The Hollywood Theatre is now officially open at the Portland International Airport, Concourse C!
The mission of the Portland International Airport Art Program is to provide a portal into the dynamic cultural life of our region and provide a showcase for Northwest expression. Exhibits at PDX feature the best of our area’s painters, sculptors, photographers, illustrators and other visual artists… but where would Oregon be without its filmmakers?
Oregon is home to renowned film festivals in Bend, Bandon, McMinnville and Portland. In 2016, Portland welcomed the fifth annual Northwest Animation Fest. Popular television show like Grimm, The Librarians, and Portlandia film here regularly, and the list of feature films created in Oregon is endless!
At PDX, we’re embracing and celebrating film with the opening of the Hollywood Theatre at PDX in Concourse C on February 23rd of 2017 bringing the works of our regional filmmakers to the travelling public.
Films screened at the Hollywood Theatre at PDX are short-format programs on a looping reel. That means passengers can stop, relax to enjoy a short film or two and then move along to catch their flights. The sad news? The theater is located post-security, accessible only to ticketed passengers. The good news? It’s free.
The microcinema serves the Portland International Airport’s 16 million annual visitors. Ticketed passengers can drop in free of charge to watch films while waiting for their flights. The Hollywood Theatre at PDX features wonderful short films by Oregon filmmakers.
Opening Program: Winter 2017
LAMENTATION, Kirk Kelley of HouseSpecial (5:26):
Inspired by Portland’s own world-renowned Pink Martini’s sorrowful Romanian ballad “Până când nu te iubeam (Before I Fell in Love with You),” Lamentation plays on expansive micro views of intimate objects. The resulting visuals weave several styles of thematic imagery, each thread cyclically returning to its own organic struggle against stasis.
FINDING OREGON, John Waller & Ben Canales of Uncage the Soul Productions (4:09):
Finding Oregon is the compilation of six months of timelapse photography across the state of Oregon, punctuated by a 1600 mile road trip in 2011. Directed by John Waller and Ben Canales of Uncage the Soul Productions
COWBURD, Patrick Neary (3:52):
A hapless dairy cow, inspired by a little bird, takes to the skies with chaotic results.
MAGDA, Chel White (5:34):
A first love is corrupted as a man recalls his affair with a beautiful circus contortionist in this stop-motion animation of wooden manikins. At its heart, Magda is an off-center parable about lost innocence and the corruptibility of human nature.
THE LOST FISH, Jeremy Monroe / Freshwaters Illustrated (5:00):
One of the Pacific Northwest’s oldest fish is disappearing, and along with it the sacred place it holds among many American Indian Tribes. Follow elders and biologists from the Umatilla, Nez Perce, Yakama, and Warm Springs Tribes into the world of Pacific Lamprey, and discover the deep connection that exists between the Northwest’s indigenous people and an ancient fish. Produced in Partnership with the Columbia Inter-Tribal Fish Commission with Cooperation from the US Fish & Wildlife Service.
COOPED, Mike A. Smith (9:00):
A sofa-bound dog is shocked to learn that a whole world lies outside the door— the maddening, unbreakable door.
THIS PLACE, Truen Pence (5:45):
From its local inhabitants to its visitors, the Oregon Coast means different things to different people. This Place is a portrait of the coast as seen through the eyes of a few who cherish it.
MODERN DARK, Josh Lunden (6:04):
A young man living in a light-polluted city attempts to see the stars through his childhood telescope.
NO MORE, Mic Capes; Music Video by Totem Ent (4:08):
A powerful video highlighting both the pure MC skills of Portland, OR hip hop artist Mic Capes and the cinematic visual work of Totem Ent. This is heartfelt music driven by the values of family and community. Shot in the New Columbia Villa.
PORTLAND: YOU ARE HERE, PSU Students (8:31):
Portland: You are Here is a video series made by Portland State University film students which profiles Portland residents enjoying what the city has to offer.
The Hollywood Theatre @PDX project is made possible through the generous partnership of the Port of Portland, ZGF Architects, Potestio Studio, PAE, KPFF, Triad Speakers, Erskine Group, Planar/Leyard, Joel Hamberg Painting, Sherwin-Williams, Rejuvenation, Blue Chalk, and Security Signs, as well as the funding support of Travel Oregon, the Fred W. Fields Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, the Oregon Arts Commission‘s Arts Build Communities program, the Oregon Cultural Trust, and the Calligram Foundation.
Hollywood Theatre at PDX is now accepting film submissions! For submission details, follow this link. Please direct all questions regarding submissions to Hollywood Theatre at (503) 493-1128.