SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 7
4:30 PM GUILD THEATRE
VELCROW RIPPER/VANCOUVER BC
Inspired by theological history, millennium cults, and the
six o'clock news, Velcrow Ripper (BONES OF THE FOREST, NWFEST
23) began a five-year journey to chronicle the human spirit
in the face of ultimate disaster. Visiting the sites of massive
destruction and violence, Ripper asks if these monuments of
pain can be spiritually "reclaimed" as holy places.
From Hiroshima and Flanders Field to Afghanistan and 9/11's
Ground Zero, Ripper is able to find human compassion, resilience
and creative genius where despair seems the only reality.
While visiting India, the Dalai Lama reflects on current global
violence in the age of manic industrialism and fundamental
extremists. "The concept of war is based on the concept
of 'we' and 'they' and that the first disarmament must be
internal." Ripper's narrative is a vividly panoramic
world tour, while maintaining an introspective, personal subjectivity.
Honored by critics and lauded at international festivals,
SCARED SACRED is his deeply moving look into global politics,
art and spirtuality—an attempt to avoid "filling
my pockets with images while leaving my heart untouched."
PM GUILD THEATRE
SHORTS III: Eyes on the Prize
Mark Gustafson/Portland, OR
Poor Joe puts his all into making his first date a perfect
evening, only to have the effort of seduction get the better
of him. (4-1/2 mins.)
Matt McCormick/Portland, OR
In this melodic, twilight-tinted essay, Portland’s southeast
industrial district is further charted by its artistic godfather.
Judge’s Award, Best Experimental Film. (10 mins.)
Joel Baird, rick phillips/Missoula, MT
A quick glimpse at the spastic lives of those maligned insects.
The path of a cyclist is mirrored by the imagination of a
child. Frantic cinematography and a passionate score combine
to create a sense of desperate urgency. (14 mins.)
FOUR DAYS ONE YEAR
Haley Islieb/Portland, OR
Through bittersweet recollection, the history of a doomed
relationship is told in four poignant turning points that
strike close to home. (15 mins.)
MARY KLEIN: STREET ARTIST
Steve Utaski/Seattle, WA
“I’m a hustler. I’m out here hustling every
day.” So says Mary Klein, a mother and sculptor who
makes her living on the streets doing whatever it takes to
make the art she lives for work for the way she lives. (7
Jeremy Bird/Portland, OR
A sweet tumble through the tulip. (1 min.)
Pat “flick” Harrison/Vancouver, BC
A powerhouse film that uses a pastiche of text and imagery
to tell the story of a young revolutionary on death row through
her lover’s song, her psych report and her teenaged
diaries. Judges’ Award, Best Narrative Film. (26 mins.)
HOPE AND PREY
Using three projectors and a beefed-up sound amplification
system, Renwick captures the brutality and intensity of the
hunt while disrupting the audience’s perception of comfort.
Program repeats November 12 at 9 pm
9:30 PM @
Join us after the show for a drink, a chance to talk and relax
and if you like, an opportunity to screen your film at the
Filmmakers’ Lounge Open Screening. Hosted by Studio
1050 and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, the Lounge invites
any and all filmmakers to take part in the Festival. Submit
a short film by November 1 and see it projected with a live
soundtrack by DJ Talk Demonic and others TBA. Filmmakers interested
in screening, contact Andrew Blubaugh (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Otherwise just come. Studio
1050, 1050 Water Avenue, under the Morrison Bridge.