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Films & Schedules - OREGON

DRYLAND

Sat, Nov 15, 2014
at 3:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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DRYLAND

DIRECTOR: SUE ARBUTHNOT, RICHARD WILHELM - OREGON (PORTLAND, OR)

(DOC) Josh Knodel and his best friend Matt Miller helm JAWS, a tricked-out, welded up, baby blue farm combine-in-retirement in the annual farm Combine and demolition derby in Lind, Washington. This raucous and quirky barn-raising spectacle is not only great fun, it also helps build and support the struggling rural community. Family farming is in Josh’s genes, but his dream shatters when he learns the family farm can no longer support him due to advancing technology and increasingly severe climate. Filmed over a decade and set in the American West, DRYLAND traces a young man’s quest for victory in a...

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DUENDE: SUIT OF LIGHTS

Sat, Nov 15, 2014
at 8 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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DUENDE: SUIT OF LIGHTS

DIRECTOR: JEFF ROWLES - OREGON (PORTLAND, OR)

CLOSING NIGHT SCREENING—(NAR) After fleeing the trappings of fame, for- tune, and success in the bullfighting arena, an orphan turned beloved matador navigates the afterlife. On the advice of a mystic healer he journeys into the desert to perform a ritual of rebirth and burns his suit of lights, the traditional bull-fighting costume. Upon waking he is joined on his path through limbo by three joyful yet mischievous companions—guiding spirits in the form of rodeo clowns. As the clowns begin to tease out the matador’s secrets and ease him into his new life, they are meanwhile being closely pursued by...

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FRIENDSHIP (w/ TACO NIGHT)

Sat, Nov 8, 2014
at 8 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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FRIENDSHIP (w/ TACO NIGHT)

DIRECTOR: NATHANIEL BENNETT - OREGON (PORTLAND, OR)

(NAR) Alex, Todd, and Stephen are three hard-working friends who are content with spending their paychecks on hunting, beer, and women. Their simple life is soon disrupted when a strange band of brothers begin antagonizing them. (64 mins.)

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TACO NIGHT
DIRECTOR: KYLE EATON / PORTLAND, OR
(NAR) Two old friends who haven’t kept in touch drop by a party where they encounter a combative couple. (16 mins.)

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THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF ANSE AND BHULE IN NO-MAN’S LAND

Thu, Nov 13, 2014
at 8:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF ANSE AND BHULE IN NO-MAN’S LAND

DIRECTOR: BARRY L. HUNT - OREGON (PORTLAND, OR)

(NAR) Created by Portland’s award recognized Sowelu ensemble, filmed on majestic landscapes in rural Oregon and Southern Washington, and shot in a 70’s retro art-house style, ANSE AND BHULE is an original drama of two cultures that survive a cataclysm. In this post-apocalyptic love story, a group of boys living in a cave develop a unique ritual culture and language influenced by religion, childhood fears, and superstition. Through ritual vision quests, they decide to travel the earth killing diseased creatures, making the world “clean” for their brotherhood. on their way, they discover a “her”, the first woman they have seen....

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GLENA

Sat, Nov 15, 2014
at 1 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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GLENA

DIRECTOR: ALLAN LUEBKE - OREGON (PORTLAND, OR)

(DOC) “Glena Avila is a single mother from The Dalles who decided in her 30s to pursue a career as a mixed martial-arts fighter. Devoting herself to a grueling training regimen that puts her relationship with her boyfriend and her children at risk, and fending off a custody battle with her ex-husband and the foreclosure of her home, this 5-foot-4-inch, 115-pound dynamo never gives up in her quest for cage-match glory. Sounds like an inspirational, even sappy, Hollywood script treatment, right? Wrong. Luebke filmed Avila for more than a year and then spent three years editing the footage into this...

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HOUSE OF LAST THINGS

Fri, Nov 14, 2014
at 8:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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HOUSE OF LAST THINGS

DIRECTOR: MICHAEL BARTLETT - OREGON (PORTLAND, OR)

(NAR) Alan is a successful classical music critic. His wife Sarah is an obsessively grieving woman, struggling with an unspoken tragedy even after months of institutionalized therapy. The couple embarks on a recuperative trip to Italy and arranges for a house sitter, Kelly. Young and lonely, longing for commitment and the better things in life, Kelly is quickly joined by her younger brother Tim (RJ Mitte from BREAKING BAD) and her trashy boyfriend Jesse. It’s not long before the trio find themselves drawn into a web of disturbing revelations when Jesse suddenly decides to kidnap eight-year-old Adam from the supermarket....

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LET'S TALK TRASH

Mon, Nov 10, 2014
at 7 PM (Portland Art Museum's Marion L. Miller Gallery)

LET'S TALK TRASH

DIRECTOR: VARIOUS - OREGON

Metro’s Let’s Talk Trash events are designed to engage the public in discussions about how the greater Portland region can best manage its garbage in the future.

As part of its Let’s Talk Trash series, Metro challenged local filmmakers to create short films (10 minutes or less) about garbage: Where does garbage go once it leaves the curb? Where should it go? What happens to garbage? How can or could technology affect garbage? What does garbage do for us? Or what could it do?

Tonight we view a selection of the films submitted and the audience will...

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LUCINDA PARKER: WATER AND CLOUDS

Fri, Nov 14, 2014
at 5 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Fri, Nov 14, 2014
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

LUCINDA PARKER: WATER AND CLOUDS

DIRECTOR: MICHAEL ANNUS - OREGON (PORTLAND, OR)

(DOC) during the course of three years and three sets of paintings, we enter the working world of noted Northwest painter Lucinda Parker. In part using a drywall mudder as a paintbrush, she creates athletic and poetic work that emerges in these paintings from her fascination with clouds and water. (21 mins.)

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MENDING THE LINE (w/ MIND ZONE)

Tue, Nov 11, 2014
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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MENDING THE LINE (w/ MIND ZONE)

DIRECTOR: JOHN WALLER - OREGON (PORTLAND, OR)

VETERANS DAY SCREENING—(DOC) Tough as nails, gentle as a poet, and determined as a badger, 90-year-old Frank Moore has always loved to fly fish. In 1944, he landed with 150,000 other troops on the beaches of Normandy, France for the D-Day invasion. Despite the war around him, he couldn’t help but notice the fishing potential of the rivers he and his fellow troops crossed as they made their way into France. Seventy years later, reflecting on his life, Moore is compelled to return to Normandy, this time armed not with a gun but with fly rod and reel. Waller’s inspirational...

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ONE LAST HUG AND A FEW SMOOCHES: THREE DAYS AT GRIEF CAMP (w/ LUCINDA PARKER: WATER AND CLOUDS)

Sun, Nov 9, 2014
at 4:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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ONE LAST HUG AND A FEW SMOOCHES: THREE DAYS AT GRIEF CAMP (w/ LUCINDA PARKER: WATER AND CLOUDS)

DIRECTOR: IRENE TAYLOR BRODSKY - OREGON (PORTLAND, OR)

DOC) Brodsky’s unflinching documentary profiles a unique camp where grieving children find comfort in one another to deal with their pain. (36 mins.)

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LUCINDA PARKER: WATER AND CLOUDS
DIRECTOR: MICHAEL ANNUS / PORTLAND, OR
(DOC) during the course of three years and three sets of paintings, we enter the working world of noted Northwest painter Lucinda Parker. In part using a drywall mudder as a paintbrush, she creates athletic and poetic work that emerges in these paintings from her fascination with clouds and water. (21 mins.)

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