TV

The Twin Peaks Cast List Is Out and Eddie Vedder Is on It

This is, excuse me, a damn fine list of actors.

04/25/2016 By Margaret Seiler

LONG STORY SHORT

Film Editor Kelly Lyon Dishes on Crafting Saturday Night Live Parodies

The Portlander describes what it’s like to help create some of SNL’s most viral clips, from the family Thanksgiving saved by Adele to Kristen Wiig’s perfume-ad spoof.

04/15/2016 By Eden Dawn

MOVIES

Catherine Hardwicke on Movies, Money, and Misogyny in Tinseltown

The acclaimed director of Twilight and Thirteen comes to town for POWFest, with advice for aspiring female filmmakers.

02/23/2016 By Jack Rushall

WEEKEND GETAWAY

A Giant Outdoor Movie Screen on the Oregon Coast? YES, PLEASE.

Gold Beach’s Pacific Reef Hotel has a theater-size movie screen just yards from the ocean.

02/19/2016 By Sarah Hopwood

FILM

Wildlife at Malheur Takes Back the Spotlight with New Film Screening

A film made over 10 years showcasing the refuge and its protected wildlife gets its first screening in Portland, with a live soundtrack by Skip vonKuske.

02/18/2016 By Sarah Hopwood

FILM

Our 11 Picks for the Portland International Film Festival

From Icelandic sheep farmers to a Hong Kong song-and-dance number, a famed French restaurateur to a surrealist Colin Farrell caper, here are the 11 films at PIFF we’re seriously stoked to see.

02/11/2016 By Fiona McCann and Rebecca Jacobson

WEB SERIES

How Do You Make a Hit Web Series? The Creators of One Portland Show Have Some Answers

The Benefits of Gusbandry is generating national buzz. Creator Alicia J. Rose tells us how it all came about.

02/05/2016 By Jack Rushall

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 4–7

David Cross and Karen Russell, Sabertooth Microfest and awesome openings at PAM and Portland Playhouse. Plus! Check out those nighttime winter lights overhead at OMSI.

02/04/2016 By Ramona DeNies, Jack Rushall, and Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 21–24

Epic charisma alert! On stage this weekend: Josh Ritter, Nathaniel Rateliff, Nathan Brannon, and Bri Pruett. Plus Book of Mormon packs up.

01/21/2016 By Ramona DeNies and Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

FILM FESTIVAL

POWFest to Host Twilight Director Catherine Hardwicke

Portland's annual women's film festival is bringing award-winning director Catherine Hardwicke to town in March, as part of the lineup for POWFest 2016.

01/19/2016 By Fiona McCann

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Jan 14–17

Lily Tomlin live! Plus Andy Kindler, Gregory Alan Isakov, the heavy-hitting Nareh Arghamanyan, NW Film's Reel Music, Broadway's Book of Mormon, and openings at Milagro and CoHo.

01/14/2016 By Ramona DeNies and Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

TRAVEL NEWS

Hollywood Theatre to Open a Cinema Inside PDX Airport

Add one more reason to the list of why Portland’s airport is ranked #1 in the country.

01/06/2016 By Marty Patail

FILM

Portland Writer Daniel H. Wilson's Sci-Fi Vision Nets Major Movie Deal—Again

First there was Robopocalypse, with DreamWorks snapping up the movie rights and Steven Spielberg signing on to direct. Now local writer Daniel H. Wilson has done it again, with a major deal with Fox for his still-unfinished novel Avtomat.

12/17/2015 By Fiona McCann

OUTDOORS

A Northwest Filmmaker Is Standing Up to Oregon's Logging Industry

Peeling back the "emerald curtain"—strips of trees left around certain clearcuts—Shane Anderson wants to show Oregonians what's really going on in our forests.

11/24/2015 By Emma Mannheimer

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

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Nov 12–15

Rainn Wilson's bassoon, Jenny Lawson's loony raccoon, Eugene Mirman teaches us Russian, plus Sturgill Simpson, Sara Evans, and even a conference with "secret knowledge." It's your weekend, Portland!

11/12/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Megan Haverman

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

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

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