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Raiders of the Lost Archive “Eclipse Clips”
THE POSTMAN (1997)

Friday, August 18, 2017

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This week our cinematic history starts to criss-cross itself with a film that was made 20 years ago but set only 4 years ago in a world that echoes…well, you can take from it what you will… A great deal of post-apocalyptic beauty was found in Central Oregon for this 90’s blockbuster which winds its way […]

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“Lean on Pete” to Premiere at Venice Film Fest & Then At TIFF

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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Writer-Director, Andrew Haigh  (“45 Years”) adapted Willy Vlautin’s 2010 novel, “Lean on Pete” that shot in Portland and Eastern Oregon Oregon last summer. “Lean on Pete” follows the story of “fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (Charlie Pummer) who, “wants a home, food on the table and a high school he can attend for more than part of […]

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Raiders of the Lost Archive “Eclipse Clips”
PAINT YOUR WAGON (1968)

Friday, August 11, 2017

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As Oregon Film starts to think about turning that wily age of 50 we are reflecting on some of the history that brought us to this point in our lifespan – and why not start at the beginning? The story goes – after he made the beaches available to the public – Gov. Tom McCall […]

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The 8th Annual “We Like ’em Short Film Festival” Opens in Baker City

Friday, August 11, 2017

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Just before you hunker down somewhere within the Path of Totality, make sure you find time to do something fun right in the Heart of Totality.   The We Like ‘Em Short Film Festival allows young, first time, filmmakers and professionals from around the world the chance to show their films in our beautiful small […]

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Raiders of the Lost Archive “Eclipse Clips”
THE OLD OREGON TRAIL (1928)

Friday, August 4, 2017

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As we begin down the Path of Totality on August 21, we felt like it was appropriate to look back on projects that found themselves along that same Path, albeit far before the Totality cometh. “Raiders” contributor Phil Oppenheim calls this sub-series “Eclipse Clips.” THE OLD OREGON TRAIL (Victor Adamson, 1928) A horse, a gal, and […]

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MovieMaker Votes PSU One of “The Best Film Schools in the U.S. + Canada”

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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MovieMaker Magazine voted Portland State one of the “The Best Film Schols in the U.S. and Canada 2017.”  This is what they had to say about the PSU courses:“Forget about basic “film history”—the in-depth courses at PSU are sure to inspire academic curiosity. Suzanne Gray, marketing and communications manager at the school, calls the “strong […]

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Rummage Sale At Oregon Shakespeare Festival Costume Rentals!

Monday, July 31, 2017

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The Oregon Shakespeare Festival is planning an amazing rummage sale and are cleaning out their #DreamCloset! OSF Costume Rentals will be hosting  the sale on Saturday, August 5. Most items they are parting with “are those that have seen heavy use, so although they may not be ideal for long term production use they are perfect […]

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Raiders of the Lost Archive – THE DAY CALLED X (1955)

Friday, July 28, 2017

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We have decided that there is just way too much wonderful Oregon Film History to ignore. So, as we head into Oregon Film’s 50th anniversary year in 2018, we’ve been taking a more detailed look at the projects – both well-known and little-known – that have come from, or come to, Oregon in the last […]

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A Look At The LAIKA Experience – Coming to the Portland Art Museum This Fall.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

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If you weren’t in San Diego at Comic Con this year and missed  LAIKA exhibit, you will be able to see it at the Portland Art Museum this fall – October 5th- May 18th.  The exhibit is a behind-the-scenes interactive look at LAIKA’s creative process, and takes the visitor inside the world of animation seeing […]

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Netflix Orders New Show, “Disenchantment”, From Matt Groening

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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Netflix has given Oregonian, Matt Groening,  a 20-episode order for a new animated comedy, “Disenchantment.”  The adult fantasy comedy is about “life and death, love and sex, and how to keep laughing in a world full of suffering and idiots, despite what the elders and wizards and other jerks tell you,” Groening told Variety. Matt […]

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