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Hey Portland. Get ready to celebrate indie film!!! From Aug 29 - Sept 5, we have movies, workshops, classes, parties and more at Laurelhurst Theater. Download: #PDXFF16 program | #PDXFF16 one-sheetPurchase: VIP, all-access and industry passes on sale now. Tickets: Buy individual tickets by clicking on the movie, workshop or class below.

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Monday, August 29
 

6:15pm

Film Industry Speed Networking
Limited Capacity seats available

Looking for work? Seeking crew? Want to expand your business? Or simply interested in meeting like-minded people in the film industry?

Expand your film industry network in two short, one hour sessions. Attendees will rotate tables every several minutes in order to get the opportunity to speak with as many fellow attendees as possible, followed by open networking at the end of the event. 

Sponsored by Gearhead Production Rentals, Portland Film Festival, SAG AFTRA, IATSE 488, Oregon Film, OMPA, Koerner Camera!



Monday August 29, 2016 6:15pm - 10:30pm
Gearhead Production Rentals 4720 SE 26th Ave Portland, OR 97202
 
Tuesday, August 30
 

11:00am

Filmmakers Lounge
Limited Capacity seats available

Filmmakers - this one is just for you and festival VIPs. While you're in town, come check out the Filmmakers Lounge. It's your place to relax, enjoy FREE WIFI, snacks, drinks and a few surprises. Free lunch will be served daily at noon.

Full Access: VIP and Filmmaker Passes
Limited Access/No Host Food & Beverage: Industry Passes


Tuesday August 30, 2016 11:00am - 5:00pm
Filmmakers Lounge 18 NE 28th Ave Portland, OR 97232

5:00pm

Filmmakers & VIP Welcome Reception
Limited Capacity seats available

This is the opportunity for Filmmakers & VIPs to meet, network and enjoy a special time before the festival kicks off.

Not open to the general public. Filmmakers, VIP and Industry passholders only. 


Tuesday August 30, 2016 5:00pm - 5:45pm
Filmmakers Lounge 18 NE 28th Ave Portland, OR 97232

6:00pm

Wizard Mode - Opening Night Documentary Film
Limited Capacity seats available

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:
Wizard Mode - Opening Night Documentary Film & Party

Playing a mean pinball is just the beginning. 

In the game of pinball, there is no greater reward than Wizard Mode – a hidden level that is only unlocked when a player completes a series of lightning-speed challenges. Robert Emilio Gagno has dedicated most of his life to mastering Wizard Mode, and is now one of the top pinball players in the world. He also happens to have autism.

As a young boy, his parents realized they could give him a quarter and he would play on a pinball machine for hours. Refusing to believe their son was locked into a limited future, his parents supported him as he practiced non-stop, developing an exceptional talent for the game. 

But now Robert’s real challenge lies outside the game on his journey to shed his youth and gain independence.

Wizard Mode, Salazar Film’s first feature documentary, is a candid personal perspective on autism through the life of one of the world’s greatest pinball players. The film follows Robert as he seeks to balance his quest to become a world pinball champion and his growing real world responsibilities, culminating at the largest pinball tournament in the world, Pinburgh, in Pittsburgh, PA.

 



Tuesday August 30, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

6:30pm

Middle Man - Opening Night Narrative Film
Limited Capacity seats available

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:
Middle Man - Opening Night Narrative Film & Party

Lenny Freeman’s dream of being a famous comedian is about to become a nightmare. Not only is he stuck in a dead end accounting job, Lenny has a bigger problem -- Lenny is not funny. When his mother suddenly dies, he quits his job and heads to Vegas in search of fame. But along the way, a mysterious hitchhiker lures him into a desert-town killing spree with dark and twisted result – as the bodies pile up, Lenny actually becomes funnier and funnier.

SYNOPSIS

Lenny Freeman is a straight-laced old-school accountant with a dream; to become a famous stand-up comedian. The problem is, Lenny is not very funny. Not even close.

When his mother dies, leaving him nothing but debt and her ‘53 Oldsmobile, Lenny hits the road to chase his dream and head to Vegas to audition for Monte Guy’s annual “Stand-Up Stand-Off”.

Along the way (and against his better judgment) Lenny picks up a mysterious traveler named “Hitch” and his trip quickly turns from bad to worse. When they stop at a small desert town, Lenny tries out his act at an open-mic, but a run-in with a heckler quickly leads to murder. 

Now with a dead body in his trunk, Lenny and Hitch are on the run. As the body count piles up, Lenny tries to free himself from his psychotic sidekick and escape to Vegas with the girl of his dreams. But Hitch won’t shake so easily. They've got a contract. And the devil is in the details. Literally. Not to mention the fact that all this blood and mayhem is having a strange side-effect on Lenny. It is actually improving his comedy!



Tuesday August 30, 2016 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

7:00pm

The Man Who Fell to Earth (40th Anniversary)

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

The Man Who Fell to Earth (40th Anniversary)

Thomas Jerome Newton (David Bowie) is an alien who has come to Earth in search of water to save his home planet. Aided by lawyer Oliver Farnsworth (Buck Henry), Thomas uses his knowledge of advanced technology to create profitable inventions. While developing a method to transport water, Thomas meets Mary-Lou (Candy Clark), a quiet hotel clerk, and begins to fall in love with her. Just as he is ready to leave Earth, Thomas is intercepted by the U.S. government, and his entire plan is threatened.

 

Release date: June 24, 2011 (USA)DirectorNicolas RoegStory byWalter TevisScreenplayWalter TevisPaul Mayersberg

Music composed byStomu YamashtaJohn Phillips

 

 

 

 

 



Tuesday August 30, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

8:30pm

Blue Velvet (30th Anniversary)

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Blue Velvet (30th Anniversary)

College student Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) returns home after his father has a stroke. When he discovers a severed ear in an abandoned field, Beaumont teams up with detective's daughter Sandy Williams (Laura Dern) to solve the mystery. They believe beautiful lounge singer Dorothy Vallens (Isabella Rossellini) may be connected with the case, and Beaumont finds himself becoming drawn into her dark, twisted world, where he encounters sexually depraved psychopath Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper).

 

Release date: September 19, 1986 (USA)DirectorDavid LynchScreenplayDavid Lynch

CinematographyFrederick Elmes

 

 

 

 

 

 



Tuesday August 30, 2016 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

9:00pm

My Own Private Idaho (25th Anniversary)

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

My Own Private Idaho (25th Anniversary)

In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters (River Phoenix) is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor (Keanu Reeves) is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the coast of Italy in a quest to find Mike's estranged mother. Along the way they turn tricks for money and drugs, eventually attracting the attention of a wealthy benefactor and sexual deviant.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Tuesday August 30, 2016 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

9:00pm

Opening Night Party—Celebrate Portland Style w/ Red Balloon Installation!
Limited Capacity seats available

Celebrate opening night of the 2016 Portland Film Festival and sample food and cocktails from your favorite local spots. Following a fabulous Opening Night film, this legendary party launches a non-stop, fun-filled, 8-day celebration of film, food, and friends.

Sponsored by Koerner Camera Systems.


Tuesday August 30, 2016 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Beulahland 118 NE 28th Portland OR 97232

10:00pm

The Man Who Fell to Earth (40th Anniversary)

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

The Man Who Fell to Earth (40th Anniversary)

Thomas Jerome Newton (David Bowie) is an alien who has come to Earth in search of water to save his home planet. Aided by lawyer Oliver Farnsworth (Buck Henry), Thomas uses his knowledge of advanced technology to create profitable inventions. While developing a method to transport water, Thomas meets Mary-Lou (Candy Clark), a quiet hotel clerk, and begins to fall in love with her. Just as he is ready to leave Earth, Thomas is intercepted by the U.S. government, and his entire plan is threatened.

 

Release date: June 24, 2011 (USA)DirectorNicolas RoegStory byWalter TevisScreenplayWalter TevisPaul Mayersberg

Music composed byStomu YamashtaJohn Phillips

 

 

 

 

 



Tuesday August 30, 2016 10:00pm - Wednesday August 31, 2016 12:00am
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

10:00pm

Operator

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Operator

Joe (Martin Starr) is a programmer and self-quantifier who uses the data he collects to make sense of the world and control his panic attacks. He and his wife Emily (Mae Whitman), a member of the Neo-Futurists, are happily married until they start working together on a project that promises to replicate Emily’s personality. What begins as a collaboration that strengthens their relationship quickly spirals into a technological love triangle in this dark comedy about love in the age of anxiety.

 

 

 

 



Tuesday August 30, 2016 10:00pm - Wednesday August 31, 2016 12:25am
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214
 
Wednesday, August 31
 

10:00am

Directors' Coffee Chat
Panel with Directors from today's films at Laurelhurst Theater.


Wednesday August 31, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

11:00am

Film Distribution
You’ve made your movie and you have big plans to distribute it! Or maybe you don’t yet but would like to have a lot of options.  Distribution workflow is something most filmmakers forget that they will have to manage.

Speakers
avatar for Greg MacLennan

Greg MacLennan

A/V Creative Director, Drafthouse Films
After working at video stores and attending the University of Texas to study film production, Greg MacLennan used to write for several (now-defunct) websites and work on bad TV shows. He is currently A/V Creative Director for Drafthouse Films and film programmer at the Alamo Drafthouse. | | Over four years, Drafthouse Films has released 40 provocative, visionary and artfully unusual films and earned three Academy Award nominations.
avatar for Suzanne Mitchell

Suzanne Mitchell

Suzanne Mitchell has directed and produced numerous long and short form documentary films, television series and specials as well as cutting-edge content for the web. Her projects have garnered two Emmys, two Gracie Awards, an Omni Intermedia Award, and a Cine Golden Eagle. Her 2013 film Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde celebrated a successful festival run, winning numerous awards, including an Audience Favorite and Best... Read More →
avatar for James Shapiro

James Shapiro

COO, Drafthouse Films
James Emanuel Shapiro is the Chief Operating Officer of Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, and was instrumental in building it into one of the industry's most respected curated brands. Over four years, Drafthouse Films has released 40 provocative, visionary and artfully unusual films and earned three Academy Award nominations. James is based in LA, consumes too much rye, believes in the divinity of... Read More →
avatar for Brad Wilke

Brad Wilke

J. Brad Wilke (@jbwilke) is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and holds an MBA from the University of Washington's Foster School of Business and a Master of Communication in Digital Media from the University of Washington's Department of Communication. Brad co-founded Smarthouse Creative, a digital marketing & strategy agency, and recently launched Front Row Live, a livestreaming platform that helps synchronize online... Read More →


Wednesday August 31, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

11:00am

Filmmakers Lounge
Limited Capacity seats available

Filmmakers - this one is just for you and festival VIPs. While you're in town, come check out the Filmmakers Lounge. It's your place to relax, enjoy FREE WIFI, snacks, drinks and a few surprises. Free lunch will be served daily at noon.

Full Access: VIP and Filmmaker Passes
Limited Access/No Host Food & Beverage: Industry Passes


Wednesday August 31, 2016 11:00am - 5:00pm
Filmmakers Lounge 18 NE 28th Ave Portland, OR 97232

11:45am

A Bitter Legacy

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:
A Bitter Legacy

An investigation into "Citizen Isolation Centers", Harsh and secret World War II prisons created within Japanese American incareration camp system to seperate citizens deemed by the American Government as "trouble-makers." 



Wednesday August 31, 2016 11:45am - 2:15pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

12:00pm

Women Outward Bound

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Women Outward Bound

It was tough. It was beautiful. It changed these girls in 1965 forever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Wednesday August 31, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

12:30pm

Borderline

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Borderline

The first time Regina tried to kill herself, she was five years old. Now she is 45 and hell-bent on trying to live.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Wednesday August 31, 2016 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

12:45pm

ACTING: Auditioning for Commercials
Discover how to deliver a solid audition every time and really get the ins and outs of commercial auditioning. It's a fun, weird world of auditioning, so get the confidence you need in the room and let's get you those bookings!

Speakers
avatar for Toby Wilson

Toby Wilson

As a classically trained actor, Toby has played roles from Shakespeare's Lysander to Vikings Fan #1. He has had the privilege to have worked in several movies and TV shows and books regularly in the commercial realm. Weather it's assembling appliances in a Maytag commercials or being the Nils the scared park ranger in Agents of Shield, Toby has taken the same approach, have fun, be professional and do what you do best. |  As a student of... Read More →


Wednesday August 31, 2016 12:45pm - 1:55pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

1:00pm

Professional Camera & Visual Storytelling - 3 day program
Limited Capacity seats available

In this fun non-technical multi-day workshop participants will gain proficiency in the camera and visual storytelling crafts. Beyond proper camera operation and set up, the workshop will focus primarily on story - the conduit through which all creative and technical decisions flow. The many hands-on exercises conducted in teams will offer students effective practice in use of close-ups, unusual angles and the application of the “exclusion” principle. Cameras will be available for use during the workshop, or participants may choose to bring their own.

Who Should Attend:
The emphasis on crafting a compelling visual story makes this workshop invaluable for aspiring producers, directors, actors and screenwriters, looking to gain a greater understanding of the craft of the cinematographer and effective storytelling with a camera. Participants should preferably have some previous experience in film and television - in the corporate, education, non-profit, news, or cinema arenas, but it is not imperative.

Program continues daily through Friday, Sept 2nd.  Space is VERY limited.


Speakers
avatar for Barry Braverman

Barry Braverman

Barry Braverman is a veteran LA-based cinematographer with over thirty-five years experience in television documentaries and feature films.  His credits include Ridley Scott’s EQUALS (2015), Wes Anderson’s MOONRISE KINGDOM (2012), and THE DARJEELING LIMITED (2007). Television credits include ABC 20/20, CBS News Sunday Morning, and National Geographic TV Specials. Braverman is a member of Hollywood cinematographer’s guild... Read More →


Wednesday August 31, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Pro Photo Supply Event Center 1801 NW Northrup St., Portland, Oregon 97209

2:00pm

SCREENWRITING: Writing is Rewriting

Congratulations!  You’ve finished your first draft.  Now, the real work can begin.

Perhaps your script needs a faster pace, a new twist, or another character.  Or, maybe you think it’s absolutely perfect.  But the studio doesn’t.  The producer has notes - lots and lots of notes.  The director thinks it should be a different genre altogether.  The lead actor won’t say the lines as written.  You’ve just lost your location.  And because of the budget, you have to cut 25 pages.  Welcome to rewriting in film and television.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Craig

Laurie Craig

Laurie Craig is particularly known for her work in family film and romantic comedy.  Laurie wrote the original screenplay for the movie PAULIE for Dreamworks.  The critically acclaimed film starred Tony Shaloub and Gena Rowlands. Laurie's other credits include co-writing the Miramax release, ELLA ENCHANTED, starring Anne Hathaway, and Fox’s RAMONA AND BEEZUS, based on the books of Beverly Cleary, and starring Joey King and Selena Gomez. She... Read More →


Wednesday August 31, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

2:15pm

FSM

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

FSM

Friendship, music, hookup culutre and online dating through the eyes of Samantha, and underground DJ.  

 


Wednesday August 31, 2016 2:15pm - 4:15pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

2:30pm

The Incomparable Rose Hartman

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

The Incomparable Rose Hartman

With a career spanning decades, photographer Rose Hartman is known for her iconic photos from Studio 54 and the fashion world, her boisterous personality and her uncanny ability of capturing the New York social scene, warts and all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Wednesday August 31, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

3:00pm

To Keep The Light

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

To Keep The Light

Inspired by true stories, a lighthouse keeper's wife struggles with work and sanity as she confronts her past and future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Wednesday August 31, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

4:00pm

SCREENWRITING: Perils of Screenwriting

Some days you’re in Heaven. Some days Hell. Some days you’re rich beyond your wildest dreams, others you’re penniless and contemplating bank robbery. Welcome to the roller-coaster existence of a full-time screenwriter. Our panelists share tips on pitching - gamesmanship with suits - the dilemma of ‘Hurry Up and Wait’ - insights on Writer’s Block - the usefulness of negative comments - and survival strategies before your next Oscar nomination.


Speakers
avatar for Laurie Craig

Laurie Craig

Laurie Craig is particularly known for her work in family film and romantic comedy.  Laurie wrote the original screenplay for the movie PAULIE for Dreamworks.  The critically acclaimed film starred Tony Shaloub and Gena Rowlands. Laurie's other credits include co-writing the Miramax release, ELLA ENCHANTED, starring Anne Hathaway, and Fox’s RAMONA AND BEEZUS, based on the books of Beverly Cleary, and starring Joey King and Selena Gomez. She... Read More →
LD

Leslie Dixon

Leslie Dixon was raised mostly in San Francisco – in the city itself, thank you, not one of those flaccid little down-the-peninsula suburbs. She was one of those obnoxious but literate children who could both annoy and impress people. She had a fun mother, who did nothing to rein her in, but did drag her around to revival houses to see pre-Hayes Code films. An obsession was born. She got a library card at AFI and began checking out... Read More →
avatar for Randall Jahnson

Randall Jahnson

Randall Jahnson has been a professional screenwriter for 30 years. He's worked with such diverse filmmaking talent as Steven Spielberg, Penelope Spheeris, Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee, and Jonathan Demme. His credits include The Doors (as “J. Randal Johnson”), Dudes, The Mask of Zorro, Sunset Strip, and episodes of the HBO cable series Tales from the Crypt. He also wrote Gun, an epic Western video game, which was voted Best Story at the 2005... Read More →
avatar for Miguel Tejada-Flores

Miguel Tejada-Flores

Miguel Tejada-Flores is a screenwriter whose first produced script, ‘Revenge of the Nerds’, became both a commercial success and a cult classic. His film writing credits range from comedy to dark epic science-fiction (‘Screamers’) to psychological suspense (‘The Unsaid’) to horror (‘Frankenstein’s Army’,‘Fright Night II’, “Beyond Re-Animator”). Miguel has created... Read More →


Wednesday August 31, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

4:45pm

Short Block 8: Documentary

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:
Short Block 8: Documentary 

  • A short Film About Arthur
  • Soy Cubana
  • Eminent Domain
  • Property
  • Johnny Physical Lives
  • Bloody Barbara
  • Arc of Justice 
  • Mirrorball 

 

 



Wednesday August 31, 2016 4:45pm - 6:45pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

4:45pm

Short Block 8: Documentary

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Short Block 8: Documentary

A Short Film by Arthur
7min • Portland Premiere
Director: Niels Alpert 

Soy Cubana
17min • Portland Premiere
Director: Jeremy Ungar / Ivaylo Getov

Eminent Domain
20min • Portland Premiere
Director: Brian Comfort

Property
4min • Portland Premiere
Director: Allison Otto

Johnny Physical Lives
22min • Portland Premiere
Director: Joshua Neuman

Bloody Barbara
6min • Portland Premiere
Director: Shawn Bannon

Arc of Justice
22min • Portland Premiere
Director: Mark Lipman / Helen Cohen in attendance

Mirrorball
5min • Portland Premiere
Director: Brad Nguyen

 



Wednesday August 31, 2016 4:45pm - 6:45pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

5:00pm

Shorts Block 5: Identity

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Shorts Block 5: Identity

Boat People (28Min) Director: Paul Meschuh

Under Pressure (33min) Director: Lilli Schwabe

Patriot (15min) Director: Eva Riley

Land of Exidus (11min) Director: Skinner Myers

My Aleppo (18min) Director: Melissa Langer

Creased (16min) Director: Jade Justad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Wednesday August 31, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

5:30pm

Shorts Block 3: Dramedy Relationships

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Shorts Block 3: Dramedy Relationships

 

The Ring Thing (7min) Director: Friederike John

Heads or Tails (10min) Director Eva von Schweinitz

First Date (4min) Director: Anisha Adusumilli

Two Ships (15min) Director: Matthew Ross

4 Pounds of Flowers (15min) Director: Rob Richert

Cutter (15min) Director Gabriela Ledesma

Step 9 (13min) Director: Leonora Pitts



Wednesday August 31, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

6:00pm

Check It

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Check It

Gay and transgender childhood friends, gang life and poverty via the unlikely avenue of fashion in this story of hope, redemption and resiliency. 

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Wednesday August 31, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

7:00pm

"Lets Diversify Portland", Film Makers of Color Event
Indie Film & Networking and PdxFF16 are dedicating the night to Film Makers of Color.  This is a call to action for EVERYONE to come out and show some LOVE.  We are expecting a very nice turnout from film industry folk from all over and hope you'll join us. There will be raffled prizes, ice breaker activities, drink specials, great films and much more.

RSVP at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1085393171554732/

Free to attend.


Wednesday August 31, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Bossanova 722 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214

7:30pm

She Sings to the Stars

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

She Sings to the Stars

Mabel is a Native American grandmother who lives alone, tending her drought-ravaged corn in the desert Southwest. Her half-Mexican grandson, Third, dreams of 'making it big' in LA, but his plans change dramatically when he comes to his grandmother’s house. Lyle is a faded magician from LA traveling with a white rabbit, the promise of a gig and a life-long dream to be able to magically disappear. Stranded, both men must yield to a timeless rhythm and discover a capacity greater than imagined.

 

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Wednesday August 31, 2016 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

8:00pm

Those Left Behind

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Those Left Behind

25 years after her brother's suicide, a women returns to her childhood home with her 16-year-old son to help her mother recover from surgery, openingup new wounds.

 

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Wednesday August 31, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

8:15pm

Yesterday Was Everything

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Yesterday Was Everything

Misery Signals, a Wisconsin metalcore band, reconciles for a ten-show reunion tour in the wake of a tenuous split and a fatal accident that happened decades earlier.

 

 

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Wednesday August 31, 2016 8:15pm - 10:15pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

9:30pm

After Party at Migration Brewing
What's the best way to end a day of watching movies?  Joining up with fellow moviegoers at Migration Brewing.  They've been brewing on site since 2010, using their custom built 7 beer barrel system.  They feature seven house beers and a variety of seasonals.  For those of you who prefer something a little stronger - they do serve mixed drinks & whiskey, as well.

http://migrationbrewing.com

No host food & alcohol.  Free to attend.  21 and over please. 


Wednesday August 31, 2016 9:30pm - Thursday September 1, 2016 12:00am
Migration Brewing 2828 NE Glisan St, Portland OR 97232

9:45pm

The Lesson

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:
The Lesson

A grisly study of the relationship between a tormented teacher and the troubled teens who bear his wrath once he snaps; this morally challenging horror film is dark, claustrophobic, and shockingly eloquent. 

 

 



Wednesday August 31, 2016 9:45pm - 11:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

10:00pm

All Birds Have Flown South

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

All The Birds Have Flown South

After the death of his overbearing mother, a sheltered man attempts to win the affection of a degenerate waitress.



Wednesday August 31, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

10:00pm

Refinery Surveyor Black

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Refinery Surveyor Black

A lonely sugar refinery inspector, an orphaned girl and opioid-addled locals collide in this surreal small-town drama.

 



Wednesday August 31, 2016 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

10:15pm

River House Inheritance

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

River House Inheritance

A troubled young woman spends her days caring for her bedridden mother, which gets complicated by Hope's newly paroled sister, who arrives home with plans to kill their mother.

 

 



Wednesday August 31, 2016 10:15pm - 11:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214
 
Thursday, September 1
 

10:00am

Directors' Coffee Chat
Panel with Directors from today's films at Laurelhurst Theater.

Thursday September 1, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

11:00am

SCREENWRITING: Screenwriting 101

This workshop will be about the actual writing of your script. Genres to avoid. The bifurcation of the marketplace. What they are and aren't buying, and why. How to hold the reader's attention, and keep that person unable to put your script down. 

And many, many other big and small tricks to keep you from having to read all those mind-numbing screenwriting books.


Speakers
LD

Leslie Dixon

Leslie Dixon was raised mostly in San Francisco – in the city itself, thank you, not one of those flaccid little down-the-peninsula suburbs. She was one of those obnoxious but literate children who could both annoy and impress people. She had a fun mother, who did nothing to rein her in, but did drag her around to revival houses to see pre-Hayes Code films. An obsession was born. She got a library card at AFI and began checking out... Read More →


Thursday September 1, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

11:00am

Filmmakers Lounge
Limited Capacity seats available

Filmmakers - this one is just for you and festival VIPs. While you're in town, come check out the Filmmakers Lounge. It's your place to relax, enjoy FREE WIFI, snacks, drinks and a few surprises. Free lunch will be served daily at noon.

Full Access: VIP and Filmmaker Passes
Limited Access/No Host Food & Beverage: Industry Passes


Thursday September 1, 2016 11:00am - 5:00pm
Filmmakers Lounge 18 NE 28th Ave Portland, OR 97232

11:30am

Kollwein's Day of Truth

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Kollwein's Day of Truth

A district attorney and a police inspector are working on a case involving the murder of an employee at a nuclear power plant.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Thursday September 1, 2016 11:30am - 1:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

11:45am

Heartland

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Heartland

A young artist, struggling with a recent death, finds escape in a reckless affair with her brother's girlfriend.

 

 



Thursday September 1, 2016 11:45am - 1:45pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

12:00pm

Prison Dogs

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Prison Dogs

A story of love, loss and redemption. A unique dog training program gives prison inmates and and vetrans a second chance. 

 

 

 



Thursday September 1, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

12:45pm

SCREENWRITING: From Fright Night to Frankenstein's Army: Horror's Evolution

Horror films have always been a staple of cinema, but horror keeps evolving. The tongue-in- cheek horror comedies of the 80’s have given way to grisly gore-fests and more Zombie films than anyone thought possible. Demented filmmakers must unearth new strategies to bring their undead sagas to life in the New Millenium. Screenwriter Miguel Tejada-Flores discusses his own films - “Fright Night II” - “Screamers” - “Beyond Re-Animator” - and an in-depth discussion of “Frankenstein’s Army”, of which Fangoria said: “all a viewer can do is hang on and wonder what berserk turn the action is going to take next.”


Speakers
avatar for Miguel Tejada-Flores

Miguel Tejada-Flores

Miguel Tejada-Flores is a screenwriter whose first produced script, ‘Revenge of the Nerds’, became both a commercial success and a cult classic. His film writing credits range from comedy to dark epic science-fiction (‘Screamers’) to psychological suspense (‘The Unsaid’) to horror (‘Frankenstein’s Army’,‘Fright Night II’, “Beyond Re-Animator”). Miguel has created... Read More →


Thursday September 1, 2016 12:45pm - 1:55pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

2:00pm

From Story to Screen
Suzanne Mitchell leads a Master Class in the art of creating and distributing documentary films that are relevant in today’s evolving media landscape. From start to finish no project is complete when the camera stops rolling and the edit is locked. Learn how to identify your core audience early on in your project and consider what separates your film and its subject matter from others that have come before it. In this two hour class, Suzanne will discuss gaining access to a particular personal story or subject while understanding the importance of identifying lead character(s) for documentary film.  Included will be a demonstration on how to craft a practical distribution plan for your film. The class will conclude with a group discussion that will draw from attendee’s questions.  

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Mitchell

Suzanne Mitchell

Suzanne Mitchell has directed and produced numerous long and short form documentary films, television series and specials as well as cutting-edge content for the web. Her projects have garnered two Emmys, two Gracie Awards, an Omni Intermedia Award, and a Cine Golden Eagle. Her 2013 film Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde celebrated a successful festival run, winning numerous awards, including an Audience Favorite and Best... Read More →


Thursday September 1, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

2:15pm

Orphans of El Dorado

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Orphans of El Dorado

Amazonian tale of a man's love, obsession and madness.

 

 

 



Thursday September 1, 2016 2:15pm - 11:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

2:30pm

The Liberators

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:
The Liberators

A true detective story that follows a dogged German art detective through the New York art world and military archives on a quest to recover priceless art seized by the Nazis during World War II.

 

 

 

 



Thursday September 1, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

3:00pm

Two Trains Runnin'

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Two Trains Runnin'

The search for two blues singers, set in Mississippi during the civil rights movement.

 

 

 



Thursday September 1, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

4:00pm

ACTING: "We're Here to Make a Movie" SAG-AFTRA Indie Theatrical & New Media Agreements

Have you ever wanted to hire SAG-AFTRA performers for a project, but were frightened away by the prospect of filling out “All that union paperwork”?  Are you new to filmmaking and curious about the various low-budget agreements offered?  The SAG-AFTRA Indie Theatrical and New Media Agreements have been created specifically to accommodate the needs of student & emerging filmmakers.  In this workshop SAG-AFTRA staff will discuss the process of walking producers, directors, talent and students through these contracts from “A to Z”!  Get the “inside scoop” on how you can hire union talent for your next production!

 

Topics Will Include:

-Importance of adding talent into any proposed project’s budget

-Informed discussion of basic Union contracts & their benefits

-“Raising the bar of legitimacy” by hiring TOP industry professionals

This workshop is a “must attend” for producers, directors, actors and film school students interested in educating themselves on the ease of using SAG-AFTRA contracts to hire the most highly skilled professionals available for future film and internet projects.


Speakers
avatar for Chris Compte

Chris Compte

In a career spanning 4 decades Chris' experience in the entertainment industry has run the entire gamut, from radio announcing, performing in more than 70 theatrical productions, featured appearances on television series such as "Northern Exposure", "The Fugitive", and "Medicine Ball", as well as numerous regional commercials, to producing, directing, stage managing, administrative, and front-of-house positions for local theatrical producing... Read More →


Thursday September 1, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

4:45pm

Short Block 1: Drama

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Short Block 1: 

Operator (6min)  Director: Caroline Bartleet

The Good Father (18min) Director: Marek Ryszard Dojs

My Luchador (13min) Director: Shea Sizemore

Garbage (15min) Director: Anand Prakash

Stars (8min) Director: Krista Vernoff

Pronouns (10min) Director: Michael Paulucci

Tonshi (13min) Director: Deana LeBlanc

Los Niños Sicarios (10min) Director: Rob Lambert

 

 

 

 



Thursday September 1, 2016 4:45pm - 6:45pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

5:00pm

Hunter Gatherer

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Hunter Gatherer

Ashley Douglas gets out of prison and goes to great lengths to get his ex-girlfriend back.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Thursday September 1, 2016 5:00pm - Friday September 2, 2016 7:00pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

5:30pm

The Legend of Swee' Pea

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

The Legend of Swee' Pea

Lloyd "Swee' Pea" Daniels' improbable NBA comeback cements his reputation as the greatest playground legend of all time.

 

 

 

 



Thursday September 1, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

6:00pm

Network with SAG-AFTRA & IATSE
Come network with and help us celebrate the members of SAG-AFTRA and IATSE

Free to attend. Bar not hosted.  21 and over please.

Thursday September 1, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Filmmakers Lounge 18 NE 28th Ave Portland, OR 97232

6:00pm

LAIKA's Worldwide Journey of Creativity

Hillsboro-based LAIKA is considered the most ambitious, innovative stop-motion studio in the world.  LAIKA supports an awe-inspiring collection of creative talent from the region -- and across the globe.  Many artists have traveled thousands of miles to contribute their unique skills that have garnered the studio an Oscar and three additional nominations.  Join us for this panel where four LAIKA employees will address their careers, the craft, early artistic influences -- and their journey to Oregon.  The panel will be moderated by Pacific Northwest native Mark Shapiro.


Moderators
avatar for Mark Shapiro

Mark Shapiro

MARK SHAPIRO’s diverse marketing and communications career has taken him across the United States, working in brand development, advertising, public relations, film production and writing for companies including Nike, Town & Country Magazine and Upper Deck. | In 2007, he joined LAIKA, where he manages brand strategies, including the marketing efforts for LAIKA’s corporate identity as well as the company’s feature films. | A... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Dalmer

Trevor Dalmer

Trevor hails from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and attended Sheridan College, obtaining a degree in Animation. Shortly after he finished school, he submitted his portfolio to LAIKA; he began his career in Hillsboro on the ParaNorman production and also worked on The Boxtrolls and Kubo and the Two Strings.
avatar for Thalia Lane

Thalia Lane

Thalia attended Goldsmiths University in London, graduating with a BA (Honors) in Textiles. She later moved to Bristol, UK to work for Aardman Animations where she started in the model shop making props and sets and eventually moved into in the costume department. She served on many film productions in Europe, including Corpse Bride, Fantastic Mr. Fox and Frankenweenie.  In 2012, she arrived at LAIKA where she is an integral part of the... Read More →
avatar for Graham Read

Graham Read

Born and raised in Toronto, the main focus of Graham’s job at LAIKA is to build and fabricate articulated steel skeletons, called puppet armatures. His pre-college education leaned heavily toward the arts, but it was during his time at the Ontario College of Art And Design University that he became interested in stop-motion.  After working for Cuppa Coffee Studios in Toronto, he came to LAIKA where he served on the productions of... Read More →
avatar for Annika Schindler

Annika Schindler

Originally from Germany, Annika is involved in the process of developing all parts of the puppets’ costume, based on design and animation requirements.  Her artistic background is in fashion and costume design. After studying fashion, she later focused on costumes for theater and live-action film productions. In addition to the German stop-motion feature The Sandman And The Lost Sand Of Dreams, she worked on two European stop-motion... Read More →


Thursday September 1, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

7:15pm

Logan's Run 40th Anniversary w/ author attending

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Logan's Run 40th Anniversary w/ William F. Nolan

The greatest secret agent must race through time to rescue his son from the clutches of his infamous former mentor.

 

 

 

 


Speakers
avatar for William F. Nolan

William F. Nolan

William F. Nolan (born March 6, 1928 in Kansas City, MO) writes mostly in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. Though best known for coauthoring the acclaimed dystopian science fiction novel Logan’s Run with George Clayton Johnson, Nolan is the author of more than 2000 pieces (fiction, nonfiction, articles, and books), and has edited twenty-six anthologies in his fifty-plus year career. In addition to multiple anthology... Read More →



Thursday September 1, 2016 7:15pm - 9:15pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

7:30pm

6 Love Stories

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

6 Love Stories

In one afternoon in LA, six couples connect, reconnect, or fall apart. Love Actually meets Magnolia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Thursday September 1, 2016 7:30pm - Friday September 2, 2016 9:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

8:00pm

Bridging Emcees

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Bridging Emcees

Female MCs from the San Francisco Bay Area as they make their way into a male dominated MC community.

 

 

 

 

 



Thursday September 1, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

8:15pm

Some Freaks

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Some Freaks

When Matt meets Jill, they both are forced to confront who they were, who they are and who everyone thinks they're supposed to be.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Thursday September 1, 2016 8:15pm - Friday September 2, 2016 10:15pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

9:30pm

After Party at the Good Foot
Join us after tonight's films at the Good Foot Pub.  Part art gallery, part pool hall and part music venue - all with a very chill vibe - the Good Foot is a neighborhood favorite.

No host food & alcohol.  Free to attend.  21 and over please. 


Thursday September 1, 2016 9:30pm - Friday September 2, 2016 12:00am
Good Foot 2845 SE Stark, Portland, OR 97214

9:45pm

Neil Stryker & The Tyrant of Time

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Neil Stryker & The Tyrant of Time

The greatest secret agent must race through time to rescue his son from the clutches of his infamous former mentor.

 

 

 

 

 



Thursday September 1, 2016 9:45pm - 11:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

10:00pm

June Falling Down

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

June Falling Down

June returns to her small hometown for the wedding of her best friend, which finally forces her to come to terms with her losses and move forward with her life, no matter how painful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Thursday September 1, 2016 10:00pm - Friday September 2, 2016 12:00am
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

10:15pm

Middle Man

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Middle Man

Lenny quits his job and heads to Vegas in search of fame. But along the way, a mysterious hitchhiker lures him into a desert-town killing spree...

 

 

 

 

 



Thursday September 1, 2016 10:15pm - Friday September 2, 2016 12:15am
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

10:30pm

Shorts Block 4: Horror

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Shorts Block 4: Horror

Shutter (7min) Director: Robert Mueller

A Film by Vera Vaughn (11min) Director: Sorrel Brae

Waste-Land (7min) Director: Michael Immerman

Snake Bite (9min) Director: Tim Hyten

Kookie (13min) Director: Justin Harding

Do Not Lose (6min) Director Shilpi Skikha Agrawal

Flush (6min) Director: Matt Cooper

Venefica (8min) Director: Maria Wilson

The Puppet Man (10min) Director: Jacqueline Castel

No Service (5min) Director: Kholi Hicks

PYOTR 495 (15min) Director: Blake Mawson

 



Thursday September 1, 2016 10:30pm - Friday September 2, 2016 12:30am
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214
 
Friday, September 2
 

9:15am

SCREENWRITING: From Fright Night to Frankenstein's Army: Horror's Evolution

Horror films have always been a staple of cinema, but horror keeps evolving. The tongue-in- cheek horror comedies of the 80’s have given way to grisly gore-fests and more Zombie films than anyone thought possible. Demented filmmakers must unearth new strategies to bring their undead sagas to life in the New Millenium. Screenwriter Miguel Tejada-Flores discusses his own films - “Fright Night II” - “Screamers” - “Beyond Re-Animator” - and an in-depth discussion of “Frankenstein’s Army”, of which Fangoria said: “all a viewer can do is hang on and wonder what berserk turn the action is going to take next.”


Speakers
avatar for Miguel Tejada-Flores

Miguel Tejada-Flores

Miguel Tejada-Flores is a screenwriter whose first produced script, ‘Revenge of the Nerds’, became both a commercial success and a cult classic. His film writing credits range from comedy to dark epic science-fiction (‘Screamers’) to psychological suspense (‘The Unsaid’) to horror (‘Frankenstein’s Army’,‘Fright Night II’, “Beyond Re-Animator”). Miguel has created... Read More →


Friday September 2, 2016 9:15am - 10:25am
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

10:00am

Directors' Coffee Chat
Panel with Directors from today's films at Laurelhurst Theater.

Friday September 2, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

11:00am

SCREENWRITING: How to Comport Yourself in Hollywood

Let's say you've gotten yourself to L.A. and scored a meeting or two. Or that you've even managed to have something optioned. Now what? 

It is generally unwise to project your real personality and sterling character -- kind, trustworthy, generous and agreeable -- in these meetings. There is a fine line you must walk between confidence and arrogance, adding a dollop of scintillating wit to make harried executives look forward to the next time "that entertaining, live wire," -- you-- walks into their office.

This workshop will share tricks to help you attain this state. (I actually used to pop half a Xanax before my meetings with Spielberg so I wouldn't be visibly gasping with awe.) Hopefully you won't have to self medicate, but there are a variety of stances that will probably serve you better than ingenuousness.


Speakers
LD

Leslie Dixon

Leslie Dixon was raised mostly in San Francisco – in the city itself, thank you, not one of those flaccid little down-the-peninsula suburbs. She was one of those obnoxious but literate children who could both annoy and impress people. She had a fun mother, who did nothing to rein her in, but did drag her around to revival houses to see pre-Hayes Code films. An obsession was born. She got a library card at AFI and began checking out... Read More →


Friday September 2, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

11:00am

Filmmakers Lounge
Limited Capacity seats available

Filmmakers - this one is just for you and festival VIPs. While you're in town, come check out the Filmmakers Lounge. It's your place to relax, enjoy FREE WIFI, snacks, drinks and a few surprises. Free lunch will be served daily at noon.

Full Access: VIP and Filmmaker Passes
Limited Access/No Host Food & Beverage: Industry Passes


Friday September 2, 2016 11:00am - 5:00pm
Filmmakers Lounge 18 NE 28th Ave Portland, OR 97232

11:45am

The Good Mind

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

The Good Mind

In NY State an indigenous sovereign nation that never accepted U.S. citizenship has its own passport, and still maintains a traditional government led by clanmothers and chiefs.

 

 

 

 



Friday September 2, 2016 11:45am - 1:45pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

12:00pm

Gozo

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Gozo

Joe begins to hear strange noises. As he descends into a spiral of self-doubt and guilt, Lucy becomes increasingly concerned that their past might be catching up with them

 

 

 

 

 

 



Friday September 2, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

12:30pm

She Was Famous

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

She Was Famous

Ruining her remaining relationships, Jill goes down twisted rabbit hole inspired by her recent discovery of Karl Marx.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Friday September 2, 2016 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

12:45pm

SCREENWRITING: Women on Screenwriting

This workshop focuses on the unique experiences and challenges women screenwriters face.  This event is open to anyone.

 


Moderators
avatar for Dawn Macleod

Dawn Macleod

Dawn Brooks Macleod is a writer, director and producer. She has written and directed two shorts and she’s produced over five shorts over the last two years in Portland. Macleod also has over 15 years experience in the VFX world. And she is currently working on a TV pilot and feature film. Macleod is an honorary member of Film Fatales Portland and she’s a board member of The Coüch Collective - a female-centric film collective in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Courtenay Hameister

Courtenay Hameister

Writer, Self
Courtenay Hameister is the former host, head writer, and co-producer of Live Wire, a nationally-syndicated radio variety show airing on over 110 stations. She is also a columnist, playwright, and screenwriter whose projects include writing and directing the award-winning short Stella's Flight and co-writing ten 48-hour films as well as the web series The Benefits of Gusbandry. She also co-wrote the satirical stage adaptations Roadhouse: The Play... Read More →
avatar for Alicia J. Rose

Alicia J. Rose

Director/Photographer, Alicia J. Rose Photography LLC
Known for imbuing riveting story structures and a compelling visual aesthetic into her body of work, Alicia has created popular music videos for national artists like First Aid Kit, Cake, Blitzen Trapper and Bob Mould as well as playing a key role in branding NW bands like The Decemberists, Menomena and Laura Gibson. Rose has directed many short-form commercial/corporate videos, over 24 music videos and completed her first narrative short... Read More →
avatar for Aileen Sheedy

Aileen Sheedy

Aileen Sheedy graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in both Computer Science and Electronic Media, Arts & Communication. Aileen has written and directed short films across various genres, from science-fiction thrillers to raunchy romantic comedies to experimental art installations. In 2015, she created a 40-episode multimedia web series called The Misselthwaite Archives, which is a modern teen adaptation of The Secret... Read More →


Friday September 2, 2016 12:45pm - 1:55pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

2:00pm

Motion Picture Editing

A workshop that will give you an overview of motion picture editing history, techniques, tool, workflow and post-production. Then answer any questions that you may have.  

In which we will look at what it is an editor does and why you should pay them what they're worth even though it looks like they watch tv on their computers all day.

History - Robert W. Paul - edit / Méliès - effects / DW Griffiths - features / Eisenstein, Kuleshov - experiments / Murch - analysis and digital ageTechniques - cut / match cut / J and L cuts / jump cut / action cut / cut away / cross-cut / montageTools - final cut pro x / avid / premiere / computer / storageWorkflow - origination media / music / graphics / sound effects / delivery / viewing platformAssistant editors - logging / importing media elements / organizationMost important - story / practice

 


Speakers
avatar for Ben Edwards

Ben Edwards

Ben Edwards is a video editor who got to actually splice film in college. He has edited over 300 episodes of a gameshow, some reality tv, comedy sketches on the internet as well as a couple of movies. Some of which were documentaries including the one he produced, shot and edited called “The Business of Amateurs” that can be found on iTunes right now. He also got to edit in a room with Fran Drescher and Daryl Hall and found them... Read More →


Friday September 2, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

2:15pm

Shorts Block 11: Expressions

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:
Shorts Block 11: Expressions

Edges (9 min) Katie Sternholm in attendance

Crush (15 min) Lara Kose in attendance

Last Call (13 min) Joe Taylor in attendance

The World Ender (5 min) Ariel Vida in attendance

brickhead EARTH (7 min) Suzanne Mitchell in attendance

Ed (11 min) Suzanne Mitchell in attendance





Friday September 2, 2016 2:15pm - 4:15pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

2:30pm

Searchdog

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Searchdog

The story of Matthew Zarrella, a Rhode Island State Police Sergeant who rehabilitates “unadoptable” shelter dogs and transforms them into Search & Rescue/Recovery Dogs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Friday September 2, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

3:00pm

Shorts Block 12: Contemporary Student Work

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Short Block 12: 

Currated by Art Institute of Portland

 

 



Friday September 2, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

4:00pm

Ask A Lawyer

Here’s your opportunity to get your questions answered by attorneys who are experts in their fields.  

A panel of business, intellectual property, and entertainment attorneys will be ready to answer your questions during this 90 minute panel.

Come prepared with your questions about business entities, business formation concerns, business operations, contracts, trademarks, copyrights, rights clearances, fair use, film distribution, royalties, and other entertainment law topics.


Speakers
avatar for Bart Day

Bart Day

Bart is an attorney in private practice in Portland, whose practice focuses on entertainment law, copyrights, and trademarks. Prior to his current law practice he was Vice-President of Legal and Business Affairs for a Los Angeles entertainment company. He is on the Board of Directors of Oregon Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, and previously was a member of the Board of Governors of the Recording Academy (presenter of the Grammy Awards). He has... Read More →
avatar for Leigh Gill

Leigh Gill

Leigh Gill is an intellectual property and business attorney at Immix Law Group, and a supporter of creativity and innovation. Recovering from a first career in finance and software, Leigh is privileged to work with creative teams and individuals to develop and refine strategies which foster innovation, protect companies and founders, and unleash great ideas on the world.
avatar for Anne Koch

Anne Koch

Attorney, Wyse Kadish LLP
Anne is an attorney in private practice with the Portland law firm Wyse Kadish LLP.  She’s been practicing law in Oregon and Washington for 15 years.  Anne assists creative businesses and individuals with all aspects of their business needs -- including entity formation, operations, business sales, owner disputes, and employee matters – and with contract drafting and review, trademarks, and copyrights.  She primarily... Read More →


Friday September 2, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

5:00pm

Shorts Block 2: Comedy

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:
Shorts Block 2: Comedy

Recalculating (7 min) Diane Fredel-Weis
(IM)MORAL (10 min) Rachel Breitag
Terry Fitz, SAG Eligible (15 min) Jessica Rionero
Terrence (13 min) Tom Herbert
Hummingbird & Crane (13 min) Veronica Rodriguez
Just For One Day (30 min) Francis Legge
Lion's Den (5 min) Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi
A Letter to Bob (7 min) Rollyn Stafford

 



Friday September 2, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

5:00pm

Shorts Block 7: Character Studies

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Short Block 7: 

Last Tattoo (9min)  Director: Robert Redfern

Zaar (11min) Director: Ibrahim Nada

Eureka (21min) Director: Ko Shijiki

Jamie & Jonathan (17min) Director: Kyle Mumford

Speak (16min) Director: Laura Seay

Sista in the Brotherhood (21min) Director: Dawn Jones Redstone

Brix and the Bitch (10min) Director: Nico Raineau

Dolores (12min) Director: Scarlet Moreno

 

 




Friday September 2, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

5:30pm

Unseen

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Unseen

In 2009, Cleveland police discovered the bodies of eleven women decomposing in the house and yard of known sex offender Anthony Sowell. This is a chilling story about the invisibility of women on the margins of society that raises troubling questions about why a killing spree went unnoticed for so long.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Friday September 2, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

6:00pm

Celebrate Woman in the Film industry Networking Party
Tonight, it's all about the women who not only work in the industry but have helped shape it.   Help us pay them tribute and network with other industry professionals.

Free to attend. Food & Beverage are not hosted.  21 and over please.


Friday September 2, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Beulahland 118 NE 28th Portland OR 97232

6:00pm

Shorts Block 10: Lenses

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Short Block 10: 

The Best Way to Kill Your Mother (14min)  Director: Ruby Railey

Skin & Bones (11min) Director: Ofir Fieldman

The Mink Catcher (13min) Director: Samantha Buck

Grace (5min) Director: Kristen Fairweather

Bathrooms (12min) Director: Angeline Armstrong

Winter Hymns (16min) Director: Dusty Mancinelli

The Deal (16min) Director: Daniel Kaminsky

Intercept (10min) Director: Randall Johnson

Murder My Tweet (14min) Director: Jordan Zakarin

 

 



Friday September 2, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

7:15pm

Stand By Me (30th Anniversary Screening)

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Stand By Me

Stand By Me (30th Anniversary Screening) Filmed in Oregon—After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Friday September 2, 2016 7:15pm - 9:15pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

7:30pm

The Remnant

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

The Remnant

After the world has suffered through a seven-year drought, a 16-year-old girl seeks shelter in an orphanage run by the cold-hearted Boss in Karmia Chan Olutade’s politically-conscious indie musical

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Friday September 2, 2016 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

8:00pm

Shorts Block 6: Sci Fi

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Short Block 8: 

The Last Journey of the Enigmatic Paul W.R. (18min)  Director: Romain Quirot

Keep Going (20min) Director: Geon Kim

Alternate (4min) Director: Conor Holt

Firebird (18min) Director: Alan Nugyen

Red Rover (15min) Director: Brooke Goldfinch

Roadside Assistance (18min) Director: Bears Fonte

Artificial (18min) Director: Luis Espinosa

 

 

 



Friday September 2, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

8:15pm

6 Love Stories

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

6 Love Stories

In one afternoon in LA, six couples connect, reconnect, or fall apart. Love Actually meets Magnolia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Friday September 2, 2016 8:15pm - 10:15pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

9:30pm

After Party at Holman's Bar & Grill
Holman's has been a neighborhood tradition since 1933.  Entering Holman's you'll find yourself thinking, "If only these walls could talk!"  Offering an extensive whiskey selection and a full menu, come wrap up your day with fellow filmmakers and movie lovers alike.  

No host food & alcohol.  Free to attend.  21 and over please. 


Friday September 2, 2016 9:30pm - Saturday September 3, 2016 12:00am
Holman's 15 SE 28th Ave, Portland OR 97214

9:45pm

Dark Harvest

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Dark Harvest

A successful grow operation plans to transition to legalized marijuana sales but tripped up by a murder and a shady narcotics officer. Cast: James Hutson, Cheech Marin, A.C. Peterson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Friday September 2, 2016 9:45pm - 10:45pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

10:00pm

Panopticon

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Panopticon

Alex hacks into webcams as a way to take part in the lives of others. Cast: Guilherme Scarabelot, Sylvia Sakellaridis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Friday September 2, 2016 10:00pm - Saturday September 3, 2016 12:00am
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

10:15pm

Wizard Mode

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Wizard Mode

Autism through the life of one of the world’s greatest pinball players. The film follows Robert as he seeks to balance his quest to become a world pinball champion and his growing real world responsibilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Friday September 2, 2016 10:15pm - Saturday September 3, 2016 12:15am
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

10:30pm

Spaghettiman

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Spaghettiman

After gaining powers from radioactive spaghetti, Clark Kant learns that with great power comes great opportunity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Friday September 2, 2016 10:30pm - Saturday September 3, 2016 12:30am
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214
 
Saturday, September 3
 

9:30am

Historic Film Tour of Portland

Join Portland curator Dennis Nyback for a one-of-a-kind downtown walking tour of some of the key sites that have played a significant role in the city’s film history. Through the tour, we’ll stroll through nearly 100 years of motion pictures in the Rose City, from the early wild film scene in the 1910s and ‘20s to our modern era.

 


Speakers
avatar for Dennis Nyback

Dennis Nyback

Dennis Nyback grew up in Portland, lived in Seattle and New York City, and have been a featured guest at a few dozen film festivals, including  Oslo (1995), Berlin (1996), Stuttgart (1998),  Iceland (1999), Manchester, England (2000), Wiesbaden, Germany (2002), Puchon, South Korea (2003) and more recently Amsterdam (2009), Tampere, Finland (2011), Winterthur, Switzerland (2013) and now the Portland Film Festival in 2014 and 2015.


Saturday September 3, 2016 9:30am - 11:00am
Powell's City of Books 1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

10:00am

Directors' Coffee Chat
Panel with Directors from today's films at Laurelhurst Theater.

Saturday September 3, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

11:00am

Women and Film

Anyone interested in film should attend and learn from over 50 years of experience.


Speakers
avatar for Melinda Fox

Melinda Fox

Melinda is a seasoned organizer and campaigner who cut her teeth on several winning state ballot initiatives, and Obama’s run for President in 2008. She honed her advocacy skills as a fundraising executive for The Humane Society of the United States, including forming their political arm, and served as Vice President of the National Breast Cancer Coalition before joining a startup in business development for the world’s fastest... Read More →


Saturday September 3, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

11:00am

Filmmakers Lounge
Limited Capacity seats available

Filmmakers - this one is just for you and festival VIPs. While you're in town, come check out the Filmmakers Lounge. It's your place to relax, enjoy FREE WIFI, snacks, drinks and a few surprises. Free lunch will be served daily at noon.

Full Access: VIP and Filmmaker Passes
Limited Access/No Host Food & Beverage: Industry Passes


Saturday September 3, 2016 11:00am - 5:00pm
Filmmakers Lounge 18 NE 28th Ave Portland, OR 97232

11:45am

River House Inheritance

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

River House Inheritance

A troubled young woman spends her days caring for her bedridden mother, which gets complicated by Hope's newly paroled sister, who arrives home with plans to kill their mother.

 

 



Saturday September 3, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

11:45am

Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model

Follow Bryony and her 10-year old niece Taylor as they try to combat the hyper-sexualised and commercialised world of pop by creating their very own alternative popstar role model for Tweens (7 – 12 year old girls).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Saturday September 3, 2016 11:45am - 1:45pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

12:30pm

Searchdog

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Searchdog

The story of Matthew Zarrella, a Rhode Island State Police Sergeant who rehabilitates “unadoptable” shelter dogs and transforms them into Search & Rescue/Recovery Dogs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Saturday September 3, 2016 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

12:45pm

ACTING: Window in the Box: Acting for Camera Workshop

We all know the eyes are supposedly the window to the soul. On camera the eyes are the great lie detector,  the place where subtext is registered, and the means by which an audience connects with a character. So how do we make that inner spark ignite and  in ways that are organic, truthful, and in line with the character's intention? This simple workshop is designed to focus on impulse, eyeline, and subtext while acting for the camera.


Speakers
avatar for Jason Narvy

Jason Narvy

Dr. Jason Andrew Narvy is an accomplished film and stage actor from Los Angeles, CA. He began his career studying at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute in Los Angeles and quickly found employment in the Hollywood film industry.  Between 1993 and 1999, he portrayed the role of the comic villain “Skull” in over 300 episodes of Fox television’s Emmy-nominated Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and its spin-offs, Power Rangers... Read More →


Saturday September 3, 2016 12:45pm - 1:55pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

2:00pm

ACTING: Breaking the Window in the Box: Acting for Camera Workshop

This workshop builds on the work of Window in the Box workshop (impulse, eyeline, and subtext) and begins to turn towards objectives,character development, and delivery of dialogue.


Speakers
avatar for Jason Narvy

Jason Narvy

Dr. Jason Andrew Narvy is an accomplished film and stage actor from Los Angeles, CA. He began his career studying at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute in Los Angeles and quickly found employment in the Hollywood film industry.  Between 1993 and 1999, he portrayed the role of the comic villain “Skull” in over 300 episodes of Fox television’s Emmy-nominated Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and its spin-offs, Power Rangers... Read More →


Saturday September 3, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

2:15pm

Gold Balls

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Gold Balls

Five tennis players over age 80 travel the country in pursuit of a national championship, significance, & redemption.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Saturday September 3, 2016 2:15pm - 4:15pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

2:30pm

June Falling Down

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

June Falling Down

June returns to her small hometown for the wedding of her best friend, which finally forces her to come to terms with her losses and move forward with her life, no matter how painful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Saturday September 3, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

3:00pm

Indivisible

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Indivisible

They arrived in the U.S. as children and now fight for citizenship and a chance to reunite with their families.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Saturday September 3, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

4:00pm

SCREENWRITING: The FiLMLaB Project: INTERCEPT

The nonprofit Willamette Writers is proud to offer this panel discussion featuring the winner of its  2016 FiLMLaB Contest, Shaun Radecki. The FiLMLaB Contest offers aspiring screenwriters the opportunity to elevate their craft through experiential learning with local film professionals who help them bring their seven page script to the screen.


Speakers
avatar for Christopher Alley

Christopher Alley

Christopher Alley is a Portland film professional with over ten years in the film and  television industry (MIAMI VICE, GRIMM). Director of the first two FiLMLaB shorts in 2012 & 2013 (and winner Best Comedic Short at 2013 OIFF), he returned this year to produce the 2016 winning short written by Shaun Radecki and directed by veteran screenwriter Randall Jahnson. Join Chris for a panel discussion at THE FiLMLaB EXPERIMENT.
avatar for Randall Jahnson

Randall Jahnson

Randall Jahnson has been a professional screenwriter for 30 years. He's worked with such diverse filmmaking talent as Steven Spielberg, Penelope Spheeris, Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee, and Jonathan Demme. His credits include The Doors (as “J. Randal Johnson”), Dudes, The Mask of Zorro, Sunset Strip, and episodes of the HBO cable series Tales from the Crypt. He also wrote Gun, an epic Western video game, which was voted Best Story at the 2005... Read More →
avatar for Shaun Radecki

Shaun Radecki

Shaun Radecki is the winning writer of this year's 2016 FiLMLab competition. He also had a second script reach this year's finals and three others received honors in the 2015 competition. Originally from the Chicagoland area, Shaun has worked on several TV shows in both New York and Los Angeles before moving to Portland two years ago. In addition to short scripts, he also enjoys writing features and fiction.
avatar for Ted Rooney

Ted Rooney

Ted Rooney was born and raised in Portland. Oregon. He completed his undergraduate degree in theatre at Lewis and Clark College and received his MFA in acting at Temple University. After college, Ted played semi-pro basketball in Germany. He lived for 6 years in New York City pursuing theatre, and he lived ten years in Los Angeles continuing with theatre pursuits, commercial work and guest appearances on television. He is proud to have achieved... Read More →
avatar for Ruth Witteried

Ruth Witteried

Ruth Witteried is the Director of Visual Media at the nonprofit Willamette Writers Group, and co-founder of the FiLMLaB Script-To-Screen Contest. As a past Film Coordinator for the annual Willamette Writers Conference, she promoted the idea of a short screenwriting contest to help aspiring screenwriters gain professional experience by both challenging their writing and giving them on the job training as their script was transformed into a... Read More →


Saturday September 3, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

5:00pm

Boone

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Boone

An unsentimental peek behind the veil of the Utopian dream of farming— gritty reality of three young goat farmers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Saturday September 3, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

5:00pm

Some Freaks

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Some Freaks

When Matt meets Jill, they both are forced to confront who they were, who they are and who everyone thinks they're supposed to be.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Saturday September 3, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

5:30pm

Claire in Motion

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Claire in Motion

When Claire’s search for her missing husband leads her to an alluring and manipulative graduate student, she uncovers a world of secrets that threatens to shatter her family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Saturday September 3, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

6:00pm

Celebrate Screenwriters Networking Party
Join us as we celebrate the people who take the ideas and turn them into workable scripts...the Screenwriters.  This is a great opportunity to help us honor Screenwriters and to network with other industry professionals.

Free to attend. Food & Beverage are not hosted.  21 and over please.


Saturday September 3, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Migration Brewing 2828 NE Glisan St, Portland OR 97232

6:00pm

Refinery Surveyor Black

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Refinery Surveyor Black

A lonely sugar refinery inspector, an orphaned girl and opioid-addled locals collide in this surreal small-town drama.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Saturday September 3, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

7:15pm

Jackson

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Jackson

The fight over the last abortion clinic in Mississippi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Saturday September 3, 2016 7:15pm - 9:15pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

7:30pm

My Millennial Life

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

My Millennial Life

One generation’s big dreams, crushing disappointments, getting launched and making a mark.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Saturday September 3, 2016 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

8:00pm

Tierra Caliente

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Tierra Caliente

The words and dreams of a Mexican family caught in the Narco wars.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Saturday September 3, 2016 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

8:15pm

She Sings To The Stars

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:




She Sings To The Stars

Mabel is a Native American grandmother who lives alone, tending her drought-ravaged corn in the desert Southwest. Her half-Mexican grandson, Third, dreams of 'making it big' in LA, but his plans change dramatically when he comes to his grandmother’s house. Lyle is a faded magician from LA traveling with a white rabbit, the promise of a gig and a life-long dream to be able to magically disappear. Stranded, both men must yield to a timeless rhythm and discover a capacity greater than imagined.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Saturday September 3, 2016 8:15pm - 10:15pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

9:30pm

After Party at Beulahland
Beulahland is the soul of 28th Ave. This place has character of a unique variety. This is where you’ll find a combination of world-class daily artisan soups and pinball machines, infused vodkas and Pabst Blue Ribbon, displays from local artists and any variety of things on the big screen. Eccentric and delightful, one visit to Beulahland will keep you coming back again and again.

http://beulahlandpdx.com

No host food & alcohol.  Free to attend.  21 and over please. 


Saturday September 3, 2016 9:30pm - Sunday September 4, 2016 12:00am
Beulahland 118 NE 28th Portland OR 97232

9:45pm

Little Shop of Horrors (30th Anniversary Sing-A-Long)

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Little Shop of Horrors

A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Saturday September 3, 2016 9:45pm - 11:45pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

10:00pm

On The Farm

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

On The Farm

50 Missing Women. One Prime Suspect. The Story That Shocked The World.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Saturday September 3, 2016 10:00pm - Sunday September 4, 2016 11:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

10:15pm

Gozo

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Gozo

Joe begins to hear strange noises. As he descends into a spiral of self-doubt and guilt, Lucy becomes increasingly concerned that their past might be catching up with them

 

 

 

 

 

 



Saturday September 3, 2016 10:15pm - Sunday September 4, 2016 12:15am
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

10:30pm

Shorts Block 4: Horror

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:
Shorts Block 4: Horror

 

Shutter (7min) Director: Robert Mueller

A Film by Vera Vaughn (11min) Director: Sorrel Brae

Waste-Land (7min) Director: Michael Immerman

Snake Bite (9min) Director: Tim Hyten

Kookie (13min) Director: Justin Harding

Do Not Lose (6min) Director Shilpi Skikha Agrawal

Flush (6min) Director: Matt Cooper

Venefica (8min) Director: Maria Wilson

The Puppet Man (10min) Director: Jacqueline Castel

No Service (5min) Director: Kholi Hicks

PYOTR 495 (15min) Director: Blake Mawson

 

 

 

 



Saturday September 3, 2016 10:30pm - Sunday September 4, 2016 12:30am
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214
 
Sunday, September 4
 

9:30am

Historic Film Tour of Portland

Join Portland curator Dennis Nyback for a one-of-a-kind downtown walking tour of some of the key sites that have played a significant role in the city’s film history. Through the tour, we’ll stroll through nearly 100 years of motion pictures in the Rose City, from the early wild film scene in the 1910s and ‘20s to our modern era.

 


Speakers
avatar for Dennis Nyback

Dennis Nyback

Dennis Nyback grew up in Portland, lived in Seattle and New York City, and have been a featured guest at a few dozen film festivals, including  Oslo (1995), Berlin (1996), Stuttgart (1998),  Iceland (1999), Manchester, England (2000), Wiesbaden, Germany (2002), Puchon, South Korea (2003) and more recently Amsterdam (2009), Tampere, Finland (2011), Winterthur, Switzerland (2013) and now the Portland Film Festival in 2014 and 2015.


Sunday September 4, 2016 9:30am - 11:00am
Powell's City of Books 1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209

10:00am

Directors' Coffee Chat
Panel with Directors from today's films at Laurelhurst Theater.

Sunday September 4, 2016 10:00am - 11:00am
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

11:00am

Cultivating the Film Festival Circuit

From the initial conception of an idea to taking it out on the road, a filmmaker is best served by knowing the festivals that are out there and what they can do for you.  Where to best play what film and when? How do you make festival directors your cheerleaders rather than the gatekeepers?


Speakers
avatar for Kristy Breneman

Kristy Breneman

Kristy serves as the Creative Director for the Atlanta Film Society, a 40 year old organization that is the chief operator of the Atlanta Film Festival. She has also served on the Board of Directors for community organizations such as ASIFA-Atlanta, Plaza Theatre Foundation and WonderRoot Arts Center. Kristy is co-founder of New Mavericks, an initiative of ATLFS with the mission to ensure women have a strong voice in the local industry by... Read More →
avatar for Michael Dunaway

Michael Dunaway

Editor, Paste Magazine
Michael Dunaway is the Editor of the Film Section of Paste Magazine, and the Founding Partner of Gasoline Films and of Poitier & Dunaway Motion Pictures. He is the producer and director of 21 Years: Richard Linklater, which stars Matthew McConaughey, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Zac Efron, and many others, and was a New York Times Critics Pick which debuted at #8 on iTunes. He is the Executive Producer of 21 years: Quentin Tarantino, which... Read More →
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Bears Fonte

Bears Fonte began as a stage director and directed over 50 plays and even got his MFA in directing before he realized that he was too much of a control freak to be happy with performances changing every night, and too much of an egotist to be satisfied with no permanent record of my work. I started writing screenplays and ended up in Hollywood as a script reader – I’m responsible for a few embarrassing films getting greenlit. My first... Read More →


Sunday September 4, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

11:00am

Filmmakers Lounge
Limited Capacity seats available

Filmmakers - this one is just for you and festival VIPs. While you're in town, come check out the Filmmakers Lounge. It's your place to relax, enjoy FREE WIFI, snacks, drinks and a few surprises. Free lunch will be served daily at noon.

Full Access: VIP and Filmmaker Passes
Limited Access/No Host Food & Beverage: Industry Passes


Sunday September 4, 2016 11:00am - 5:00pm
Filmmakers Lounge 18 NE 28th Ave Portland, OR 97232

11:45am

Shorts Block 9: Animation

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Shorts Block 9: Animation

Borrowed Time (7min) Director: Andrew Coats / Lou Hamou-Lhadj

Just Like It Used to Be (5min) Director: Patrick Near

The Creature (11min) Director: Jesse Damazo

Lend A Hand For Love (14min) Director: John Alan Thompson

Come Alive (6min) Director: Darcy Pendergast/Xin Li

In the Waves (6min) Director: Ying-Fang Shen

Peri & Jin at the Sea (10min) Director: Ayse Romey

The Plumber (12min) Director: Christian Bergmans

Artemis (4min) Director: Heather Freeman

Squirrel Island (21min) Director: Astrid Goldsmith

Plena Stellarum (12min) Director: Matthew Wade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Sunday September 4, 2016 11:45am - 1:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

12:00pm

Free CeCe!

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Free Cece!

After her release, CeCe became a powerful activist working for justice at the intersection of race and gender identity. This is her story. Executive produced by Laverne Cox (Orange Is the New Black).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Sunday September 4, 2016 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

12:30pm

The Farmer and I

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

The Farmer and I

German filmmaker Irja teams up with Bhutanese farmer Sangay to create a TV series to promote local sustainable farming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Sunday September 4, 2016 12:30pm - 2:15pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

12:45pm

ACTING: Improvisational Theatre

Improvisation Techniques developed by the Second City and Keith Johnstone give students the power to react in the moment, consistently support one another, and create unique stories on the spot.


Speakers
avatar for David Knoell

David Knoell

DAVID KNOELL is the Artist-in-Residence for Improvisation at Concordia University Chicago.  He has worked as professional actor and improvisor for over fifteen years in Chicago, Orlando, Seattle, and New York.  David is a member of Actors' Equity, the professional union for actors and stage managers.  He also teaches and directs theatre and improvisation at Lake Forest College and Harold Washington College in Chicago.  He is a... Read More →


Sunday September 4, 2016 12:45pm - 1:55pm
Migration Brewing 2828 NE Glisan St, Portland OR 97232

12:45pm

ACTING: Working with Agents

Listen to four of Portland’s top agents talk about how to win a spot on their roster, and the best way to keep that relationship running smoothly once you’re there.


Moderators
avatar for Cholee Thompson

Cholee Thompson

Ryan Artists
Cholee Thompson, the owner & President of Ryan Artists and has been in & around the fashion, modeling, and talent industry since she was a young girl. She stepped out from in front of the camera in 2009 when she took over Ryan Artists Inc. This year marks Ryan Artists 33rd year as a full service modeling, acting, styling and voice over agency in the Pacific Northwest. Both SAG and AFTRA franchised, They proudly represent the best union... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mary Dangerfield

Mary Dangerfield

Owner, Dangerfield Talent & Literary
Mary Dangerfield’s first experience on a film set was on the classic “The Stuntman”  with Peter O’Toole.  From there she went on to work in almost every aspect of production, shooting locally in Northern California on Commercials, Industrial, and Film.  She line produced approximately 1,000 commercials, and was the go to person for casting for National Commercials and Films such as “Pray TV&rdquo... Read More →
avatar for Damon Jones

Damon Jones

Agent/Owner, Actors in Action, LLC
Damon Jones is the owner and agent for Actors in Action, one of the leading talent agencies in the NW for the past 18 years.  Damon is a native Oregonian with over 30 years performance experience across the USA. He invested four years studying acting at the University of Oregon from 1980-1984. After college Damon pursued acting in the Los Angeles area for seven years attaining his union eligibility working on the film... Read More →
avatar for En Kelly

En Kelly

Founder, Genesis Industries
As the founder of Genesis Industries, Jennifer "En" Kelly's passion lies in disrupting our industry in a uniquely PNW way. An Oregon native, Kelly began a professional modeling career at age 15, wasting little time expanding the domain. Post (film) incentive lobbying with the Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA), contracting across a spectrum of entertainment agencies, launching a start-up at 17, and managing a burgeoning academic career... Read More →


Sunday September 4, 2016 12:45pm - 1:55pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

2:00pm

ACTING: Directors on Actors

In this workshop, directors will discuss all area of working with actors and why we love them.  We’ll cover what they look for in casting, the best ways to communicate on set, and what separates a good actor from a great one.


Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Argy

Stephanie Argy

Stephanie Argy is a writer and filmmaker whose current obsession is creating complex narratives told using a combination of storytelling forms, including movies, illustrated prose and whatever else can best convey the tale at hand. Her movies include the mock newsreel, "Gandhi at the Bat" and the spy caper adventure "The Red Machine,” both of which she co-wrote and co-directed with Alec Boehm. She has also worked as a journalist... Read More →
avatar for Dorie Barton

Dorie Barton

writer-director of "Girl Flu", closing night narrative
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Bears Fonte

Bears Fonte began as a stage director and directed over 50 plays and even got his MFA in directing before he realized that he was too much of a control freak to be happy with performances changing every night, and too much of an egotist to be satisfied with no permanent record of my work. I started writing screenplays and ended up in Hollywood as a script reader – I’m responsible for a few embarrassing films getting greenlit. My first... Read More →
avatar for Alicia J. Rose

Alicia J. Rose

Director/Photographer, Alicia J. Rose Photography LLC
Known for imbuing riveting story structures and a compelling visual aesthetic into her body of work, Alicia has created popular music videos for national artists like First Aid Kit, Cake, Blitzen Trapper and Bob Mould as well as playing a key role in branding NW bands like The Decemberists, Menomena and Laura Gibson. Rose has directed many short-form commercial/corporate videos, over 24 music videos and completed her first narrative short... Read More →
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Jason Satterlund

Director, Big Puddle Films
Jason Satterlund is an award winning film director who has been working on films for over 25 years. He has extensive experience in all areas of production including directing, producing, writing, cinematography, and editing.  He works all over the world directing, commercials, documentaries, music videos, and feature films. Early on he developed his skills as a storyteller and uses them to this day on projects as diverse as sci-fi steampunk... Read More →
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Martin Vavra

Director/Producer, Galaxy Sailor Productions
Martin Vavra is an award winning director and producer in commercial, film & television and web series. His unique style and technical abilities have won him recognition for his commercial and film work. He was given the honor of being named the Rising Star in 2012, as a prominent film maker and creator in Oregon. His work has been seen on television, the big screen, and online. Martin's ambition and drive are unequaled, and his... Read More →


Sunday September 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

2:00pm

ACTING: Discover the Joy of Play & How it Helps You Become a More Serious Actor

Improvisation for youth will introduce students to theatre games and improvisation as created and taught by Viola Spolin and Neva Boyd of the Hull House in Chicago.  Games and exercises are not only fun, they help illustrate important lessons about acting, storytelling, and supporting your fellow artist.  


Speakers
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David Knoell

DAVID KNOELL is the Artist-in-Residence for Improvisation at Concordia University Chicago.  He has worked as professional actor and improvisor for over fifteen years in Chicago, Orlando, Seattle, and New York.  David is a member of Actors' Equity, the professional union for actors and stage managers.  He also teaches and directs theatre and improvisation at Lake Forest College and Harold Washington College in Chicago.  He is a... Read More →


Sunday September 4, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Migration Brewing 2828 NE Glisan St, Portland OR 97232

2:15pm

Short Circuit 30th Anniversary w/ Director John Badham

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Short Circuit 30th Anniversary 

Filmed in Oregon— Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes.

 

 

 

 



Sunday September 4, 2016 2:15pm - 4:15pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

2:30pm

The Remnant

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

The Remnant

After the world has suffered through a seven-year drought, a 16-year-old girl seeks shelter in an orphanage run by the cold-hearted Boss in Karmia Chan Olutade’s politically-conscious indie musical.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Sunday September 4, 2016 2:30pm - 4:15pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

3:00pm

Borderline

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Borderline

The first time Regina tried to kill herself, she was five years old. Now she is 45 and hell-bent on trying to live.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Sunday September 4, 2016 3:00pm - 4:45pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

4:00pm

ACTING: Viewpoints Workshop

Movement technique that utilizes kinesthetic response to build a theatrical ensemble and composition. Created by Tina Landau and Anne Bogart and based on the method of viewpoints developed by Mary Overlie, Viewpoints explores physical expression through variations of physical space and time.  Please wear clothes to move in. Please do not wear tight fitting clothing, patterns, or wording/graphics on garments.


Speakers
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Stephanie Stroud

Stephanie Stroud is a Chicago actor, director, and movement director who specializes in new play development.  Stephanie has worked with such Chicago theatre companies as: Chicago Dramatists, Piven Theatre, Lookingglass, Profiles, Victory Gardens, Steppenwolf, Pegasus Players, Second City, Fine Print Theatre, Erasing the Distance, and Something Marvelous. Stephanie is a founding member of Mortar Theater Company and the Artistic Director of... Read More →


Sunday September 4, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Migration Brewing 2828 NE Glisan St, Portland OR 97232

4:00pm

SCREENWRITING: Getting Under Theirs Skins: Characters as Onions

Why is character development a myth?  Screenwriter Randall Jahnson (The Doors, The Mask of Zorro) answers that question and reveals his strategies for creating vivid, dimensional characters for Film & Television.


Speakers
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Randall Jahnson

Randall Jahnson has been a professional screenwriter for 30 years. He's worked with such diverse filmmaking talent as Steven Spielberg, Penelope Spheeris, Alec Baldwin, Spike Lee, and Jonathan Demme. His credits include The Doors (as “J. Randal Johnson”), Dudes, The Mask of Zorro, Sunset Strip, and episodes of the HBO cable series Tales from the Crypt. He also wrote Gun, an epic Western video game, which was voted Best Story at the 2005... Read More →


Sunday September 4, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

4:45pm

Becoming More Visible

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Becoming More Visible

BECOMING MORE VISIBLE follows four transgender youths in New York City who have been challenged by how to identify since early childhood. Olivia, Morgin, Sean, and Katherine are generous with their experiences, immensely courageous in their vulnerability, and beautifully articulate when it comes to wrestling with what it means to be a young trans person in today’s world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Sunday September 4, 2016 4:45pm - 6:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

5:00pm

Panopticon

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Panopticon

Alex hacks into webcams as a way to take part in the lives of others. Cast: Guilherme Scarabelot, Sylvia Sakellaridis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Sunday September 4, 2016 5:00pm - 6:45pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

5:30pm

Dark Harvest

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Dark Harvest

A successful grow operation plans to transition to legalized marijuana sales but tripped up by a murder and a shady narcotics officer. Cast: James Hutson, Cheech Marin, A.C. Peterson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Sunday September 4, 2016 5:30pm - 7:15pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

7:00pm

Ovarian Psychos - Closing Night Documentary Film & Party

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:
Ovarian Psychos - Closing Night Narrative Film & Party

In East Los Angeles, three young misfit women find solace in an unapologetic, feminist all women of color bicycle crew.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Sunday September 4, 2016 7:00pm - 8:45pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

7:15pm

Girl Flu - Closing Night Narrative Film & Party

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:
Girl Flu - Closing Night Narrative Film & Party

Bird, 12, has to become a woman whether she wants to or not when - in the worst week of her life - she gets her first period, is ditched by her impulsive, free spirited mom, and learns that you can never really go back to The Valley.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Sunday September 4, 2016 7:15pm - 9:00pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

7:30pm

Neil Stryker & The Tyrant of Time

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Neil Stryker & The Tyrant of Time

The greatest secret agent must race through time to rescue his son from the clutches of his infamous former mentor.

 

 

 

 

 



Sunday September 4, 2016 7:30pm - 9:15pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

7:45pm

Blue Velvet (30th Anniversary)

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Blue Velvet (30th Anniversary)

College student Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) returns home after his father has a stroke. When he discovers a severed ear in an abandoned field, Beaumont teams up with detective's daughter Sandy Williams (Laura Dern) to solve the mystery. They believe beautiful lounge singer Dorothy Vallens (Isabella Rossellini) may be connected with the case, and Beaumont finds himself becoming drawn into her dark, twisted world, where he encounters sexually depraved psychopath Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper).

 

Release date: September 19, 1986 (USA)DirectorDavid LynchScreenplayDavid Lynch

CinematographyFrederick Elmes

 

 

 

 

 

 



Sunday September 4, 2016 7:45pm - 9:45pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

9:30pm

The Man Who Fell to Earth (40th Anniversary)

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

The Man Who Fell to Earth (40th Anniversary)

Thomas Jerome Newton (David Bowie) is an alien who has come to Earth in search of water to save his home planet. Aided by lawyer Oliver Farnsworth (Buck Henry), Thomas uses his knowledge of advanced technology to create profitable inventions. While developing a method to transport water, Thomas meets Mary-Lou (Candy Clark), a quiet hotel clerk, and begins to fall in love with her. Just as he is ready to leave Earth, Thomas is intercepted by the U.S. government, and his entire plan is threatened.

 

Release date: June 24, 2011 (USA)DirectorNicolas RoegStory byWalter TevisScreenplayWalter TevisPaul Mayersberg

Music composed byStomu YamashtaJohn Phillips

 

 

 

 

 



Sunday September 4, 2016 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

9:45pm

Aliens (30th Anniversary)

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Aliens (30th Anniversary) 

The planet from Alien (1979) has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough? USA • 137min • 30th Anniversary Screening Director: James Cameron.

 

 

 

 

 



Sunday September 4, 2016 9:45pm - 11:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

10:00pm

Shorts Block 6: Sci Fi

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Short Block 6: 

The Last Journey of the Enigmatic Paul W.R. (18min)  Director: Romain Quirot

Keep Going (20min) Director: Geon Kim

Alternate (4min) Director: Conor Holt

Firebird (18min) Director: Alan Nugyen

Red Rover (15min) Director: Brooke Goldfinch

Roadside Assistance (18min) Director: Bears Fonte

Artificial (18min) Director: Luis Espinosa

 

 

 



Sunday September 4, 2016 10:00pm - Monday September 5, 2016 12:00am
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

10:15pm

Blue Velvet (30th Anniversary)

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Blue Velvet (30th Anniversary)

College student Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) returns home after his father has a stroke. When he discovers a severed ear in an abandoned field, Beaumont teams up with detective's daughter Sandy Williams (Laura Dern) to solve the mystery. They believe beautiful lounge singer Dorothy Vallens (Isabella Rossellini) may be connected with the case, and Beaumont finds himself becoming drawn into her dark, twisted world, where he encounters sexually depraved psychopath Frank Booth (Dennis Hopper).

 

Release date: September 19, 1986 (USA)DirectorDavid LynchScreenplayDavid Lynch

CinematographyFrederick Elmes

 

 

 

 

 

 



Sunday September 4, 2016 10:15pm - 11:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214
 
Monday, September 5
 

11:45am

Short Circuit (30th Anniversary)

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Short Circuit 30th Anniversary 

Filmed in Oregon— Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes.

 

 

 

 



Monday September 5, 2016 11:45am - 1:45pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

11:50am

Aliens (30th Anniversary)

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Aliens (30th Anniversary) 

The planet from Alien (1979) has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough? USA • 137min • 30th Anniversary Screening Director: James Cameron.

 

 

 

 

 



Monday September 5, 2016 11:50am - 2:15pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

12:00pm

Director’s Choice Award Winner / Short & Feature

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Director’s Choice Award Winner / Short & Feature

Winner of the selection screens in this block.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Monday September 5, 2016 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

12:10pm

Stand By Me (30th Anniversary Screening)

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Stand By Me

Stand By Me (30th Anniversary Screening) Filmed in Oregon—After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Monday September 5, 2016 12:10pm - 2:10pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

2:15pm

Short Circuit (30th Anniversary)

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Short Circuit 30th Anniversary 

Filmed in Oregon— Number 5 of a group of experimental robots in a lab is electrocuted, suddenly becomes intelligent, and escapes.

 

 

 

 



Monday September 5, 2016 2:15pm - 4:15pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

2:30pm

Documentary Winner / Short & Feature

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Documentary Winner / Short & Feature

Winner of the competition screens in this block.

Feature Winner: Jackson


Monday September 5, 2016 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

2:35pm

Aliens (30th Anniversary)

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Aliens (30th Anniversary) 

The planet from Alien (1979) has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough? USA • 137min • 30th Anniversary Screening Director: James Cameron.

 

 

 

 

 



Monday September 5, 2016 2:35pm - 5:00pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

3:00pm

Stand By Me (30th Anniversary Screening)

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Stand By Me

Stand By Me (30th Anniversary Screening) Filmed in Oregon—After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Monday September 5, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

4:45pm

Citizen Ruth (20th Anniversary)

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Citizen Ruth (20th Anniversary)

Ruth Stoops is a poor indigent drug-user (a huffer - inhaling glue and paint for a high) whose down and out existence is complicated once more by becoming pregnant (she has had and lost four children already). When a judge orders that she gets an abortion or face a felony charge, she is befriended by Gail Stoney, a pro-lifer whose husband is president of the local "Babysavers" group. Suddenly Ruth is thrust into the middle of the pro-choice/pro-life struggle, with each side wanting her to take their side as a "message" to others - and the situation escalates...

Directed by: Alexander Payne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Monday September 5, 2016 4:45pm - 6:45pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

5:00pm

Narrative Winner / Short & Feature

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Narrative Winner / Short & Feature

Winner of the competition screens in this block.

Feature Winner: Some Freaks

 


Monday September 5, 2016 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

5:20pm

Aliens (30th Anniversary)

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Aliens (30th Anniversary) 

The planet from Alien (1979) has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough? USA • 137min • 30th Anniversary Screening Director: James Cameron.

 

 

 

 

 



Monday September 5, 2016 5:20pm - 7:45pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

5:30pm

My Own Private Idaho (25th Anniversary)

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

My Own Private Idaho (25th Anniversary)

In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters (River Phoenix) is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor (Keanu Reeves) is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the coast of Italy in a quest to find Mike's estranged mother. Along the way they turn tricks for money and drugs, eventually attracting the attention of a wealthy benefactor and sexual deviant.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Monday September 5, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

7:00pm

My Own Private Idaho (25th Anniversary)

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

My Own Private Idaho (25th Anniversary)

In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters (River Phoenix) is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor (Keanu Reeves) is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the coast of Italy in a quest to find Mike's estranged mother. Along the way they turn tricks for money and drugs, eventually attracting the attention of a wealthy benefactor and sexual deviant.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Monday September 5, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

7:15pm

Audience Award Winner / Short & Feature

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Audience Award Winner / Short & Feature 

Winner of the audience awards screens in this block.

 

 

 


Monday September 5, 2016 7:15pm - 9:45pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

7:40pm

Citizen Ruth (20th Anniversary)

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Citizen Ruth (20th Anniversary)

Ruth Stoops is a poor indigent drug-user (a huffer - inhaling glue and paint for a high) whose down and out existence is complicated once more by becoming pregnant (she has had and lost four children already). When a judge orders that she gets an abortion or face a felony charge, she is befriended by Gail Stoney, a pro-lifer whose husband is president of the local "Babysavers" group. Suddenly Ruth is thrust into the middle of the pro-choice/pro-life struggle, with each side wanting her to take their side as a "message" to others - and the situation escalates...

Directed by: Alexander Payne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Monday September 5, 2016 7:40pm - 9:40pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

8:05pm

Aliens (30th Anniversary)

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Aliens (30th Anniversary) 

The planet from Alien (1979) has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, the rescue team has impressive firepower, but will it be enough? USA • 137min • 30th Anniversary Screening Director: James Cameron.

 

 

 

 

 



Monday September 5, 2016 8:05pm - 10:05pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

9:30pm

My Own Private Idaho (25th Anniversary)

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

My Own Private Idaho (25th Anniversary)

In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters (River Phoenix) is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor (Keanu Reeves) is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the coast of Italy in a quest to find Mike's estranged mother. Along the way they turn tricks for money and drugs, eventually attracting the attention of a wealthy benefactor and sexual deviant.

 

 

 

 

 

 



Monday September 5, 2016 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214

9:40pm

Audience Award Winner / Short & Feature

2016 Portland Film Festival Presents:

Audience Award Winner / Short & Feature 

Winner of the audience awards screens in this block.

 

 

 


Monday September 5, 2016 9:40pm - 10:55pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St, Portland OR 97214
 


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