The sixth annual Eastern Oregon Film Festival kicks off this Thursday, May 7, in La Grande, Oregon with the documentary feature PLANETARY at 7:00PM preceded by Danny Madden’s ALL YOUR FAVORITE SHOWS! A in-person Q&A with PLANETARY director Guy Reid will follow. The night will conclude with a celebration at The Art Center begginning around 9PM – TERMINAL GRAVITY will flow at the festival beer garden and good times will be had while witnessing performances by La Grande’s own HAM N’ CHEESE and our neighbors to the west – JAMES DEAN KINDLE AND THE EASTERN OREGON PLAYBOYS.
Events will continue Friday, May 8, and will begin at EOFF’s newest venue, Eastern Oregon University’s Schwarz Theatre. The day will begin with a local showcase of works by community members and EOU students featureing Tim Mustoe’s documentary short film THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE PRINT – about La Grande’s long running newspaper The La Grande Observer.
Screenings will also be held at The Granada and Stage Door Theatre throughout the afternoon and evening beginning with THE LAST SEASON. Friday’s screenings include MUDBLOODS, Ross Bros’ WESTERN, A WONDERFUL CLOUD, Israeli thriller THE MAN IN THE WALL, and Sweedish Documentary BIKES VS. CARS.
Top friday off with a outdoor music event in Benchwarmer’s Pub and Grill’s newly renovated parking lot and bare witness to the music of friends from the East BIJOUX, HILLFOLK NOIR, and OLD DEATH WHISPER. Music begins around 9PM.
Saturday, May 9 ease into the final day with a YOGA REPRIEVE at 10am at the Art Center. This all-levels Hatha Flow class will focus on active awareness and alignment–a perfect way to supplement and energize your body after two nights of movies and dancing. Some mats available, or bring your own. Instructed by Kitia Dawn Chambers.
Beginning the film line-up for the day is a special preview screening of Ian Clark’s A MORNING LIGHT (with filmmakers and actor present for Q&A) at 11am at The Granada.
Additional screenings throughout the day will take place at the Granada and The Stage Door Theatre and will include APPROACHING THE ELEPHANT, a special event presented by The Northwest Film Center : BEST OF THE NORTHWEST FILMMAKERS’ FESTIVAL, LAKE LOS ANGELES, NOBUDGE award winner, JOY KEVIN, a super secret screening with filmmkaer Zach Weintraub, a reprise of PLANETARY (with a panel discussion presented by Oregon Rural Action) and closing out the festival for feature selections will be Alison Bagnall’s FUNNY BUNNY. All feature film blocks are preceded by a selected short film. View all selected short films here.
Finally make your way back to the Art Center for one more night of music and dance to get all the wiggles out. Music by Portland’s LIKE A VILLAIN, YEAH GREAT FINE and HOLIDAY FRIENDS will assist you in moving your body.
FESTIVAL PASS HOLDERS
Festival pass holders can pick up their pass(es) at The Art Center at The Old Library beginning Thursday morning at 10am. Please plan to pick up your passes before the opening night screening so you have time to get in line. Passes will be held and the main info booth at the Art Center throughout the course of the event.
If you don’t have a pass yet – and want one – PURCHASE YOUR PASS HERE OR at Kneads Bakery in downtown La Grande. There may be a few still available at the door on Thursday – but number is limited.
// All events are FREE with festival pass but subject to available seating. Please be at each event 20 minutes before screening / start time.
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We invite you to attend our after parties featuring some amazing talent from all directions. After parties will get going around 9pm each night with music, dancing, and more.
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“EOFF’s musical line-up is, in a word, unprecedented. From heart-wrecking soloists to mathematical pop-rock wizardry, to spit-shined and callus-handed country blues, these tunes you’re invited to experience are nothing short of a candid reflection of what we stand for. Here are a handful of the region’s finest, friendliest, and funkiest—so lace ‘em up tight folks, this one is for the ages.”
— Gregory Rawlins, EOFF Music Programmer
See you on Thursday!
“One of the country’s most inspired small showcases for true indie cinema.”
— Brandon Harris, Hammer to Nail