Made in Oregon – Summer Screening Series

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MiO SponsorsThere’s only one thing we regret about last summer. Okay there’s more than one thing. But the most important thing? Not enough movies!

With that in mind, we are partnering with Oregon Film and Eastern Oregon Film Festival to bring 4 awesome documentaries to NW Doc this summer in a free screening series that celebrates great films that are Made in Oregon.

Eastern Oregon Film Festival* curator Ian Clark will be hosting the films at our 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.

Don’t miss it!

*Eastern Oregon Film Festival is headquartered in La Grande, Oregon, nestled among the Blue Mountains and the Eagle Cap Wilderness. The festival promotes discovery, entertainment and education through independent film and music exhibitions. This year the festival runs October 19-21st. www.eofilmfest.com/

 

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MADE IN OREGON Screening Schedule

FINDING TRUELOVEDirected by Sam Kuhn
Sunday, July 9, 7-9pm

Synopsis
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

THE LAST SEASONDirected by Sara Dosa
Sunday, July 23, 7-9pm

Synopsis
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 PEARLDirected by Jessica Dimmock, Christopher Lamarca
Sunday, August 6, 7-9pm

Synopsis
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.

GLENADirected by Allan Luebke
Sunday, August 27th, 7-9pm

Synopsis

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?

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