Church of Film is a weekly gathering for the reverence and worship of cinema. Our hope is to bring the long lost, forgotten, overlooked, obscure or unavailable to a hungry audience unable to get their fill from the local theater offerings. And in so doing, in the cozy darkness of an elegant vintage Portland ballroom (or vintage theater), we build a like-minded community of the curious and the cine-obsessed. All are welcome, as are your creative suggestions.
A young women lives happily with her doting father, a lighthouse keeper, until a handsome stranger comes to shore. Luring her from her idyllic life in the countryside into the city, she is drawn into a life of sex, alcohol, and depravity! “Feely adapted” from a Pushkin story, THE CROSS OF LOVE is often considered Finnish mutant-melodrama maestro Teuvo Tulio’s greatest creation—a unique blend of gothic expressionism, lyricism, luridness, and of courses pinches of over-the-top, absurd high drama!