Monday, November 10, 2008

Northwest Film and Video Festival

Whitsell Auditorium
November 7–15

Yes, it’s true. There is so much talent in the Northwest that we need our own film festival just to behold a portion of it. Now in its 35th year, the Northwest Film and Video Festival will present feature, short and documentary films. This year’s judge, Kelly Reichardt, filmed her last two features — Old Joy (2006) and Wendy and Lucy (2008) — in Oregon. Her most recent film, Wendy and Lucy, will be screened on closing night at this year’s festival. Fifty films will be shown over the course of eight days, all of them made by artists from Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Montana or Idaho. More than 30 filmmakers will attend the festival and many will be available to take questions after their films, so come see what’s on the minds of our Northwest neighbors. The Northwest Film Center, which hosts the festival and is part of the Portland Art Museum, was established as a resource for media arts in our region. It offers a variety of film and video exhibitions in addition to education and information programs throughout the year. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. (221-1156,

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