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10-YEAR-OLD PIZZA

Sun, Nov 7, 2010
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Fri, Nov 12, 2010
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

10-YEAR-OLD PIZZA

DIRECTOR: ANDREW ELLMAKER - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(NAR) Making babies probably shouldn’t be an extended family affair.

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Sun, Nov 7, 2010
at 1 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

THE 34TH YOUNG PEOPLE’S FILM FESTIVAL: TEEN DIVISION

SHORTS

For 34 years, the Northwest Film Center's annual Young People's Film Festival has celebrated the next generation of regional filmmakers—children and teens in grades K-12 from throughout the Northwest—by showcasing their work and circulating it around the region. This year we've divided the winners into two programs, today's focused on the work of teens ages 13-19. Please join us for this fun and entertaining program of shorts, animation, and documentaries selected for their originality, artistic merit, technical achievement, and conviction in investigation of subject matter.

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BLANCO

Sun, Nov 7, 2010
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Fri, Nov 12, 2010
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

BLANCO

DIRECTOR: TIMOTHY DAVID ORME - IDAHO (BOISE)

(NAR) In the throes of caring for her dying mother, a young girl finds adolescence with a new friend.

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BUMMER SUMMER

Tue, Nov 9, 2010
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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BUMMER SUMMER

DIRECTOR: ZACH WEINTRAUB - WASHINGTON (OLYMPIA)

(NAR) It’s the summer before his senior year of high school, and for the first time, Isaac is beginning to feel the anxiety of an uncertain future. His older brother Ben, a nearly-graduated journalism major with a job already lined up, comes home from school for the summer and re-befriends his ex-high school sweetheart, Lila, currently working to pay rent and taking classes haphazardly at the local community college. Beginning to feel the impending grasp of the working world, Ben decides to set out on a last hurrah of a road trip, a modern white kid’s vision quest. Eager for...

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DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK

Fri, Nov 12, 2010
at 9 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK

DIRECTOR: JEN SOSKA, SYLVIA SOSKA - BRITISH COLUMBIA (VANCOUVER)

(NAR) DEAD HOOKER IN A TRUNK is the unexpected first feature film written and directed by identical twin sisters Jen and Sylvia Soska. Four friends set out on an everyday errand and end up in a fight for their lives when they discover the body of a dead hooker in their trunk. Led by a sexy, impulsive badass; her distant geek twin sister; their Bible-thumping, Jesus-loving goody two shoes friend; and a chaotic, rock star, junkie pal, the group has to put aside their differences to dispose of the body before they are next. Facing off against persistent police, a...

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FIELD GUIDE TO NOVEMBER DAYS

Thu, Nov 11, 2010
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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FIELD GUIDE TO NOVEMBER DAYS

DIRECTOR: NICK PETERSON, MARY DEFREESE - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(NAR) In this second feature from Portland filmmaker Nick Peterson (YELLOW), made almost entirely by bicycle, Matt and Natalie, recently separated from each other, resume their YELLOW relationship after a chance meeting. Passion clouds their perception, and they soon fall back into destructive patterns. Further complicating the situation, each is absorbed in exploring ideas about their own mortality. Jealousy and communication problems resurface, and they separate once again. To cope with the loss, Natalie isolates herself and experiments with a radically different place in society. Matt finds solace in his friendship with Christian, who is gay, but is confused by...

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FROG

Fri, Nov 5, 2010
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Wed, Nov 10, 2010
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

FROG

DIRECTOR: AUSTIN ANDREWS - BRITISH COLUMBIA (VANCOUVER)

(NAR) A relationship comes into focus and then back out again all in one long take. “Just how the Prince became a Frog.”—GD.

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HOW EUNICE GOT HER BABY

Sat, Nov 6, 2010
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Thu, Nov 11, 2010
at 8:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

HOW EUNICE GOT HER BABY

DIRECTOR: ANA VALINE - BRITISH COLUMBIA (VANCOUVER)

(NAR) Young Flo’s thermostat is “cranked up high,” leading her to the wild life that answers the title’s question.

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LANDSCAPES

Fri, Nov 5, 2010
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Wed, Nov 10, 2010
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

LANDSCAPES

DIRECTOR: LAUREL DEGUTIS - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(NAR) “A hymn to the mundane things between people, the in-between times, the lovely lulls.”—GD.

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SAVAGE

Sat, Nov 6, 2010
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Thu, Nov 11, 2010
at 8:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

SAVAGE

DIRECTOR: LISA JACKSON - BRITISH COLUMBIA (VANCOUVER)

(NAR) A musical take on the First Nation residential school experience. “A beautiful and surprising Ghost Dance.”—GD.

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SHI-SHI-ETKO

Sat, Nov 6, 2010
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Thu, Nov 11, 2010
at 8:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

SHI-SHI-ETKO

DIRECTOR: KATE KROLL - BRITISH COLUMBIA (VANCOUVER)

(NAR) The policy of sending First Nation children away to residential school is brought home through a young girl treasuring her last days with her family.

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Fri, Nov 5, 2010
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Wed, Nov 10, 2010
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SHORTS I

SHORTS

Preceding tonight’s screening, the 2011 Oregon Media Arts Fellowship will be awarded.

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Sat, Nov 6, 2010
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Thu, Nov 11, 2010
at 8:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SHORTS II

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Sun, Nov 7, 2010
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Fri, Nov 12, 2010
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SHORTS III

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SHUT UP AND RIDE

Fri, Nov 5, 2010
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Wed, Nov 10, 2010
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

SHUT UP AND RIDE

DIRECTOR: MICHAEL WARD - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(NAR) The time has come for two friends to sell their tandem bike. Braking up is hard to do.

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THE TRUE BELIEVERS

Fri, Nov 5, 2010
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Wed, Nov 10, 2010
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

THE TRUE BELIEVERS

DIRECTOR: NATHANIEL BENNETT - OREGON (MEDFORD)

(NAR) Lukas takes to the woods with his endearing and motley crew to prove the vast government conspiracy that is endangering the Bigfoot. “TRUE BELIEVERS makes you realize once and for all why poor Sasquatch must never be found.”—GD.

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Sat, Nov 6, 2010
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Thu, Nov 11, 2010
at 8:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

TWO BEDS

DIRECTOR: KANAKO WYNKOOP - WASHINGTON (OLYMPIA)

(NAR) A queer doppelganger couple fights the age-old battle of heteronormative monogamy or polyamorous adventure. “Demonstrates both how to survive your family and sit on your own face.”—GD.

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