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This Sunday: My Cities in Cinema Live Talk and Screening in Portland

Los Angeles-Portland Cities in Cinema

This Sunday, January 25, at 7:00 p.m., my live talk and screening happens at Portland, Oregon’s Hollywood Theatre. I’ll show both never-before-seen video essays from “Los Angeles, the City in Cinema” and present to you the world premiere of “Portland, the City in Cinema”, a new, long-form video essay on the roles the City of Roses has played in the modern urban films shot there, from well-known Portland-based director Gus Van Sant’s gritty stories of youth like Mala Noche, My Own Private Idaho, and Paranoid Park to major motion pictures of the mid-1990s like Zero Effect and Mr. Holland’s Opus to more recent, more contemplative indies like Old Joy and Some Days Are Better Than Others.

You can get your tickets (quantities are limited!) here. Much beer-drinking will surely occur afterward. And if you know any Portland urbanist-cinephiles whom this may interest please don’t hesitate to spread the word.