This past weekend, Aaron and I had the opportunity to chat with Brian Weaver, artistic director of Portland Playhouse on Trixie Pop.

The theatre offers clever, thought provoking productions in a creative space:  a former church located in inner northeast … Continue Reading

Portland Radio Project served as the sponsor for the screening of Strictly Sacred:  The Story of Girl Trouble. The film screened at this year’s Reel Music Festival presented by NW Film Center.

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The documentary is about Tacoma band, Girl Continue Reading

Gene Simmons of KISS was just whistling past the graveyard when he said that the notoriously bad 1978 KISS TV movie KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park would make a great double feature with cross-dressing director Ed Wood’s 1959 Continue Reading

If you’re looking for an extraordinarily entertaining night at the theater, check out the Portland Center Stage production of Dreamgirls, which runs through November 2, 2014.

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The new Elliott Smith documentary, Heaven Adores You, traces his life and music in a way previously unseen. Producer Kevin Moyer and Elliott’s friend, James Clark, join us to share behind the scenes stories of the music, his life and … Continue Reading

If you haven’t seen the film “Almost Famous” enough times (can there be enough?), you’ll have another chance at a special viewing featuring a woman who is actually famous now: Pennie Lane Trumbull, of Portland, who inspired the Kate Hudson … Continue Reading

So you want to be in pictures? Documentary weekend is here. (Postponed during summer, the event has been rescheduled: Friday and Saturday, September 26-27, 2014.)

NedSpace Morrison, one of Portland’s collaborative work spaces, is bringing people with no experience whatsoever … Continue Reading

defunkt theatre is a nationally recognized, non-profit ensemble theatre company dedicated to creating innovative productions that challenge conventional ideals of society and theatre at a reasonable price. They offer fresh and relevant perspectives on issues of race, gender, and class. … Continue Reading

“It’s all based on this simple idea,” explains show creator Joel Hodgson. “That people say shit when they’re watching movies.” That simple idea led, 25 years ago, to one of the most endearing and enduring cult favorites on TV: Mystery … Continue Reading

At the heart of this indie-comedy-drama, a journey within a journey with lead “discoverer” played by an outstanding Griffin Dunne. Beautifully underplayed and alive in the small detours life never fails to offer.

It’s an ages-old story: family in disarray, … Continue Reading

Lizzie Borden at Portland Center Stage

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Opening night results are in on LIZZIE. Plus a backstage tour of some of the more grizzly aspects … Continue Reading

The story of Portland’s bicycle culture past and how the vision became a reality, Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland, has it’s Portland premiere on on May 23 at Clinton Street Theatre at 7 p.m.

Here’s our interview Continue Reading

For a year now a bug-eyed team of 62 film jurors have been watching – and re-watching – hundreds of animated films.  The best 174 short animated films from a field of 826 will be displayed May 12 through May … Continue Reading

Maybe you’ve heard of the film, “A Fierce Green Fire,” billed as the “first big-picture exploration of the environmental movement from the 1960s through 2009 – grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change.”

Directed and … Continue Reading

Filmed by Bike

Celebrate bikes and cinema with the 12th Annual Filmed by Bike, a film festival that features the best bike movies from around the world. The festival takes place in Portland, Oregon April 19-22 at the Clinton Street Theater. Filmed … Continue Reading

PRP’s Inessa goes behind the scenes at Portland Center Stage, interviewing Othello’s “Fight Captain” Leif Norby. What’s involved in a death scene? It’s actually a very involved process. As Leif explains, in a lot of ways it’s similar to … Continue Reading

A Small Fire

A Small Fire” follows John and Emily Bridges, a long-married couple whose happy, middle-class lives are upended when Emily is overcome by a mysterious disease. As this indomitable woman’s senses are slowly stripped away—smell, taste, sight—she finds herself … Continue Reading

I was a huge fan of independent filmmaker Kirby Ferguson’s series of short, very entertaining, very thought provoking videos “Everything is a Remix” — about the nature of influence and creativity, and how copyright laws can put a stranglehold on … Continue Reading

TV pioneer Sid Caesar died yesterday at his home in Los Angeles. Caesar was best known for the breakthrough sketch comedy series “Your Show of Shows,” which ran from 1950 to 1954. One of his trademarks was “double talk”; he … Continue Reading

Medical examiners are conducting tests to determine the exact cause of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death. Hoffman’s friends found him in his New York apartment Sunday when he didn’t show up for a visit with his partner and their children. … Continue Reading