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Steering Queer

An LGBTQ film festival rebrands itself.


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When the Portland Queer Film Festival launched 18 years ago, it didn’t have that name—it was the Portland Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, and the word “queer” was a long way from bein   More
 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 WW MOVIE STAFF

Portland Jewish Film Festival

Off to the cinema, you schmuck.


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Ach, the Portland Jewish Film Festival. We’ve called it the least necessary of the film festivals, but like gefilte fish at Passover or that nosy aunt who won’t stop asking when you’re going   More
 
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 WW MOVIE STAFF

It’s Raining Men

Hallelujah, it’s a cinematic sausage party.


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Apparently, the holidays this year are all about the men. That’s what you’d gather, at least, after browsing the list of holiday film releases. The Wolf of Wall Street might have some women,   More
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 WW MOVIE STAFF

Jewish Film Festival

Oy vey, enough with the kvetching.


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Because there just aren’t enough Jews making movies, the NW Film Center’s annual celebration of Yids in cinema returns for its 21st year. As the festival enters its second week, here’s wha   More
 
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 WW MOVIE STAFF

Gus: Co-Directors

Local filmmakers Gus Van Sant and Todd Haynes talk fracking, MTV and old Portland.


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Todd Haynes, the Portland-based Academy Award-nominated director of Velvet Goldmine, Far From Heaven and the Bob Dylan biopic I’m Not There agreed...   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW MOVIE STAFF

Gus Among Us: James Westby

We asked four Portlanders for their perspectives on Gus Van Sant. Here’s what they said.


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JAMES WESTBY, Filmmaker In Last Days, famous and troubled musician Blake (Michael Pitt) gets a visit from a Yellow Pages salesman. Blake is wearing a dress with combat boots and can barely speak.   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW MOVIE STAFF

Gus Among Us: Viva Las Vegas

We asked four Portlanders for their perspectives on Gus Van Sant. Here’s what they said.


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VIVA LAS VEGAS, Author and stripper Once upon a time (this is a fairy tale), late on a Tuesday night at Mary’s Club, a posse of handsome, well-dressed men entered the bar and quietly took seats   More
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 WW MOVIE STAFF

The Rock ’N’ Wrestling Connection

Fake It So Real and It Came From Detroit


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Fake It So Real  At a time when it’s become perfectly acceptable for an adult to get a tattoo of a Stormtrooper, the last true outcast culture left in America just might be professional    More
 
Wednesday, April 25, 2012 WW MOVIE STAFF

Jesus Built My Unicycle

Of God and Reedies. Also: snakes!


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Blue Like Jazz Blue Like Jazz is an odd beast: a pro-Christian movie condemned by multiple evangelical groups, an earnest and often affecting Igby Goes Down for the puppeteering-for-Christ set. The   More
 
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 WW MOVIE STAFF

Road To Nowhere

PIFF ends with horrors and prostitutes.


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  WEDNESDAY, FEB. 22 EternityCritic’s Score: 67[THAILAND] Though it is at some level a ghost story, Eternity is much more about absence than presence: The spirit in question is a lone rid   More
 
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 WW MOVIE STAFF
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