Film

Portland director’s ‘Hunger Ward’ earns Oscar cred; films in theaters?

Streamers: Skye Fitzgerald’s documentary short about the war in Yemen chronicles a struggle to aid children caught in famine.

Ashland Film Festival celebrates the power of young people

Streamers: The indie fest rolls out a virtual and live-event 20th season with a lineup strong on documentaries.

The Endurance of The -Ism Project

How a monologue series about race, gender, and sexual identity leapt from stage to screen.

Streamers: Portland theaters’ reopening plans, Oscar-nominated shorts, French ski drama

Ready or not, movie theaters are starting to open again in time for the Oscars and summer blockbusters.

Profane documentaries about profound artists: “Wojnarowicz” & “F.T.A.”

Streamers: Marc Mohan goes to the movies from home and finds an F-load of features, plus some movie news.

‘Lilies’ Rising

How poet Joni Renee Whitworth transformed the pandemic experience into an experimental short film.

Streamers: PIFF continued, plus new discoveries on disc

Fresh picks from the virtual Portland International Film Fest; classic rediscoveries worth seeking out.
“Two Different Kinds of Love,” by Alyce Vest, won the Best First-Time Filmmaker Award.

And the winner is… the McMinnville Short Film Festival

Last month’s all-virtual festival receives rave reviews, and we tell you which films took home the honors.

Spotlighting the lives of Black Portlanders in the pandemic

Theater goes to the movies: "See Me," from Artist Rep’s DNA: Oxygen group, is premiering at the Film Festival.

Portland International Film Festival preview: 5 picks to click from (virtual) PIFF

Marc Mohan picks a handful of favorites from this year's 44th annual festival, much of which is online.

Streamers: ‘Nomadland’ and ‘Promising Young Woman’

In a strange Oscar season, virtuoso work by Frances McDormand and Carey Mulligan stands out.
still from Bodies Apart, Moving Together - Three figures in the middle of a road

‘One drop of water in the deep blue sea’

Jennifer Rabin was moved to tears by Sophia Wright Emigh and Jaleesa Johnston's project "Bodies Apart, Moving Together." A conversation about the pandemic, art, and finding connection.
Ludovic Houplain’s 2019 animated film, "My Generation," is an eight-minute drive down a freeway where the scenery is a glitzy panorama of capitalism, finance, surveillance, sports, politics, religion, and mindless entertainment.

McMinnville Short Film Festival: Good things in small packages

The 10-day festival starts this week, bringing 127 films, none longer than 20 minutes, to the comfort of your home.

Streamers: Cinema Unbound Awards, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Townes Van Zandt

PIFF plans, Cinema Unbound Awards, some indie highlights, a little M.C. Escher – and are theaters opening up?
"Becoming: Orlando Dugi" in McMinnville Short Film Festival

McMinnville Short Film Festival gets real

Documentaries play a big role in the festival, with particular focus on the environment and Native Americans.

Streamers: PIFF lineup, “What Happened Was,” and more

Marc Mohan's sneak peek at the Portland International Film Fest; the “Citizen Kane” of awkward first-date movies.
Derek Sitter, director of "Tutu Grande," has spent more than 30 years doing stage and film work and also owns the Volcanic Theatre Pub in Bend (currently closed because of COVID).

Derek Sitter: Exploring the ties between privilege and trauma

The Bend filmmaker talks about ‘Tutu Grande’ in the upcoming McMinnville Short Film Festival.

Streamers: “One Night in Miami” plus much more

Marc Mohan's movies-at-home column begins with "One Night in Miami," then heads for the hills.

Streamers: Cinematic pleasures for your enjoyment

Sometimes it's better to think of different things, and this edition of Streamers has some excellent movie options to capture your attention.
“Chocolate Cake & Ice Cream,” an animated short about friendship between a dog and cat by Steve Cowden of Lake Oswego, is on the schedule for the McMinnville Short Film Festival.

Bright spots peep through in Yamhill County arts forecast

Many events are canceled or scaled back for 2021, as gathering in crowds remains unlikely, but it’s not all bad news.