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Tough Pill to Swallow

Maria Full of Grace is a simple human story surrounded by political controversy.

Movie Reviews & Stories
There is a scene halfway through Maria Full of Grace in which the title character, a young Colombian woman smuggling drugs to America in her stomach, is stopped by suspicious U.S. Customs agents at Ne ...   More
Wednesday, August 4, 2004 Brian Libby

When Camels Cry

Blending drama and documentary, The Story of the Weeping Camel captures an ancient Gobi Desert ritual.

Movie Reviews & Stories
In the Gobi desert, a camel has rejected her newborn calf after a prolonged delivery. But the nomadic shepherd family that owns mother and baby is able to successfully reunite them by, of all things, ...   More
Wednesday, July 14, 2004 Brian Libby

Little Big Man

Meet Rodney Bingenheimer, Hollywood's favorite hanger-on.

Movie Reviews & Stories
We all love hobnobbing with celebrities, whether it's a one-time sighting or a more meaningful exchange. But then there are people whose lives constantly revolve around stars, whose walls are covered ...   More
Wednesday, May 19, 2004 Brian Libby

You say PDX, we say Y-E-S

The Portland Documentary and eXperimental (PDX) Film Festival returns with an impressive lineup of underground fare.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Portlanders have quite a smorgasbord of film festivals to choose from each year: Northwest Film Center offerings, the Portland International Short Short (PISS, get it?) Festival, the Cascade Festival ...   More
Wednesday, April 14, 2004 Brian Libby

Peripheral Produce All Time Greatest Hits

Matt McCormick's Peripheral Produce screening series began in 1996 in a string of warehouses and punk clubs, exhibiting work from Portland's underground film and video artists. The series quickly caug ...   More
Wednesday, March 31, 2004 Brian Libby

The Path of Kahn

Filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn discusses his onscreen quest to know his father, famed architect Louis Kahn.

Movie Reviews & Stories
With San Diego's breathtaking Salk Institute, Fort Worth, Texas' Kimbell Art Museum and the capital building in Bangladesh among his distinguished credits, Louis Kahn is easily among the foremost Amer ...   More
Wednesday, March 3, 2004 Brian Libby

Not on the Waterfront

News Stories
When a host of politicians, developers and business leaders gathered last week amid the decaying shipyards poised to become chic new South Waterfront neighborhood, one visionary force was missing. ...   More
Wednesday, October 22, 2003 Brian Libby

Wild Tastes

Do Portland diners need a reason this season to feast on wild game?

Food Reviews & Stories
When you read menu descriptions of wild-game dishes, it might conjure up memories of hunting season, or the chewy venison served for weeks afterward. In recent years, though, flavorful, tender wild ...   More
Wednesday, October 22, 2003 Brian Libby

Driven to Distraction

In the restored A Woman Is a Woman, Jean-Luc Godard makes masterful magic.

Movie Reviews & Stories
While I was re-watching Jean-Luc Godard's A Woman Is a Woman on video recently, my cat constantly scratched at the chair, the phone rang incessantly, and the afternoon sun glared onto the TV scree ...   More
Wednesday, September 24, 2003 Brian Libby

ten years of orlo

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, Orlo was originally the brainchild of painter Philip Krohn, who wanted, as a goal, to move beyond traditional discourse about environmental issues, whic ...   More
Wednesday, July 16, 2003 Brian Libby
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