Portland Premiere – Campy Screwball Comedy Movie “Pocket Mouse Protector”

Winner of Best LGBTQ Feature Film (Seattle Film Festival), POCKET MOUSE PROTECTOR brings its zany humor to Clinton Street Theater on November 5th, 2022.

Starring Portland talent James Sharinghousen, Eleanor O’Brien, Blake Stone, Jonas Israel, Yelena King, Daniel Villarreal, and Paul Bright, the movie is a send-up of screwball comedies from the 20s, 30s, and 70s.

Environmentalist Larry takes an experimental virility drug to woo back his wife Mary who’s having an affair with Barry who works for Thierry who plans to destroy the remaining habitat of the endangered pocket mouse.

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#OregonMade “Significant Other” Set To Stream On Paramount+

“A young couple take a remote backpacking trip through the Pacific Northwest and face sinister events leading them to realize that everything about the place is not as it seems.”

Just in time for the spooky season, the #OregonMade, Paramount Pictures’ sci-fi horror movie, “Significant Other,”will World Premiere at the 2022 New York Comic Con, and will debut on Paramount+ on Friday, October 7th in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, and Italy (and later this year in additional international territories where Paramount+ is available.) Continue reading... “#OregonMade “Significant Other” Set To Stream On Paramount+”

“Mean Creek” in 35mm with Filmmaker Q&A

Next up at our #OregonMade Film Series at The Hollywood Theatre is Spirit Award winning “Mean Creek.” The screening is August 17 at 730p. Writer/Director Jacob Estes and Producer Susan Johnson will be in attendance for a Q+A after the film and we will be screening their personal 35mm print. This screening is free to all Hollywood Theatre members.

Four guys and a gal set off in a row boat on the Clackamas River with the school bully to teach him a lesson. Continue reading... ““Mean Creek” in 35mm with Filmmaker Q&A”

Cars In Movies Are More Than Just Props

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Cars are a part of our everyday lives, so they naturally make their way onto the big screen. Here, they serve not only as a means of transportation for the characters brought to life by various actors but also as an advertisement for the automakers who often generally pay for the honor or sometimes donate high-value vehicles. More often than not, these cars are not even the star of the show, such as the BMW E90 3 Series, which has featured in the background of Iron Man 2 and Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol on the silver screen and Orange is the new Black and House of Cards on television. Continue reading... “Cars In Movies Are More Than Just Props”

Oregon Film: Who We Are & What We Do (Update 2022)

What has Oregon Film been up to? – After assuring our industry worked so well through the turbulent pandemic period with several projects of all sizes, 2022 started off with a slow down. Needless to say, Oregon is still attractive and a great place to bring your creative production. Recently we worked with the state legislature and partners like the OMPA and the IATSE and SAG-AFTRA unions to increase the film and media cash rebate percentages from 18% to 25%. In addition, the annual funding for the OPIF program increased from $14M to $20M. Continue reading... “Oregon Film: Who We Are & What We Do (Update 2022)”

#OregonMade “Showing Up” Premiering in Main Competition At Cannes

This morning the 2022 Cannes Film Festival announced its Official Selection.  We are excited to see #OregonMade, A24’s “Showing Up” nominated in the main competition group.  “Showing Up,” was directed by Kelly Reichardt, written by Reichardt and Oregonian, , and produced by Oregonians, Neil Kopp, Anish Savjani  and Vincent Savino (see all cast and crew here).

This is Michelle Williams’s fourth collaboration with director Reichardt, following “Wendy and Lucy” (2008), “Meek’s Cutoff” (2010), and “Certain Women” (2016), and the 6th film Reichardt has shot in Oregon. Continue reading... “#OregonMade “Showing Up” Premiering in Main Competition At Cannes”

Portland Filmmaker Josh Hoffman’s “UNDER THE KNIFE” Now Slashing!

 

 

Bloated Cat Productions and Penguin Films have unleashed “The New Face of Horror.” UNDER THE KNIFE is a psychedelic journey into the vortex of vanity.

“Beverly travels to South Korea to get plastic surgery, but ends up unknowingly getting a computerized implant from a surgeon who maniacally turns his patients into beautiful killing machines.”

Prep for surgery. This film will get implanted in your head! Bloody deaths, exotic locations, atmospheric nightmares, and much more. Inspired by the fun vibe of 80’s American slashers and the hypnotic visual decadence of 70’s Italian giallo films. Continue reading... “Portland Filmmaker Josh Hoffman’s “UNDER THE KNIFE” Now Slashing!”

#OregonMade Film Series at The Hollywood Theatre: “Zero Effect”

Bill Pullman plays Daryl Zero, the self-described “greatest private investigator in the world,” with Ben Stiller as his lawyer side-kick trying to keep up with paramedic Kim Dickens. Portland plays a prominent role in this 1990’s caper centered around Timber Baron Ryan O’Neal having “lost his keys” and worrying about the contents of a safe deposit box. This is the first film from director Jake Kasdan who started out his career in small roles on his Dad’s (Lawrence) sets before moving on to films like “Walk Hard” and “Bad Teacher.” Continue reading... “#OregonMade Film Series at The Hollywood Theatre: “Zero Effect””

Bruce Willis Becomes #OregonMade in “Bandits” at the Hollywood Theatre

What’s better than Bruce Willis in a ponytail or Cate Blanchett hitting Billy Bob Thornton with her silver Mercedes on Naito Parkway? Well, watching this turn-of-the-century comedy heist movie on a 35mm print for its 20th anniversary comes close.

This December 15 at The Hollywood Theatre you can have it all in the next installment of our #OregonMade Film Series.

BANDITS takes a Grand Tour of Oregon from Portland’s Broadway Bridge, through a room with a view over Lake Oswego, over to Oregon City for a quick bank job and then south to Silverton (doubling as Klamath Falls) and Salem before heading into California and finishing this not one, not two, but three different time period narrative of a three-way love triangle in Century City. Continue reading... “Bruce Willis Becomes #OregonMade in “Bandits” at the Hollywood Theatre”

Eastern Oregon Film Festival – October 21-23

The Eastern Oregon Film Festival will celebrate its twelfth year of programming independent cinema in La Grande, Oregon on October 21-23. The festival will present 52 films over the course of the three days, both in-person and also via a virtual streaming platform.  The official selections were announced on August 15th, and include 12 Feature-length films and 40 shorts in a variety of styles, formats, forms, and content. The festival catalog is available for viewing on the festival website. Virtual passes are currently available for purchase. Continue reading... “Eastern Oregon Film Festival – October 21-23”