Matt McCormick’s “Buzz One Four” – Preserving History

If you missed Oregon filmmaker, Matt McCormick’s new documentary, “Buzz One Four“, (screened at PIFF), stay tuned for release information.   “Buzz One Four” recollects and investigates, in first-hand experience, the “ill-fated flight of a Cold War B-52 bomber loaded with two thermonuclear bombs that crashed 90 miles from Washington DC.” Despite the US Air Force classifying full details of the B-52 crash, McCormick’s perspective, as grandson of the pilot, brings a detailed account of this fascinating, little-known historic event. Continue reading... “Matt McCormick’s “Buzz One Four” – Preserving History”

39th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival

Northwest filmmakers put their hearts on stage this November 9-18 during the Northwest Film Center’s 39th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival.

Feature film highlights include Lynn Shelton’s YOUR SISTER’S SISTER, starring Rosemarie DeWitt, Emily Blunt, and Mark Duplass; James Westby’s RID OF ME starring Katie O’Grady; a special FREE 50th Anniversary screening of POLLUTION IN PARADISE, the 1962 KGW-8 produced film that documents the beginning of the environmental movement in Oregon that became the hallmark of former Governor Tom McCall’s tenure; and closing the Festival is Matt McCormick’s THE GREAT NORTHWEST. Continue reading... “39th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival”

2 for 1 tickets to experimental film lecture — this sunday!

This Sunday, May 27, the Dill Pickle Club hosts the third in its ongoing A Place Called Home lecture series on filmmaking in the City of Portland at the Clinton Street Theater. The program will feature talks and short films by three titans in the Portland film community: JIM BLASHFIELD (maker of videos for Michael Jackson and the Talking Heads — no joke!), BROOKE JACOBSON (Co-Founder of the NW Film Center, Portland State University professor) and MATT McCORMICK (you’d be hard-pressed to find another filmmaker whose films are so distinctly Northwest, or who has done as much to nurture the work of local makers). Continue reading... “2 for 1 tickets to experimental film lecture — this sunday!”

Matt McCormick’s “The Great Northwest” to Screen at Northwest Film Center

After great screenings at the Rotterdam International Film Festival and the Museum of Modern Art, Matt McCormick’s documentary film “The Great Northwest” is being screened right here in the real life Great Northwest.

The film will screen on May 2-3 in Portland at the Northwest Film Center.

The Great Northwest is an experimental documentary based on the re-creation of a 3,200 mile road-trip made in 1958 by four Seattle women who thoroughly documented their journey in an elaborate scrapbook of photos, postcards, and brochures.   Continue reading... “Matt McCormick’s “The Great Northwest” to Screen at Northwest Film Center”

“Some Days Are Better Than Others” at the Hollywood Theater 3/25

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Los Angeles, March 22, 2011 – Palisades Tartan announced today that SOME DAYS ARE BETTER THAN OTHERS, Matt McCormick’s debut feature, which stars Indie rock talents James Mercer from the Shins and Carrie Brownstein, vocalist/guitarist for Wild Flag and the now defunct Sleater-Kinney will open the Hollywood Theater in Portland on March 25th before opening wider across the country.

Brownstein can also be seen on PORTLANDIA, the new IFC Original short-based comedy series created, written by and starring Brownstein and Fred Armisen from Saturday Night Live. Continue reading... ““Some Days Are Better Than Others” at the Hollywood Theater 3/25”

OMA Fellowship Winners Announced

From L to R: Thomas Philipson (Festival Manager), Elijah Hasan (Award recipient), Nick Peterson (Award recipient), and Mary DeFreese (Nick Peterson’s partner). Matt McCormick not in attendance.

The Oregon Media Arts Fellowship, established to recognize and support the work of Oregon film and video makers, announced its 2010 awards November 5 at the 37th Northwest Film & Video Festival to Portland filmmakers Matt McCormick, Nick Peterson and Elijah Hasan. Filmmakers receive cash fellowships administered by the Northwest Film Center.

The Fellowship program is funded by the Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Public Broadcasting and the Gordon D. Continue reading... “OMA Fellowship Winners Announced”