmmakers. We also want to encourage a dialogue between the creative and critical communities, and some of our future events will encourage individuals to present and discuss their own completed work (or work in progress).

The inaugural series on Stanley Kubrick will be organized and presented by Dr. Mario Falsetto, a film scholar (and Kubrick specialist) from Montreal who now makes his home in Portland (see biographical sketch below).


We will begin this new venture with a series on Stanley Kubrick, a filmmaker who needs no introduction and whose work has excited cinephiles since the mid-1950s. Dr. Mario Falsetto, a life-long Kubrick scholar who has published two books on the celebrated filmmaker (Stanley Kubrick: A Narrative and Stylistic Analysis and Perspectives on Stanley Kubrick) will inaugurate the space as a film venue with a free, introductory lecture on Kubrick's powerful anti-war film, Paths of Glory (1957). This introductory lecture will be followed by an in-depth investigation into Kubrick's body of work in 9 subsequent sessions presented by Falsetto that will include many of Kubrick's most celebrated films including 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining Eyes Wide Shut and other titles (see fuller description below). Falsetto's approach to Kubrick will emphasize the formal aspects of style and narrative, and their relationship to a more traditional, thematic understanding of how Kubrick's films create meaning.


Dr. Mario Falsetto is Professor Emeritus in Film Studies at Concordia University (Montreal) where he helped build one of the most highly-regarded Cinema Departments in North America. He received his Ph. D. in Cinema Studies from New York University. As Professor in Film Studies at Concordia, Falsetto developed dozens of film courses over three decades, and is considered a specialist in the films of Stanley Kubrick, avant-garde cinema, American narrative film of the 1960s and 1970s, and contemporary independent filmmakers. While at Concordia University, Falsetto held various positions including Chair of the Cinema Department and Graduate Program Director of the M.A. in Film Studies.

Mario Falsetto has published six books, including Stanley Kubrick: A Narrative and Stylistic Analysis and Perspectives on Stanley Kubrick, as well as two collections of career interviews with contemporary film directors (Personal Visions, and Dialogues With Independent Filmmakers). His most recent book is Conversations With Gus Van Sant, which contains his personal conversations with Van Sant conducted over a 12 year period, as well as his personal commentary on the director's films. Falsetto also curated the “Essential Gus Van Sant” film series at the Portland Art Museum in 2015.

Additional Information about the Kubrick Series:

Free Introductory Path of Glory lecture/screening:

Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017

Time: 1-5 p.m.

The Kubrick series will continue at the Gallery Space on subsequent Sundays thru November 12, on Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, and 12 (9 additional presentations):

Time: 1-5 p.m.

Reduced cost for the entire series: $100.

Drop-in cost for individual lectures/screenings: $15. (pay at the door)

Additional Kubrick Films to be Screened:

Killer's Kiss/The Killing (double bill, 1955/1956)

Lolita (1962)

Dr. Strangelove; or, How I learned to Stop Worrying and love the Bomb (1964)

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

A Clockwork Orange (1971)

Barry Lyndon (1975)

The Shining (1980)

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

All films to be presented and discussed by Mario Falsetto

Location: Hi-Low Gallery, 936 SE 34th Ave, Portland, OR 97214

The series will be limited to 35 people.

NOTE: You may reserve a place in the series by paying the reduced $100. fee in advance thru https://www.PayPal.me/MarioFalsetto, or paying the fee at the Paths of Glory lecture (Sept. 10).

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