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

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Feb 18–21

The PDX Jazz Fest pays tribute to the legacy of John Coltrane, films from all over the globe hit screens all over Portland, and a "slow tech" devotee takes on the digital age. Happy weekend, everybody.

02/18/2016 By Rebecca Jacobson and Ramona DeNies

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

THE ESSENTIALS

February's Pop Culture Hot List

The art, the film festival, the concert, and the book you can't miss this month.

01/27/2016 By Fiona McCann

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

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

Desperately Seeking Fashion

The Hollywood Theatre continues its Fashion in Film series with Madonna on the big screen!

01/05/2016 By Eden Dawn

FILM

14 Fashion Films to Get You Through the Holidays

From 1954's White Christmas to this year's Iris, we have over 24 hours worth of stylish films to fill time.

12/21/2015 By Eden Dawn

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

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

BEHIND THE SCENES

The Shining Fashion Tribute: How We Did It

Relive the horror of The Shining this Halloween with a look back at our very DIY October fashion feature.

10/30/2015 By Eden Dawn

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

5 THINGS ABOUT

What's Next for Portland's Animation Powerhouse Laika?

The Hillsboro HQ of films like Boxtrolls, Coraline, and ParaNorman is working on its next masterpiece.

10/19/2015 By Marty Patail

POMO PICKS

Top Things to Do in Portland This Weekend: Oct 1–4

Anchorman's David Koechner stands up, Elizabeth Gilbert brings big magic, and musical Cuba Libre sets fire to Stumptown.

09/30/2015 By Ramona DeNies and Brandon Staley

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

HAPPENINGS

Fashion in Film Bites Into Bram Stoker's Dracula

The Hollywood Theater's quarterly Fashion in Film series pays tribute to Francis Ford Coppola's epic telling (and costuming) of Dracula. Gary Oldman, and Winona Ryder alert!

09/28/2015 By Eden Dawn