An Independent Film Shot in Southern Oregon Is the No. 1 Movie in the Country
If you need further proof we’re living in strange times, just take a look at the box office: a Southern Oregon-shot indie was the No. 1 movie in the country last weekend. Phoenix, Oregon—which was not actually filmed in the titular town just north of Ashland, but about 80 miles to the east in Klamath Falls in 2018—was set to open in theaters across the U.S. and Canada on March 20 following debut screenings last year. But then the COVID-19 pandemic closed virtually all businesses catering to crowds of people, derailing the movie’s expansion.