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Sun, Nov 13, 2011
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12 TAKES

DIRECTOR: JOHN BOLTON, JENN STROM, KENNETH SHERMAN, JESSE SAVATH, BLAINE THURIER, KEVIN EASTWOOD, KATRIN BOWEN - BRITISH COLUMBIA

(DOC) Seven B.C. filmmakers take on a dozen B.C. artists with visual flair and imagination. Writer Douglas Coupland discusses his career as a visual artist interrupted. Carl Newman discloses his fears as he works on the next New Pornographers album. David Burdeny travels the world taking photographs of iconic cityscapes. Shane Koyczan still can’t find love. Also included are profiles of dancers 605 Collective and Noam Gagnon, classical musicians National Broadcast Orchestra, visual artists Reece Terris and Roy Henry Vickers, author/artist Nick Bantock, architect Omer Arbel, and design studio Organelle. (29 mins.)

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THE 35TH YOUNG PEOPLE’S FILM FESTIVAL

Sat, Nov 19, 2011
at 1 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

THE 35TH YOUNG PEOPLE’S FILM FESTIVAL

YOUTH

For 35 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. Celebrating originality, freshness, authenticity, and conviction in the voices of young mediamakers, the Festival is divided into two sections: a Kids’ Division of works created by youth in grades K-8 and the focus of today’s program, a Teen Division of works by youth in grades 9-12. Created as independent projects, classroom assignments, and/or personal narratives, often with community partners, these documentary, animated,...

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Tue, Nov 15, 2011
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AUSTIN UNBOUND

DIRECTOR: ELIZA GREENWOOD, SELENA STALEY - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(DOC) From the age of three, Austin knew that his female anatomy did not fit him. In middle school, he changed his name and began to dress as a boy. Today, Austin identifies as a straight man and a member of the Portland queer ASL community. AUSTIN UNBOUND documents this deaf man’s choice to get a double mastectomy, following his journey from Portland to San Francisco for the surgery, his life in his local queer ASL community, and his interactions with family members.

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BASIN

Fri, Nov 11, 2011
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Wed, Nov 16, 2011
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BASIN

DIRECTOR: DAVID GEISS - BRITISH COLUMBIA (VICTORIA)

(DOC) “Images of the once pristine landscape of northern Alberta scarred by industrial development compels us to take environmental action.”—AG

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BETWEEN ROOMS AND VOICES

Sat, Nov 19, 2011
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BETWEEN ROOMS AND VOICES

DIRECTOR: KYLE EATON - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(DOC) Ethan Rose conducts a live performance through synchronized iPods, each providing a performer with a set of distinct instructions that guide their vocalizations and movements through the rooms, stairwells, and alcoves of Portland City Hall. (17 mins.)

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DRILL
DIRECTOR: JEFFREY RICHARDSON / PORTLAND, OR
(DOC) DRILL interweaves two best friends’ journey with a group of Oregon National Guard soldiers during their training for a deployment to Afghanistan. It asks the question: can one prepare for war? As the soldiers train one weekend per month, Bobby and Tony brace for a future just...

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Fri, Nov 11, 2011
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Wed, Nov 16, 2011
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THE BIG SAYONARA

DIRECTOR: DON HAMILTON - WASHINGTON (SPOKANE)

(NAR) “Some of the funniest understated dialogue I’ve heard in a short independent film about a former Wall Street employee hitting rock bottom in rural Rosalia, Washington.”—AG

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BUCKSVILLE

Sun, Nov 20, 2011
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BUCKSVILLE

DIRECTOR: CHEL WHITE - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(NAR) Abandoned by his mother at a young age, 24-year-old Presley French has grown up immersed in his father’s small town militia group called the Lodge, a secret fraternal organization founded in response to the murder of a girl whose killer went unpunished. Lodge members quietly right local wrongs as they see fit. But when Presley’s uncle takes over as the Lodge’s new leader and forms ties with a radical national militia with an extreme political agenda, things are headed in violent new directions. For Presley, tough family and moral choices are at hand. Set in the deep Northwest woods,...

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CAMERON’S BOOKS

Sat, Nov 12, 2011
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Fri, Nov 18, 2011
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CAMERON’S BOOKS

DIRECTOR: JIN RYU, YI-FAN LU - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(DOC) “This documentary touched my soft spot for another endangered species: the independent bookseller.”—AG

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Mon, Nov 14, 2011
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CONFLUENCE

DIRECTOR: JENNIFER ANDERSON, VERNON LOTT - IDAHO (LEWISTON)

(DOC) The valley communities of Lewiston and Clarkston, at the confluence of the Clearwater and Snake Rivers—where Lewis and Clark camped on their westward journey—used to be, as one resident says, the kind of place where you’d never worry about your kids spending the night out back in sleeping bags. That all changed in 1979 when Kristina White disappeared. Her body was later found butchered and bagged, and that was just the beginning. In less than four years, three young women and one man disappeared. Only two bodies were found, and despite all the cases having one suspect in common,...

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Sat, Nov 19, 2011
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DRILL

DIRECTOR: JEFFREY RICHARDSON - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(DOC) DRILL interweaves two best friends’ journey with a group of Oregon National Guard soldiers during their training for a deployment to Afghanistan. It asks the question: can one prepare for war? As the soldiers train one weekend per month, Bobby and Tony brace for a future just as unimaginable.

Screening follows BETWEEN ROOMS AND VOICES.

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EMPTY QUARTER

Tue, Nov 15, 2011
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EMPTY QUARTER

DIRECTOR: ALAIN LETOURNEAU, PAM MINTY - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(EXP) EMPTY QUARTER is a film about the region of Southeastern Oregon, an area populated by ranching and farming communities in Lake, Harney, and Malheur Counties. The region is roughly one-third of Oregon’s landmass yet holds less than two percent of the state’s population. Through a series of stationary shots, recording open landscapes and the activities of local residents, Portland filmmakers LeTourneau and Minty reflect on the character of the region as viewed through its natural areas, industry, various labor processes, resource management, and recreation. The voices of local residents describe the history of pioneer settlement, the social life of...

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EYE LINER

Sat, Nov 12, 2011
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Fri, Nov 18, 2011
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EYE LINER

DIRECTOR: JOANNA PRIESTLEY - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(ANI) “Our capacity for facial recognition in the most basic forms is considered through this whimsical patterned animation.”—AG

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Thu, Nov 17, 2011
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FADED: GIRLS + BINGE DRINKING

DIRECTOR: JANET MCINTYRE - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(DOC) Raw and unflinching, FADED: GIRLS profiles the heartbreak and struggles of four young women battling the allure and grip of binge drinking. Holly skates with the Rose City Rollers, a semi-pro girls’ skating team. She plays hard and parties harder, bouncing from one job to another, including a stint at an X-rated bakery that ended when she broke in after-hours to decorate her friend’s ass—a rather spectacular Barbie doll-themed creation in pink and white icing. Other stories are more serious, such as that of Cassidy, a drama major and honor student, who has vowed to stop drinking after a...

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FREEDOM ON THE FENCE

Sun, Nov 13, 2011
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FREEDOM ON THE FENCE

DIRECTOR: ANDREA MARKS - OREGON (CORVALLIS)

(DOC) From World War II through the fall of Communism, the streets of Warsaw and other Polish cities were blanketed with posters announcing opera, theater, film, and other cultural events. The imaginative metaphors, brilliant colors, and powerful visuals put Poland in the forefront of poster art. Inspiring and rich with wondrous images, FREEDOM ON THE FENCE details the evolution of this art form by revealing the unique role posters played in the social, political, and cultural life of Poland, including rare footage of Henryk Tomaszewksi, the undisputed master of the Polish poster.

Screening follows 12 TAKES.

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Sat, Nov 12, 2011
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Fri, Nov 18, 2011
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THE GR8 TASK REMAINING B4 US

DIRECTOR: KARL LIND - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(EXP) “Do we know Abraham Lincoln in any other form than animatronic or wax figure? In this uncanny scenario, an animatronic Abe Lincoln recites the Gettysburg Address in a shopping mall which then folds in behind him.”—AG

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HEART BREAKS OPEN

Tue, Nov 15, 2011
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HEART BREAKS OPEN

DIRECTOR: BILLIE RAIN - WASHINGTON (SEATTLE)

(NAR) A model queer activist and poet, Jesus (Maximillian Davis) prides himself in his work with the Seattle LGBT community. At the same time, Jesus is having unprotected sex and cheating on his long-time partner Johnny (Samonte Cruz). Jesus’ world implodes when he discovers that he is HIV positive, forcing him to confront his innermost fears, his relationship with his ex-boyfriend, and a future living with HIV. Faced with the unknown, Jesus is pulled from the brink of self-destruction by Sister Alysa Trailer (Brian Peters), a drag nun who leads him down a path of self-discovery. “A triumph for the...

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HOW THE FIRE FELL

Sat, Nov 19, 2011
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HOW THE FIRE FELL

DIRECTOR: E.P. DAVEE - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(NAR) “Joe Haege (31 Knots frontman and part-time Menomena member) stars as preacher Edmund Creffield in Davee’s ambitious debut feature about the turn-of-the-20th-century Corvallis-based cult Bride of Christ Church. Shot on Super-16mm film for a mere $50,000, HOW THE FIRE FELL nails the necessary subtleties of period detail—it never feels like Davee rallied his buddies for a weekend of dress-up—and sustains a vibe of creeping dread throughout, thanks in large part to Scott Ballard’s crepuscular black-and-white photography and a plangent score by Haege and John Askew that recalls the apocalypse aperitifs of A Silver Mt. Zion.”—Willlamette Week

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Mon, Nov 14, 2011
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HOW TO DIE IN OREGON

DIRECTOR: PETER D. RICHARDSON - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(DOC) “In 1994, Oregon became the first state to legalize physician-assisted suicide. As a result, any individual whom two physicians diagnose as having less than six months to live can lawfully request a fatal dose of barbiturate to end his or her life. Since 1994, more than 500 Oregonians have taken their mortality into their own hands. Richardson gently enters the lives of the terminally ill as they consider whether—and when—to end their lives by lethal overdose, examining both sides of this complex, emotionally charged issue. What emerges is a life-affirming, staggeringly powerful portrait of what it means to die...

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Sat, Nov 12, 2011
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Fri, Nov 18, 2011
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I AM INTO YOUR FIRE

DIRECTOR: ORLAND NUTT - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(EXP) “A mind-bending animation in which a coquettish woman pops in and out of a surreal landscape reciting staccato poetry by James Broughton.”—AG

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KOSMOS

Sat, Nov 12, 2011
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Fri, Nov 18, 2011
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KOSMOS

DIRECTOR: FANTAVIOUS FRITZ - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(NAR) “This film has the playful energy of a surf journey film with exuberant experimental camera work.”—AG

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LASZLO LASSU

Fri, Nov 11, 2011
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Wed, Nov 16, 2011
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LASZLO LASSU

DIRECTOR: BEN POPP - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(ANI) “This masterful cut-paper animation has an Eastern European folk art flare to its lines and narrative.”—AG

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Fri, Nov 11, 2011
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Wed, Nov 16, 2011
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META ABERRATIO

DIRECTOR: TIMOTHY FIRTH - WASHINGTON (SEATTLE)

(ANI) “This gorgeous black-and-white animation makes three typewriters and their guts come to life, calling to mind a century of stop-motion animation from Georges Méliès to the Brothers Quay.”—AG

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Sat, Nov 12, 2011
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Fri, Nov 18, 2011
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MIGHTY TACOMA

DIRECTOR: VANESSA RENWICK - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(EXP) “Shot in the active port city of Tacoma, this narration-free meditation complicates one’s feelings about humanity’s monumental feats of engineering and the impact on the natural coastline.”—AG

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MOSSGROVE

Sat, Nov 12, 2011
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Fri, Nov 18, 2011
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MOSSGROVE

DIRECTOR: KURTIS HOUGH - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(EXP) “Gorgeous images of slugs traversing a mossy Oregon landscape—looks like National Geographic on LSD.”—AG

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MT. PARNASSUS

Fri, Nov 11, 2011
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Wed, Nov 16, 2011
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MT. PARNASSUS

DIRECTOR: JESSE LARSON, KYLE PARKER - OREGON (WILSONVILLE)

(DOC) “A lovely story of a man and his airplane home, with striking compositions of fuselage in the forest.”—AG

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NOBODY CARES

Sun, Nov 13, 2011
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NOBODY CARES

DIRECTOR: TRAVIS SWARTZ - IDAHO (BOISE)

(NAR) Bob Rockefeller (not those Rockefellers) has 8.5 days to live, and nobody cares. Passed over for promotion at work, his marriage slipping through his fingers, and his only true friends a pair of loyal guinea pigs, Bob suddenly realizes he wants just one thing before he goes: to be loved. Upon the advice of his psychiatrist whose methods are questionable at best, Bob sets out on a comedic odyssey to turn his life around. With ebullient wit and a rarefied charm, NOBODY CARES explores the thin line between self-confidence and self-delusion.

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Thu, Nov 17, 2011
at 8 PM (Worksound Gallery, 820 SE Alder)

NW FILMMAKERS’ FESTIVAL AND GRAND DETOUR PRESENT CAMERA-FREE FILMS BY DEVON DAMONTE

WASHINGTON (OLYMPIA)

(EXP) The Festival partners with Grand Detour to present this collection of camera-free films produced by Olympia’s Devon Damonte. The program will include a multiple projector performance employing a dazzling array of outmoded light-throwing contraptions, including overhead projector, Kodak Carousel Slide projector, Tamron Fotovix, and various 16mm projectors, as well as the following films by Damonte: THE ARTIFACTS OF LIFE (2011), BLUE BALLS SUITE (2010), BROWNIE RUBBING (1989), SCRATCH FEATURE TEASER (2011), LOOPIN LI (2009-11), and the as-yet-unproduced THE MASTERPIECE MADE THE NIGHT BEFORE (2011)—a project made at the Hand Painted Film Society workshop the preceding Wednesday.

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Thu, Nov 17, 2011
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THE OFF HOURS

DIRECTOR: MEGAN GRIFFITHS - WASHINGTON (SEATTLE)

(NAR) “In the languid world of the night shift at a highway diner in the Pacific Northwest, Francine’s small-town life consists of quickies in public restrooms and pouring coffee for truckers and townies. And the inertia isn’t limited to Francine; it extends to the diner owner, a short-order cook, a Serbian waitress, and Francine’s roommate. What they want is out of reach—or is it that they’ve lost track of wanting anything at all? When Oliver, a banker turned big-rig driver, becomes a diner regular, he sparks hope in Francine, introducing the possibility for change.”—Sundance Film Festival. “A reverse angle for...

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Fri, Nov 11, 2011
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Wed, Nov 16, 2011
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OLD-TIME FILM

DIRECTOR: BARBARA TETENBAUM, MARILYN ZORNADO - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(ANI) “A fiddle and some antique engravings make for good times in this short toe-tapper.”—AG

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THE OREGONIAN

Sat, Nov 19, 2011
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THE OREGONIAN

DIRECTOR: CALVIN LEE REEDER - WASHINGTON (SEATTLE)

(NAR) “There is a place where the skies are wide and the forests are thick and strange. You can lose yourself forever in these woods. Here live troubled truckers and old women with strange powers. You may even make a furry friend. Just be sure to stay quiet. Spend some time with a woman from Oregon who is lost on the road and running away from her past. Now she has a chance to experience everything the Northwest has to offer, whether she likes it or not. If you know Calvin Lee Reeder’s short films LITTLE FARM and RAMBLER, you...

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Sun, Nov 13, 2011
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QUEEN OF THE SUN: WHAT ARE THE BEES TELLING US?

DIRECTOR: TAGGERT SIEGEL - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(DOC) In 1923, Rudolf Steiner, scientist, philosopher, and social innovator, predicted that in 80 to 100 years, honeybees would collapse. His prediction has come true with Colony Collapse Disorder, where bees are disappearing in mass numbers from their hives with no clear single explanation. QUEEN OF THE SUN examines the dire global bee crisis through the eyes of biodynamic beekeepers, scientists, farmers, and philosophers. On a pilgrimage around the world, the film unveils 10,000 years of beekeeping, highlighting how our historic and sacred relationship with bees has been lost due to highly mechanized industrial practices.

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Sat, Nov 12, 2011
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RESTLESS

DIRECTOR: GUS VAN SANT - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(NAR) Enoch (Henry Hopper) is a young man who likes going to strangers’ funerals. Eccentrically morbid and numbed to real engagement, his only friend is Hiroshi (Ryo Kase)—the ghost of a WWII kamikaze pilot—until he meets the beautiful Annabel (Mia Wasikowska). Although a terminal cancer patient, she is a smart, independent spirit and student of nature, and the two misfits form an instant bond. Each, in their own idiosyncratic ways, is coming to terms with the complexities of life, love, and death and must find their own rules. “Annabel and Enoch’s complex and moving journey culminates in their acceptance of...

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Sun, Nov 13, 2011
at 1 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

SAVING PELICAN 895

DIRECTOR: IRENE TAYLOR BRODSKY - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(DOC) Brodsky’s new film tells the gripping story of the rescue of pelican “LA 895”—one of the oiled bird victims of BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill—by the Fort Jackson Oiled Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Louisiana. Neither a story that compounds the horrors we already know about our nation’s worst oil disaster nor a treatise on oil production or consumption, SAVING PELICAN 895 is the tale of a single animal and the compassionate people deployed to save him, showing how the process of saving one life restored a degree of humanity for the rest of us.

Screening follows SPOIL.

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Sat, Nov 12, 2011
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Fri, Nov 18, 2011
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SEXY NOIR

DIRECTOR: BEN POPP - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(ANI) “A highly stylized gritty twist on the film noir genre.”—AG

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Fri, Nov 11, 2011
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Wed, Nov 16, 2011
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Sat, Nov 12, 2011
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SOME DAYS ARE BETTER THAN OTHERS

Wed, Nov 16, 2011
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SOME DAYS ARE BETTER THAN OTHERS

DIRECTOR: MATT MCCORMICK - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(NAR) “Delicately weaving together the lives of three lonely strangers, the story explores the elusiveness of personal fulfillment as McCormick’s characters bump up against the discarded and are forced to confront their own impermanence and need for human connection. Subtle, convincing performances by musicians James Mercer (The Shins) and Carrie Brownstein (Sleater-Kinney) and lyrical cinematography reveal McCormick’s finely tuned directorial eye. As a silent main character, the city of Portland is the common thread—a reminder that, as bleak as things may seem, in small, unexpected moments around unlikely corners, the possibility for hope and beauty remains. McCormick establishes himself as...

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Sun, Nov 13, 2011
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SPOIL

DIRECTOR: TRIP JENNINGS - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(DOC) SPOIL follows the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP) and the Gitga’at First Nation people of British Columbia in their search for the elusive spirit bear. All white but not albino and rarer than the panda, the spirit bear lives only in the Great Bear Rainforest on the north coast of British Columbia, a place at risk from a proposed oil pipeline. In an effort to oppose the pipeline, the ILCP’s mission is to create images of this rare bear and the unique ecosystem that it relies on. (44 mins.)

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STRANDS, A MUSIC VIDEO

Fri, Nov 11, 2011
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Wed, Nov 16, 2011
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STRANDS, A MUSIC VIDEO

DIRECTOR: ROB TYLER - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(EXP) “A visual celebration of the ghosts of mixtapes past.”—AG

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THE SWIMMER

Fri, Nov 11, 2011
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Wed, Nov 16, 2011
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THE SWIMMER

DIRECTOR: SALISE HUGHES - WASHINGTON (SEATTLE)

(EXP) “Burt Lancaster from the 1968 film THE SWIMMER free-styling his way through a strange hand-painted landscape, peppered with synchronized swimmers.”—AG

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TEENS IN DRUG TREATMENT

Thu, Nov 17, 2011
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TEENS IN DRUG TREATMENT

DIRECTOR: BRIAN LINDSTROM - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(DOC) This cinéma vérité documentary follows teens in drug treatment in Laredo, Texas and Pinellas Park, Fla., over the course of a year.

Screening with FADED: GIRLS + BINGE DRINKING.

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TREEVERSE

Sat, Nov 19, 2011
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TREEVERSE

DIRECTOR: JOHN WALLER - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(DOC) On March 23, 2011, Brian French and Will Koonijian set off on an unprecedented one-kilometer canopy trek through an old growth Oregon white oak forest. Their journey would involve packing all their equipment and belongings with them, traveling unsupported, and never touching the ground. On a five-day journey marked by predictably unpredictable weather, fatigue, and seemingly impossible gaps between trees, success depended on teamwork, innovation, and a fair bit of luck.

Screening follows BETWEEN ROOMS AND VOICES.

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Fri, Nov 18, 2011
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THE WANTEDS: THE PART OF ROCK AND ROLL THEY NEVER TELL YOU ABOUT

DIRECTOR: STEPHANIE SMITH - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(NAR) Portland front woman (Kleveland) and filmmaker Stephanie Smith charts the fortunes of Portland bartender/rocker Tommy Harrington on a solo, mid-career bid for stardom. With only the vaguest itinerary, few hard bookings, and a just-revealed pregnant ex-girlfriend, Harrington sets out to live the life. “While the shows lived up to the wacky hype imagined—with Tommy playing in cowboy bars, storage lockers, even a party for Mormon missionaries—a different story began to unfold that was becoming more Shakespeare than SPINAL TAP. It became a story about family, identity, and what happens when you really go for your dream.”—Stephanie Smith

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Sat, Nov 12, 2011
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Fri, Nov 18, 2011
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WITH YOU

DIRECTOR: JONATHAN MARRS, JOSH FERDASZEWSKI - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(EXP) “A strange series of conceptual performances by two men in a domestic, suburban setting.”—AG

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WOMAN WAITING

Fri, Nov 11, 2011
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Wed, Nov 16, 2011
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WOMAN WAITING

DIRECTOR: ANTOINE BOURGES - BRITISH COLUMBIA (VANCOUVER)

(NAR) “This powerful narrative uses minimal dialogue and long takes to depict a middle-aged woman on the edge of homelessness and invisibility.”—AG

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