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.
Current Program: Fall 2017
FINDING SANCTUARY, Uncage the Soul: Ninety-five year old World War II veteran Frank Moore found healing after the war by fly fishing the North Umpqua River. He and his wife, Jeanne, have spent their lives as stewards to the North Umpqua, instilling a legacy of conservation to preserve and cherish our natural sanctuaries for the health of the rivers and the fish, and for our own human mental health.
PRINCIPAL SKELETON (four shorts), Graham Annable: No one at Charlston Elementary knows exactly how Principal Skeleton became the principal, but he’s been there for as long as anyone can remember. His mysterious, odd ways keep the staff and children on their toes.
THE BOY AND THE MOON, Cindy Sullivan: In this short from Portland artist Cindy Sullivan, a young man’s evening reverie turns cosmic.
THE MASTERING OF CRAFT: MEL BROWN, Swanson Studio: This is the story of Mel Brown’s journey in the pursuit of mastering his craft as a jazz drummer. A short from Volume 5 of Portland-based Swanson Studio’s “20/2” series of passion projects, made in collaboration with local creative agency Big-Giant.
INVISIBLE OREGON, Sam Forencich: Invisible Oregon is an art time-lapse piece 3 years in the making. Created entirely with infrared converted cameras, Invisible Oregon reveals a landscape beyond the range of human perception that challenges how we process the world around us.
MISSION IMPOSSUMABLE, Lindsay Scanlon: An ochophobic mother opossum faces the challenge of crossing a rural country road. This is a lot harder than you’d think.
TIMBER JIM, John Rosman/OPB: Jim Serrill reflects on his unique Northwest life forged in the Oregon outdoors and immortalized as the Portland Timbers’ first mascot.
“CAMELOT,” EYELIDS, Chris Slusarenko, John Clark & John Moen: The un-peeling of a relationship (ala Burton/Taylor) during what was to be the theatrical premiere of the Portland band Eyelids’ latest stage production. Eyelids features members of The Decemberists, Elliott Smith’s band and Guided By Voices, and this music video contains stop-motion animation, inflated egos, true love, backstage drama and even a little space flight.
THE BABY BOOMER, Matthew Moriarty: Bob is looking forward to spending his inheritance. Sandi is already spending Bob’s inheritance. Lunch, anyone?
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.