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 and Mt. Hood – “True Grit”, “The Way West”, and “Bend of The River.” These were followed by musicals like, “Paint Your Wagon,” and classic indies like, “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest,” “Drugstore Cowboy,” and “Sometimes A Great Notion.” More commercial successes such as, “Stand By Me,” “Point Break,” “Twilight”, and of course, “The Goonies” soon followed. To help Oregon Film celebrate its 50th anniversary, this series will call on just a few examples of this rich history to be enjoyed (again) by us all.
April 2nd, 7.30 PM at the Hollywood Theatre: “My Own Private Idaho” on 35mm Print – don’t miss it!
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. Gus Van Sant’s Shakespearean tale with River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves follows two friends, Mike and Scott, as they embark on a journey of personal discovery that is mostly set in Portland but takes them to Mike’s hometown in Idaho and finally to Italy in search of Mike’s mother. Visually and stylistically stunning in every way, “My Own Private Idaho” brings together many of the best attributes of the contemporary “Oregon Cinematic” genre. Presented on a 35mm print!