A NEW HOPE

How A Couple of Portland Guys Saved Star Wars

OK, we exaggerate. By a lot. But when JJ Abrams calls to chat about his movie, it’s natural to jump to hyperbole.

11/23/2015 By Peter Holmstrom

FILM FESTIVAL

Dan Savage Returns With 11th HUMP! Festival

HUMP!, the Pacific Northwest’s amateur dirty film festival, is back for its 11th year. We spoke to festival creator Dan Savage about Tinder, sex trends, and why he’s giving thanks to Apple.

11/03/2015 By Fiona McCann

BEHIND THE SCENES

The Shining Fashion Tribute: How We Did It

Relive the horror of The Shining this Halloween with a look back at our very DIY October fashion feature.

10/30/2015 By Eden Dawn

FILM

Hey, McFly—the Future is Now!

One Portlander is traveling (two hours) into the future as part of her Back to the Future Day observance. What have you got planned?

10/21/2015 By Margaret Seiler

5 THINGS ABOUT

What's Next for Portland's Animation Powerhouse Laika?

The Hillsboro HQ of films like Boxtrolls, Coraline, and ParaNorman is working on its next masterpiece.

10/19/2015 By Marty Patail

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do in Portland This Weekend: Oct 1–4

Anchorman's David Koechner stands up, Elizabeth Gilbert brings big magic, and musical Cuba Libre sets fire to Stumptown.

09/30/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Brandon Staley

FILM

What’s It Like Growing Up Black in West Linn?

Melissa Lowery is black, and she grew up in a predominantly white suburb of one of the country’s whitest cities. Her film Black Girl in Suburbia unpacks that experience for teenage girls living it today.

09/29/2015 By Katelyn Best

HAPPENINGS

Fashion in Film Bites Into Bram Stoker's Dracula

The Hollywood Theater's quarterly Fashion in Film series pays tribute to Francis Ford Coppola's epic telling (and costuming) of Dracula. Gary Oldman, and Winona Ryder alert!

09/28/2015 By Eden Dawn

CABIN FEVER

Incredible Fall Looks Inspired by Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining'

Thirty-five years after The Shining first hit the big screen, we pay homage to Kubrick's masterpiece with woolly sweaters, plaid flannels, and sinister sisters.

09/21/2015 Styled by Eden Dawn Photography by Holly Andres

BIG PICTURE

This Is the Photo of Timberline Lodge that Inspired The Shining's Overlook Hotel

Beautiful? Yes. Creepy? Hell yes. We look back at Ray Atkeson's haunting shot.

09/21/2015

CULTURE CALL SHEET

The Latest in Portland Arts News

The 'Gusbandry' web series premieres at the Portland Film Festival on Friday. Plus good news for Portland's arts community: there's a new theater space coming to Old Town this fall.

09/03/2015 By Fiona McCann

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Labor Day Weekend

Winding up summer with the Oregon Symphony's Waterfront Concert, the Portland Film Festival, and Art in the Pearl. And! Ben Harper, Bill Papas, and riot grrrls.

09/02/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Megan Haverman

FILM FESTIVAL

Out Is Very In At The Portland Film Festival

Our quirky, crazy, super-cool film fest takes over town next week. Start with these seven picks.

08/27/2015 By Ramona DeNies

MOVIE

Infinitely Polar Bear: China Forbes On the Movie of Her Family

A new movie starring Mark Ruffalo as a bipolar father is actually the true story of one Portlander's childhood. We spoke to Pink Martini singer China Forbes about family, mental illness, and seeing her life played out in frames.

08/20/2015 By Fiona McCann

JUST BECAUSE

Take a Twin Peaks Road Trip for the Show's 25th Anniversary

Venture to the land of Lynch along the Snoqualmie River, just east of Seattle.

05/22/2015 By Margaret Seiler

FILM FESTIVAL

Five Can’t-Miss Events at Filmed By Bike 2015

The cycle-centric indie film festival returns May 22–24 with world-class flicks and pedal-powered parties.

05/19/2015 By Molly Woodstock

FILM

Four Films You Can't Miss at Portland's QDoc Festival

With 11 films on show at Portland's Queer Documentary Film Festival—billed as the only film festival in the country devoted exclusively to LGBT documentaries—get ready for some serious screen time. Here are the four flicks we're most excited to see

05/09/2015 By Fiona McCann

ANIMATION

Portland Animator Bill Plympton’s Cheatin’ Heart

The local filmmaker is back in town for the opening of his latest feature, Cheatin’.

04/23/2015 By Fiona McCann

FILM

Portland Teens' Movie on Bullying Selected for Seattle Festival

Sticky notes teach a valuable life lesson in 'To Do:', an animated short film about bullying made by two Portland teens that's premiering in Seattle this weekend.

04/21/2015 By Fiona McCann

DOCUMENTARY

Catching Up With Cousteau at OMSI

For Jean-Michel Cousteau, the future is underwater. He'll be present—virtually at least—to tell us why, after his latest documentary on ocean life airs at OMSI this week.

04/07/2015 By Rene Bermudez