FILM FEST

Top Picks for the Portland EcoFilm Festival

Catch indie flicks exploring mountain climbing, food waste, salmon runs, monsoons, and more at the Hollywood Theatre from April 9–12

04/03/2015 By Molly Woodstock

HAPPENINGS

Fashion Fun Storms April

From full-on fashion parties to stylish movie nights to First Thursday events, we have the calendar scoop for April.

03/30/2015 By Eden Dawn

SLIDE SHOW

The ‘Wild’ Movie Premiere Transformed NW Portland into a Little Hollywood

Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Cheryl Strayed, and many more from the movie turned out for a premiere like Portland has never seen. We have a recap and slide show.

12/09/2014 By Aaron Scott With Eden Dawn Photography by Arthur Hitchcock

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Cheryl Strayed Talks About Filming 'Wild' with Reese Witherspoon (And Meeting Channing Tatum)

We ask the best-selling author about watching Reese Witherspoon act out her life, getting the fateful call from Oprah, and what's next. The film opens Dec 12.

11/18/2014 By Aaron Scott

FILM

Critic's Picks for the Northwest Filmmakers' Festival

From surrealist shorts to revealing documentaries and award-winning indie films, the Northwest Filmmakers' Festival brings together our region's budding crop of movie makers.

11/07/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld

WE HEART VIDEO

Reese Witherspoon Needs Her 'Wild' Danner Boots

For the upcoming film Wild, producers asked local boot company Danner to outfit Witherspoon with a very special shoe.

11/05/2014 By Eden Dawn

FILM

Jeff Bridges: The Dude vs. 'The Last Unicorn,' or Bowling for Unicorns

With both 'The Last Unicorn' and Jeff Bridges & the Abiders coming to town, we compare Bridges's defining roles: Prince Lir and the iconic character from 'The Big Lebowski.' Nov 1–2, Nov 23

10/28/2014 By Margaret Seiler

FILM

Laika and Focus Features to Partner For Three More Movies

Based on the success of Coraline, ParaNorman, and now The Boxtrolls, the local animation studio has inked a deal for three more movies with the first to likely come out in summer 2016.

10/03/2014 By Aaron Scott

FILM

Laika's The Boxtrolls Premieres, And So Does A New Nike Boxtroll Shoe

The highly anticipated 3D animated film is finally here, and the Oregon-based studio is celebrating with a new Boxtroll-themed Nike sneaker.

09/26/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld

FASHION IN FILM

Like Almost Famous? Come Watch It With the REAL Pennie Lane!

Director's Cut screening! Seventies fashion! An American Idol contestant singing live! A special rock photography short film! This is the event for you.

09/19/2014 By Eden Dawn

FILM

Reese Witherspoon Gets Oscar Attention for 'Wild' and Announces New Film with Todd Haynes

The filmed-in-Oregon feature is charming critics and audiences from Telluride to Toronto, and Witherspoon and Haynes will team up for a future Peggy Lee biopic.

09/10/2014 By Matthew Schonfeld

FALL ARTS PREVIEW

How Laika is Revolutionizing Stop-Motion Animation with 'The Boxtrolls'

Portland's puppet-powered movie studio is pushing the limits of creativity and technology, melding 3-D printers with old-school craftsmanship.

09/02/2014 By Aaron Scott

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 21–24

Chuck Palahniuk puts on his PJs for Bedtime Stories for Adults, Johnny Depp falls for Winona Ryder on the roof of Hotel deLuxe, Beck does whatever he wants at Edgefield, and much more.

08/21/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Schuyler Keenan

FILM

Trailers for Laika’s New Animated Film, ‘The Boxtrolls’

Laika pushes the limits of creativity and technology with its third 3D, stop-motion film. Here’s a first glimpse.

08/18/2014 By Aaron Scott

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 14–17

MFNW 2.0 takes over the waterfront, Dew Tour shreds down Broadway, and the Adult Soapbox Derby barrels down Mount Tabor.

08/13/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Schuyler Keenan

NORTHWEST EVENTS

Movies in the Garden in Silverton

Every Thursday night this summer, the Oregon Garden in Silverton hosts an outdoor film showing.

08/11/2014 By Andrea Harvey

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Aug 7–10

Providence Bridge Pedal combines Portland's bikes and bridges, First Thursday hits the streets with art, and the Bite of Oregon reminds you that Portland is one of the best places to be hungry (as if you needed reminding).

08/07/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Schuyler Keenan

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 31–Aug 3

Pabst sells tickets to Modest Mouse on the cheap, Pickathon rocks out, and the Great Horror Campout terrifies thrill-seekers for 12 straight hours.

07/31/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Schuyler Keenan

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 24–27

The Big Float braves the Willamette, NWFC screens 'The Royal Tenenbaums,' and Pat Benatar hits the zoo with her best shot.

07/24/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Schuyler Keenan

EDITOR'S PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 17–20

PDX Pop Now, Purple Rain and Dirty Dancing outdoors at Zidell Yards, the Book of Mormon, the Cathedral Park Jazz Fest. The fun simply doesn't end.

07/17/2014 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff and Schuyler Keenan