You better be resting a lot these next couple days, because next Tuesday, August 27th marks the beginning of the inaugural (and rather mind-blowing) Portland Film Festival. Spanning a total of six days / nights, the festivities unleash themselves on Tuesday night with a grand soirée at Gypsy (the best part – Gypsy has a velvet lounge – so get there by 8:30pm to lounge in the lap of velvet luxury).
The Portland Film Festival takes place in venues sprinkled throughout the city, including the brand new Fields Neighborhood Park on NW 11th and Overton in the Pearl District (outdoor film screenings + beer garden + food carts = utterly amazing), as well as perpetual favorites like the Living Room Theaters, Cinema 21, Mission Theater and the Bagdad. To see a full lineup of screenings, Q&A’s, networking events and classes, view the Portland Film Festival downloadable PDF schedule.
Pro tip: mark your calendars; on Thursday, August 29th, Chuck Palahniuk, author of “Fight Club” and “Choke”, will do a reading / screening at the Bagdad Theater. The show starts at 6:30pm, but doors open at 5pm. Tickets are $12 and totally worth it.
[Without further ado] Top Dig1 Picks:
1. “The Trembling Giant” // Screenings / Director’s Q&A:
>> Wednesday, August 28th: 2pm // Living Room Theater, Screen 6
>> Friday, August 30th: 11:15am // Living Room Theater, Screen 5
2. “Buoy” // Screening / Director’s Q&A:
>> Thursday, August 29th: 8pm // Living Room Theater, Screen 5
So yes. Charge your batteries now, while you still have the chance, for the 2013 edition of the oh-so-exciting-and-action-packed Portland Film Festival!
Be a part of the Portland film community and show your love for independent and locally produced films. We probably shouldn’t have to twist your arm to go to some ridiculously awesome indoor and outdoor film screenings, but we totally will if we have to. For ticket information, visit PortlandFilmFestival.com. See you in the beer garden.