Eastern Oregon Film Festival announces the official 2011 short film selection. Each feature film for this year’s festival will be preceded by one of these great short films.
TRT: 85 min. | U.S.A. | color
A film by JON FOY.
Awards: 2011 Sundance Director’s Award: Documentary
Strangeness is afoot. Most people don’t notice the hundreds of cryptic tiled messages about resurrecting the dead that have been appearing in city streets over the past three decades. But Justin Duerr does. For years, finding an answer to this long-standing urban mystery has been his obsession. He has been collecting clues that the tiler has embedded in the streets of major cities across the U.S. and South America. But as Justin starts piecing together key events of the past he finds a story that is more surreal than he imagined, and one that hits disturbingly close to home.
TRT: 72 min.| U.S.A. | color
Written and Directed by Sophia Takal
Awards: SXSW / Chicken & Egg Emergent Woman Director Award
An intimate friendship between two women dissolves as they are drawn into an irrational, destructive spiral of jealousy and paranoid fantasy in this haunting examination of the female psyche.
TRT: 113min | Bosnia | color
A film by Danis Tanovic
*In Bosnian with English Subtitles
Official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival
Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1991. The communists have fallen from power and Divko Buntic returns to the small town where he grew up to reclaim his family home. After a 20-year exile in Germany. Divko arrives in his flashy red Mercedes with sexy young girlfriend Azra, lucky black cat Bonny and …
TRT: 113min | USA | color
Director: Bill Haney
*A panel discussion hosted by Oregon Rural Action will follow the screening.
In the valleys of Appalachia, a battle is being fought over a mountain. It is a battle with severe consequences that affect every American, regardless of their social status, economic background or where they live. It is a battle that has taken many lives and continues to do so the longer it is waged. It is a battle over
protecting our health and environment from the destructive power of Big Coal.
Documentary Feature — West Coast Premiere
TRT 74 minute | United States | HD
Director: Tristan Patterson
Awards: Best Documentary Feature, SXSW 2011, Best Cinematography, SXSW 2011, Best International Feature, Hot Docs 2011
Drag City in association with Killer Films presents the transmissions of a lost kid falling in love in the suburbs of Fullerton, California. Featuring skateboarding, the usual drugs, and stray glimpses of unusual beauty.
A Film by Ian Clark
TRT 64 Min | USA | Color
Jason is a small-town slacker living with his mom. Content with idle days and easy livin’, his forgetful nature creates tension at home so he sets off with his pals to try his hand at redemption.
Narrative Feature — West Coast Premiere
TRT: 77 minute | United States | Color
Director: Dustin Guy Defa
Alternatingly quiet and delirious, always desperate, Bad Fever is a witness to one man’s broken American Dream and his eternal longing to find someone, anyone, who understands or even pretends to understand.
Narrative Feature – WORLD PREMIERE
A Film by Dustin Travis Swartz
TRT 95 Min | USA | Color
Bob Rockefeller has never been loved, by anyone, ever. He’s a sad sack who shovels shit for a living. Life has been anything but extraordinary but that’s about to change. During a routine prostate exam, Bob learns he has only 8.5 days to live. 8.5 days to find happiness. 8.5 days to find true love. 8.5 days to find a home for his guinea pigs. 8.5 days to make up for 43 years of living a life that totally sucks.
A Film by Victor Köhler and David Dworsky
TRT 80 minute | United States | Color
The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way, unleashing unlimited creative opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better art, film, music and literature or is true talent instead flooded and drowned in the vast digital ocean of mass culture? Is it cultural democracy or mediocrity?
A film by Evan Glodell
TRT: 105 min | United States | Color
World Premiere: Sundance Film Festival 2011
Best friends Woodrow and Aiden spend all of their free time building MAD MAX-inspired flamethrowers and muscle cars in preparation for a global apocalypse. But when Woodrow meets a charismatic young woman and falls hard in love, he and Aiden quickly integrate into a new group of friends, setting off on a journey of love and hate, betrayal, infidelity, and extreme violence more devastating and fiery than any of their apocalyptic fantasies.