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Here's a look at big screen releases, home movie rentals and documentary and movies of interest - including 'Fifty Shades Freed,' 'It' and Portland Black Film Festival

COURTESY PHOTO - Actor Joe Morton will be making an appearance at the Portland Black Film Festival.Big screen

Last week, Feb. 2

"Winchester"; "A Fantastic Woman"

This week, Feb. 9

"Fifty Shades Freed" (Universal Pictures), R, 105 minutes

About — Anastasia and Christian get married, but Jack Hyde continues to threaten their relationship in the third movie of the "Fifty Shades" series; Stars — Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Arielle Kebbel, Kim Basinger; Director — James Foley

"The 15:17 to Paris" (WB), PG-13, 94 minutes

About — Starring the three real-life heroes cast as themselves, including Oregonian Alek Skarlatos, three Americans discover a terrorist plot aboard a train while in France; Stars — Jenna Fischer, Judy Greer, Thomas Lennon, Solange Beaudoin; Director — Clint Eastwood

"Peter Rabbit" (Columbia/SPA), PG, 93 minutes

About — Feature adaptation of Beatrix Potter's classic tale of a rebellious rabbit trying to sneak into a farmer's vegetable garden; Stars — Margot Robbie, Daisy Ridley, Domhnall Gleeson, Elizabeth Debicki; Director — Will Gluck

Next week, Feb. 16

"Black Panther"; "Early Man"; "Samson"; "The Party"

Note: Movie descriptions by IMDB, www.imdb.com

Home rentals

The latest top 10 digital movie purchases/rentals based on transaction rate, by Comscore:

1. "It"

2. "Dunkirk"

3. "Kingsman: The Golden Circle"

4. "The Mountain Between Us"

5. "Battle of the Sexes"

6. "Blade Runner 2049"

7. "The Lego Ninjago Movie"

8. "Jigsaw"

9. "My Little Pony: The Movie"

10. "The Hitman's Bodyguard"

Other recent favorites: "Wonder Woman"; "Baywatch"; "Spider-Man: Homecoming"

Upcoming events

• The Portland Black Film Festival continues through Feb. 25 at Hollywood Theatre, 4122 N.E. Sandy Blvd. It's curated by writer/filmmaker David F. Walker, and the festival examines the black experience in America and showcases the cinematic achievements of African-American stars and filmmakers. The guest of honor is Joe Morton (from "Scandal"), who'll join the festival for a special screening of "Brother From Another Planet," 7 p.m. Feb. 24. This week's screenings are "Blade," 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, "Footprints of Pan Africanism," 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, and "Afrofuturism," 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. For more: www.hollywoodtheatre.org.

• Reminder: The 28th annual Cascade Festival of African Films, with free screenings throughout February, offers audiences the rare and edifying opportunity to see Africa through the lenses of its people. Most screenings take place at Portland Community College's Cascade Campus, 705 N. Killingsworth Ave. For complete info: www.africanfilmfestival.org.

• Third Rail presents "National Theatre Live," live screenings of plays from London, now at the Lake Theater & Cafe, 106 N. State St., in Lake Oswego, through March 27. It started with "Amadeus," and continues with "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf," 7 p.m. Feb. 6. The rest of the lineup: "Saint Joan," 7 p.m. Feb. 13; "Yerma," 7 p.m. Feb. 20; "Hedda Gabler," noon, "Peter Pan," 4 p.m., and "Follies, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 25; "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," 7 p.m. Feb. 27; "Twelfth Night," noon, "Follies," 4 p.m., "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," 7 p.m. March 4; "Young Marx," 7 p.m. March 6; "Hamlet," 7 p.m. March 13; "Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead," 7 p.m. March 20; "Twelfth Night," 7 p.m. March 27. Tickets ($9.99-$23) can be purchased at www.thirdrailrep.org.

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