Wordstock: Film to Page

  • November 3, 2016 — November 6, 2016

Our second year in collaboration with Literary Arts’ Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival—November 5 at the Portland Art Museum—features four screenings with nationally-renowned writers discussing films that have influenced their work over the years and represents a diverse array of cinematic styles and literary concerns. All screenings will feature an introduction by the author and be followed by a wide-ranging dialogue with a member of the literary community.

Gas Food Lodging

Gas Food Lodging

Directed by Allison Anders

Next screening: Thursday, November 3 @ 7:30 pm

Anders’ startling and deeply-felt second feature—in the wake of her success with 1987’s Border Radio—follows hard-working waitress Nora (Brooke Adams)


Dead Ringers

Directed by David Cronenberg

Next screening: Friday, November 4 @ 7:30 pm

In one of Cronenberg’s finest—and creepiest—efforts, Jeremy Irons unforgettably stars as twins Elliot and Beverly Mantle, both gynecologists in private

Mohsen Makhmalbaf and Hossein Sabzian in Abbas Kiarostami's CLOSE-UP (1990). Courtesy Janus Films. Playing 3/26-4/1.


Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

Next screening: Saturday, November 5 @ 7:30 pm

The recent death of Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016), one of our greatest filmmakers, was, and will continue to be, a huge



Directed by Robert Zemeckis

Next screening: Sunday, November 6 @ 7:30 pm

Adapted from the Carl Sagan novel of the same name, Zemeckis’ film is a landmark in the big-budget Hollywood sci-fi