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Films & Schedules - OREGON

ARCTIC CHRISTMAS

Sat, Nov 10, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Thu, Nov 15, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

ARCTIC CHRISTMAS

DIRECTOR: SAL STROM - OREGON (TIGARD)

(EXP) Ernie Heaton is one of the last two survivors from the transport ship USAT Dorchester. He tells his chilling experience after being torpedoed during WWII.

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BIRD OF FLAMES

Sat, Nov 10, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Thu, Nov 15, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

BIRD OF FLAMES

DIRECTOR: CHEL WHITE - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(EXP) With music by David Lynch and Chrysta Bell, a spider-like Vietnamese sorcerer coaxes a beautiful chanteuse to perform like a living doll.

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BUOY

Sat, Nov 17, 2012
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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BUOY

DIRECTOR: STEVE DOUGHTON - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(NAR) A woman receives a telephone call from her long-lost brother—reconnecting with the central, though neglected, emotional anchor in her life. Over the span of real-time phone conversation, the two siblings test the strength of a deep, if challenged love. “BUOY is a powerful, deeply engrossing meditation on family, middle class alienation, and love. What begins as a minimalist nod to MY DINNER WITH ANDRE and JEANNE DIELMAN results in a dramatic, emotionally gripping excavation of contemporary life, exquisitely controlled and grounded in its pitch-perfect performances, writing, and direction.”—Todd Haynes (SAFE, FAR FROM HEAVEN, I’M NOT THERE)

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CENTURY FARM

Sun, Nov 11, 2012
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Sat, Nov 17, 2012
at 5 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

CENTURY FARM

DIRECTOR: MELISSA GREGORY RUE - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(DOC) Faced with the threat of encroaching urban development, a fourth generation farming family reflects on its past and confronts an uncertain future.

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CHUCK

Sun, Nov 11, 2012
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Sat, Nov 17, 2012
at 5 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

CHUCK

DIRECTOR: MICHAEL PAULUS - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(EXP) A popular tongue twister is set in a sort of cathedral.

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CPR

Sat, Nov 10, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Thu, Nov 15, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

CPR

DIRECTOR: KIMBERLY WARNER - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(NAR) While watching lifeguards perform rescue drills at a neighborhood pool, a woman recognizes her own need to be saved in this mid-century style short.

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THE CRIME OF THE D’AUTREMONT BROTHERS

Tue, Nov 13, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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THE CRIME OF THE D’AUTREMONT BROTHERS

DIRECTOR: TOM OLSEN - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(DOC) On October 11, 1923, Ray, Roy, and Hugh d’Autremont held up Train #13 of the Southern Pacific Railroad just outside of Ashland, Ore. Four trainmen were murdered. The brothers were found four years later and sentenced to life in prison, the neo-Old West story capturing the imagination of a public that followed every chapter. Olsen’s detailing of this “last great American train robbery” is told through the eyes of the lawyer who fought for their parole and another documentary filmmaker who struggled to make his own film in 1973.

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DEAR PETER, WOODCHIPS I

Fri, Nov 9, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Fri, Nov 16, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

DEAR PETER, WOODCHIPS I

DIRECTOR: ORLAND NUTT - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(EXP) Orland’s latest open letter to Peter concerns a steaming pile of woodchips, Mt. Fuji, and the concept of context.

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Fri, Nov 9, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Fri, Nov 16, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

DEAR PETER, WOODCHIPS II

DIRECTOR: ORLAND NUTT - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(EXP) A continuation of the correspondence in which Orland’s relationship to the woodchips evolves.

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DEAR PLUTO

Fri, Nov 9, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Fri, Nov 16, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

DEAR PLUTO

DIRECTOR: JOANNA PRIESTLEY - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(ANI) This open letter to the celestial body formerly known as a planet is written and performed by slam poet Taylor Mali with wry animation from Priestley.

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THE FALLS

Thu, Nov 15, 2012
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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THE FALLS

DIRECTOR: JON GARCIA - OREGON (LAKE OSWEGO)

(NAR) At 20 years old, the time has come for RJ to leave his family, his girl, and his home for his two-year mission for the Mormon Church. He travels to a small town in Oregon where he meets Elder Chris Merrill, his assigned constant companion who acclimates him to the rituals and lifestyle of the white shirts, the bicycles, and the street corner proselytizing. Elder Merrill proves a valuable mentor and the two quickly grow close, unleashing jealousies and tension that soon have RJ questioning his religion and finding a truth worth fighting for.

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THE GREAT NORTHWEST

Sun, Nov 18, 2012
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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THE GREAT NORTHWEST

DIRECTOR: MATT MCCORMICK - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(NAR) Portland filmmaker Matt McCormick’s new film is inspired by—and recreates—a 3,200-mile road trip made in 1958 by four Seattle women who recorded their journey in an elaborate scrapbook of photos, postcards, brochures, and receipts. Fifty years later, McCormick found the scrapbook in a thrift store and, charmed, set out to retrace their route, searching out every stop that the ladies had so lovingly documented five decades earlier. The resulting film juxtaposes the land and landmarks then and now, a double portrait capturing the eternal and the new. “Like McCormick’s other quasi-documentary film projects, THE GREAT NORTHWEST is notable for...

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MEET THE BEETLE

Mon, Nov 12, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

MEET THE BEETLE

DIRECTOR: BOAZ FRANKEL - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(DOC) Down to only three populations in Lincoln, Neb., the Salt Creek Tiger Beetle seems like it’s surely disappearing. Loss of habitat is to blame and developers continue to eye the last remaining pieces of saline wetland. How do you go about saving a tiny insect that we barely understand, and why does it matter? Injected with surprising musical sequences from a children’s theater group, this documentary explores the importance of one almost extinct beetle and its place in the world.

Screening with EAST HASTINGS PHARMACY.

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MOVES MANAGER

Sat, Nov 10, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Thu, Nov 15, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

MOVES MANAGER

DIRECTOR: ERIK FAUSKE - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(EXP) A businessman uses a cumbersome, custom walking machine to complete basic tasks.

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THE NEW DEBUTANTES

Sun, Nov 11, 2012
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Sat, Nov 17, 2012
at 5 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

THE NEW DEBUTANTES

DIRECTOR: JARRATT TAYLOR - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(DOC) Ms. Pat offers a modern finishing school for urban kids.

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POLLUTION IN PARADISE

Wed, Nov 14, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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POLLUTION IN PARADISE

DIRECTOR: SKEETS MCGREW - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(DOC) On November 14, 1962, KGW-TV broadcast the latest in a long line of award-winning public affairs documentaries it produced (Tom Dargan) examining issues central to the region. POLLUTION IN PARADISE, primarily written and narrated (with Richard Ross) by then-broadcast journalist Tom McCall, was a clarion call to arrest the runaway, man-made pollution that was threatening Oregon’s pristine air, rivers, fields, and quality of life held dear. The film was not only a key starting point of the modern environmental movement in Oregon but the beginning of what would later be the hallmark of McCall’s 1967-1975 term as governor: a...

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RID OF ME

Sun, Nov 11, 2012
at 8 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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RID OF ME

DIRECTOR: JAMES WESTBY - OREGON (PORTLAND)

“When newlyweds Meris (Katie O’Grady) and Mitch (John Keyser) move to Portland, Meris does her best to fit in with her new hubby’s old high school clique. The harder she tries, the more painfully obvious it is that Meris just doesn’t belong. But it’s not until the gang succeeds in rekindling an old flame between Mitch and his perfect, upbeat first love (Storm Large) that Meris—tactfully put—loses it. Her life trashed, Meris settles for a job as a candy store clerk in town. There she finds a real friend in rocker Trudy (Oriannna Herrman), who introduces her to the virtues...

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THE ROAD BOWLERS

Sun, Nov 11, 2012
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Sat, Nov 17, 2012
at 5 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

THE ROAD BOWLERS

DIRECTOR: DUSTIN MORROW - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(DOC) Behold the national championship match of Ireland’s oldest and quirkiest sport: road bowling.

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SEARCHING FOR YELLOW

Sat, Nov 10, 2012
at 8:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

SEARCHING FOR YELLOW

DIRECTOR: IAN CLARK - OREGON (LA GRANDE)

(NAR) Voted one of Filmmaker Magazine’s Top 25 New Faces of Independent Film, Clark’s latest is “the story of a graffiti artist going through a breakup who uses spray cans to literally paint flowers, making nature his canvas. (Clark was also inspired by the story of Antonioni painting trees white while shooting RED DESERT.) In the ultra-restrained, pared-down YELLOW, Clark’s quiet, lingering shots of Oregon’s sleepy towns and countryside are resonantly, hauntingly lovely, simultaneously intimate and expansive.”—Nick Dawson, Filmmaker Magazine

Screening with HELLO, MY NAME IS DICK LICKER.

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SOMEONE

Sat, Nov 10, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Thu, Nov 15, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

SOMEONE

DIRECTOR: JOSH LUNDEN - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(NAR) On his way home from school, a boy discovers the body of a homeless man.

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THE TITANIC OF SOUTHAMPTON

Sun, Nov 11, 2012
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Sat, Nov 17, 2012
at 5 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

THE TITANIC OF SOUTHAMPTON

DIRECTOR: JUSTIN ZIMMERMAN - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(DOC) Memories haunt the Titanic’s city of departure, home to much of the crew—most of whom perished that night.

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THE WAY WE MELT

Sun, Nov 11, 2012
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Sat, Nov 17, 2012
at 5 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

THE WAY WE MELT

DIRECTOR: ROB TYLER - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(EXP) Frozen confections rapidly thaw in living color.

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