See More Seymour We begin our tribute to the great American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman with Almost Famous, a movie about rock and roll with one of the greatest, rock-and-roll soundtracks ever and Mr. Hoffman playing the greatest rock-and-roll critic ever, Lester Bangs. May 7, 7pm. Old Stone Church, 157 NW Franklin Ave. Free.
Happy The Spiritual Awareness Community of the Cascades presents a film from director Roko Belic that sets out to answer this question: What makes you happy? From the bayous of Louisiana to the deserts of Namibia, from the beaches of Brazil to the villages of Okinawa, this movie explores the secrets and the science behind our most valued emotion. May 1, 7:30 pm. Old Stone Church, 157 NW Franklin Ave. Suggested donation: $4/person.
Particle Fever If you really believe that you have something better to do than watch a movie documenting the beginning of time—and hear a lecture from one of the particle physicists who was part of the Large Hadron Collider re-enactment of the Big Bang—um, can we say, God complex? Sponsored by Sisters Science Club. May 1, 7 pm. Sisters Movie House, 720 Desperado Court, Sisters.
COCC's Latino Film Festival
What better way to stoke up for Cinco de Mayo than a double-header celebrating the New Wave of Latin American cinema? An early morning workshop, followed by a screening of "Chico & Rita," a tag-team production with Oscar-winning director Fernando Trueba and the versatile Javier Mariscal in an animated wonderment. May 4, 8 am.–1 pm. COCC Madras Campus. Free.
Which Way Home This award-winning film features three children from homes in Latin America, as they travel through Mexico en route to the U.S. border, hoping to reunite with their parents. May 6, 6:30 pm. First Presbyterian Church, 230 NE 9th St. Free.
Cuba: Land of Eccentricity, Eroticism & Enigma National Geographic photographer Christopher Baker has been to the island country of Cuba so many times (70!), he is downright near a local. He shares beautiful and sensual photographs about heartbreak, heart-mend and heart-felt empathy. May 6, 6:30 pm. Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St. $10.
Spaghetti Western Wednesdays Spaghetti, salad, and garlic bread, served up with a classic movie. One drink minimum. Wednesdays, 6pm. Tin Pan Theater, 869 NW Tin Pan Alley. $6.
Wild Reverence A movie about westcoast steelhead. More than cool shots of catching these amazing fish, Wild Reverence is an examination of the big picture, delving into steelhead population trends, habitat quality, the impact of dams, and interaction with hatchery fish. Wild Reverence shares the stories of steelhead, rivers, and people. It illustrates where things are working, where they are broken, and how we can turn the decline around and save wild fish for future generations. Followed by a discussion with filmmaker Shane Anderson. May 2, 6 pm. Volcanic Theatre Pub, 70 SW Century Dr. $13 pre-purchased (at Fly & Field)/$15 at door.