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Why it’s Portlandy: Van Sant used Portlanders David, John, Paul and Peter Parson, of the Parson Berry Farm on Sauvie Island, as extras and stuntmen-in-training. In 2008, then-mayor-elect Sam A   More
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 WW MOVIE STAFF

Elephant


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Why it’s Portlandy: The 2003 film’s notoriously long shots wind through Portland’s former Whitaker Middle School at Northeast 39th Avenue and Killingsworth Street, a soul-sucking labyrinth    More
 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 WW MOVIE STAFF

If You Really Love PIFF...

Portland’s three weeks of dark and dreary foreign films flies off into the sunset.


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The Portland International Film Festival comes to an end this week. There are only 10 new films—and some shorts from Spain—showing this week, but this is more of a time to reflect on what    More
 
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 WW MOVIE STAFF

Steering Queer

An LGBTQ film festival rebrands itself.


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When the Portland Queer Film Festival launched 18 years ago, it didn’t have that name—it was the Portland Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, and the word “queer” was a long way from bein   More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 WW MOVIE STAFF

Portland Jewish Film Festival

Off to the cinema, you schmuck.


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Ach, the Portland Jewish Film Festival. We’ve called it the least necessary of the film festivals, but like gefilte fish at Passover or that nosy aunt who won’t stop asking when you’re going   More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 WW MOVIE STAFF

It’s Raining Men

Hallelujah, it’s a cinematic sausage party.


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Apparently, the holidays this year are all about the men. That’s what you’d gather, at least, after browsing the list of holiday film releases. The Wolf of Wall Street might have some women,   More
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 WW MOVIE STAFF

Jewish Film Festival

Oy vey, enough with the kvetching.


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Because there just aren’t enough Jews making movies, the NW Film Center’s annual celebration of Yids in cinema returns for its 21st year. As the festival enters its second week, here’s wha   More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 WW MOVIE STAFF

Gus: Co-Directors

Local filmmakers Gus Van Sant and Todd Haynes talk fracking, MTV and old Portland.


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Todd Haynes, the Portland-based Academy Award-nominated director of Velvet Goldmine, Far From Heaven and the Bob Dylan biopic I’m Not There agreed...   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW MOVIE STAFF

Gus Among Us: James Westby

We asked four Portlanders for their perspectives on Gus Van Sant. Here’s what they said.


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JAMES WESTBY, Filmmaker In Last Days, famous and troubled musician Blake (Michael Pitt) gets a visit from a Yellow Pages salesman. Blake is wearing a dress with combat boots and can barely speak.   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW MOVIE STAFF

Gus Among Us: Viva Las Vegas

We asked four Portlanders for their perspectives on Gus Van Sant. Here’s what they said.


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VIVA LAS VEGAS, Author and stripper Once upon a time (this is a fairy tale), late on a Tuesday night at Mary’s Club, a posse of handsome, well-dressed men entered the bar and quietly took seats   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW MOVIE STAFF
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