Cole Haan Introduces ZERØGRAND With Stitchlite™ Wool & Partners With HouseSpecial To Bring The Idea To Life

Let's get Wooly for Cole Haan

September 25, 2018 – Cole Haan, the innovative American lifestyle brand and retailer, releases ZERØGRAND with Stitchlite™ Wool — the newest style transforming the familiar to extraordinary this Fall.

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Cole Haan continues to push boundaries with ZERØGRAND with Stitchlite™ Wool, the next iteration of ZERØGRAND footwear for men and women. Like a sweater for your feet, the ZERØGRAND with Stitchlite™ Wool was designed to keep feet dry and warm throughout the colder months, making it the ultimate thermal, breathable and flexible shoe that will last all season long.

“We are absolutely thrilled to introduce the ZERØGRAND with Stitchlite™ Wool,” said David Maddocks, Chief Marketing Officer & General Manager of Business Development at Cole Haan. “To make an even bigger splash, we have chosen to collaborate on an animated video to bring the idea to life in a way that showcases our personality and sense of humor. This is one of those projects that makes you enjoy the work you do and the people with whom you work.”

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#OregonMade Film Series, Next Up: “Drugstore Cowboy” + Walking Tour Of Film’s Sites

Next up (Monday, October 8th) in the #OregonMade Film Series at the Hollywood Theatre, is Gus Van Sant’s, “Drugstore Cowboy.” 

#OregonMade filmmaker, Gus Van Sant’s film stars, Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, James Le Gros, and Heather Graham. Presented on 35mm.

Celebrating 30 years from the production of the film in 1988, Oregon Film and the Hollywood Theatre have teamed up with Kick Ass Oregon History, who will be leading guided walking tours around Northwest Portland the weekend before the film (Sat. Oct 6 and Sun. Oct 7), taking in the locations and telling the stories of the shoot.  Fun or what?!  Get your (free) tickets for the walking tour and purchase your tickets to the movie now!

More on the Kick Ass Oregon History Walking Tour: Join Kick Ass Oregon History’s Resident Historian, Doug Kenck-Crispin, for a FREE guided walking tour of film sites from the Portland shot “Drugstore Cowboy” around NW Portland. We will take in the locations and tell the stories of the shoot, discuss the changing urban landscape and the themes of addiction and recovery that are portrayed in the feature. Celebrating 30 years from the production of the film in 1988, we’ve teamed up with Oregon Film and the Hollywood Theater, who will be screening a 35mm print of the film on October 8th.Book your spot here. This is a FREE Walking Tour and places are limited. Reserve your spot here. We will meet OUTSIDE the Ace Hotel. The tour will end at NW 23rd and Marshall. Hope you can join us! Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes!

More on the #OregonMade Film Series: As part of its 50th Anniversary, Oregon Film has teamed up with the Hollywood Theatre to bring films shot in Oregon back to the big screen.




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Spotlight On Location Professional – Mike Floyd

Mike Floyd on Mount Hood: Photo by Rob Jenkins

The stunning landscapes of Oregon have been a great inspiration for the past 25 years.  I have been exploring and photographing around Oregon and the NW since 1993.  
After graduating from photo school at the Rochester Institute of Technology and a couple years as the park photographer for Yosemite National Park, I found my way to Portland and have been loving it ever since.
Several years as a photo assistant and photographer gave me the experience to know what a crew may need from a location, and what may go wrong once the crew is on site.  My experience behind the camera is a powerful asset when it comes to finding the best locations for clients, and helps make sure they are prepared for potential complications that may come with their chosen locations.  

Mike and his dog Charlie, on the trail: Photo by Neil Beckerman

Working as a location scout has been a great way to explore many hidden corners of Oregon and the Northwest.  The variety of landscapes, small towns and cities provides the opportunity to find most any scenario you can imagine.  You can shoot both modern and vintage urban scenes around downtown Portland, an ocean front scenario at the dramatic coast, lush forests in most any direction, a snow covered mountain and barren deserts all within a few hours of Portland.  
My favorite locations to work in Oregon are Mt. Hood and the more remote areas of Central Oregon.  You can shoot a winter scene in the snow on Mt. Hood in June!  And as you head further east and south you  encounter areas such as Crack in the Ground, Hole in the Ground, the Lost Forest, and many more.  These add to the beautiful variety of locations available in Oregon.  
To go along with the stunning locations available, the people in the industry in Oregon can take care of most any need a crew can come up with.  The Oregon State and Portland Film Offices are  extremely supportive, the  permitting locations is supported by a wide array of helpful and supportive permit authorities, and local crews have the skills and experience to make anything happen that a crew can come up with.
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Oregon Film & Oregon State Parks Plant 50 Trees in Celebration of 50 Years Of Oregon Film Office (Plus The First Historic Oregon Film Trail Sign Is Installed)

Jered Mangini, Celeste Lebo, Jared Hyde, Bob Schmaling, Tim Williams, Jane Ridley and Nathan Cherrington.

The Oregon Film Office and Oregon State Parks planted 50 Sitka Spruce, Western Red Cedar, Douglas-fir, and Western Hemlock seedlings conifer trees at Gleneden Beach State Recreation site to mark the 50th anniversary of the Oregon Film Office and its long standing collaboration with Oregon State Parks.

Additionally, at this site, a sign was erected as part of the recently created the Historic Oregon Film Trail. The sign indicates that the movie, “Sometimes A Great Notion” was filmed very close to the park and in and around the Siletz River area. Ken Kesey’s 1964 novel of the same name was adapted into a film in 1971 and was directed by Paul Newman, who co-starred with Henry Fonda and Lee Remick. Other locations such as Toledo, Newport and the Columbia River Gorge, served as scenic Oregon locations for the film. By joining efforts, Oregon Film and Oregon State Parks Recreation Department created a uniquely Oregon recreational opportunity while being good stewards of our coastal forests.

The Historic Oregon Film Trail:
Oregon Film, in partnership with the OregonMade Creative Foundation has recently created the “Historic Oregon Film Trail.” The Trail consists of specially designed signs located at strategic points around the state and will be rolled out one location at a time. The signs will serve to identify specific important, and iconic, filming locations and will offer production facts and anecdotes intended to appeal to tourists and film buffs alike. The creation of the Trail aims to strengthen the correlation between the film/TV industry, economic development, and tourism.

About Oregon Made Creative Foundation:
The OMCF is a program of The Charitable Partnership Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. It was founded through the efforts of Oregon Film (a/k/a the Oregon Governor’s Office of Film & Television) as a stand alone non-profit foundation focused on providing opportunity and grants for #OregonMade creators through strategic partnerships and creative connections.

About Oregon State Parks:
The mission of Oregon State Parks is to provide and protect outstanding natural, scenic, cultural, historic and recreational sites for the enjoyment and education of present and future generations. The agency manages nearly 260 state park properties throughout Oregon and serves an average of 50 million visitors annually.

Forest Succession

The forest overstory at Gleneden Beach is dominated by mature single-aged shore pine trees.  Shore (lodgepole) pine is a pioneer species.  As a relatively short-lived, fast-growing conifer, shore pine often colonizes a site following large ground-disturbing events like wildfire—dominating the forest stand for 150-200 years. Mature stands of shore pine are vulnerable to windthrow from winter storms that are frequent on the Oregon Coast. The shore pine stands at Gleneden Beach are approaching old age. By under-planting a mix of coastal conifer seedlings (Sitka spruce, western red cedar, Douglas-fir, and western hemlock) throughout the shore pine stand, Oregon State Parks is planting a forest for the future that will provide more diversity for wildlife and park visitors.

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OMPA Media Mixer: Southern Oregon

We’re kicking off the Klamath Independent Film Festival with an OMPA Media Mixer for our friends in Southern Oregon. Meet us a couple blocks from the KIFF opening gala for a drink and a bite – plus a chance to win a fabulous prize package!

How fabulous, you ask? We’re giving away:

  • an OMPA membership
  • a bottle of Oregon wine
  • 2 (two) travel tumblers
  • 1 (one) all-access pass to KIFF

This Friday, September 14 from 5-7pm at Klamath Basin Brewing. We can’t wait to see you all!

Entry is $5 or free for OMPA members. Register now!

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Oregon State University International Film Festival

The Oregon State University International Film Festival Presents:

A Screening of Mademoiselle Paradis

September 24th, at 7pm

Cinema 21

616 NW 21st Ave, Portland

Join Oregon State University at Cinema 21 in celebrating the first event of the International Film Festival, organized and hosted by the School of Language, Culture, and Society in partnership with the School of Writing, Literature, and Film. Since 2009, the festival has showcased different perspectives in contemporary film making every year.

BASED ON A TRUE STORY: Vienna, 1777. Maria Theresia (“Resi”) Paradis, 18 years old, is blind, and a pianist of remarkable talent. Resi lost her eyesight literally overnight when she was three. After countless failed medical experiments, her overprotective parents seek out a controversial “miracle doctor” Franz Anton Mesmer, as their last hope for a cure. Mesmer’s treatments seem to have almost immediate success. However, Resi soon notices that as her sight is beginning to return, her musical virtuosity is declining.

Free to the OSU community (with OSU ID) and only $5 for others.
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“The Portland Circuit’s” Inaugural Season Is Underway


This week the Willamette Week did a great job of covering the inaugural Portland Circuit.

The Portland Circuit, a collaboration between the #OregonMade Creative Foundation, the Northwest Film Center, the Hollywood Theatre, the Clinton St. Theater, and Cinema 21, has been created to provide a local theatrical run for #OregonMade feature films. This initial pilot program will select feature-length films and allow them to have a paying audience screening in four of the most dynamically programmed independent theaters in Portland.

These “theatrical runs” will consist of a four day, theatrical screening in each of the participating theaters (each on separate days). The first run will be held in October 2018 and then a second run of a different, still-to-be-named feature film will follow in February 2019.

The first film in the Circuit’s lineup will be, “Sex Weather,”  the sixth feature film from director Jon Garcia.

Ticket links to all theaters and more information can be found here.

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Ashland Independent Film Festival Launches Year-Round “Best of the Fests” Film Series with the Oregon Premiere of YOUNG MEN AND FIRE, on Oregon Wildland Firefighters


Young Men and Fire Film Still

Young Men and Fire

The Ashland Independent Film Festival is expanding its year-round programming with a new series, Best of the Fests, which will offer audiences a second chance to see some of the best and most requested films from the most recent AIFF, along with other films generating excitement on the film festival circuit. The series will launch with a “Best of the Fests Weekend” September 21-23 at the Varsity Theatre in Ashland and the Collaborative Theatre Project in Medford and continue with screenings at Eugene’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in October and November.


The opening film of the “Best of the Fests Weekend” will be the Oregon premiere of Young Men and Fire, accompanied by director Alex Jablonski. According to AIFF Artistic and Executive Director Richard Herskowitz, “Young Men and Fire was enthusiastically accepted into AIFF 2018, but could not be completed in time for our April festival. I think now the film was waiting for its moment. This poetic and revelatory look at the lives of young firefighters working out of Grants Pass could not be more relevant after our summer of harsh wildfires in Southern Oregon.”

There will be only two screenings of the film at 6:15pm and 8:45pm on Friday, September 21, and proceeds will benefit the Wildland Firefighter Foundation and AIFF. Along with director Jablonski, members of the Grayback Firefighting Team have been invited to participate in the post-screening discussions.

The Reluctant Radical Film Still

The Reluctant Radical

“Best of the Fests Weekend” will continue on September 22 and 23 with three screenings of AIFF 2018 highlights at the Collaborative Theatre Project (CTP) at Medford Center in Medford. According to Herskowitz, “Collaborative has been the home base for the new AIFF MEDFORD initiative since we hosted satellite screenings during the last festival, and we are grateful for the collaboration with this wonderful organization and space.” Four of the most acclaimed films from AIFF 2018 will screen over the weekend, including Symphony for Nature: The Britt Festival at Crater Lake and The Reluctant Radical, accompanied in person by its subject, the Portland environmental activist Ken Ward. Also screening on September 22 will be Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End, which will be followed by a Skype conversation with cartoonist Mr. Fish and director Pablo Bryant. The Medford programming will culminate on Sunday, September 23, with a program titled Best of the AIFF2018 Shorts, selected and introduced by Herskowitz and the Senior Programmer in charge of shorts programming, John Stadelman.

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Tax Credit Auction for the Oregon Production Investment Fund (OPIF), Second Round

Support an industry and get a tax break!
Did you know that the film, television, animation and interactive industry is now directly spending more than $200M and supporting more than 4000 jobs per year? 
And all of this work is supported through the Oregon Production Investment Fund and that fund is dependent on the sale of tax credit, via online auction, to Oregon resident and corporate tax payers.
So, we wanted to make sure that you are aware of the second OPIF tax credit auction now set to open at 9a on Monday, September 24, 2018 and run until 5p on Friday, September 28, 2018. The Oregon Department of Revenue will once again be conducting an additional tax credit auction for the Oregon Production Investment Fund (OPIF) with a further $2.5 million in Oregon tax credits available.
Find out more by going here.
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PDX Latinx Pride Presents: Noche de Película (September 16th, 2018)

Being part of the PDX Latinx Pride planning and organizing committee has satisfied many parts of us, the members. The group wants to build community and heal ourselves through workshops, retreats and conversations. We also seek to see ourselves in many parts of the artistic spectrum. In fact, creating safe spaces and diversifying art in many mediums has been a goal for many of us. The majority of the committee is made up of multi-media artists. We are made up of musicians, performers, writers, designers, directors, as well as the ever creative parts of our organizing that may appear not to be, like finances, outreach and moderating. However, visual arts have taken a focus for a lot of our supporters when we host dancers, Drag performers, singers, story-tellers on stage, as well as video, in the case of this event, short films.

In the last few years the committee has evolved starting with the name, formerly known as Gay Latino Pride, to the individuals involved, as well as a newly formed schedule of events throughout the year. We keep our monthly Noche de Baile at Crush. Additionally, our yearly schedule is expanding, in order to allow us to keep active throughout, as well as focusing our energy into each event in order to connect with our communities. We host a day-long festival in the summertime. Soon we will host our second Noche de Arte, as well as hangouts, and Noche de Juegos (as seen in the image to the right).

Noche de Película came into my hands last year, the summer of 2017. After volunteering at many festivals, and sometimes reviewing films, for QDoc, Portland Queer Film Festival, as well as the DC Independent Film Festival, it was a joy to curate a night of shorts showcasing the different parts of the queer, Latinx, Hispanic, Spanish and Portuguese-speaking spectrums. We showed a wide array of content. We hosted a solid crowd of movie-goers as we finished our July festivities. This year, we made the decision to host our events separately in order to focus more on each entity. This year allowing us our last summer activity in partnership with Hollywood Theater.

This event has a goal of supporting local filmmakers and Oregon-created content that falls into the QTPoC realm of story-telling and intent. As we allow this piece to grow, we will show international content from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Spain, as well as local content made by Latinx persons in the Pacific Northwest.

The night will include experimental short films, animation, documentaries, as well as fictional stories revolving around family, relationships, dating, dancing, the spectrum of identity (both sexual and gender), religion, being Latinx in the USA, and  more. All content will have English captions for those who may need it.

Come celebrate with us:

Sunday, September 16th, from 6-8PM, at the Hollywood Theater located:

Tickets $9.00/each.

For more information regarding up-coming events, donation, local sponsorship, how to volunteer and, or attend monthly meetings, please write to us via our website, PDX Latinx Pride.

Follow us on FaceBook, Instagram and Twitter.

¡Nos veremos pronto!

Samuel, PDX Latinx Pride Committee Member

(c) All images belong to PDX Latinx Pride and its website.


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