Hollywood Movies

Pete's Dragon

For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales until she meets Pete.

 

Star Trek Beyond

The Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

 

Director Justin Lin (The Fast and the Furious franchise) helmed this latest installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009.

 

"It's not just a blast but, at moments, a thing of beauty, alive to the comic awesomeness of being lost in space."  Anthony Lane, New Yorker

 

Star Trek Beyond | 3D

The Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

 

Director Justin Lin (The Fast and the Furious franchise) helmed this latest installment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009.

 

"It's not just a blast but, at moments, a thing of beauty, alive to the comic awesomeness of being lost in space." Anthony Lane, New Yorker

 

Animation Film Festival

OMSI 2016 ANIMATION FILM FEST

A celebration of animation from independent shorts to feature films, the 2016 OMSI Animation Festival showcases a selection of intelligent, entertaining and provocative programming from some of the world’s most creative artists. The Festival runs from Thursday, September 15 through Sunday, September 18 at OMSI’s Empirical Theater. With highlights that include an appearance by Laika Studios 18-foot tall stop motion skeleton puppet, a cake-baking octopus, and an imaginative 1940’s steampunk adventure, the Empirical Theater's giant screen will offer a fantastical smorgasbord of animation with something sure to appeal to nearly everyone.

 

Festival Passes
Plan on attending multiple shows or events? Buy an exclusive Festival pass and save! Pass holders receive access to all festival screenings and special events.

$19 Adult / $16 Youth (3-13) & Senior (63+)
OMSI members receive $3 off

Tickets
Tickets are also available for individual shows.

$7 Adult / $6 Youth (3-13) & Senior (63+)
OMSI members receive $1 off

 

Both Passes and Tickets may be purchased online at omsi.edu, at the OMSI front desk, or by telephone at 503-797-4000.

 

Festival Schedule

Thursday, September 15
6:30pm LAIKA: A Giant Skeleton & Animated Shorts
 

Friday, September 16
4:00pm  Finding Dory

6:00pm  The King and the Mockingbird (Subt)
7:30pm  April and the Extraordinary World (Subt)
9:30pm  Fantastic Mr. Fox
 

Saturday, September 17
12:00pm  Kid Flix: Best of The 2016 New York International Children’s Film Festival

1:00pm    Family Flix: Best of The 2016 New York International Children’s Film Festival

2:30pm   The Secret of Kells
4:00pm   The King and the Mockingbird (Dub)

5:30pm   Shaun the Sheep

7:00pm  Coraline 3D

8:45pm  Anomalisa

10:15pm American Pop

 

Sunday, September 18
1:00pm  Kid Flix: Best of The 2016 New York International Children’s Film Festival

2:00pm   Family Flix: Best of The 2016 New York International Children’s Film Festival

3:30pm  April and the Extraordinary World (Dub)

5:30pm Boy and the World

7:00pm  Fantastic Mr. Fox

Boy and The World

Brazilian artist Alê Abreu’s Academy Award®-nominated masterpiece is a riotous explosion of music and color that critics proclaim is “one of the most beautiful animated features ever made.” (Film Journal International)

Cuca’s cozy rural life is shattered when his father leaves for the city. Determined to reunite his family, Cuca embarks on a journey that unfolds like a tapestry – the film’s stunning visuals becoming more complex as his small world expands. The story of a changing world through the eyes of a curious child, Boy and the World depicts a clash between village and city, nature and industry, the rich and the poor – and despite the tumult, the heart and soul of the people beats on as a song.

American Pop

Journey into an explosion of sight, sound, song and superb storytelling as brilliantly conceived by animation innovator Ralph Bakshi (Fritz the Cat, The Lord of the Rings, Wizards). From a turn-of-the-century immigrant vaudevillian to a rock superstar, American Pop is the story of four generations whose lives revolve around the beat of American popular music. Featuring a mind-blowing soundtrack bursting with the hit music of The Doors, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Mamas & The Papas, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Pat Benatar, Lou Reed, Bob Seger and more. Packed with energy, excitement, electricity and enthusiasm, Bashki's work is a ground-breaking, kaleidoscopic animated trip.

"A dazzling display of talent, nerve, ideas (old and new), passion and a marvelously free sensibility." Vincent Canby, New York Times

 

 

 

Anomalisa

Michael Stone, husband, father and respected author is a man crippled by the mundanity of his life. On a business trip to Cincinnati, where he's scheduled to speak at a convention of customer service professionals, he is amazed to discover a possible escape from his desperation in the form of an unassuming baked goods sales rep, Lisa, who may or may not be the love of his life.

A beautifully tender and absurdly humorous dreamscape, from the brilliant minds of Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson, this stop-motion animation wonder features the vocal cast of Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan and David Thewlis and a stirring strings-based score by Carter Burwell. 

"Anomalisa finds an adult story that could only have been effectively achieved through animation, and then realizes it with precision, sensitivity and shocking humor."  Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

Edible Cinema: Big Trouble in Little China

Edible Cinema is a unique way to experience a film: through aroma, texture and taste. Perfect for food and film lovers alike, this quarterly series combines good food with the fun of movie night as expert chefs curate a bite-sized tasting menu tailored to specific moments in the film.

 

6:30PM | Doors open, pick up your tray of numbered boxes and find a seat.

7:00PM | Introduction and event instructions

7:05PM | Movie: Big Trouble in Little China (Duration: 1 hr. 39 mins. | Rating: PG-13)

 

Coraline | 3D

Nightmare Before Christmas) and author Neil Gaiman (Sandman), Coraline is a wondrous and thrilling, fun and suspenseful adventure that honors and redefines two moviemaking traditions. It is a stop-motion animated feature – and, as the first one to be conceived and photographed in stereoscopic 3-D, unlike anything moviegoers have ever experienced before. Coraline Jones is a girl of 11 who is feisty, curious, and adventurous beyond her years. Having just relocated from Michigan to Oregon, she uncovers a secret door in her new home and discovers an alternate version of her life – only much better. But when this wondrously off-kilter, fantastical visit turns dangerous and her "Other" parents try to keep her forever, Coraline musters all of her resourcefulness, determination, and bravery to get back home – and save her family. "Coraline lingers in an atmosphere that is creepy, wonderfully strange and full of feeling." A.O. Scott, New York Times Duration: 101 mins. | Rating: PG Festival Passes Plan on attending multiple shows or events? Buy an exclusive Festival pass and save! Pass holders receive access to all festival screenings and special events.  $19 Adult / $16 Youth (3-13) & Senior (63+) OMSI members receive $3 off Buy Pass

Shaun the Sheep

When Shaun decides to take the day off and have some fun, he gets a little more action than he bargained for. A mix up with the Farmer, a caravan, and a very steep hill lead them all to the Big City and it's up to Shaun and the flock to return everyone safely to the green grass of home.

"Clever bits, sight gags and situational slapstick will appeal to both kids and adults, especially the flock's problems carrying out smart sheep Shaun's elaborate schemes." Linda Barnard, Toronto Star