LOST SOUL: THE DOOMED JOURNEY OF RICHARD STANLEY'S DR. MOREAU Cuddle party!

Ballet 422
A documentary following the 25-year-old Justin Peck during the two months he spent choreographing the 422nd dance of the New York City Ballet. Don't expect any drama—Ballet 422 is intentionally anticlimactic, with lots of tracking shots and close-ups as Peck rehearses with the company and talks with the dozens of people required to perform a dance at this scale. It's impressive, but suffers from a lack of perspective: so many shots of process, with so little insight as to what they mean, make the film feel less like a look at Peck's vision and more like an endurance test. JENNA LECHNER Living Room Theaters.

Chappie
See review this issue. Various Theaters.

Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio
A documentary about "architect and public-interest-design pioneer" Samuel Mockbee. Hollywood Theatre.

recommended Double Indemnity
1944's noir classic, on 35mm. Academy Theater.

recommended The Duke of Burgundy
See review, this issue. Hollywood Theatre.

Far From Home
A program of rare 16mm films from the Oregon Historical Society. Hollywood Theatre.

Focus
1998 called; it said Will Smith is dope, and it's right. Suck it, Jaden. ELINOR JONES Various Theaters.

recommended A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
In horror movies, and sometimes in life, a girl alone at night is a victim. Shadows are ominous, noises are frightening. The night doesn't belong to her. Which is just part of why Ana Lily Amirpour's debut feature is so exhilarating. The Girl (Sheila Vand) is a taciturn, hijab-clad vampire in a tiny Iranian town called Bad City, gliding through the deserted streets like a not-so-friendly ghost. The night is her domain, though the men she encounters might assume otherwise. The Girl does what she wants, and usually what she wants is to drink somebody. ALISON HALLETT Cinema 21.

recommended Italian Style
See Film, this issue. NW Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium.

recommended Jurassic Park
See My, What a Busy Week! Laurelhurst Theater.

Kayaking the Aleutians
Director Justine Curgenven presents the 55-minute festival version of her film, with a Q&A following. Clinton Street Theater.

recommended Kung Fu Theater
See My, What a Busy Week! Hollywood Theatre.

recommended Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley's Dr. Moreau
"Knowing the odds were stacked against me, I resorted to witchcraft," deadpans Richard Stanley. The director of low-budget pulp like Hardware and Dust Devil, Stanley's next film was to be a big-budget adaptation of H.G. Wells' The Island of Dr. Moreau—but the project was so disastrous that Stanley did, indeed, resort to witchcraft. And that was before Marlon Brando started wearing an ice bucket on his head, before Val Kilmer turned out to be an "asshole" and a "prep school bully," before Nelson de la Rosa (28 inches tall and "very sexual") became Brando's ever-present BFF, before extras in animal prosthetics had a months-long drunken furry convention, and before Stanley was fired, left to wander the Australian rain forest as John Frankenheimer attempted to salvage the film. (He failed.) Like Lost in La Mancha and Jodorowsky's Dune, the weird, surprising Lost Soul is a story of ambition gone awry—and a must-see for anyone who loves movies. Stanley will be in attendance on Fri March 6, when Lost Soul will play as a double feature with The Otherworld, his documentary about "the history of magical belief in the remote region of France where he has made his home for the past several years." ERIK HENRIKSEN Hollywood Theatre.

Manhattan Short Feature Film Project
A feature selected by "a panel of programmers and owners from some of the USA's leading independent cinemas." This year's selection: Patrick's Day. More at cstpdx.com. Clinton Street Theater.

Match Cut Movie Club
A mystery screening series: Buy a ticket, be surprised. More at matchcutmovieclub.com. Living Room Theaters.

Never Cry Wolf
A screening of the 1983 film Never Cry Wolf, with Mark Isham's bassoon score played live by Mark Eubanks and Keith Buncke. Hollywood Theatre.

Newsies
L'il Batman sings about newspapers. Tom Hagen disapproves. Hollywood Theatre.

Pigsty
Before Pasolini made the infamous Salò, he made this 1969 drama linking two stories together in an indictment of human nature: The tale of a medieval man becoming a cannibal, and the tale of a Nazi's son who wants to be a pig. Fifth Avenue Cinema.

Portland German Film Festival
The Portland German Film Festival presents Cyrill Boss and Philipp Stennert's The Vexxer (2007). More at portlandgermanfilmfestival.com. Clinton Street Theater.

recommended POWFest (Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival)
See next week's Mercury (and powfest.com) for more.Hollywood Theatre.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
A movie by retirees, for retirees. See review in the Willamette Week. Various Theaters.

recommended Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
See My, What a Busy Week! Hollywood Theatre.

Unfinished Business
See review this issue. Various Theaters.

recommended What We Do in the Shadows
See review this issue. Cinema 21.


recommended MEANS WE RECOMMEND IT. Theater locations are accurate Friday, March 6-Thursday, March 12, unless otherwise noted. Movie times are updated daily and are available here.