A Burns Adventure – “Lean On Pete”

By Mark “Sparky”Haleston   When a film crew arrives at a location it’s like a small army moving in. The industry in the northwest is vibrant and crews now are well versed even with the small market that exists here. Portland and Oregon in general have great locations. They look lush with color and diversity. Within […]

“My Own Private Idaho” 35mm Screening Big Success – #OregonMade50

  As part of its 50th Anniversary, Oregon Film has teamed up with the Hollywood Theatre to bring several films shot in Oregon back to the big screen – earlier this week was this month’s offering, “My Own Private Idaho.” Gus Van Sant’s Shakespearean tale with River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves follows two friends, Mike […]

#OregonMade “Bad Samaritan” Release Date May 4th

Electric Entertainment brings you #OregonMade, “Bad Samaritan” starring Kerry Condon, David Tennant, Robert Sheehan,directed by Dean Devlin (“Leverage,” “The Librarians”) and written by Brandon Boyce. “Bad Samaritan” shot in and around Portland and city landmarks figure prominently in the feature about, “a pair of burglars who stumble upon a woman being held captive in a home […]

Northwest Filmmaker Lynn Shelton’s Latest Film Opens In Portland & Vancouver April 6

  Fresh from SxSW, OUTSIDE IN is Lynn Shelton’s latest project. It was shot in Granite Falls, Washington, and stars Edie Falco and Jay Duplass. OUTSIDE IN opens April 6 at Cinema 21 in Portland and Kiggins Theater in Vancouver. Lynn will be there for Q&As on April 7! After serving 20 years for the crime of essentially […]

Ashland Independent Film Festival Announces 2018 Program Details

The Ashland Independent Film Festival has announced its lineup for the five-day festival, April 12-16, 2018, screening in venues across Ashland and—for the first time—Medford. The year’s lineup includes over 120 films chosen from nearly a thousand films submitted to the festival, or specially selected by AIFF Artistic and Executive Director Richard Herskowitz. The entire […]

#OregonMade 50th Anniversary Film Series – “My Own Private Idaho” April 2nd

#OregonMade Film Series To put it simply, there have been a lot of great movies made in Oregon. Going back more than 100 years to “The Fisherman’s Bride” in Astoria, through to Buster Keaton’s, “The General”  shot in Cottage Grove; then moving into the westerns that took advantage of the diverse locations of Central Oregon […]

Ashland Independent Film Festival to Announce Full Line-up at Festival Preview Night and Offers a Sneak Peek at 10 Highlights

The Ashland Independent Film Festival will announce its 2018 film and event lineup at their Festival Preview Night at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 20 at the SOU Music Recital Hall in Ashland. This is the first chance to see clips from festival films, pick up the Pocket Guide, and get insider information on special guests […]

#EOFF2018 OPEN FOR SUBMISSION

♥♥ Eastern Oregon Film Festival (EOFF) is now accepting submissions for its ninth year of programming. Hailed as “one of the country’s most inspired small showcases for true indie cinema” by Hammer to Nail and noted as “top 25 coolest film festivals in the world” by MovieMaker Magazine — EOFF looks to be another great […]

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARCHIVE Tandem Hearts (Jon Garcia, 2012)

This week our intrepid Archivist takes us into the heart and soul of Portland indie filmmaking with a recent classic, made on a proverbial shoestring, from prolific filmmaker Jon Garcia. If you don’t know Jon’s work, it’s worth starting with this one and then taking in his “The Falls” trilogy – making a day/night of […]

#OregonMade “Leave No Trace” Acquired By Sony Worldwide + Bleecker Street

Debra Granik (“Winter’s Bone”) directed the #OregonMade “Leave No Trace”  premiered at Sundance at the end of last month.  After the rave reviews Sony Pictures Worldwide was quick to acquire international rights, and Bleecker Sreet has aquired North Americn rights. “Leave No Trace,” set in Portland’s Forest Park, tells the tale of  Will and his […]