Buried Alive

Portland film pioneer Don Gronquist was banned, panned and forgotten. He deserved better.


Cover Story
Don Gronquist chose a lovely day to revisit the scene of his crime. Sunlight pours into the Pittock Mansion as he lumbers...   More
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER

Portland Film Crew Ambushed in the Congo


News
Just when a lot of folks in local media are bitching about their work conditions — or lack thereof — comes this bit of perspective from the Democratic Republic of Congo. A Portland-based film crew claims it was ambushed and robbed at gunpoint by soldiers in the war-torn Central African country on Monday. The crew apparently was working on a documentary to encourage an end to the ...   More
 
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 JAMES PITKIN

TBA Diary: Erased James Franco


News
When the couple behind me left the TBA Festival screening of Erased James Franco after 20 (long, long) minutes, every sinew of my body berated me for not doing the same. Sitting through this concoction requires an immense feat of willpower, on a par with James Franco's own heavy, labored attempts to show off this “favorite performance of any that I have ever done.” And for an actor ...   More
 
Monday, September 7, 2009 Jenny Booth

TBA Diary: The Powerful People are Tearing Me Apart.


News
Miguel Gutierrez was right. When I interviewed the New York dance maker last week he explained Last Meadow, his work that had its world premiere as part of PICA'S TBA Festival last night at the Winningstad like this: "“I think this show will go over really well with people who like to be confused." Luckily, there's a lot more to the piece than disconnected imagery and cascades of movement ...   More
 
Saturday, September 5, 2009 KELLY CLARKE

Cherie Currie: The Interview


News
After reviewing the punk rock biopic The Runaways this past week, I caught up with the lady at the center of it all: Runaways lead singer Cherie Currie, whose book Neon Angel inspired the film. Though I didn't think actress Dakota Fanning did Currie justice, I had Cherie herself weigh in with her thoughts on the film, the production, and her post-rock-star life. Willamette Week: Would you say ...   More
 
Friday, April 9, 2010 Ali Rothschild

Animaniac Invasion

Portland becomes 'Toon Town as the Clinton Street Animation Festival and an ogre named Shrek come to town.


Movie Reviews & Stories
What's in the water here that makes Portland such a popular breeding ground for the artists who create many of the cartoon characters that invade our everyday lives? OK, maybe it isn't the water; ...   More
 
Wednesday, May 16, 2001 David Walker

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