What Happened, Miss Simone?

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2022, The Astoria International Film Festival presents the Netflix biopic of the legendary jazz pianist and singer, Nina Simone. Sponsored by the Oregon Film Museum. On stage Nina Simone was known for her utterly free, uninhibited musical expression, which enthralled audiences and attracted life-long fans. But amid the violent, haunting, and senseless …

2021 Ticket Information

Individual tickets for each screening at $10.00. You can also purchase and All Access Pass for $60.00 (a $700.00 value) for admittance to all of the festival’s screenings. You can purchase individual tickets at the Liberty Theater Box Office or on their website – Click here.

Nous Deux Encore / Plymptoons / Vampires Need Love Too / Synonymous With

Nous Deux Encore: A widow tells of the profound love she and her husband shared during their brief time together.[Unrated] Plymptoons: A cllection of short animated films from Accademy Award nominated  animator, graphic designer, cartoonist, and filmmaker, Bill Plympton. Plympton’s illustrations and cartoons have been published in The New York Times and the weekly newspaper The Village Voice, as well as in …

Plan 9 from Outer Space

October 22nd, 9:00pm $10  Residents of California’s San Fernando Valley are under attack by flying saucers from outer space. The aliens, led by Eros (Dudley Manlove) and his assistant, Tanna (Joanna Lee), intend to conquer the planet by resurrecting corpses in a Hollywood cemetery. The living dead — a cape-wearing ghoul (Bela Lugosi), a vampire (Vampira) and a slow-footed cop (Tor Johnson) …

Maiden

October 23rd, 12:30pm $10 In 1989, the very idea of a competitive all-female sailboat crew was nearly inconceivable to the manly world of open-ocean yacht racing. They’d never make it to the start of the Whitbread Round the World Race, much less survive to the finish. They’d never find funding. They didn’t have the strength or skill. They’d die at sea. …

Some Like It Hot

October 23rd, 2:45pm $10 After two Chicago musicians, Joe and Jerry, witness the the St. Valentine’s Day massacre, they want to get out of town and get away from the gangster responsible, Spats Colombo. They’re desperate to get a gig out of town but the only job they know of is in an all-girl band heading to Florida. They show …

Vampira: About Sex, Death & Taxes

October 23rd, 8:00pm $10 An obscure Finnish documentary that chronicles the life of Maila Nurmi. As Vampira, she broke ground in 1956 as the very first television horror host. Nurmi lit up Saturday night television sets with her cinched waist on Los Angeles station KABC-TV. Off set, Maila’s life and demeanor perfectly complemented her eerie TV persona, leading to a relationship with …

Fahrenheit 451

October 24th, 11:30am $10 Based on the 1951 Ray Bradbury novel of the same name. Guy Montag is a fireman who lives in a lonely, isolated society where books have been outlawed by a government fearing an independent-thinking public. It is the duty of firemen to burn any books on sight or said collections that have been reported by informants. People in …