Hawai’i ‘Lava Drama’ Road Film STOKE Premieres In Portland On July 26, Directors In Attendance

Actor Caitlin Holcombe plays entitled lava-bound tourist “Jane.” Copyright Stoke, 2018.

Hawai’i “lava drama” Stoke premieres in Portland at the Clinton Street Theater on Friday, July 26 at 7pm, with filmmakers in attendance. I wrote, produced and co-directed Stoke, an island-take on the road film genre as weird and wild as Hawai’i (and Portland) itself.

Shot on Hawai’i island, my home locale and the location of the tumultuous volcanic activity during the summer of 2018, Stoke follows an entitled tourist who hires two wannabe tour guides to take her to the Kilauea volcano, exploring themes of impermanence, grief, and reverence to nature.   Continue reading... “Hawai’i ‘Lava Drama’ Road Film STOKE Premieres In Portland On July 26, Directors In Attendance”

LOCAL FILMMAKER JOSH HOFFMAN TO SCREEN UNIQUE HORROR FILM AT THE PORTLAND UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL

 

Bloated Cat Productions and Penguin Films bring local filmmaker Josh Hoffman’s latest horror feature film, UNDER THE KNIFE, to the Portland Underground Film Festival on Sunday, May 20th at 9pm.  As the Closing Film for PUFF, UNDER THE KNIFE, will play in the historic Clinton Street Theater and be followed by a Q and A with the director.  Fresh off of its much-talked-about World Premiere in Japan at the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival in March, the film will have its North American Premiere at this gem of a festival here in Portland. Continue reading... “LOCAL FILMMAKER JOSH HOFFMAN TO SCREEN UNIQUE HORROR FILM AT THE PORTLAND UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL”

New rDMS StoryTelling Reel

New year, New reel. We’re excited for all the opportunities and challenges this year has in store us. ‪#‎MAKETHEMNOTICE‬ Continue reading... “New rDMS StoryTelling Reel”

“On Paper Wings” With Director Ilana Sol & Oregon Historical Society

ON PAPER WINGS_croppedThe Hollywood Theatre’s Movies for Grownups series, sponsored by AARP Oregon, presents the documentary ON PAPER WINGS, screening on Saturday, May 30 at 2:30pm!  Advance tickets are available here.

In the spring of 1945, a Japanese balloon bomb claimed the lives of the only people killed in the continental United States as a result of enemy action during World War II.  Forty years later, the decision to fold a thousand paper cranes would unite the Japanese and American civilians who were involved in and affected by this incident.   Continue reading... ““On Paper Wings” With Director Ilana Sol & Oregon Historical Society”

WILD Contest Has Oregon Covered

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Fox Searchlight unveiled the #LifeisWILD contest this week as a headliner in promoting Reese Witherspoon‘s WILD.  Oregon Film was approached by Fox Searchlight to help put this contest together as an interactive and creative way to bring attention to the movie, and in so doing, the Pacific Crest Trail, and Oregon simultaneously.  Oregon Film collaborated with Travel Oregon to pull together a fantastic Grand Prize package of a week long trip to Oregon for the winner and a friend.  Continue reading... “WILD Contest Has Oregon Covered”

“Night Moves” To Get A May 30th Release

Jesse Eisenberger ("The Social Network") and Alia Shawkat ("Arrested Development") on Kelly Reichardt's "Night Moves" set in Southern Oregon.
Jesse Eisenberger (“The Social Network”) and Alia Shawkat (“Arrested Development”) on Kelly Reichardt’s “Night Moves” set in Southern Oregon.

“Night Moves” will be opening May 30th at the Angelika Film Center in New York, most likely followed by openings in Los Angeles and Portland before playing other cities nationwide.

The film will also be screening in advance of the release date, at the Tribeca Film Festival (April 21st, 24th and 27th), as well as at a few other U.S. festivals.

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Brittany Murphy’s “Something Wicked”, Begins Its Run In Oregon, April 11th.

 

We are excited to see “Something Wicked” roll out in Oregon next week (after it’s premiere April 4th in Eugene) before a wider release in coming weeks.

Below is the press release:

“SOMETHING WICKED” STARRING SHANTEL VANSANTEN, BRITTANY MURPHY, TO HIT THEATERS IN PORTLAND METRO BEGINNING APRIL 11

Pacific Northwest Regal Cinemas Sees First Rollout Of Psychological Thriller

April 8, 2014 – Portland, OR – The long-awaited final film of the late actress Brittany Murphy will hit theaters in Portland, Salem, and Bend beginning April 11, 2014, with more than 15 additional regional Regal Cinema theaters to follow weekly. Continue reading... “Brittany Murphy’s “Something Wicked”, Begins Its Run In Oregon, April 11th.”

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Costume Rentals Moves to New Facility

New warehouse upstairs accessoy roomThe new Production Department Building for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Talent, OR, completed construction in late October 2013. On November 19th, OSF Costume Rentals started the monumental task of moving their stock of over 50,000 costume pieces from a rented warehouse in Ashland, OR, their home of almost ten years, six miles down the road to their brand new state of the art facility. The improvements are undeniable, going from about 8,000 square feet to just over 11,000, customized rack systems for hanging costumes, climate control, even floors, a window, the fact that the new facility isn’t a converted lumber mill (the former facility was a space in the old Parson’s Pine mill building)… Continue reading... “Oregon Shakespeare Festival Costume Rentals Moves to New Facility”

“Night Moves” Premieres at Venice International Film Festival and Will Screen at Toronto International Film Festival

Director Kelly Reichardt’s (“Wendy and Lucy”, “Meek’s Cutoff”) new film, “Night Moves” will be screening in competition at the Venice International Film Festival (August 28th- September 7th) and will also screen at the Toronto International Film Festival  as a special presentation.

“Night Moves” filmed at Galesville Reservoir in Azalea, OR. Seen here, Jesse Eisenberg, (“The Social Network”). © Tipping Point Productions, LLC

“Night Moves” will compete in the “Venezia 70” section of the Venice International Film Festival, an “international competition of feature films, presented as world premieres”.  Continue reading... ““Night Moves” Premieres at Venice International Film Festival and Will Screen at Toronto International Film Festival”

New Thriller “Compound Fracture” Screening at the Hollywood Theatre May 26th

One Night Only (May 26th) Limited Screening of New Thriller COMPOUND FRACTURE with Actor/Producer Tyler Mane (Sabretooth, Michael Myers) in Attendance.

Tyler Mane will personally screen his new film, Compound Fracture, May 26th in Portland, OR at the Hollywood Theatre. This will be one of the“one night only” stops on the Limited Meet & Greet Screening tour in the U.S. and Canada.

Mane, known primarily for his acting career (his credits include, Michael Meyers in Rob Zombie’s Halloween & Halloween II, Troy, The Scorpion King, Joe Dirt, X-Men), co-wrote, produced and co-stars in this new supernatural thriller.

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