Death of Nintendo

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This event is in the past
Every day, through Mar 14
This is an online event · Northwest Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium
If you were a kid during the 1990s, it’s going to be hard for you not to enjoy Death of Nintendo, a coming-of-age tale set in early 1990s Manila, the capital city of the Philippines. The film follows preteen Paolo and his motley crew of friends as they shoot hoops, hang out at the local pool, play The Legend of Zelda, and plan schemes to sneak out of the house at night to hang out with girls. The humor and tone often veer from sweetly innocent to irritatingly crude—just like the sensibilities of preteen boys themselves. But the characters are written and acted with such depth that I liked them despite their flaws, and the visuals of sunny Manila are a welcome break from the Portland winter gloom. by Blair Stenvick