NW Film and Video Festival

Hey everybody. I just got back from attending a press screening for the upcoming NW Film and Video Festival, here in Portland. It’s kind of a neat concept. Essentially, they show a few features and a ton of shorts with a big emphasis on lesser known film makers from the surrounding areas.

I’ll have some write ups real soon about what I saw this afternoon. And we’ll have some press coverage moving forward. The festival itself runs from Nov. 9-17; they’ll show about 25-30 shorts (including a new short from director Gus Van Sant!) and several features. One of the features I’m most excited about, being a Red Sox fan and all is a documentary about dope smoking, commie pitcher Bill “The Spaceman” Lee. That should be a good one.

We’re working on getting a complete schedule for you, including prices of admission, etc. We’re looking forward to covering this, and if the dozen or so films we screened this afternoon are any indication, then we should be expecting an eclectic mix of films, all with individual points of view, some sad, some darkly comic, some just bizarre meditations. But it’s a nice respite from the usual Hollywood flicks that we watch so much of.

We’ll keep you posted!

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