History

50 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

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

Bigfoot on the Big Screen

It's Official: Laika's Next Movie Is about Finding Bigfoot

Set in the Pacific Northwest, Missing Link is due for release in spring 2019. Oh, and Zach Galifianakis voices the beast.

05/08/2018 By Sam Pape

Film

Oregon-Filmed Lean on Pete Hits the Big Screen

The movie adaptation of Willy Vlautin's novel follows a luckless boy and his racehorse from North Portland to Eastern Oregon.

02/27/2018 By Emma Mannheimer

PDX Index

After Portlandia, What's Next for the Local Film Industry?

Sample stat: 25 films have been shot in Oregon since the start of 2017.

02/27/2018 By Anya Rehon

Film

Portland Finally Gets a Horror Movie—with a Creepy David Tennant

A new trailer for the locally filmed Bad Samaritan shows our city's darker side.

02/13/2018 By Marty Patail

Profile

Tonya Harding Is Back—on the Ice, and on the Silver Screen

With I, Tonya hitting theaters as an unlikely shot at redemption, we spent a day with the champ. She landed some doubles, talked motherhood, and jump-started a Hyundai.

12/20/2017 By Margaret Seiler Photography by Holly Andres

FASHION SHOW

Sci-Fi Classic The Fifth Element Meets High Fashion

A screening of the 1997 sci-fi flick inspires a local fashion show.

07/06/2016 By Eden Dawn

PROFILE

As a Comic Book Writer, David Walker Finds Both His Medium and His Moment

“There’s not a lot of people of color in comics that aren’t green or purple,” the Portlander says.

04/22/2016 By Fiona McCann

FASHION IN FILM

Winona Ryder, the Gap, and '90s Chokers on the Big Screen

The Hollywood Theatre's Fashion in Film series goes full Gen X with a one-time showing of Reality Bites.

04/07/2016 By Eden Dawn

VIDEO ART

Portland Filmmaker Vanessa Renwick's New Installation Promises an 'Avalanche of Awful'

From neutered dogs to ghastly new apartment buildings to melting glaciers, Next Level Fucked Up chronicles the ways humans screw with the world.

03/23/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: March 3-6

Cat-inspired improv, teddy bear shamanism, stilt-walking saxophonists, and a superhero battle royale. Brace yourself.

03/03/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson, Ramona DeNies, and Sylvia Randall-Muñoz

SPRING ARTS

Your Guide to the 2016 Spring Arts Season

From thrash metal to Thornton Wilder, acrobat lumberjacks to Leon Bridges, we present our picks for the season’s sweetest tickets.

03/01/2016 By Ramona DeNies

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 25–28

Lewis Black puts on his angry face, New Orleans funk comes to the Crystal, and Romeo and Juliet do some pirouettes. Send February out with a bang.

02/25/2016 By Ramona DeNies and Rebecca Jacobson

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