When all signs point to Megan (Natasha Lyonne) being a lesbian, her friends and family insist she be carted off to True Directions, a gay conversion therapy camp. In her directorial debut, Babbit crafts a sly comedy worthy of the campy sensibilities of John Waters’ most popular work. “But I’m a Cheerleader is a sharp, intelligent outing bolstered by both Natasha Lyonne and Clea DuVall who communicate their conflicts and turmoil (and eventual joy) with low-key power, and through whom a credible love story begins to build.”—Michael Thomson, BBC
After 13-years at the Hotel deLuxe (thanks for the memories!), Top Down has a new home on the Portland State University campus atop the PS2 parking structure at 1724 SW Broadway. Join us for our 14th annual program of cinema under the stars and new city views. Doors open at 7 pm with food and beverages available for purchase. Music begins at 8 pm and films begin at dusk. Entry for advance ticket holders is guaranteed until 8:30 pm. Advance tickets ensure that you will not have to wait in the ticket purchase line but do not guarantee entry after 8:30 pm. A limited number of chairs are available on a first-come basis, so feel free to bring a chair, pillow, or blanket, along with a light sweater or jacket. Advance ticket holders not admitted to the screening (in the case of a sell-out) may exchange their tickets for another Top Down or NWFC screening. There are no refunds or exchanges for arrivals after the film begins (c. 9 pm) or for entirely missed screenings. Please, no pets or outside food or drink.
A short film by a Northwest filmmaker will precede each film.
Advance tickets are available at $10 general; $9 student/senior; $7 Silver Screen Club Friend/New Wave. Tickets at the door are $12 general; $11 student/senior/PAM member; $9 Silver Screen Club Friend/New Wave. Cash or check appreciated to speed the line.