Teaming up with NW Documentary and Oregon Film, Eastern Oregon Film Festival* curator Ian Clark will be hosting a series of films at NW Documentary‘s Media Center, all of which will feature Q&As with the filmmakers via Skype. We also will be offering a small selection of beer and snacks.
MADE IN OREGON Screening Schedule
Clay, Michael and Andrew are fascinated by a yearbook from Chico High’s class of 1990 that they discover at a Value Village. Intrigued by the cryptic word “Caduceus” emblazoned across the cover, and by the countless sweet mullets and dream girls inside, the three friends lock onto one particular student: feather-banged mystery man Timothy Truelove. When the guys discover tickets for the 20th reunion available online, they can’t resist the temptation to crash. This is hands down the most awesome road trip you’ll ever take from Portland to Chico, California…The documentary equivalent of a John Hughes movie, Finding Truelove is an exuberant comedy that pays homage to all things ’80s…” — Angie Driscoll, Hot Docs
Amid the bustling world of Central Oregon’s wild mushroom hunting camps, the lives of two former soldiers intersect. Roger, a 75-year-old sniper with the US Special Forces in Vietnam, and Kouy, a 46-year-old platoon leader of Cambodia’s Khmer Freedom Fighters who battled the brutal Khmer Rouge, come together each fall to hunt the elusive matsutake mushroom, a rare mushroom prized in Japanese culture and cuisine. However, the pair discover more than just mushrooms in the woods: they find a new life and livelihood; and a means to slowly heal the scarring wounds of war.
The Pearl explores the raw emotional and physical experience of being a middle aged to senior transgender woman against the backdrop of post-industrial logging towns in the Pacific Northwest. The film leans into the struggle of those who were reared and successful as men and have reached middle age or later with a burdensome secret that they can no longer keep.
Glena is the story of Glena Avila, a single mother in her 30s who decides to bank her future on a career as a mixed martial arts (MMA) cage fighter. Training night and day for her matches, Glena’s total commitment throws her family into crisis — with her children in need of her care, and her job conflicting with a rigorous workout schedule. But if she can give her all and continue to win her fights, she has a shot at the big time and a future as a professional athlete. Can Glena triumph?