RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARCHIVE: Portland Exposé (Harold Schuster, 1957)

This week, continuing in the Noirvember theme, our world takes on a distinctly darker tone and embraces illegal pinball machines the corrupted Portland that found its way into hearing rooms in D.C. before the likes of  J. Edgar Hoover and Bobby Kennedy (under the aegis of the McClellan Committee). This is decades before The Polybius […]

“Paint Your Wagon” and Its Place in Oregon’s Cinematic History

On Thursday, Nov. 16, Oregon Film, Kickass Oregon History, the Baker Heritage Museum and the Hollywood Theatre screen PAINT YOUR WAGON (1969), one of the most spectacular movies in Oregon’s long, rich, and varied film history.   As the story goes – Gov. McCall appointed Warren Merrill, Oregon Film’s first director, in 1968 specifically to […]

Kickass Oregon History Takes on “Paint Your Wagon” Turning 50

Earlier this year KAOH‘s Doug Kenck-Crispen came to us and said “we need to do something on ‘Paint Your Wagon’,” and we said “heck ya, Pardner!” Then, in August and October we made separate trips out over rough roads into the wilds of the Eagle Cap Wilderness to find what remains of the shooting location […]

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARCHIVE: The Darkest Corner of Paradise (Henry Weintraub, 2010)

This week our intrepid Raider moves us into Noirvember and coins another term for calendar-based genre. This time we embrace true micro-budget filmmaking and the creative genius of necessity coming out of Eugene. Oregon’s cinematic history is long but its Eugene chapter is deep and varied – Five Easy Pieces, Animal House and, with the […]

Spotlight On Location Scout – Brian McElroy

Brian McElroy has been working in location management for over two decades and has had an interesting career path that ultimately led him to Oregon.  We caught up with him after he had finished working on “Woodstock or Bust” – an indy film written and directed by Leslie Bloom, a Lake Oswego native. Brian started […]

Film Workshop Seeking Teachers

The Menucha Retreat and Conference Center is a non-profit organization which hosts adult retreats, workshops, and conferences. It is located approximately 20 miles outside Portland, Oregon in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. This particular workshop will be an intense one-week course in TV/film production.  We are looking for professionals who have TV/film credits in their […]

Raiders of the Lost Archive: Movie Madness – SAVED! But there’s more work to be done …

This week we go to the most local, most extensive VHS/DVD archive we have (although if you ever have a chance to look into the film and video archives that the Oregon Historical Society has, that’s just as great, but in a uniquely different way) – Portland’s own Movie Madness. As some of you may […]

#OregonMade “Brown’s Canyon” To World Premiere At Portland Film Fest

BROWN’S CANYON – Official Trailer A group of friends, a mudslide, and a tainted bowl of chili. What could possibly go wrong? Find out this Friday at 6:30pm when Brown’s Canyon, the new indie drama from director John Helde, makes its world premiere at the 2017 Portland Film Festival.More information, trailer, and advance tickets available. […]

Come To The #OregonMade “Paint Your Wagon” Screening – Win A Weekend In Baker City!

“Paint Your Wagon” (and Oregon Film!) turns 50 next year – come and see this #OregonMade feature!  Oregon Film, Kick Ass Oregon History, and the Hollywood Theater, are joining forces to bring you this special screening starring Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood and Jean Seberg. EVERY TICKET BOUGHT WILL BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING TO WIN […]

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARCHIVE: Halloweentown (Duwayne Dunham 1998)

This week’s Hooray for Horregon RotLA edition comes with two truly great ingredients: Debbie Reynolds and St. Helens. If you haven’t seen HBO’s Emmy nominated “Bright Lights” (full disclosure, it was produced and directed by friend, former business partner and Astoria-filmed “Short Circuit” actor Fisher Stevens and his life-partner baby[ies]-mama Lexy Bloom), and, if you […]