The Portland Circuit Presents #OregonMade Feature Film Debut: “Phoenix, Oregon”



The OregonMade Creative Foundation has teamed up with four of the best independent cinemas located in all four of the quadrants of Portland, The Northwest Film Center, The Hollywood Theatre, Clinton Street Theater and Cinema 21, to announce the second installment of The Portland Circuit, a program designed to give locally produced, #OregonMade feature length films a short theatrical distribution window in the city. Screenings consist of a four day run, with one night at each theatre, in the four “quadrants” of Portland.

Coming in May is the Portland Premiere of a fantastic #OregonMade feature film which had its world premiere at the Ashland Independent Film Festival in April – James La Gros, Lisa Edelstein, Jesse Borrego and Kevin Corrigan star in:

“Phoenix, Oregon”

***Actor Jesse Borrego (Fame, Blood In Blood Out) and the Writer/Director Gary Lundgren will be on-hand for all of the Portland screenings for a Q&A***

A comedy of midlife reinvention and the redeeming power of friendship.

Defying midlife haze, two friends seize an unlikely opportunity to reinvent their lives, quitting their jobs to restore an old bowling alley and serve the “world’s greatest pizza.”

Phoenix, Oregon stars James Le Gros (Drugstore Cowboy, Living in Oblivion), Lisa Edelstein (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce, House), Jesse Borrego (Fame, Blood In Blood Out), Diedrich Bader (Napoleon Dynamite, Office Space, Veep), and Kevin Corrigan (The Departed, Pineapple Express, True Romance).

The film takes a comedic look at the existential crisis many face when trying to find meaning and relevancy at midlife. Despite controlling bosses, dead-end jobs, and broken relationships, the two leads must awaken hibernating courage and resilience in order to take new risks and keep dreams alive.

Shot entirely in Klamath Falls, “Phoenix, Oregon” is written and directed by Gary Lundgren (Calvin Marshall, Redwood Highway, Black Road) and produced by Annie Lundgren and Luis Rodriguez.

Watch the Trailer here.
Film Website.

The Portland Circuit venues/dates for “Phoenix, Oregon” are as follows:

Monday 5/13/19 – Hollywood Theater (Get Tickets for this Screening)
Tuesday 5/14/19 – Clinton Street Theatre (Get Tickets for this Screening)
Wednesday 5/15/19 – Cinema 21 (Get Tickets for this Screening)
Thursday 5/16/19 – Northwest Film Center at The Whitsell Auditorium (Get Tickets for this Screening)

***Actor Jesse Borrego (Fame, Blood In Blood Out) and the Writer/Director Gary Lundgren will be on-hand for all of the Portland screenings for a Q&A***

Get more information on other Oregon screenings, as well as screenings nationwide by going here.

Screenings of the first film the The Portland Circuit, “Sex Weather,” were held in October. More information on that can be found here.

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One Response to “The Portland Circuit Presents #OregonMade Feature Film Debut: “Phoenix, Oregon””

  1. Donna Paul says:

    Loved the duo effect in the feature film. Would like to see more of such comic action.

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