FILM

Five Films to See at PIFF

The Portland International Film Festival is the perfect time to take a chance and see films you normally wouldn’t. But if you want sure bets, here are five that are racking up accolades. Feb 6–22

02/06/2014 By Peter Holmstrom

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: Jan 16-19

Benedict Cumberbatch plays Frankenstein, Itzhak Perlman rocks the fiddle, FOCM turns 75, and a slew of new plays open at PCS, Profile, Vertigo, and Coho. How can we possibly do it all?!

01/15/2014 By Portland Monthly Staff and Erik Maurer

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things to Do this Weekend: Jan 2–5

Not worn out from the holidays? Then catch the last week of the art museum's Samurai and Contemporary NW Art exhibitions and the first week of two new film festivals.

12/30/2013 By Aaron Scott

FILM

December's Festive Films

Portland movie theaters have got holiday movies to make even the Scroogiest among us smile.

12/04/2013 By Roxanne Davis

INTERVIEW

Q&A: Director John Waters on Christmas

The infamous filmmaker hits PDX with his one-man holiday bonanza. But first, he tells us about loving Justin Bieber, why Santa is gay, and 'Portlandia.' Dec 6

11/18/2013 By Aaron Scott

FILM + Slideshow

Reese Witherspoon Goes Wild on Twitter

The actress is filming Cheryl Strayed's 'Wild' in Oregon and sharing it via Twitter. We've got a slideshow of her journey so far.

11/14/2013 By Ally Bordas

Slideshow

Slide Show: Reese Witherspoon Gets Wild

The actress is filming Cheryl Strayed's 'Wild' in Oregon and sharing it via Twitter. We've got a slideshow of her pictures thus far.

11/14/2013

FILM

NW Filmmakers’ Festival Preview & Ticket Contest

We’ve got the scoop on this year’s award-winning flicks and opening night tickets to give away. Nov. 8-16

11/05/2013 By Molly Woodstock

FILM

A Guide to October's Spooky Screenings

Your favorite Halloween movies are even scarier on the silver screen. We'll tell you where to see them.

10/16/2013 By Roxanne Davis

FILM

Q&A: Kyle Alvarez on Being the First to Direct a David Sedaris Story

The filmmaker convinced Sedaris to let him direct “C.O.G.,” a short story from ‘Naked’ that takes place in Oregon. The film opens Oct 4 at the Hollywood Theater. Jonathan Groff and Denis O’Hare star.

10/01/2013 By Molly Woodstock

CULTURE

Newberg's Drive-In Keeps Americana Alive

How the historic 99W Drive-In keeps an all-American dream flickering for the next generation of movie lovers.

09/03/2013 By Katie Gourley

WEEKEND PICKS

Top Things to Do Labor Day Weekend 2013

The inaugural Portland Film Festival, the messiah (aka Russell Brand), world-class golf. Plus, the Honey Badger comes to town! All play, no work for Labor Day weekend.

08/27/2013 Edited by Aaron Scott By Portland Monthly Staff

EVENTS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: July 25-28

Whether it's floating down the Willamette in a tube, kicking back for rooftop cinema, or sampling new brews, this weekend offers a plethora of ways to chill out.

07/23/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff and Claire Gordon

EVENTS

Top Things To Do This Weekend: July 18–21

Just about every music festival and artist you want to see is performing this weekend. Take a look at our picks to figure out your sonic and outdoors schedule.

07/18/2013 By Portland Monthly Staff and Claire Gordon

EVENTS

Top Things to Do This Weekend: July 11–14

Robots! Monsters! Tiki drinks! Cellos! Fruit! Festivals! Pace yourself because there are entirely too many worthy happenings this weekend.

07/11/2013 By John Chandler

FILM

Trailer for Laika's 'The Boxtrolls' Pushes the Definition of Family

Laika's third film is already creating buzz for its celebration of family diversity in its first trailer, arriving at the heels of the repeal of DOMA.

07/10/2013 By John Chandler

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

EVENTS

Summer Free for All

Kick off a summer of free outdoor fun with Portland Parks and Recreation's All-Day Party and Peninsula Park Centennial Celebration on June 27.

06/19/2013 By Claire Gordon

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

Slideshow

Slide Show: Hollywood Theatre

A dozen images captured by photographer Leah Nash that illustrate the width and breadth of Hollywood Theatre's creative programming that's led to bigger audiences and a brighter future.

06/14/2013