Today At The Clinton Street Theater
ROOTED IN PEACE
In celebration of International Day of Peace on Thursday, September 21, we bring our community the thought provoking documentary ROOTED IN PEACE.
From Huffington Post, March '17
Greg Reitman is indeed the right man to make this sweet and poignant film at just the right time—amidst a current backdrop of political bitterness, unprecedented national divisiveness and bellicose buildup of military might at the expense of public health and our environment.
Although Donald Trump was not yet on the political scene when Rooted In Peace was conceived and produced, his presidency and dark values loom in stark contrast to the movie’s primary message of the need for peace, hope and love to prevail if humans hope to live in harmony with themselves, each other, and nature.
ROOTED in PEACE challenges viewers to examine their values as Americans and human beings. Today we are at war within ourselves, with our environment, and with the world. Director and award-winning filmmaker Greg Reitman invites viewers on a film journey to take notice of the world we live in, proactively seek ways to find personal and ecological peace, and stop the cycle of violence.
OIFF presents PROGRAM 23A
This Place Called Nuka: Courting Adventure in Wild Alaska
USA / PG
Dir: Dave Weich
Jeff and Angela wanted to have a camping trip that never ended, and to see if they could live off the land. So they dropped out of college to attend the "school of life." They hired a boat captain to ferry them—along with kayaks, snowboards and 30,000 pounds of building materials—to a patch of spectacular wilderness tucked between a glacier and the Gulf of Alaska, seventy miles from the nearest outpost.
The Environmental Documentary "This Place Called Nuka: Courting Adventure in Wild Alaska" brings their story to life.
Time To Fade
USA / PG
Dir: Carlos N. Cerutti
"Time To Fade" is a fantasy short film about an imaginary friend, trying to say goodbye to the kid that she takes care of, …in the last night that they will ever see each other.
The film explores a small moment of realization between a kid turning 11 and a "grown up" trying to bring up bad news, and informed by the ideas of being afraid of change and new times to come.
Dear Future Self
USA / PG
Dir: Ray Nomoto Robison
In this dramatic film, a message from the past brings discovery of the present.
A woman finds a time capsule which contains a recording she made over 50 years earlier. She finds reminders of who she was back then and in a symbolic gesture, she records a message to her past.
OIFF presents DRAMA PROGRAM 23B
IRAN / G
Dir: Erfan Dastournejad
The Lobster is a whimsical animated film, that is also a reminder that climate change is real and danger is imminent without change. With the growing number of natural disasters, and its devastating effects on the life on planet earth, it is hard to downplay humanity's role as residents of earth, and our duty to stop, or at least mitigate, the horrifying results of the global warming.
35 Years to the Moon
USA / G
Dir: Laki Karavias
This Award Winning festival favorite is a live action family drama that follows a father journey's into grief and joy, as he remembers the life and passing of his son. Starring Jacob Robertson, Annie Robertson, Josh Robertson, and Paul Bergman.
A New Promise
USA / G
Dir: Christina Dodge
A New Promise is a coming of age drama about Madelyn, who is at a crossroad in her life. She has planned the next year and a half of her life towards completing her degree, being close to family, and working during this summer. Offered a new job with good pay, travel, and a chance to work in a great city, she decides to follow the chance for experiences and opportunities that she would never have in the small community now called home. But after making a promise to take the job, Madelyn wrestles with the decision to either break that promise, or leave home.
USA / G
Dir: Bruce Becker
A troubled, bullied young teen whose father has died, now meets a mysterious runaway soldier and forges a deep friendship, that changes his life's trajectory in a single day in Soldier, an LGBT Dramatic short film.
OIFF presents AWARD SHORT PROGRAM 23D
USA / PG
Dir: Edward Martin III
In this Science Fiction film, the audience is transported deep into the dreary impenetrable badlands of Pacific Northwest in 2415. Here a lone adventurer seeks her future. But in order to find her future, she must find her past -- and her past may not be what she likes.
USA / PG
Dir: Ron Sacdalan
Intrepid lovers motor through the deep forests searching for adventure, but what they find may be more than they can handle. The sight of a distant fire and their unwavering sense of wonder attract the attention of locals with a secret no outsiders would dare to know.
Filmed in the mythical woods of Washington. Featuring music by Coconino Trio, The Decliners, The Famous Haydell Sisters, BoobooVonTronicus, Frank, and Totimoshi.
Us. Them. Me.
USA / PG
Dir: Quincy Woo
Starring: Isaac Frank and Alyssa Rands
In this dramatic romance, a young couple struggles to make their relationship work as mental issues begin to tear them apart.
As Marie's mental health deteriorates and Jake's psychological problems cause rifts, she begins to pursue alternate forms of love and escape, rekindling a past fling and self-harming. Jake strives to hold on to Marie, but glimpses of her secret rendezvous spark uneasy feelings, and he begins to close himself off from her, as she continues down a path of self-destruction. A heated confrontation triggers the fallout in this seemingly unsustainable relationship.
USA / PG
Dir: Ryo Jepsen
Inspired by the numerous news headlines, the dramatic film FREMONT examines the repercussions of an exhausted police officer's split-second decision in pursuit of a suspect. In following the suspect's capture, the nature of the crime, and the suspect's role, the profound and unexpected effects on everyone involved in the case are revealed.
OIFF: Red Carpet Photo Event
Join our filmmakers, casts, and crews, as well as local press, staff and media photographers, as well as our festival fans for a Step and Repeat photo session for all of our festival filmmakers and stars, just prior to the OIFF Award Celebration. Weather Permitting, as this is an outdoor event! Red Carpet Photo Event is Free!
OIFF: 2017 Awards Ceremony
Cheer on all your favorite Award Winning filmmakers and performers, at the annual OIFF Awards!
The OIFF Award Ceremony is where fans can meet and celebrate with festival creators, at the largest and most legendary event of the festival.
Held each year in Portland, Oregon, this fun-filled evening is the main event in our celebration of the movie theaters and cities of Oregon, and where our festival honors the filmmakers, writers and performers from around the world, who have created the best independent cinema of the past season.
The Award Ceremony often sells out early. Get your tickets soon!
OIFF presents Waldgeist
In Waldgeist, the Oregon Independent Film Festival's Award Winner for Best Horror Feature Film, the spirits of murdered children awaken after a murderers favorite toy (his polaroid camera), is stolen from a police evidence locker. The spirits haunt whoever's hands this camera falls into.
David Grey, the original detective on the children's murder case, works to solve this previously closed case, after the Polaroid camera, ends up in the hands of his own daughter and her friends. Will he be able to stop the haunting before its too late?
The Rocky Horror Picture Show "BIY"
Every Saturday night since1978, the historic Clinton Street Theater has played host to The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Before Gaga told us it was okay to be "Born This Way" we had the fishnet clad sexual liberation of Frank-n-furter teling us, "Don't Dream it, Be it."
It is in the spirit of over 40 years of this liberation that we invite you to come "Be It" Yourself.
The Rocky B.I.Y. nights turn the attention on YOU the audience.
You bring the costumes!
You bring the dance numbers!
You bring the fun!
Unpack that French Maid's dress from that box behind the kids' old toys and dust off your tap shoes. Whether you are are a virgin or a veteran you'll delight in this cinematic right of passage and cherished Portland tradition.
Doors open at 11:00pm - beer, wine & hard cider available for those 21 and over - prop bags for sale - preshow with virgin games and MC Nathan!!!
We're not going to explain this one - you just have to see it.