In an uncharacteristic bout of humility, WW
's screen editor, Aaron Mesh, has decided to forgo self-promotion and asked me to announce his latest undertaking. I am happy to oblige: Ladies and Gentlemen and Other Sundry Persons, please join me in welcoming Beer And Movie Fest
, the city's newest film festival. A joint venture between Mesh, SuperTrash film festival
organizer Jacques Boyreau
and Beer Northwest Magazine
, BAM brings 26 awesome films
, old and new, to The Academy Theater, Bagdad Theater, Cinema 21, and Mission Theater, along with beers from New Belgium, Ninkasi, Firestone Walker, Hopworks, Laurelwood, Lompoc, Southern Oregon Brewing and Woodchuck Cider, February 10-26.
Highlights include the Portland debuts of redneck noir White Lightnin' and lost Japanese freakout House, screenings of original 35 mm prints of Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, In a Lonely Place
, Manhunter and Big Trouble in Little China; revivals of two pre-Production code talkies, White Woman and Red Dust; and Sonicsgate, Jason Reid's documentary about the demise of the Seattle Supersonics. Also there's something called The Human Centipede, which has made us very uncomfortable.