Oregon-made futuristic thriller, BLACK ROAD, screens in Portland, May 18, 7pm at the Living Room theaters.
Purchase tickets in advance by May 9 via Tugg (https://www.tugg.com/events/95853).
Ticket price ($15) includes a reception following the screening sponsored by the Oregon Film Office and OMPA. Enjoy wine and appetizers and visit with the filmmakers. Seating is limited.
Special guests include director Gary Lundgren, producer Anne Lundgren, cinematographer Patrick Neary, composer John Morgan Askew, Oregon Film Executive Director Tim Williams, and OMPA Executive Director Janice Shokrian.
“It’s got it all: a down-on-his-luck private contractor, a mysterious and dangerous ex, and the equally mysterious and dangerous vamp who plays our hero like a puppet. Yep, Black Road is definitely a ‘neo-noir,’ and a damn fine one at that.” – ConTV
Set in the autonomous, rebel State of Jefferson in 2029, BLACK ROAD stars Sam Daly (The Office, Daly Show) as cyborg drifter Dylan Grant – a failed military experiment. He’s 100% human but is assisted by his artificial intelligence implant, “Clyde” (voiced by Andrew Wilson). Aimless and broke, Dylan urges Clyde to help him find work and a new beginning on the reckless but “free” Jefferson coast. After saving a mysterious woman’s life outside a night club, Dylan is sucked into her dark world becoming her lover and accomplice. Going against Clyde’s wishes, Dylan and Lisa (Leilani Sarelle) plot to negotiate a financial settlement with her maniacal ex-husband Sterling (Simon Templeman) – a tech tycoon who’s developing unregulated warfare technologies and testing (on unsuspecting subjects) the hypnotic, addictive properties of the black root plant he grows on his private compound. If only Dylan can keep Lisa and Sterling from killing each other, he may just walk away with a small fortune and a new life – with or without Clyde’s help. This suspenseful and character-driven, slow-burn thriller is written and directed by Gary Lundgren (CALVIN MARSHALL, REDWOOD HIGHWAY), and was beautifully shot on the majestic Oregon coast by award-winning cinematographer Patrick Neary. Michelle Lombardo and Danforth Comins co-star.
BLACK ROAD is the third feature made in Southern Oregon by the Lundgrens. Previous work includes the baseball comedy CALVIN MARSHALL (starring Steve Zahn) and REDWOOD HIGHWAY (starring Shirley Knight and Tom Skerritt.) “The community is incredibly supportive,” says Producer Anne Lundgren. “We love living and making movies here. We have a talented crew that we’ve worked with for many years. The landscape is beautiful, and the locations are accessible, varied and numerous. Southern Oregon is a wonderful place to raise our family, and we plan to make movies here for many years to come.”
Seating and reception space is limited. Tickets are available through Tugg and must be purchased by May 9: https://www.tugg.com/events/95853.