Light a Fire 2018: Inspiring Creativity

Open Signal Brings Education, Access, and Equity to Media Production

The media arts center is out to amplify voices that often go unheard.

10/17/2018 By Marty Patail

Long Story Short

This Banana Slug–Eating Survivalist Will School You on Wilderness Skills

Nicole Apelian says those mustard-colored monopods are delicious.

10/17/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Film

What's It Like to Be Darcelle? Now You Can Experience It in Virtual Reality.

A new documentary takes you inside the world of the legendary Portland drag queen.

10/12/2018 By Allison Place

Film

A New Documentary Exposes Sexual Violence Against Myanmar’s Rohingya

Mother, Daughter, Sister will play at Cinema 21 and Taborspace this weekend.

10/11/2018 By James Stevens

Film

A New Series Dives into Feminist Experimental Film

Through October, the Northwest Film Center showcases work from the 1970s to today.

10/04/2018 By Fiona McCann

Television

American Vandal's Portland-Filmed Season 2 Falls Flat

The poop-tastic follow-up to Netflix's critically lauded first season doesn't smell quite right.

10/04/2018 By Allison Place

Documentary

New Ursula K. Le Guin Documentary Premieres in Portland 

Arwen Curry’s film about the late author, who died in January of this year, gets its first national screening at the Northwest Film Center. 

09/13/2018 By Fiona McCann

Film

A Spanish-Language Dracula Comes to Portland

It was filmed at exactly the same time as the Bela Lugosi classic, with exactly the same sets and props—just in Spanish.

09/11/2018 By Fiona McCann

Festivals

3 Things to Do at Rose City Comic Con This Weekend

Portland’s biggest celebration of fandom, comics, and cosplay starts tonight.

09/07/2018 By Allison Place

Film

A New Documentary Tells the Stories Behind the Eagle Creek Fire

This time last year the Gorge was burning. Forest on Fire reflects on the blaze that shocked our state.

09/04/2018 By Marty Patail

Television

Simpsons Creator and Portland Native Matt Groening Has a New Show

On Disenchantment, the TV vet goes medieval.

08/14/2018 By Emma Mannheimer

Malls to the Wall

An Iconic Portland Mall Seeks Survival in Movies and Music

In the age of online shopping, Lloyd Center doubles down on entertainment.

07/17/2018 By Sam Pape

Cinematic Sips

Movie Madness Now Has Its Own Beer—and the Liquor License to Serve It

Hollywood Theatre, which helped save the beloved movie store last year, partnered with Ex Novo on a limited-edition pale ale. And you can sip it while browsing Oregon's largest collection of VHS and DVD rentals.

06/26/2018 By Sam Pape

Cinema

Genre Classics Meet Live Drag at Hollywood Theatre's Queer Horror

The bimonthly film series plays '90s classic Scream this Thursday, with a pre-show drag performance. What more do you need?

06/20/2018 By Sam Pape

History

52 Years Ago, the Biggest Movie Flop in the West Was Filmed in Oregon

Even with Clint Eastwood and the Wallowa Mountains, Paint Your Wagon was a real cow patty.

06/19/2018 By Doug Kenck-Crispin

Film

In a New Film, a Father and Daughter Go Off the Grid in Forest Park

Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace chases a real-life Portland mystery.

06/19/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

Film

Gus Van Sant’s New Film Resurrects Legendary Portland Cartoonist John Callahan

Starring Joaquin Phoenix and Jonah Hill, Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot chronicles the life of the provocative quadriplegic artist.

06/19/2018 By Jason Cohen

Television

This Portland Woman Spent 12 Years in Prison—for a Murder She Didn't Commit

New true crime series Evidence of Innocence tells an all-too-common story.

06/08/2018 By Talullah Plummer-Blanco

Film

Watch the Rollicking Trailer for the New Oregon-Set Western The Sisters Brothers

Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Riz Ahmed go full Wild West.

05/24/2018 By Rebecca Jacobson

TV

Watch Portland Barman Jeffrey Morgenthaler Almost Set Seth Meyers on Fire

The Pepe Le Moko cocktail wizard appeared on Late Night to promote his book—and make Huber's Spanish coffees.

05/24/2018 By Marty Patail and Kelly Clarke