Whitsell Auditorium @ PAM

Unless otherwise indicated, all screenings in the Whitsell Auditorium cost $12.
PAM/PAM CUT Members, Students, and Seniors are eligible for a $2 discount.
Kids 17 and Under are free, though not all films are suitable for kids. Discretion is advised and identification may be requested at check-in.

All screenings begin promptly at their listed start time and do not typically include trailers.

PAM CUT is not currently requiring visitors to wear masks in the Whitsell Auditorium, though we strongly encourage their use. We want our community to feel safe, so we may require proof of vaccination or a negative test taken within 48 hours. Oregon now has digital vaccination cards, which are a great way to keep track of your vaccination status. Our decision is based on the current Multnomah Country risk status as stated on CDC.gov. We thank you for your cooperation and hope to see you soon!

September 2022

Featuring DOC-O-RAMA: five documentaries celebrate those who were bold enough to call for change—through personal growth, style, community, social justice, or culture.

Moonage Daydream (2022)

Friday, September 30 • 6 pm


Features a live musical performance from clarinetist Lisa Lipton (Executive Director of the Newport Symphony, Executive Director of Opera Theater Oregon, and Owner of Mendelssohn’s on N Mississippi) and flutist Jayde Weide.

dir. Brett Morgen
Not Rated – 2 hr. 20 mins.

This cinematic odyssey explores David Bowie’s creative, spiritual, and musical journey. From the visionary mind of Brett Morgen, Moonage Daydream features captivating, never-before-seen footage and performances spanning David Bowie’s 54-year career. The film includes 40 exclusively remastered Bowie songs and is the first film ever sanctioned by the Bowie Estate, with local access to the artists’ archives.

October 2022

The Man Who Fell
to Earth (1976)

Saturday, October 1 • 12 pm

dir. Nicolas Roeg
Rated R – 2 hr. 18 mins.

It’s David Bowie weekend at PAM CUT!

In The Man Who Fell to Earth, Thomas Jerome Newton (David Bowie) is an alien who has come to Earth in search of water to save his home planet. But his mission becomes complicated after he falls in love with a quiet hotel clerk and is further challenged when he is discovered by the US government. 


Saturday, October 1 • 3 pm

dir. Jim Henson
Rated R – 1 hr. 41 mins.

David Bowie weekend at PAM CUT concludes with the 1986 classic, Labyrinth.

When teen Sarah is forced to babysit Toby, her baby stepbrother, she unknowingly summons Jareth the Goblin King to take him away. When he is actually kidnapped, Sarah is given just thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue him.


Saturday, October 1


Purchase the David Bowie Bundle to get a great deal on viewing all 2 of the films featured at The Whitsell on October 1, 2022.

$20 for both films
$16 for PAM/PAM CUT Members, Seniors, and Students
($4 discount)

The First Step

Thursday, October 6 • 7 pm

dir. Brandon Kramer
Not Rated – 1 hr. 30 mins.

($5 for Members, Students, and Seniors)
Features post-film panel discussion

In a divided America, progressive activist and political commentator Van Jones controversially works across party lines on landmark criminal justice reform and a more humane response to the addiction crisis. Attempting to be a bridge builder in a time of extreme polarization takes Van and a coalition of unlikely allies deep into the inner workings of a divisive administration, internal debates within both parties, and the lives of frontline activists fighting for their communities. 

Music and the Machine: An Evening with YACHT

Tuesday, October 25 • 7 pm

($30 for Members, Students, and Seniors)

PAM CUT and YACHT are teaming up for a night you won’t forget – YACHT will perform their GRAMMY-nominated album Chain Tripping LIVE after a screening of the documentary that breaks down how the Portland-born band teamed up with artificial intelligence to create it. The Computer Accent (directed by Sebastian Pardo and Riel Roch-Decter) documents the writing and recording of Chain Tripping, as well as the group’s storied history. The film also serves as a broader look at the role of artificial intelligence and its potential impact on the creative process, raising questions about the future of art and its intersection with technology.

The program will begin at 7 p.m. with a discussion with the band and filmmakers, followed by a screening of The Computer Accent. After the film ends, YACHT will perform Chain Tripping in its entirety.

November 2022

Art and Krimes by Krimes

Sunday, November 6 • 2 pm

dir. Alysa Nahmias
Not Rated – 1 hr. 25 mins.

Features post-film discussion with author Mitchell S. Jackson as part of the Portland Book Festival’s Cover to Cover series

While locked up for six years in federal prison, artist Jesse Krimes secretly creates monumental works of art—including an astonishing 40-foot mural made with prison bed sheets, hair gel, and newspaper. He smuggles out each panel piece-by-piece with the help of fellow artists, only seeing the mural in totality upon coming home. As Jesse’s work captures the art world’s attention, he struggles to adjust to life outside, living with the threat that any misstep will trigger a life sentence. 

Jesse Krimes is a past fellow of the Art For Justice Fund