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The Auteur


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The Auteur The inspiration: What happens when the world’s greatest hardcore porn director comes to Portland to receive a lifetime achievement award? Cum shots and comedy ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 Byron Beck

The Road


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The Road The inspiration: Cormac McCarthy is one moody mofo. Why else would the author have created the utter hopelessness of his point-of-no-return, Pulitzer Prize-winning no ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 Byron Beck

Wendy and Lucy


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Wendy and Lucy The inspiration: Filmmaker Kelly Reichardt (Old Joy) directs actress–and almost-Portlander–Michelle Williams (Brokeback Mountain, Dawson’s Cr ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 Byron Beck

Milk


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Milk The inspiration:Gus Van Sant goes back to the early days of the sexual revolution in his compelling biopic of slain gay civil-rights activist Harvey Milk. Van Sant, who f ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 Byron Beck

Upcoming Fashion Events


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Liza Rietz/Emily Ryan Two local designers team up to showcase their fall ’08-spring ’09 collections at the Cleaners at the Ace Hotel’s. Accordingly, their looks are ready to wear r ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 Byron Beck

Behind the Seams

Clothes make the indie movie roll. So does Amanda Needham.


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Amanda Needham knows what looks good. The 27-year-old native Portlander is the costume designer for films including The River Why and Wendy and Lucy. She’s also contributed her talents to help s ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 Byron Beck

Portland’s screen scene showcases this season’s latest looks.


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The Goonies and a pair of waffle shoes. For years, those were two of Oregon’s most well-known contributions to the world of film and fashion. Our state hasn’t had much of a track record ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 Byron Beck

Trouble in Portland's Tinseltown: Disembodied Disemboweled?


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Looks like the credit crunch is taking its toll on Portland's film industry.

Disembodied, a supernatural thriller directed by former soap star Brett Donowho (pictured above; he used to be in Port Charles) was to begin shooting in September in th...   More
 
Friday, September 19, 2008 by Byron Beck

Gay It Up: Oregon's Counter to California Scheming on Gay Rights


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Although Oregon's always been considered California's hick cousin, it looks that state might actually need our help on gay rights.

California voters will decide this November on Proposition 8, which, if passed, would amend the California Constitution with a ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 by Byron Beck

Living on Their Prayers

A Jihad for Love unveils “invisible” gay Muslims.


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For seven years, filmmaker Parvez Sharma followed a dozen devout gay and lesbian Muslims around the world. The result is A Jihad for Love, a documentary that screens at Portland’s Lesbian and Ga ...   More
 
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 Byron Beck
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