The 29th Annual Reel Music Festival kicks off this Friday with 36 films over the next two weeks.. PDX Pipeline is sponsoring a few films as well and we have SEVERAL pairs of tickets to give out.
Win tickets to the following films:
- THIS IS NOISE POP (Saturday, Oct 8, 8:45 pm | Whitsell Auditorium)– Featuring Sebadoh, Stephen Malkmus, Death Cab for Cutie, The National, The Donnas, Guided by Voices, Creeper Lagoon, Beulah, Bob Mould, The Dismemberment Plan, The Shins, Britt Daniel, Modest Mouse, Granddaddy, and more.
- MR. MOJO RISIN: THE STORY OF L.A. WOMAN (Monday, Oct 10, 9:15 pm | Mission Theater) – marking the 40th anniversary of the death of Jim Morrison
- FOO FIGHTERS: BACK AND FORTH (Tuesday, Oct 11, 9:30 pm | Mission Theater) – James Moll's Foo Fighters follows the band from its earliest days–including footage of the Foos' first tour, a 1995 series of shows with Eddie Vedder's Hovercraft side project and Mike Watt
- VINYL: THE ALTERNATE TAKE (Thursday, Oct 12, 9:00 pm | Whitsell Auditorium) – Zweig's original Vinyl (2000) asked the sometimes embarrassing question, ¬Å“Why collect stacks of records when you don't have time to hear them?¬Â Experiencing conflicting emotions over his own vinyl habit, he, in Woody Allen/Andy Rooney-esque fashion, interviewed other disturbed packrats, touring dingy, record-packed apartments
To win, comment below WHCIH FILM you’d like to see and why. Winners drawn on Friday, October 7th for this weekend’s films and Monday, October 10th for next weekend’s films.
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Portland Reel Music Film Festival Press Release and Info:
From our partners at NW Film Center:
NORTHWEST FILM CENTER'S REEL MUSIC FESTIVAL SCREENINGS
October 7-23, 2011 | Various times
More info/Schedule: www.nwfilm.org
1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR 97205
McMenamin's Mission Theater
1624 NW Glisan, Portland, OR 97209
(Screenings at the Mission Theater 21+ only)
Tickets: $9 general admission; $8 students, seniors, Portland Art Museum members | Tickets can be purchased online at www.nwfilm.org.
The Northwest Film Center's acclaimed Reel Music Festival, spotlighting the inspired intersections of film and music through its presentation of music-related short films, documentaries, and music videos, returns for its 29th iteration this fall.
Formerly a mainstay of the January arts and cultural calendar in Portland, Reel Music moves to October this year to accommodate its growth and increasing popularity. The Festival will take place October 7 – 23, 2011.
Kicking off Reel Music 29 with a one-two punch, the opening night film is a new biopic about one of the world's most beloved musicians, directed by a filmmaking legend: Martin Scorsese's George Harrison: Living in the Material World, which screens on Friday, October 7, at 7:00 p.m. in the Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium. Produced for HBO, Scorsese's intimate new film takes viewers on the musical and spiritual voyage that was George Harrison's (1943-2001) life. From Harrison's musical beginnings in Liverpool through his experience as a musician, philanthropist, and filmmaker, Scorsese weaves together never-before-seen material, including interviews with Harrison and his closest friends, performances, home movies, and photographs, resulting in a rare glimpse into the mind and soul of an extraordinarily talented artist.
Other Reel Music 29 highlights include: This is Noise Pop, an exploration of the genesis of indie rock, with director Adam Werbach in attendance; That was Then, This is Now: Portland Music Videos, juxtaposing vintage and current music videos from some of Portland's most talented bands, with several of the musicians and filmmakers in attendance; and Searching for Elliott Smith, tracing the late Portland musician's musical evolution, with director Gil Reyes in attendance. This year's Festival venues are the Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park) and McMenamin's Mission Theater (1624 NW Glisan).
The complete 36-film lineup can be found online at nwfilm.org.