CULTURE

Fifty Shades of Gus Van Sant

Portland's gay art-house cinema legend angled to direct the mass-market "mommy porn" movie and lost. Here's what we may have missed.

08/01/2013

BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY

The New Hollywood Theatre

Thanks to a trio of film nerds, old is new and bad is good at today's transformed Northeast Portland cinema.

07/01/2013 By John Chandler

WEB EXCLUSIVES

Behind the Scenes at the New Hollywood Theatre

A trio of film nerds has put the landmark movie house on the national map. See exclusive photos and videos of the rescue here.

06/14/2013

FILM

Q&A: Cult Star Mink Stole on Working with John Waters and Divine

Portland’s queer doc fest opens with the provocative film 'I Am Divine' on May 16, and Stole, Divine’s onscreen nemesis, dishes on the legendary drag queen and his director in advance of coming to town.

04/13/2013 By Aaron Scott

MUSIC

Video Stars

Dustin Morrow, curator of the second annual Portland Music Video Festival, picks three local clips that capture Portland’s anti-MTV video aesthetic.

04/12/2013

FILM

LAIKA Announces Its Third Film

The studio adapts Alan Snow's fantasy novel, 'Here be Monsters,' for an October 2014 release date.

02/08/2013 By Sam Coggeshall

FILM

PDX Int'l Film Fest Preview

PIFF kicks off two-weeks and 135 films tonight, and we wade in for some picks and previews.

02/07/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff

ROUNDUP

Roundup: Valentine's Day

Whether you hate the holiday or hate planning dates for the holiday, we've got something you want to do Feb 14.

02/06/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

FILM

Review: Promised Land

Despite the dreamy reunion of Oscar winners Gus Van Sant and Matt Damon, this story of redemption is one we've all seen before.

01/09/2013 By Sam Coggeshall

TELEVISION

Download the Portlandia Winter Special for Free

Portlandia chases away the gray with its “non-denominational, optionally religious winter holiday celebration timed around the solstice." Plus, SNL’s Bobby Moynihan.

12/20/2012 By Aaron Scott

ON THE LAST DAYS OF XMAS...

Holiday Shows Not to Miss

We don't have a partridge in a pear tree, but we've got Bach, the Beatles, and the Big Lebowski.

12/20/2012 By Portland Monthly Staff

FILM

NWFC Announces PIFF's Opening Film and Dates

The Portland Film Festival will kick off on Feb. 7 with the Oz musical comedy The Sapphires, starring Chris O’Dowd, and include Portland premieres.

12/17/2012 By Aaron Scott

FILM

5 Questions for Buoy Director Steve Doughton

The ballsy film recently won the Northwest Filmmakers' Festival's narrative feature award and opens at Hollywood Theatre on Wednesday.

11/26/2012 By Naomi Marshall

ticket giveaway

Win Tickets to David Lynch's Blue Velvet

Portland Monthly and Tonkin FIAT screen Lynch's 1986 cult film to benefit local arts school Northwest Academy on Nov. 13

11/08/2012 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

Mapping Portland Film

NW Filmmakers' Fest Preview and Master Chart

We talk with the NW Film Center's festival director about what's in store—and what's not to be missed. The fest runs Nov. 9–18.

11/08/2012 By Aaron Scott

Article

Halloweekend Roundup

13 spooky shows and dance parties that will have you shaking.

10/25/2012 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

Culturephile

Portland Film Family Tree

Mapping the connections that make Portland one of the country’s greatest indie film towns

10/16/2012 By Anne Richardson

hot in the kitchen

TBA Day 9: Gob Squad's Kitchen Review

The theater collective offers a witty and charming multimedia riff on Andy Warhol that makes it the best of the fest. Playing Fri & Sat at 8:30.

09/14/2012 By Aaron Scott

an epic of ingenuity

TBA Day 2: Big Art Group's The People—Portland Review

Big Art Group transforms Washington High School, inside and out, into a modern retelling of a Greek tragedy that's epic both in scope and imagination.

09/07/2012 By Aaron Scott

Article

Time-Based Art Festival Preview

TBA celebrates its 10th birthday with a global lineup, some returning stars, a new curator, and a fancy new late night setup at Washington High School. Here are our picks for Week 1.

09/06/2012 By Aaron Scott