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2016 Portland Film Festival

2016 Portland Film Festival

| August 26, 2016

The 2016 Portland Film Festival will screen 54 narrative and documentary feature films and 89 short films selected from over 3,800+ submissions. The fourth annual Portland Film Festival will take place August 29 – September 5, 2016, at Portland’s iconic Laurelhurst Theater, and will include over 20 educational panels & forums, 12 archival presentations and many […]

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Rifftrax Live: Mothra (August 23 Re-Broadcast)

Rifftrax Live: Mothra (August 23 Re-Broadcast)

| August 19, 2016

Last night, Fathom Events broadcast the latest live movie riffing from the guys over at Rifftrax.com to theaters throughout the country. Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett, formerly of Mystery Science Theater 3000, have been broadcasting these live riffings through Fathom since 2009, when they riffed on the Ed Wood cult classic, Plan […]

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Rob Zombie’s ‘31’ Comes to Cinemas Nationwide for One Night on September 1

Rob Zombie’s ‘31’ Comes to Cinemas Nationwide for One Night on September 1

| August 19, 2016

PRESS RELEASE: From the visionary mind of Rob Zombie comes the horrific story of five carnival workers who are kidnapped on Halloween night and held hostage in an industrial Hell. The captives are then forced to play the terrifying game called 31. Zombie’s highly-anticipated seventh feature, 31 made its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival, and on September 1 at […]

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Disorder

Disorder

| August 12, 2016

Reality, and how trauma influences an individual’s sense of it, is at the heart of director Alice Winocour’s latest feature Disorder. The story follows Vincent (Matthias Schoenaerts), a French Special Forces soldier who has just returned from Afghanistan. Suffering from PTSD, Vincent tries to stay as busy as possible, picking up the odd security job to […]

The Infiltrator

The Infiltrator

| July 25, 2016

Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad and Malcolm in the Middle fame plays Robert Mazur in a film that highlights the inner workings of undercover government agents as they track the activity of drug kingpins, but more specifically the money laundering end of the drug dealings. The Infiltrator is based on a book written by Mazur, […]

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Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

| July 15, 2016

Ghostbusters has probably generated more think pieces than any other blockbuster in recent history, which is especially impressive since it wasn’t actually released until now. As frustrating as it has been to be constantly inundated with what everybody thinks about a movie that wasn’t even out yet, it makes sense. This new Ghostbusters exists at […]

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Private Property

Private Property

| June 30, 2016

Film-noir is traditionally known for presenting society’s underworld in dark alleys with black hats and Tommy guns. By the 1950s, however, the focus shifted from mobsters to the socially disaffected and alienated drifters. Released in 1960, director Leslie Steven’s Private Property highlights the reason for this change and why, subsequently, society faced the rise of […]

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Stand Down Soldier

Stand Down Soldier

| June 16, 2016

The African Diaspora International Film Festival Chicago 2016 recently featured a rich selection of films directed by women from different parts of the world. Leading the selection was Jeryl Prescott Sales’ Stand Down Soldier, a poignant film about an African-American female soldier back to civilian life after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The social significance […]

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Presenting Princess Shaw

Presenting Princess Shaw

| June 1, 2016

For some time now, the internet has been challenging our perceptions of what art can be, and in Ido Haar’s documentary Presenting Princess Shaw, the idea of online applications as the next evolution in artistic instrumentation is explored quite thoughtfully. The story follows Samantha Montgomery, a care-giver working and living in one of the toughest neighborhoods […]

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Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present

Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present

| May 31, 2016

Tony Conrad, the artist, musician, filmmaker and teacher who passed away in April, will be extremely missed, particularly among the avant-garde world of art and culture. For the last twenty years he was followed by a documentary film crew, with director Tyler Hubby, for the film Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present. This film constructs […]

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