EOFF will be hosting a night of film at the new “Stage Door Theatre” housed in the back of the historic Liberty Theatre in La Grande. The 50 seat venue is a new and welcomed intimate space for arts and cultural use.
Come join us Wednesday April 25th from 6pm – 9pm for a chance to tour the Liberty Theatre and learn about this historic restoration project , share and discuss last year’s EOFF successes, screen some great home brewed films, and help support The Eastern Oregon Film Festival in its fourth installment.
The event is FREE but donations are encouraged. There will will beverages and snacks available. Get there early to claim a seat as the venue has a limited capacity. The entrance is located in the alley behind the Liberty Theatre and City Hall.
Wednesday April 25th from 6pm – 9pm
SOCIAL TIME & TOURS: 6:00pm – 7:00pm.
SHOWING: The Best of the 37th Northwest Film & Video Festival at 7:00pm.
The Liberty Theatre is located next door to City Hall on Adams Avenue. The front of the theatre is currently being used by Direct Music and a Eastern Oregon University Bookstore. The back entrance, hence Back Stage, is where one would access the 50 seat temporary venue. This venue will exist while La Grande Main Street and other groups work to generate the capital needed to begin the full restoration of the historic movie house.
The Best of the 37th Northwest Film & Video Festival touring program presents a carefully selected cross-section of the state of filmmaking in the Northwest. The Northwest Film Center presents this showcase in an effort to bring the filmmakers wider exposure and to offer this independent regional work to venues large and small.
Lisa Jackson / Vancouver (NAR) A musical take on the First Nation residential school experience. “A beautiful and surprising Ghost Dance.” —GD. (6 mins.)
John Waller / Portland (DOC) Breathtakingly beautiful and surprisingly suspenseful, this voyage underground reveals the wonders just under the surface. “A compelling adventure that takes away the need to ever pursue such a pastime oneself.” —GD. (15 mins.)
Rick Raxlen / Victoria (ANI) Raxlen’s hand-drawn animation sits in with Oscar Peterson. “An abstract, heartfelt illustration of great music.” —GD. (2 mins.)
ROBIER TALKS ABOUT LIFE PART 28
Jim Lowry / Portland (DOC) “ROBIER TALKS ABOUT LIFE…in a memorable fashion while looking for someone like Beckett or Caver or Pinget to transcribe it.” —GD. (5 mins.)
SHUT UP AND RIDE
Michael Ward / Portland (NAR) The time has come for two friends to sell their tandem bike. Braking up is hard to do. (9 mins.)
THE THOMAS BEALE CIPHER
Andrew S. Allen / Seattle (ANI) Deliciously atmospheric animation embellishes this noir tale of ciphers and fortunes. (10 mins.)
MY VOYAGE TO EGYPT
Ian Berry / Portland (EXP) A woman moves very slowly through Cairo. “A love letter in search of a…” —GD. (3 mins.)
Brian Libby / Portland (EXP) Frolicsome editing turns Portland’s Fremont Bridge into a roller coaster ride. “Celebrates something I do all the time, going and coming—and like doing, more coming than going.” —GD. (4 mins.)
Orland Nutt / Portland (EXP) This quick and beguiling tête-à-tête is offered as a musical biography of Peter MacArthur. “The Best of Frittering with a Vengeance Films.” —GD. (2 mins.)
THE TRUE BELIEVERS
Nathaniel Bennett / Medford (NAR) Lukas takes to the woods with his endearing and motley crew to prove the vast government conspiracy that is endangering the Bigfoot. “TRUE BELIEVERS makes you realize once and for all why poor Sasquatch must never be found.” —GD. (25 mins.)