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1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205

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35th Northwest Film & Video Festival


Fri, Nov 7, 2008
at 7 PM

Thu, Nov 13, 2008
at 9 PM

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN POETRY
DIRECTOR: ANDREW SMITH, COURTNEY SAUNDERS
MISSOULA, MT
Pity the poor poet working in the dumbed-down world of modern marketing. ( 19 min )


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Fri, Nov 7, 2008
at 7 PM

Thu, Nov 13, 2008
at 9 PM

MAGNUSON PARK FEBRUARY
DIRECTOR: MARK O'CONNELL
SEATTLE, WA
A collection of observations of the rhythms and tones of the season, shot in Seattle's Magnuson Park. ( 6 min )


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Fri, Nov 7, 2008
at 7 PM

Thu, Nov 13, 2008
at 9 PM

NOVEMBER'S LIGHT
DIRECTOR: CHERYL LOHRMANN
PORTLAND, OR
This elegiac poem to a least-favorite time of year reminds us that summer will always end. Forever. ( 2 min )


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Fri, Nov 7, 2008
at 7 PM

Thu, Nov 13, 2008
at 9 PM

FOR YOU, MY PEOPLE
DIRECTOR: JOSE PABLO GONZALEZ
VANCOUVER, BC
A senator's compassionate public persona confronts his secret deeds of corruption and dishonor. ( 5 min )


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Fri, Nov 7, 2008
at 7 PM

Thu, Nov 13, 2008
at 9 PM

KYOTO DINER
DIRECTOR: BRIAN LIBBY
PORTLAND, OR
An objective hidden camera captures the action at a late-night Kyoto restaurant. ( 4 min )


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Sat, Nov 8, 2008
at 6:30 PM

Sat, Nov 15, 2008
at 6 PM

SMILE
DIRECTOR: JULIA KWAN
VANCOUVER, BC
A Chinese family in 1980s Vancouver prepares to take a family photo. ( 18 min )


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Sat, Nov 8, 2008
at 6:30 PM

Sat, Nov 15, 2008
at 6 PM

THE TOURIST
DIRECTOR: SALISE HUGHES
SEATTLE, WA
This hand-altered fragment of Antonioni's The Passenger isolates Jack Nicholson's character from the landscape, moving the framing of the film to the forefront. ( 7 min )


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Sat, Nov 8, 2008
at 6:30 PM

Sat, Nov 15, 2008
at 6 PM

PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN 1947-2007
DIRECTOR: MARGOT QUAN KNIGHT
SEATTLE, WA
A woman, well-documented by home snapshots (Kodachrome to digital), ages before our eyes. ( 2 min )


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Sat, Nov 8, 2008
at 6:30 PM

Sat, Nov 15, 2008
at 6 PM

LITTLE PLEASURES
DIRECTOR: JAMIE MARIE WAELCHLI
PORTLAND, OR
A maddening and excruciating piece demonstrating how self-destructive behaviors can stem from rituals intended to bring comfort. ( 11 min )


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Sat, Nov 8, 2008
at 6:30 PM

Sat, Nov 15, 2008
at 6 PM

ABOARD THE PATER NOSTER
DIRECTOR: DANIEL CONRAD
VANCOUVER, BC
This sequence of group dances choreographed by Aszure Barton was sumptuously filmed in Prague with, among other things, an odd people-moving contraption known as the Pater Noster. ( 18 min )


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Sat, Nov 8, 2008
at 6:30 PM

Sat, Nov 15, 2008
at 6 PM

NICKEL AND DIMIN' IT WITH BUDDY
DIRECTOR: TOMAS SODERBERG
PORTLAND, OR
Buddy, a homeless man in Portland, Oregon, makes his living returning cans and bottles. ( 7 min )


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Sat, Nov 8, 2008
at 6:30 PM

Sat, Nov 15, 2008
at 6 PM

SUFFRAGETTE SLASHER
DIRECTOR: JULIE PERINI
PORTLAND, OR
Mary Richardson, a militant suffragette in the early 20th century, slashed a treasured painting in the National Gallery in London as a protest action. ( 3 min )


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Sat, Nov 8, 2008
at 6:30 PM

Sat, Nov 15, 2008
at 6 PM

THE RIFLE WORKBOOK
DIRECTOR: VINCENT CALDONI
PORTLAND, OR
A mysterious angelic figure presides over a ceremony populated by surreal hill-folk performing a series of bizarre rituals. ( 6 min )


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Sat, Nov 8, 2008
at 6:30 PM

Sat, Nov 15, 2008
at 6 PM

GREY ROOM
DIRECTOR: STORM THARP
PORTLAND, OR
Like the poem of the same name by Wallace Stevens, GREY ROOM examines the fluttering heart and worrisome mind of a sitter in pleasant surroundings. ( 11 min )


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Sat, Nov 8, 2008
at 9 PM

GREAT SPEECHES FROM A DYING WORLD
DIRECTOR: LINAS PHILLIPS
SEATTLE, WA
On a personal expedition, Linas Phillips (WALKING TO WERNER) befriends 12 homeless people in Seattle struggling with their unfortunate circumstances. Through the artifice of their reciting great speeches from history—from Shakespeare to JFK—we glimpse the nobility in their lives and a new context for the words and ideas themselves. ( 91 min )


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Sun, Nov 9, 2008
at 3:30 PM

THE CORPORAL'S DIARY
DIRECTOR: PATRICIA BOIKO, LAUREL SPELLMAN SMITH
SEATTLE, WA
Jonathan Santos documented his first 37 days in Iraq on video and in writing, never knowing that day 38 would be his last. From high explosives to clandestine home brew, his video footage and witty narrative combine personal musings on life, death, and the future he imagined but would never see. His charming buddy, Matthew, the only survivor of the explosion that killed Jonathan, brings the war home. Through Jonathan's handwritten words and videotape, the film tells a personal and profound story. ( 57 min )


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Sun, Nov 9, 2008
at 3:30 PM

FORTY MEN FOR THE YUKON
DIRECTOR: TONY MASSIL
NORTH VANCOUVER, BC
This postcard from the isolated wilds of the Yukon introduces us to a couple of old codgers who have lived the rough life for decades. ( 20 min )


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Sun, Nov 9, 2008
at 5:30 PM

OVER HERE
DIRECTOR: JON JOST
PORT ANGELES, WA
The destruction of the Iraq war is magnified through the eyes of Jason, a soldier shattered by combat, who returns home to Portland unable to re-engage with the life he left behind. His sense of home has evaporated, he wanders the streets until he is taken in by Chris, whose gesture of help has its own demands. Unable to communicate the horrors of war nor his current needs and emotions, Jason is on the edge of fearful violence. ( 76 min )


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Sun, Nov 9, 2008
at 7:30 PM

Wed, Nov 12, 2008
at 9 PM

COOKIES FOR SALE
DIRECTOR: WES KIM
SEATTLE, WA
Playing like a Warner Brother's Looney Tune, this live-action cartoon pits a persistent Girl Scout against a grumpy tightwad. ( 4 min )


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Sun, Nov 9, 2008
at 7:30 PM

Wed, Nov 12, 2008
at 9 PM

WE THREE
DIRECTOR: LAURA DI TRAPANI
PORTLAND, OR
An animated Busby Berkley leg show set in a Dali-esque dreamscape. ( 3 min )


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Sun, Nov 9, 2008
at 7:30 PM

Wed, Nov 12, 2008
at 9 PM

SUPER NONPAREILS
DIRECTOR: JEREMY BIRD
PORTLAND, OR
Pure confection. ( 1 min )


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Sun, Nov 9, 2008
at 7:30 PM

Wed, Nov 12, 2008
at 9 PM

ELECTROFLUX
DIRECTOR: ROSE BOND
PORTLAND, OR
Transformed from a public street installation at Portland's Platform Animation Festival, ELECTROFLUX offers a voyeuristic glimpse into an animator's process. ( 9 min )


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Sun, Nov 9, 2008
at 7:30 PM

Wed, Nov 12, 2008
at 9 PM

LOVELY COFFEE
DIRECTOR: WARREN PEREIRA
PORTLAND, OR
Pereira lampoons a small party of cocky filmmakers of meager talents. ( 26 min )


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Sun, Nov 9, 2008
at 7:30 PM

Wed, Nov 12, 2008
at 9 PM

HOLLERINGS / THREE STORIES IN WOOD
DIRECTOR: LARA GALLAGHER, ANDREW ELLMAKER
PORTLAND, OR
Three stories capture the quiet revelations and anxieties in a faceless, motionless world. ( 5 min )


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Sun, Nov 9, 2008
at 7:30 PM

Wed, Nov 12, 2008
at 9 PM

FOUR
DIRECTOR: AMY BETH O'BRIEN
PORTLAND, OR
A little girl finds out how long four minutes can be. ( 4 min )


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Sun, Nov 9, 2008
at 7:30 PM

Wed, Nov 12, 2008
at 9 PM

THE RAPIST OF LUCRETIA
DIRECTOR: OLIVIA JANIK
SEATTLE, WA
A damsel in distress chooses death over shame after being wined, dined and violated by a caped Casanova. ( 3 min )


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Sun, Nov 9, 2008
at 7:30 PM

Wed, Nov 12, 2008
at 9 PM

HOT FOOTS AND HAT TRIX
DIRECTOR: RICHARD RAXLEN
VICTORIA, BC
Raxlen's throbbing and rollicking hand-drawn mash-up takes a Western turn. ( 5 min )


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Sun, Nov 9, 2008
at 7:30 PM

Wed, Nov 12, 2008
at 9 PM

DANGEROUS LOOP
DIRECTOR: BRIAN KNOWLES
EUGENE, OR
Exhilarating stop-motion blossoms of cut paper burst forth in spectacular decorative formations. ( 5 min )


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Sun, Nov 9, 2008
at 7:30 PM

Wed, Nov 12, 2008
at 9 PM

THE PULL
DIRECTOR: ANDREW BLUBAUGH
PORTLAND, OR
Before Andy and John made the transition from friends to boyfriends, they decided the exact date that they would break up. ( 8 min )


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Sun, Nov 9, 2008
at 7:30 PM

Thu, Nov 13, 2008
at 9 PM

HELLO GOODBYE
DIRECTOR: ANTOINE BOURGES
VANCOUVER, BC
An architecture student moves to Vancouver for a one-year exchange. We observe his initial observations and his last farewells. ( 16 min )


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Sun, Nov 9, 2008
at 7:30 PM

Thu, Nov 13, 2008
at 9 PM

F. T. MARINETTI'S FUTURIST MANIFESTO
DIRECTOR: DREW CHRISTIE
SAMMAMISH, WA
An animated/live action interpretation of the 1909 futurist manifesto written by the Italian F. T. Marinetti. ( 6 min )


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Sun, Nov 9, 2008
at 7:30 PM

Thu, Nov 13, 2008
at 9 PM

HIRSUTE
DIRECTOR: A.J. BOND
VANCOUVER, BC
A time traveler is visited by an arrogant and hairless future version of himself. ( 14 min )


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Sun, Nov 9, 2008
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Thu, Nov 13, 2008
at 9 PM

TO REMEMBER THAT OUR SKIES ARE THE SAME SKIES
DIRECTOR: CHRIS LAEL LARSON
PORTLAND, OR
Exquisite, state-of-the-art motion graphics poetically render the universality of humanity. ( 3 min )


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Sun, Nov 9, 2008
at 7:30 PM

Thu, Nov 13, 2008
at 9 PM

WIND
DIRECTOR: CHEL WHITE
PORTLAND, OR
This allegorical perspective on climate change offers a haunting and ultimately empowering view of our planet. Narrated by Alec Baldwin with piano accompaniment by Thomas Lauderdale. ( 5 min )


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Sun, Nov 9, 2008
at 7:30 PM

Thu, Nov 13, 2008
at 9 PM

KARAOKE GATES OF STEEL
DIRECTOR: KARL LIND
PORTLAND, OR
Made for a karaoke video competition, this wild ride is true to the silliest examples of the form and the spirit of de-evolution. ( 4 min )


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Mon, Nov 10, 2008
at 7 PM

ON PAPER WINGS
DIRECTOR: ILANA SOL
PORTLAND, OR
In 1945, a Japanese balloon bomb claimed the lives of six people in Southern Oregon. They were the only Americans killed on the continental U.S. as the result of enemy action during WWII. Forty years later, the decision to fold a thousand paper cranes units the now elderly Japanese women bomb makers with the American families victimized by this odd and tragic footnote to the war. ( 67 min )


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Mon, Nov 10, 2008
at 7 PM

WATER PAPER TIME
DIRECTOR: GRETCHEN HOGUE
PORTLAND, OR
Exploiting the compression of time that is possible with motion pictures, Hogue artfully captures the creative process of paper artist Helen Hiebert. ( 16 min )


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Mon, Nov 10, 2008
at 8:30 PM

A SENTENCE FOR TWO
DIRECTOR: RANDI JACOBS
EUGENE, OR
One hundred and four babies have been born to mothers in the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, Oregon's prison for women. Six percent of women who enter the prison are pregnant. Jacobs' incisive documentary focuses on how a few of these women came to this place in their lives, what pregnancy while incarcerated is like and what it means for their children. ( 58 min )


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Tue, Nov 11, 2008
at 6:30 PM

MANIA
DIRECTOR: DAN SCHAEFER
PORTLAND, OR
From the seed of Harry Glickman's idea to start his own professional basketball team in Portland, through the years of struggle, improbable success, fall from grace and recovery, this comprehensive history of the Portland Trailblazers examines the unique bond between a city and its only professional sports team. Featuring unprecedented access to management and players on and off the court, the story unfolds through interviews with Glickman, Stu Inman, Bill Schonely, Maurice Lucas, Paul Knauls, Clyde Drexler, Damon Stoudamire, Brandon Roy, longtime Blazer fans like Everclear's Art Alexakis, and more. ( 125 min )


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Tue, Nov 11, 2008
at 9 PM

FAST BREAK
DIRECTOR: DON ZAVIN
PORTLAND, OR 1978
This singular time capsule of the 1977 NBA World Champion Trail Blazer season offers uncommonly intimate moments on and off the court. Produced with Mike McLeod, reflective conversations with Bill Walton and many of the other players of the era reveal the touching and surprising innocence of a time before the superstar era. ( 107 min )


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Wed, Nov 12, 2008
at 7 PM

SHE'S A BOY I KNEW
DIRECTOR: GWEN HAWORTH
VANCOUVER, BC
Haworth's open-eyed autobiography shares the story of a boy making and sharing the decision to change his gender. Through frank conversations with his supportive family, Haworth unearths the complicated emotional considerations facing a family exchanging their image of the boy they knew for the woman he wants to be. How do you mourn with open arms? ( 70 min )


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Wed, Nov 12, 2008
at 7 PM

'TIS THE SEASON
DIRECTOR: CHRISTOPHER TENZIS
PORTLAND, OR
A quirky and increasingly engaging frolic following internet superstar, Skye's open armed offer on the holiday streets of Portland. ( 10 min )


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Thu, Nov 13, 2008
at 7 PM

SELFLESS
DIRECTOR: JACOB PANDER
PORTLAND, OR
A chance encounter with a random stranger sets in motion a series of events that lead to the total collapse of Dylan Gray, a young ego-driven architect with the world in the palm of his hand. His green-based architecture firm has just landed its first commission to design a major skyscraper in Seattle. But before the project can begin, Dylan's life becomes skillfully unraveled by a spiteful identity thief who sets out to destroy his world. As everything he has worked for collapses around him, Dylan's own sense of self begins to collapse with it. To regain his identity, he may be forced to do the unthinkable: discover his true self. ( 83 min )


After Party details.
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Fri, Nov 14, 2008
at 7 PM

POLITICS OF SAND
DIRECTOR: TOM OLSEN, JR.
PORTLAND, OR
This in-depth history of Oregon's beaches focuses on the political ebb and flow of efforts to keep the coast accessible to the public. The fight, which began with Governor Oswald West's 1913 landmark legislation, has thankfully been effective, though not without substantial effort. Featuring interviews with many of the living key players as well as voices from the past—including Governor Tom McCall—POLITICS OF SAND provides testimony to the fruits of citizen action. ( 120 min )


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Sat, Nov 15, 2008
at 3 PM

PIG ROAST & TANK OF FISH
DIRECTOR: IVY LIN
PORTLAND, OR
Portland's Chinatown was once the second largest in the U.S., but today it is a struggling neighborhood in search of identity and rebirth. Lin introduces us to the neighborhood's history, its remaining old-time residents and community organizations, and to the network of city planners, private developers and former businesses—many of whom have now resettled in SE Portland—hoping to find the critical mass to restore a vital part of Portland's heritage. ( 101 min )


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Sat, Nov 15, 2008
at 8 PM

WENDY AND LUCY
DIRECTOR: KELLY REICHARDT
PORTLAND, OR
One of the best-received films at the Cannes, Toronto and New York Film Festivals, Kelly Reichardt's new work, based on Portland writer John Raymond's short story, is simple yet profound. Wendy (Michelle Williams), and her dog Lucy (Reichart's own). are on their way to Alaska for a summer of cannery work, when the car breaks down in a small Oregon town. Flat broke on the road of life, Wendy must confront the realities of poverty, self-reliance, friendship and duty—that of the people she meets and painfully her own. A companion piece to her earlier OLD JOY (also filmed in and around Portland) WENDY & LUCY surveys life at the margins in dire times from an everywoman perspective. The film will open at Cinema 21 in late December. ( 80 min )


Special thanks to Oscilloscope Pictures.
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