Ladies and gentlemen, it’s now time for round 2 of the Portland Film Festival, and believe you me, the sequel is set to rival the original. No matter what you’re doing, drop it and set aside some time to check out the Portland Film Festival, which starts today (August 26th) and goes through September 1st.
There are too many great happenings to list them all, but here are some of our top Dig1 certified recommendations:
Allan Luebke’s film, GLENA, a documentary that follows a single-mom’s struggle to become a professional cage fighter. Totally badass. Tues, Aug 26th, 7pm at the Mission Theater and Sat, Aug 30th, 2pm at the Clinton Theater.
Gramatik’s “Brave Men” music video, directed by Joe Zohar of Moving Box Studios. Wed, Aug 27th, 3:30pm at the Living Room Theater and Thur, Aug 28th, 9:50pm at the Mission Theater.
Our very own Ryan Mauk will be giving a lesson in the proper prepping of a project for mix and some of the hurtles one might face in the mixing process. Bring your notepad to: Audio 101 Wed, Aug 27th, 5pm @ Digital One.
Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure: 25th Anniversary Screening. Dress like your favorite historical figure to win a prize. Enough said. Wed, Aug 27th @ Cinema 21.
Just what happened in “The House of Last Things”? Michael Bartlett will be there to answer that and other questions about his thriller. Thur, Aug 28th, 7:45pm at the Mission Theater.
Guy Baker, formerly of Digital One and now of berets and turtlenecks of the directing-kind, will screen his short film “Teal’s Legacy” twice because it’s so effing nice. Fri, Aug 29th, 11:45am at the Living Room Theater and Sat, Aug 30th, 2:30 pm at the Laurelhurst Theater.
You a fan of super awesome puppets, a la the Jim Henson Dark Crystal days? Good. Director (and baby stolen by David Bowie in Labyrinth) Toby Froud shows us what’s up in “Lessons Learned.” Thurs, Aug 28th, 7pm @ Cinema 21, and Sat, Aug 30th, 11am at the Laurelhurst Theater.
What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon, than with a panel of award-winning composers including Andrew Poole Todd (House of Last Things & War Flowers), Peter Bosack (GLENA), Mark Orton (Nebraska) and Dave Metzger (Frozen), discuss the process of creating music for film. It’s gonna be a good one. Sat, Aug 30th, 3pm @ 5th Avenue Cinema.
Take this stellar opportunity to support the local film community and see some quality flicks. Learn more at PortlandFilmFestival.com, and be sure to get your tickets before it’s too late.