AP Film Studies: Made In Oregon

Celebrating Oregon movies that aren’t The Goonies.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Whenever conversation turns to Oregon film, it invariably goes in two directions: either to Gus Van Sant or The Goonies. Just flip through this very newspaper. Hell, this weekend, Astoria has a go   More
 
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 AP KRYZA

Girls In Film

POWgirls offers girls a seat in the director’s chair.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The statistics for women filmmakers are dismal: In 2013, only 6 percent of the 250 top-grossing domestic films had female directors. Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival took aim at that di   More
 
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 RIHANNA WEISS

Dealing With the Fallout

While the first week of PIFF focused on choices, week two finds itself mired in the aftermath of those difficult decisions.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Perhaps you’re watching Viggo Mortensen wander through the unforgiving, hallucinogenic wastes of Patagonia in search of his lost daughter. Or you’re listening to testimonials from survivors    More
 
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 WW Staff

AP Film Studies: Woo Woo

How John Woo nearly ruined action films.


Movie Reviews & Stories
With 1989’s The Killer and 1992’s Hard Boiled, John Woo made two of cinema’s best-ever action films. In both movies (screening as a double feature at 7:30 pm Tuesday, Jan. 27, at the Hol   More
 
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 AP KRYZA

Don’t Shoot

A new documentary examines the history of police brutality in Portland.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Long before the Trail Blazers warmed up in “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts, another group of Portlanders wore a very different message across their chests. Thirty years ago, after a man died    More
 
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 REBECCA JACOBSON

Filmmaker Edward Pack Davee

A filmmaker explores the trauma of war while soaring high in a vintage combat airplane.


Fall Arts
For a filmmaker who’s spent the past two years imagining the forests around Hood River as the corpse-strewn battlefields of World War II Europe, it’s not surprising Edward Pack Davee speaks    More
 
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 AP KRYZA

Hotseat: Sebastian Junger

The filmmaker and bestselling author talks Afghanistan, building trust with soldiers and why he’s done covering war.


Movie Reviews & Stories
In the early ’90s, Sebastian Junger was an aspiring fiction writer, living in Cape Cod and waiting tables to pay the bills. Then he decided to “actually do something real”: report on the war   More
 
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 ETHAN ROCKE

Circle Be Unbroken

Beth Harrington on her new film about the Carter-Cash family.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Beth Harrington didn’t grow up listening to country. As a kid in Boston, she was reared on progressive rock and punk, and she herself sang backup in Jonathan Richman’s Modern Lovers in the e   More
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 DEBORAH KENNEDY

Buried Alive

Portland film pioneer Don Gronquist was banned, panned and forgotten. He deserved better.


Cover Story
Don Gronquist chose a lovely day to revisit the scene of his crime. Sunlight pours into the Pittock Mansion as he lumbers...   More
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Portland Film Crew Ambushed in the Congo


News
Just when a lot of folks in local media are bitching about their work conditions — or lack thereof — comes this bit of perspective from the Democratic Republic of Congo. A Portland-based film crew claims it was ambushed and robbed at gunpoint by soldiers in the war-torn Central African country on Monday. The crew apparently was working on a documentary to encourage an end to the ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

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