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» RoboCop
Peter Weller (of Naked Lunch) stars in this urban Sci-Fi Western as Alex J. Murphy, a good cop who literally gets shot to pieces while on duty. Murphy is reborn as a crime-fighting machine! An ambitious executive at OCP, the corporation running the futuristic city of Detroit, fuses Murphy’s torso with bulletproof steel limbs and rewires his brain so he should have no will of his own. Murphy’s former partner Anne Lewis (Nancy Allen) tries to help RoboCop remember his human past, but his circuitry blocks those dim memories. Luckily, a chance encounter with one of his killers wakes the human essence in RoboCop, causing him to rebel against his programming and commence on a lone-cyborg mission of vengeance that leads all the way to the top of OCP. This second English-language film by Dutch director Paul Verhoeven (of Showgirls and Total Recall) is unremittingly brutal, darkly comic, and filled with bits of honestly clever satire and pathos. "Part man. Part machine. All cop. The future of law enforcement." (1987)

3/26 - 4/2
» Donnie Darko
During the presidential election of 1988, teenager Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal in his break-out role) sleepwalks out of his house one night. He meets Frank, a giant, demonic-looking rabbit who tells him the world will end in 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds. He returns home the next morning to find that a jet engine has crashed through his bedroom. He struggles to figure out why he survived the accident and attempts to deal with the awful people in his town like the school bully, his conservative health teacher, and self-help guru Jim Cunningham (Patrick Swayze). Frank continues to turn up in Donnie's mind, causing him to commit acts of vandalism and worse. This quasi-time-travel Sci-Fi freak-out is written and directed by Richard Kelly and it holds a spot in the top five of longest runs that we've ever played. "I hope that when the world comes to an end, I can breathe a sigh of relief, because there will be so much to look forward to." (2001)
Donnie Darko

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  2735 East Burnside Street
  Portland, Oregon

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