Tomorrow night, the NW Film Center's annual Top Down: Rooftop Cinema
series kicks off with Jaques Tati's 1949 comedy Jour de Fête.
The whole series—which also includes Zelig
, The Hunger
, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
, and more—happens on the roof of the Hotel deLuxe's parking structure (SW 15th and Yamhill); each screening is preceded by live music (in Jour de Fête
's case, Lincoln's Beard), and it's generally an excellent time, provided you get there early enough to get a good seat (like, really
early enough, as the roof isn't nearly big enough to hold the the number of people who show up).
For Jour de Fête
, the music starts at 8 pm tomorrow (Thurs, July 25); if you want to win a pair of tickets to the event, email me
no later than 2 pm today (Wed, July 24). Make sure your subject line is "Jerry Lewis," and feel free to include either a joke or a dismissive reference about the French. I'll pick a winner at 2 and alert them via email. Have at!