The Best of the 41st Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival w directors in attendance


Each year, following November’s Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival, a program of shorts tours the region to find new audiences and inspire new artists. Tonight the tour stops back home, offering the chance to see Audrey Hall’s PAINTING JOHN, a portrayal of a portrait artist’s process; Amanda Harryman’s MAIKARU, about a young man overcoming his victimization from violence and human trafficking; Clancy Dennehy’s REZ CARS, which brings to life stories held within the ghosts of abandoned cars; Amy Enser and Drew Christie’s THE BEAST INSIDE, an animated tale recounting memories of homelessness told through rap; Malia Jenson’s THE BEAR’S PROGRESS, which follows an inhabited bear costume wandering through the landscape doing what bears do and do not do; Marshal Axani’s ANXIOUS OSWALD GREENE, about a man who visits a fantastical clinic attempting to cure his crippling anxiety; Joshua Cox’s PROXIMITY, a tale of love and revenge told through kitschy collectibles; Mike A. Smith’s COOPED, a rambunctious cartoon about an excitable dog with cabin fever; Kyle Eaton’s TACO NIGHT, in which two bros’ evening devolves into drinking games with a combative couple; and Evangeline LaRoque’s DAVE’S BEARD, which uncovers the nocturnal secret life of Dave’s adventurous whiskers. (85 mins.)

Directors will be in attendance.


THE BEST OF THE 41ST NORTHWEST FILMMAKERS’ FESTIVAL screens Sunday, June 7 at 4:30pm and Thursday, June 11 at 7pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).

Tickets are available online or at the door.

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