STAGE DOOR // Saturday MAY 9 // 2:00PM
BEST OF THE 41st NORTHWEST FILMMAKERS’ FESTIVAL
(Shorts Compilation — Various Directors)
2014 / USA / 65min / Narrative, Documentary, and Experimental Shorts
THE BEST OF THE 41ST NORTHWEST FILMMAKERS’ FESTIVAL
Voted one of Moviemaker Magazine’s 25 Coolest Film Festivals and presented by the Northwest Film Center/Portland Art Museum, The Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival is a filmmaker-focused celebration of recent outstanding work by media artists of the region. This eight-film collection showcases the quality and variety of work with docs, narrative, experimental and animated short films.
FESTIVAL TRAILER: WE MAKE
Andy Blubaugh / Portland, OR / 1min
Audrey Hall / Livingston, MT / 10min
(DOC) Through the intimacy of life portraiture, a lone rancher and a wandering artist forge an improbable bond.
Clancy Dennehy / Vancouver, BC / 7min
(NAR) Abandoned cars rest silently in fields for decades, still holding secret conversations within their bodies. An all-native cast, Tantoo Cardinal (dances with Wolves) and Gary Farmer (dead Man) are unseen ghosts breathing life into pivotal moments of sex, birth, and death.
THE BEAST INSIDE
Amy Enser, Drew Christie / Seattle, WA / 4min
(ANI) Told through spoken word rap and illustrated with hand-drawn animations, a teen in a homeless family describes his challenges and celebrates the triumph of his creative self.
ANXIOUS OSWALD GREENE
Marshall Axani / Vancouver, BC / 15min
(NAR) Oswald Greene visits a fantastical clinic to address his crippling anxiety and his fate falls into the hands of a blind nurse, a talking fly, and an eccentric doctor with a knack for rhyming.
Mike A. Smith / Portland, OR / 9min
(ANI) Only a doorknob and a non-opposable thumb stand in the way of a housebound dog.
Kyle Eaton / Portland, OR / 16min
(NAR) Two old friends who haven’t kept in touch drop by a party where they encounter a combative couple.
Evangeline LaRoque / Eugene, OR / 4min
(ANI) A catchy song elucidates the nocturnal secret life of Dave’s adventurous beard.