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Chanti Darling

Chanti Darling Chanticleer Trü would like you to know that “RNB ain’t no joke.” As frontman of Portland, OR retrofuturist electro-soul adepts Chanti Darling, Trü drinks deeply from the sacred founts of Disco, Boogie Funk, and the dizzying universe of…

Healing Gems

Healing Gems “Healing Gems are a psychedelic band, but not in the yoga posing, incense burning, sanctimonious kind of way. They’re a drink of LSD-tainted punch at a small town dance. A pot brownie picnic at a community park. Scratchy…

Máscaras

Máscaras “SOUNDS LIKE: The house band for the end of the world playing the last basement party on Earth.” – Matt Singer, Willamette Week Máscaras is the psychedelic instrumental trio of Papi Fimbres (PAPI), Carlos Segovia (DC) and Theo Craig (T-KRAY). It’s…

NINE YEARS!??? Yup.

EASTERN OREGON FILM FESTIVAL Official Selections for the NINTH ANNUAL — #EOFF2018.  Eastern Oregon Film Festival is proud to announce its Official Selections for the 2018 Festival. An intimate gathering nestled in downtown La Grande OR, #EOFF2018 will feature film screenings, special…

2017 Short Films

2017 Official Short Films Borscht Diez Shorts Compilation 2017, USA, 80 mins, Multiple Genres Q&A with Borscht Representative 80 minutes of shorts created by the strange, beautiful, hilarious masterminds of Miami’s Borscht Corp. Call Your Father (dir. Jordan Firstman) 2017, USA,…

State of Wonder LIVE @ EOFF

SATURDAY, OCT. 21— HQ — NOON State of Wonder is OPB’s weekly radio show about arts and creativity. Armed with curiosity and questions, we meet the artists and explore the work being made across Oregon and Southwest Washington, from big museum shows to DIY basement productions. For our live taping at the Eastern Oregon Film Festival, we’ll sit down with festival organizers and several visiting filmmakers to talk about what they’re screening, what they’re watching, and what exactly an Albino Bumblebee is. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Kory Quinn

Kory Quinn (Portland, Ore.) SATURDAY • OCTOBER 21 • AFTER PARTY @ hq About Featuring Elwood, Joey Carper, Jay Colton Hughes and David Lipkind. From Big City Beats to High Lonesome Country Blues he “Puts The True In Troubadour.” Kory…

The Depot Street Syncopators

The Depot Street Syncopators (La Grande, Ore.) About The Depot Street Syncopators formed over a decade ago to bring swinging horn-heavy New Orleans style funk, latin, jazz, and blues to rural Eastern Oregon. The group’s initial plan was to play…

SISTERS

SISTERS (Seattle, Washington) FRIDAY • OCTOBER 20 • AFTER PARTY @ hq About “A revolution without dancing is not a revolution worth having” is a quote famously attributed to Author Emma Goldman. These words could be the motto of Emily…

Holiday Friends

Holiday Friends (Astoria, Oregon) FRIDAY • OCTOBER 20 • AFTER PARTY @ hq About For far too long, Holiday Friends has been in a state of flux. While a trio of musicians—singer/guitarist Scott Fagerland, his multi-instrumentalist brother Jon, and bassist…

After Party Music

#EOFF2017 After Party Music Eastern Oregon Film Festival is excited to bring a diverse array of musical offerings to our eighth annual flagship event held October 19-21 in La Grande, Oregon. Thursday, October 19 after consumption of the opening night film…

Official Film Selections Announced

#EOFF2017 Announces Film Selections Eastern Oregon Film Festival is proud to announce its Official Selections for the 2017 Festival. Spread across five venues (including a 48hr. online program at Filmmaker Magazine), EOFF will run October 19-21, 2017 in La Grande,…

EOFF Outdoor Summer Screening

August 16 • Start talking about #EOFF2017 On Wednesday August 16th join EOFF members, fans, and friends at Side A Brewing for a back alley special screening, sneak peek opportunities, and start participating in the hub bub that is #EOFF2017.…

#EOFF2017 Festival / hq Update

Great things are happening for this year’s flagship event. EOFF’s board of directors and festival director are currently engaged in the hq project, initial programming opportunities, launching the call for entries (opens May 24), and celebrating with #EOFF2016 members and…

2016 Award Winners

Eastern Oregon Film Festival enjoyed three days in La Grande, OR with visiting filmmakers, industry guests, musicians, friends and family. With its focus on contemporary cinema, the program highlighted over 30 independent films that showcased diverse forms and genres. 14…

#EOFF2016 Program Announcement: MUSIC

Eastern Oregon Film Festival will be celebrating its seventh year of independent film and music programming in La Grande, Oregon October 20-22, 2016. EOFF is privileged to announce the musicians who will be joining us this fall. EOFF will host…

Luz Elena Mendoza (of Y La Bamba)

Luz Elena Mendoza Y La Bamba

Y La Bamba frontwoman Luz Elena Mendoza returns to themes of searching and metamorphosis in her newest works. Her clarity of voice is intimately tied to a renewed musical approach, which Luz attributes to a greater self-awareness that developed through…

Moon Honey

A Moon Honey show is not just a collection of dense, dizzying sonic splendor, but a visceral experience that saturates every sense. A guitar solo spins into a soaring vocal arpeggio only to slam down to earth with a thud.…

Wimps

Seattle’s wimps are a Seattle-based three-piece comprised of Rachel Ratner (Butts) on guitar and lead vocals, Matt Nyce (Meth Teeth) on bass and backing vocals, and Dave Ramm (The Intelligence) on drums. Wimps serve their own brand of rapid-fire punk…

Thick Business

From Boise, ID, Thick Business will throw an introspective dance party for those festival-goers and town folk alike. “Thick Business borders on the epic while still being a damn good time.” – says Fiona Hannigan for APES ON TAPE. SUPER…

Hillfolk Noir

Fronted by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Travis Ward, Hillfolk Noir is a trio of neo-traditionalists playing traditional music on traditional instruments for non-traditional times. They call it Junkerdash, and it’s a sound brewed from folk, bluegrass, punk, string-band blues and…

Bijouxx

Artist K. Velate Swope brings new music to EOFF in her most recent incarnation Bijouxx. “bijoux sings, nested gently in some infinite and horizontal plane.Both a ripple and a void, she releases her rounded pearls to skitter outward and bathe…

Clarke and the Himselfs

Clarke and the Himselfs is the sonically extended portion of Clarke Aleksandr Howell. What originally began with multi-track records, transmographied into the full band it is today, with Howell using the drums, guitar, his voice, and no loops, creating catchy,…

Dear Mr. Henshaw

Dear Mr. Henshaw is the new solo project from Mike Surber (of Sons of Guns andFast Man). The acoustic guitar lays on a bed of stomp box percussion and ethereal string echoes. The lyrics are a shoebox full of old…

EOFF Sneak Peek • Program Release

 Pass Sale & Auction • September 21 Eastern Oregon Film Festival is excited to present it’s seventh annual program October 20-22 and we’re rolling it all out Wednesday September 21! The event will feature some great appetizers and complimentary drinks while…

EOFF @ WLES

Eastern Oregon Film Festival will be presenting a special block at this year’s We Like Em Short (WLES) film festival in Baker City, Oregon on August 20th.   The “short fest” will take place August 18th thru 21st, 2016 at the historic…

#EOFF2016 is in the works!

Eastern Oregon Film Festival will be presenting its seventh annual event October 20-22, 2016 in La Grande, Oregon. Making the move back to October, the festival organizers and supporters are feeling giddy with excitement. “October is a great time for…

EOFF2015 ANNOUNCEMENT #6: IT IS HERE

The sixth annual Eastern Oregon Film Festival kicks off this Thursday, May 7, in La Grande, Oregon with the documentary feature PLANETARY at 7:00PM preceded by Danny Madden’s ALL YOUR FAVORITE SHOWS! A in-person Q&A with PLANETARY director Guy Reid will follow. The night will…

EOFF2015 ANNOUNCEMENT #5: THE FEATURES

•• It just keeps coming, people. We’re honored to introduce this year’s collection of 60+ minute films—narrative features, documentaries, or those experiments somewhere in-between. Through a range of styles and cinematic genre, this year’s collection tackles subjects as diverse as…

EOFF2015 ANNOUNCEMENT #4: ONLINE FILMS

•• We’re excited to announce our OFFICIAL 2015 ONLINE SELECTIONS! We’re collaborating with filmmakers who have agreed to share their works online during the EOFF weekend. It’s exiciting not only because this enables a remote festival component, but because it…

2015 ONLINE SELECTIONS

IN SEARCH OF THE MIRACULOUS (dir. Sam Kuhn) Technical Info 2014 / USA / 15min / Experimental Short Synopsis A seventeen-year-old aristocrat, expecting to be married to a rich claimant by her mother, falls in love with a kind but…

EOFF2015 ANNOUNCEMENT #2: THE MUSIC

From all directions, this year’s musical guests will create the soundscape to the sixth annual Eastern Oregon Film Festival. On Thursday (May 7) come visit the Art Center for a local kick-off show with HAM n CHEESE and Pendleton’s JDK&EOPB. Friday (May 8)…

HAM n CHEESE

There is a band as local as it gets, who really ham it up in a very cheesy way- Ham n Cheese. They play a rambunctious mix of rock,county, punk,show tunes, you name it. They are- Hard knuckled, extreme outdoorsman,…

BIJOUX

“bijoux sings, nested gently in some infinite and horizontal plane. Both a ripple and a void, she releases her rounded pearls to skitter outward and bathe you in loneliness. she was known previously as Grandma Kelsey, and is excited to…

HILLFOLK NOIR

Fronted by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Travis Ward, Hillfolk Noir is a trio of neo-traditionalists playing traditional music on traditional instruments for non-traditional times. They call it Junkerdash, and it’s a sound brewed from folk, bluegrass, punk, string-band blues and…

OLD DEATH WHISPER

Old Death Whisper is a cocktail of dirty western roots music and country tinged parlor tunes. ODW loves good old country and folk music of early America. Sea shanties, spaghetti westerns (which we realize are Italian), railroad songs, road movies,…

LIKE A VILLAIN

In early 2010, Holland Andrews began a solo project behind the alias of Like a Villain. She pulls her influences from notable minimalist composers such as Arvo Pärt, contemporary vocalists including Diamanda Galás, and modern experimental musicians like Björk, and…

YEAH GREAT FINE

Yeah Great Fine. Something we all say when we just don’t care. Perhaps a comment on the general malaise of our generation (ourselves included). Mostly, an ironically spiritless label for a band that is anything but. Yeah Great Fine was…

EOFF2015 ANNOUNCEMENT #1

SIXTH ANNUAL EASTERN OREGON  FILM FESTIVAL Eastern Oregon Film Festival is kicking off its sixth edition on Thursday, May 7, and will run through Saturday, May 9. The opening night feature is Guy Reid’s stunning feature documentary, PLANETARY. It will…

HOLIDAY FRIENDS

Although Astoria, Oregon is best known to multiple generations of pop-culture observers as the cinematic setting of the ‘80s cult classic The Goonies, the rugged riverfront city now has another distinction: as the home of the fab new pop-rock combo…