2016 Online Selections
2016 Secret Screenings
Online Selections will stream exclusively at Filmmaker Magazine on October 21 & 22 starting at 9am EST. SPIDER VEINS (dir. Frank Mosley)
2016 / USA / 20min / Experimental Short Synopsis
Two women reunite in a quiet neighborhood before a party begins. But by turns mysterious and shocking, the film’s narrative begins to unravel even […]
2016 Short Film Selections
SHH… ITS A SECRET. Come join filmmaker Cambria Matlow and check out a couple top-secret screenings at The Stage Door Theatre — Saturday,October 22 at 3:30pm. XXXX XXXX (dir. Joe Nankin) 2016 / USA / 15 mins / Narrative Short A young Mennonite woman harbors a secret romance on the eve of her baptism. Engulfed by questions […]
Abandoned Generations (dir. Linda Fenstermaker) A portrait of farmland in the Pacific Northwest, Abandoned Generations explores relationships with land and time in different generations. Told through the perspective of a female farmer in the 1940s, the film questions the distance that modern society has from the earth and how that relationship informs daily life. Balada […]
Voyagers Without Trace
(Dir. Jeremy Teicher, Alexi Pappas) 2016 / USA / 87min / Narrative Feature Plumb Marigold is a famous but lonely distance runner preparing for the biggest race of her life: The Olympic Trials. But when an injury forces her to take an unexpected day off, Plumb wanders into a bakery where the aimless boy behind […]
Nosotras · Ellas
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 11am • GRANADA (Dir. Ian McCluskey) 2015 / USA / 80min / Documentary Feature A mysterious sign, a lost diary, a daring journey down canyons of the West and across France in search of three voyagers from 1938. “A rollicking and reflective documentary.” – Moviemaker Magazine Synopsis In 1938, newlyweds Geneviève and […]
(Dir. Julia Pesce) 2015 / Argentina / 63min / Documentary Feature Nine women. The house is ancient, it has been in the family for generations. Between the walls, the stories of those women and the ones that came before them, during what is likely to be the last summer they will all be there together. […]
Driving Not Knowing
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 221pm • STAGE DOOR (Dir. Nathan Silver and Mike Ott) 2016 / USA / 75min / Documentary Feature Dreaming of fame and fortune, a local Denver actor hires two indie filmmakers to come to town and make a film with him as the star. “A comedy that plays like a cross between Henry […]
Driving Not Knowing (2015) Teaser from Driving Not Knowing on Vimeo. (Dir. Benjamin R. Davis, Dylan Hansen-Fliedner, Jay Jadick, Dane Mainella) 2015 / USA / 87min / Narrative Feature Lee, a drug-addled yet sensitive musician, is in love with Will, an ambitious poet. Volatile and intense, Will is hesitant to make himself vulnerable to Lee’s […]
BOONE trailer from Christopher LaMarca & Kat Taylor on Vimeo. (Dir. Christopher LaMarca) 2016 / USA / 74min / Documentary Feature Panel discussion hosted by Oregon Rural Action A unique sensory and unsentimental peek behind the veil of the Utopian dream of farming. “A poetical, verite feature…beautiful if bone-wearying that will appeal to fans of […]
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 223:00PM • GRANADA INAATE/SE/ [it shines a certain way. to a certain place./it flies. falls./] from Zack Khalil on Vimeo. (Dir. Zack Khalil, Adam Khalil) 2016 / USA / 75min / Documentary Feature A kaleidoscopic experience blending documentary, narrative, and experimental forms, INAATE/SE/ transcends linear colonized history to explore how the prophecy resonates […]
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 215:30PM • GRANADA WHAT'S REVENGE Official Trailer from KAT HUNT on Vimeo. (Dir. Kat Hunt) 2016 / USA / 50min / Narrative Feature 9 OUT OF 10 MEN ARE AFRAID OF “WHAT’S REVENGE” Director Kat Hunt compels her friend Erica to take revenge on the men in her life in this experimental, docu-fiction […]
50 Feet From Syria
Man Underground – Trailer (2016) from MillenniumBlonde on Vimeo. (Dir. Sam Marine & Michael Borowiec) 2016 / USA / 95min / Narrative Feature A reclusive conspiracy theorist enlists people from his small town to help him make a low-budget movie about his experience encountering aliens while working as a geologist for the US government. “The […]
50 Feet From Syria trailer from Dan Sadowsky on Vimeo. (Dir. Skye Fitzgerald) 2015 / USA / 39min / Documentary Feature 50 Feet from Syria follows surgeon Hisham Bismar to the Syrian border to operate on victims from the Syrian civil war. The film captures the human cost of conflict and serves as a portal […]
MA – A Film By Celia Rowlson-Hall • Teaser Trailer from MEMORY on Vimeo. (Dir. Celia Rowlson-Hall) 2015 / USA / 83min / Narrative Feature In this modern-day vision of Mother Mary’s pilgrimage, a woman crosses the scorched landscape of the American Southwest. Reinvented and told entirely through movement, the film playfully deconstructs the role of […]
(Dir. Bernardo Britto) 2016 / USA / 87min / English, Spanish, Arabic / Comedy Feature A young French woman hires a filmmaker to document her self-imposed political asylum in Argentina after supposedly leaking highly confidential government information. “Driven by Cenac’s drily witty performance (…) [the film] is a hilarious, low-key misadventure.” VIBE Synopsis A filmmaker […]
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 7:20pm • STAGE DOOR (Dir. Daniel Martinico) 2016 / USA / 79min / Narrative Feature In a quiet place, two couples engage in a ritualistic search for enlightenment. “Stylized and wonderfully acted, Excursions provides us with a confident filmmaking style, a rigid internal logic and mesmerizing performances — all of which serve […]
2015 ONLINE SELECTIONS
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21 7:30pm • GRANADA (Dir. Sophia Takal) 2016 / USA / 85min / Narrative FeatureTwo friends, both actresses living in Los Angeles (Mackenzie Davis & Caitlin FitzGerald), take a trip to Big Sur to re-connect. Once alone, however, the two women’s suppressed jealousies and deep-seated resentments begin to rise, causing them to lose […]
2015 SHORT FILM SELECTIONS
IN SEARCH OF THE MIRACULOUS (dir. Sam Kuhn) Technical Info 2014 / USA / 15min / Experimental Short Synopsis A seventeen-year-old aristocrat, expecting to be married to a rich claimant by her mother, falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated ____. Director Bio Sam Kuhn is the creator of […]
Short films precede each feature block.
GRANADA THEATER // Friday MAY 8 // 3:40PM
THE LAST SEASON
GRANADA THEATER / Thursday MAY 7 / 7:00PM
& GRANADA THEATER / Saturday MAY 9 / 6:00PM
STAGE DOOR // Friday MAY 8 // 2:40PM
SCHWARZ THEATER (EOU) // Friday MAY 8 // 3:40PM
A WONDERFUL CLOUD
GRANADA // Friday MAY 8 // 4:30PM
THE MAN IN THE WALL
STAGE DOOR // Friday MAY 8 // 5:00PM
Special Event: A MORNING LIGHT (work-in-progress screening)
GRANADA // Friday MAY 8 // 7:00PM
BIKES VS. CARS
GRANADA // Saturday MAY 9 // 11:00AM
APPROACHING THE ELEPHANT
STAGE DOOR // Friday MAY 8 // 7:20PM
Special Event: Best of the Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival
GRANADA // Saturday MAY 9 // 1:10PM
LAKE LOS ANGELES
STAGE DOOR // Saturday MAY 9 // 2:00PM
STAGE DOOR // Saturday MAY 9 // 3:40PM
Special Event: SECRET SCREENING with ZACH WEINTRAUB
GRANADA // Saturday MAY 9 // 3:40PM
STAGE DOOR // Saturday MAY 9 // 5:45PM
NoBudge x Vine
GRANADA // Saturday MAY 9 // 8:10PM
YOU MAKE ME FEEL SO YOUNG
View a curated collection of VINE videos by filmmaker Kentucker Audley. CURATOR’S STATEMENT Thanks to EOFF for asking me to curate some of my favorite Vines. Below are 16 vids from 10 accounts which range from hyper-composed to completely off-the-cuff. Indie filmmakers mixed with ascending Vine celebrities mixed with random teenagers. For better or worse, attention […]
Directed by Zach Weintraub [box]FEB. 20, 9PM – FEB. 23, 11:59PM Narrative Feature (85min / Online Premiere) [/box] Justine left to sit quietly by and observe the early signs of her own deteriorating relationship. SYNOPSIS Justine, a recent college graduate turned retail employee, lives and works in a nameless city. The film begins when her boyfriend, Zach, […]
Directed, edited, photographed, produced by Ian Clark [box]FEB. 20, 9PM – FEB. 23, 11:59PM Experimental Feature 67min [/box] Synopsis An experimental self-portrait, MMXIII explores phenomenological subtlety, intersections of construct and verité, and the ways in which technology, landscape, and beauty coalesce. Here, an artist’s reflexive gestures investigate moving images and the nature of image construction, blurring the […]
2014 Short Film Selections
Directed, Edited, Photographed, Produced by Nandan Rao [box]FEB. 20, 9PM – FEB. 23, 11:59PM Narrative Feature (68 min) [/box] Synopsis “Our boys, when they arrive at years of maturity and can take earn of a wife, should get married…While I do not make the remark to apply to individual cases, I am firmly of the opinion that a […]
HOLLOW: AN INTERACTIVE DOCUMENTARY
Eastern Oregon Film Festival is pleased to announce the official short film selections for #EOFF2014. These powerful short works will preface the 2014 feature selections.
Directed by Elaine McMillion Sheldon [box] Interactive documentary. 30 short films. 4 hours total. Entire video collection >> https://vimeo.com/hollowdocumentary/videos Website: http://www.hollowdocumentary.com [/box] Hollow is an interactive documentary and community participatory project that examines the future of rural America through the eyes and voices of those living in McDowell County, W.Va. Hollow combines video portraits, data visualizations, photography, […]
THURSDAY FEB. 20 / GRANADA / 7:00PM
(92min / OR Premiere)
SATURDAY FEB. 22 / STAGE DOOR / 7:20PM
(77min / EO Premiere)
FRIDAY FEB. 21 / GRANADA / 2:40PM
(90min / OR Premiere)
LOVE & AIR SEX
SATURDAY FEB. 22 / GRANADA / 7:35PM
(80min / OR Premiere)
AATSINKI: THE STORY OF ARCTIC COWBOYS
FRIDAY FEB. 21 / GRANADA / 7:30PM
(91min / Premiere)
12 O’CLOCK BOYS
SATURDAY FEB. 22 / STAGE DOOR / 2:00PM
(90min / OR Premiere)
FRIDAY FEB. 21 / GRANADA / 5:15PM
(75min / OR Premiere)
SATURDAY FEB. 22 / GRANADA / 4:40PM
(96min / WC Premiere)
TALL AS THE BAOBAB TREE
SATURDAY FEB. 22 / STAGE DOOR / 4:35PM
(90min / WC Premiere)
BOB BIRDNOW’S REMARKABLE TALE OF HUMAN SURVIVAL AND THE TRANSCENDENCE OF SELF
SATURDAY FEB. 22 / GRANADA / 2:00PM
(82min / E.O. Premiere)
ONLY THE YOUNG
FRIDAY FEB. 21 / STAGE DOOR / 7:00PM
(74min / WC Premiere)
THE INTERNATIONAL SIGN FOR CHOKING
Directors Jason Tippet & Elizabeth Mims
Only The Young encapsulates the best of documentary film with its sincerity but is shot with the beautiful still aesthetic of a narrative film. This coming of age documentary is scored with soul music which makes it unlike any other documentary film.
I’m ready to file ONLY THE YOUNG in the all-time coming of age canon.
– Hammer & Nail
THE MEN OF DODGE CITY
Director Zach Weintraub
The International Sign for Choking depicts the day-to-day encounters of Josh, a would-be expatriate from the US living in Buenos Aires for the second time. While his primary purpose seems to be the production of a vaguely defined video project, he devotes more of his time to tracking down a mysteriously absent ex-girlfriend. Frustrated by continual failure, Josh finds himself the perpetrator of a series of small yet uncharacteristic acts of deceit that ultimately place him in a low-key love triangle alongside Anna, his fellow N. American housemate, and Roger, a local musician.
ESCAPE FIRE: THE FIGHT TO RESCUE AMERICAN HEALTHCARE
*Oregon Premiere Director Nandan Rao Rao has created a film that moves in small steps. Viewers are given little in terms of plot, but are richly rewarded by thoughtful and charming characters, confident cinematography and the use of a stunningly beautiful location. – Northwest Film Forum Synopsis Twentysomething J. and two of his close friends are […]
AN OVERSIMPLIFICATION OF HER BEAUTY
Directors Matthew Heinman & Susan Froemke
ESCAPE FIRE: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare tackles one of the most pressing issues of our time: how can we save our badly broken healthcare system?
Directed by Terence Nance
You’ve just arrived home after a bad day. You’re broke and lonely, even though you live in the biggest and busiest city in America. You do, however, have one cause for mild optimism: you seem to have captured the attention of an intriguing young lady. You’ve rushed home to clean your apartment before she comes over. In your haste, you see that you’ve missed a call. There’s a voice mail; she tells you that she won’t be seeing you tonight.
Crazy & Thief
Director Sam Kuhn
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.
Director Cory McAbbee
Two children, a homemade star chart, a cyclops, a giant and a time machine.
a gentle treat for McAbee enthusiasts and a mildly curious study of juvenile behavior for everyone else, which is certainly enough to satisfy this fan.”
– Eric Kohn (Indiewire)
Almost in Love
Director Daniel Martinico
A struggling actor spirals ever downward during the grueling process of trying to find steady work.
A riveting portrait of an actor on the verge of a nervous breakdown — or, quite possibly, something worse… Armstrong [gives] a rigorously controlled performance that suggests the human equivalent of a ticking time bomb.” – Joe Leydon, Variety
2013 Short Film Selections
Directed by Sam Neave
a love story in two takes
A love story shot in two single, continuous 40 minute takes set eighteen months apart: the first over a sunset, the second over a sunrise. Sasha has been in love with Mia for years.
2011 Official Short Film Selections
Eastern Oregon Film Festival is pleased to announce the following short films for inclusion in this year’s event. These powerful short stories will preface each of EOFF2013 feature selections. From current Sundance selections to world premiere, from local and regional, national and international the short program at this year’s event is powerful. Screening times and venues will […]
Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles
Eastern Oregon Film Festival announces the official 2011 short film selection. Each feature film for this year’s festival will be preceded by one of these great short films.
TRT: 85 min. | U.S.A. | color
A film by JON FOY.
Awards: 2011 Sundance Director’s Award: Documentary
Strangeness is afoot. Most people don’t notice the hundreds of cryptic tiled messages about resurrecting the dead that have been appearing in city streets over the past three decades. But Justin Duerr does. For years, finding an answer to this long-standing urban mystery has been his obsession. He has been collecting clues that the tiler has embedded in the streets of major cities across the U.S. and South America. But as Justin starts piecing together key events of the past he finds a story that is more surreal than he imagined, and one that hits disturbingly close to home.
TRT: 72 min.| U.S.A. | color
Written and Directed by Sophia Takal
Awards: SXSW / Chicken & Egg Emergent Woman Director Award
An intimate friendship between two women dissolves as they are drawn into an irrational, destructive spiral of jealousy and paranoid fantasy in this haunting examination of the female psyche.
The Last Mountain
TRT: 113min | Bosnia | color
A film by Danis Tanovic
*In Bosnian with English Subtitles
Official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival
Bosnia and Herzegovina, 1991. The communists have fallen from power and Divko Buntic returns to the small town where he grew up to reclaim his family home. After a 20-year exile in Germany. Divko arrives in his flashy red Mercedes with sexy young girlfriend Azra, lucky black cat Bonny and …
TRT: 113min | USA | color
Director: Bill Haney
*A panel discussion hosted by Oregon Rural Action will follow the screening.
In the valleys of Appalachia, a battle is being fought over a mountain. It is a battle with severe consequences that affect every American, regardless of their social status, economic background or where they live. It is a battle that has taken many lives and continues to do so the longer it is waged. It is a battle over
protecting our health and environment from the destructive power of Big Coal.
Documentary Feature — West Coast Premiere
TRT 74 minute | United States | HD
Director: Tristan Patterson
Awards: Best Documentary Feature, SXSW 2011, Best Cinematography, SXSW 2011, Best International Feature, Hot Docs 2011
Drag City in association with Killer Films presents the transmissions of a lost kid falling in love in the suburbs of Fullerton, California. Featuring skateboarding, the usual drugs, and stray glimpses of unusual beauty.
A Film by Ian Clark
TRT 64 Min | USA | Color
Jason is a small-town slacker living with his mom. Content with idle days and easy livin’, his forgetful nature creates tension at home so he sets off with his pals to try his hand at redemption.
Narrative Feature — West Coast Premiere
TRT: 77 minute | United States | Color
Director: Dustin Guy Defa
Alternatingly quiet and delirious, always desperate, Bad Fever is a witness to one man’s broken American Dream and his eternal longing to find someone, anyone, who understands or even pretends to understand.
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Narrative Feature – WORLD PREMIERE
A Film by Dustin Travis Swartz
TRT 95 Min | USA | Color
Bob Rockefeller has never been loved, by anyone, ever. He’s a sad sack who shovels shit for a living. Life has been anything but extraordinary but that’s about to change. During a routine prostate exam, Bob learns he has only 8.5 days to live. 8.5 days to find happiness. 8.5 days to find true love. 8.5 days to find a home for his guinea pigs. 8.5 days to make up for 43 years of living a life that totally sucks.
A Film by Victor Köhler and David Dworsky
TRT 80 minute | United States | Color
The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way, unleashing unlimited creative opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better art, film, music and literature or is true talent instead flooded and drowned in the vast digital ocean of mass culture? Is it cultural democracy or mediocrity?
A film by Evan Glodell
TRT: 105 min | United States | Color
World Premiere: Sundance Film Festival 2011
Best friends Woodrow and Aiden spend all of their free time building MAD MAX-inspired flamethrowers and muscle cars in preparation for a global apocalypse. But when Woodrow meets a charismatic young woman and falls hard in love, he and Aiden quickly integrate into a new group of friends, setting off on a journey of love and hate, betrayal, infidelity, and extreme violence more devastating and fiery than any of their apocalyptic fantasies.
Website: http://www.rumanni.com/ “1 of the 10 Best Films from Sundance 2010” – Time Out London Synopsis: Yusef, a first-generation Pakistani engineering student, moves off-campus with a group of Muslim punks in Buffalo, New York. His new “unorthodox” housemates soon introduce him to Taqwacore – a hardcore, Muslim punk rock scene that only exists on […]
Playing Friday, October 22: 8:30pm “In a way rarely seen, “Putty Hill” says all that can be said about a few days in the lives of its characters without seeming to say very much at all. It looks closely, burrows deep, considers the way in which lives have become pointless and death therefore less meaningful. […]
Exit Through The Gift Shop
DADDY LONGLEGS Website: http://www.sundanceselects.com/films/daddy-longlegs “Daddy Longlegs may shock you, but it will also make you re-examine your ideas about parenthood, and what it means to be a father.” – Newsweek Synopsis: Every year, Lenny gets to spend two weeks with his two young sons. He juggles his kids, work, and everything else within a midtown […]
Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo
Website: http://www.banksyfilm.com/ “An exhilarating hall-of-mirrors look at what happens when global art fame turns anonymous, artists become objects, fans turn into artists, and the whole what’s-sincere-and-what’s-a-sham spectacle is more fun than art was ever supposed to be.” – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly [From the Sundance Film Festival] Billed as “the world’s first street art […]
More 2010 Official Selections
BEETLE QUEEN CONQUERS TOKYO Official Website: http://www.beetlequeen.com/ “a striking micromasterpiece…utterly, wonderfully unique” – The Austin Chronicle Synopsis: Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo explores the mystery of the development of Japan’s love affair with bugs. Sold live in vending machines and department stores, plastic replicas included as prizes in the equivalent of a McDonald’s Happy Meal, from […]
2010 has a great line-up of films. We Are Croissan’wich A short film about advertising, friendship and breast pumps. Director: Josh Lowman Running Time: 10 min Website: http://www.wearecroissanwich.com/ The Bag A simple yet disturbing story of an elderly woman who has grown tired of living. Director: Ray Nomoto Robison Running Time: 25 min Website: http://sites.google.com/site/thebagmovieproject/ Open Five […]