The 32nd Annual Young People's Film & Video Festival
Narrative, documentary, and animated films from kids in grades K-12. Northwest Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium.

Aren't You Even Gonna Kiss Me Goodbye?
River Phoenix's first starring role was in 1988's Aren't You Even Gonna Kiss Me Goodbye? (AKA A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon), where he played the incorrigible, ever-horny Jimmy Reardon. The film is one of the lost jewels in the treasure chest of '80s teen movies. Jimmy Reardon has one night to decide what to do with his life: Either go to business school like his father, or jet set it off to Hawaii with his saucy girlfriend. Writer/director William Richert wrote the novel that he based his film on at the tender age of 19, and it shows—although Reardon's bad poetry, ever-present need to be around the opposite sex, and the general awkwardness of being a teenager are conveyed well by Richert's directing and Phoenix's acting. CARLY NAIRN Clinton Street Theater.

Beautiful Losers
See review. Cinema 21.

Best of the POW Fest
Selected local entries from the most recent Portland Women's Film Festival. Northwest Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium.

Burn After Reading
See review. Various Theaters.

CSNY: Déjà Vu
Neil Young brings a gruff legitimacy to the creaky folk harmonies of his sometimes bandmates Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and Déjà Vu is a documentary of their 2006 tour, in which Young coerced the wheezing old men to get out of their wheelchairs and disconnect their colostomy bags, leading them in a setlist of new anti-Bush, anti-war songs—much to the chagrin of their former-hippie, now-conservative fanbase. Not screened for critics. NED LANNAMANN Cinema 21.

Cthulhu
See review. Hollywood Theatre.

The Edge of Heaven
The Edge of Heaven stands on the verge of more than just the celestial. With one disingenuous foot in the "hyperlink" style of filmmaking—in which several seemingly disconnected plot threads are told out of time, only to conclude with an "a-ha!" finale that unites them—writer/director Fatih Aiken misleads the audience with the assumption of such a solution. His characters, meanwhile, search for and narrowly miss each other, keeping them on the edge of the kind of "heaven" found in closure as well. When the film ends, it's abrupt and unfinished, and ultimately induces a pang of recognition in the messy, bottomless, and cyclical condition of life. MARJORIE SKINNER Hollywood Theatre.

The Family That Preys
The latest film from Tyler Perry, starring Alfre Woodard, Robin Givens, Tyler Perry, and Kathy Bates. (Wait, Kathy Bates? That can't be right....) Not screened for critics. Various Theaters.

I Served the King of England
See review. Fox Tower 10.

Intimidad
A documentary, shot over the span of four years, following a young couple's "uphill struggle to achieve their dream of buying land and building a house in the border town of Reynosa, Mexico." Not screened in time for press. Hollywood Theatre.

Maldeamores
A Puerto Rican film starring excellent character actor Luis Guzman, Maldeamores "tells three interwoven tales of love at different phases of life, from the thrill of a first kiss to the heartache of infidelity and the joys of old age." Not screened in time for press. Hollywood Theatre.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Nerd alert. Laurelhurst Theater.

No Regret
See review. Living Room Theaters.

Orange Revolution
It's the stuff of Shakespeare—poisonings, back stabbings, and political intrigue. But instead of wading through old-timey English, you get to hear all about it in modern Ukrainian! Okay, so the Ukrainian thing isn't a huge selling point, but still, director Steve York's documentary about the rigged 2004 Ukrainian elections is well worth your time. During the corrupt presidential election between fat cat Viktor Yanukovych and Obama-esque Viktor Yushchenko, the capital city of Kiev erupts in a massive protest. Following hordes of passionate elderly and young Ukrainians as they fight to have their voices and votes heard in a time when it's perfectly acceptable for the current administration to literally poison its opposition, Orange Revolution is a damned interesting watch. I feel like I should insert an obligatory joke about warning Democrats to watch for tainted moose jerky, but I'll refrain. COURTNEY FERGUSON Northwest Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium.

Proud American
"This is an American story told through the magic of magnificent music performed by top performers, breathtaking photography, thrilling aerial scenes, and some of the most touching human moments ever presented on the giant screen." Thus reads the official synopsis, and goddamn are we glad this didn't screen for critics. Century 16 Cedar Hills Crossing, Century Eastport 16, Lloyd Mall 8.

Ready
The latest snowboarding film from Absinthe Films, featuring "snowboarding's heaviest hitters." Hollywood Theatre.

Righteous Kill
Robert De Niro and Al Pacino team up once again in this cop drama that wasn't screened in time for press. (Hmm. That might be a sign that this is no Heat.) Hit portlandmercury.com on Friday, September 12 for our review. Various Theaters.

Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired
See review. Cinema 21.

TBA:08: Day Is Done
When accomplished multimedia artist Mike Kelley thumbs through a high school yearbook, he doesn't just see a bunch of pimply teenagers, but a book documenting common American performance, religion, and ritual. His film, Day Is Done, takes images and symbols from high school yearbooks and with music and juxtaposition skews them to emphasize the ritualistic connotations of traditional events like Halloween, school plays, and awards ceremonies. His goal is to explore "religious ritual overtones, but outside of the church context." Expect to see teenage goths, hillbillies, and the Virgin Mary intermingle in ways you haven't before. SAHAR BAHARLOO Northwest Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium.

TBA:08: I-Be Area
A feature-length video from Ryan Trecartin that features intertwined stories dealing with "cloning, adoption, self medication, lifestyle options, and virtual identities." Northwest Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium.

TBA:08: Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait
Douglas Gordon and Phillipe Parreno—from Glasgow and Paris, respectively—decided to create a portrait of French soccer superstar Zinedine Zidane. (He's the jerk who headbutted that Italian player in the last World Cup!) Gordon and Parreno did so by training no less than 17 cameras on the man during one of his matches, never leaving him for a second through the entire game. This is the fascinating-sounding result, and once you add in that there's a soundtrack by Mogwai and occasional commentary from both Zidane and the game's announcer, 21st Century Portrait sounds incredibly promising. ERIK HENRIKSEN Northwest Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium.

Winter Kills
William Richert's 1979 comedy/conspiracy flick starring Jeff Bridges and John Huston. Richert's director's cut of Winter Kills will be screening at the Clinton, where his 1988 film Aren't You Even Gonna Kiss Me Goodbye? is also playing. Clinton Street Theater.

The Women
See review. Various Theaters.

The X-Files: I Want to Believe
If you're feeling nostalgic for the series, do yourself a favor and rent a few seasons of The X-Files on DVD. If you still have any fond feelings toward the franchise, it's unlikely that they'll survive the first 10 minutes of this film. ALISON HALLETT Laurelhurst Theater.