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Monday, October 23, 2017

TwoOhSix Picks - 2017 Portland Film Festival


The 2017 Portland Film Festival, one of the "coolest film festivals in the world", is back with a slate of films, events, workshops, and parties that any film fan would fall in love with. After taking a look at this year's lineup, I've put together a selection of movies that have caught my attention and feature genres that I love to watch.



TwoOhSix Festival Picks


#Wanderlust
Director: Maggie VandenBerghe
Women looking for fame on social media. Looks less annoying than Ingrid Goes West.

Break the Chain
Director: Laura Swanson
Real survivors of human trafficking tell their story. This is important.

Crash Pad
Closing Night Narrative Film
Director: Kevin Tent
Great cast and lots of potential.

Darkest Hour
Special Pre-Release Screening
Director: Joe Wright
This could be an Oscar contender. Oh, and Gary Oldman.

Fake Blood
Directors: Rob Grant and Mike Kovac
Interesting documentary about the real world effects of violent movies.

Gun
Director: Sam Upton
Boxing movies about underdogs are usually crowd pleasers.

The Hollow Child
Director: Jeremy Lutter
Lots of festival awards and the trailer looks legit.

Secret Santa
Director: Adam Marcus
A family holiday gathering gone horribly wrong.

The VelociPastor
Director: Brendan Steere
A pastor who can change into a velociraptor so he can fight ninjas.
This might just be the greatest movie ever made.

Warning: Explicit Content: (Ak-Zil)
Directors: Hanjo Lee & Jooyoung Rey
I know nothing about this movie. I'm sure it's going to be amazing.

Wol-Ha: Very Bad Moon Rising
Director: In-chun Oh
A South Korean horror movie. Need I say more?

Opening Night Narrative Film
Director: Jessica Scalise
Click the title to read my review.

You can see the show times and theater locations for these and all other festival events on the Portland Film Festival website.




About the Portland Film Festival
Established in 2013, the Portland Film Festival is Oregon’s largest film festival, and was named “one of the coolest film festivals in the world,” by MovieMaker Magazine in 2014. It is a non-profit, year round organization dedicated to nurturing filmmakers and audiences, and to celebrating the power of a good story. The festival focuses on the people, ideas, technology, skills and artistry behind filmmaking, and provides both entertaining and educational opportunities for the public.





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