PDX Film Fest COMING SOON: schedule now online

From: peripheral produce (email suppressed)
Date: Fri Apr 14 2006 - 11:11:50 PDT

The Portland Documentary and eXperimental Film Festival
April 26-30, 2006 at the Guild Theatre, Portland Oregon USA.

the complete festival schedule is now online at

The Portland Documentary and eXperimental Film Festival (PDX Film Fest for
short) takes place April 26-30, 2006 at the Guild Theatre. Presented by
Peripheral Produce and the NW Film Center, the festival will showcase
provocative, artistic, and firmly uncompromising films from around the
globe. The festival is an offshoot of Peripheral Produce, a video
distribution label and screening series started by Portland filmmaker Matt
McCormick. 2006 is the 10-year birthday of Peripheral Produce, and since
it’s inception in 1996, Peripheral Produce has grown from a small, DIY
project into an internationally respected venue and outlet for contemporary
experimental cinema.

festival highlights include:

Old Joy: Portland Premiere with filmmakers in attendance
Shot in the Portland area and fresh from its debut at the Sundance Film
Festival, the PDX Film Fest is proud to host the Portland Premiere of the
new feature film Old Joy. Directed by Kelly Reichardt, the film stars
musician Will Oldham (aka Bonnie "Prince" Billy), was co-produced by Todd
Haynes (dir. Far From Heaven) and based on a novel by Portland author Jon

featured guest: Martha Colburn
The PDX Film Festival is very excited to present the work of featured guest
Martha Colburn. Martha Colburn is an animator, filmmaker and artist whose
latest film “Cosmetic Emergency” screened in the 2005 Cannes Film Festival
and was selected into the 2006 Whitney Biennial. A self-taught filmmaker,
she began in 1994 with found footage and Super 8 cameras and has since
completed over 40 films. She also recently directed a music video for Deer
Hoof and created an animation segment for the feature length documentary
'The Devil and Daniel Johnson.'

The 2006 Peripheral Produce Invitational
The Peripheral Produce Invitational (dubbed the ‘World Championship of
Experimental Cinema’) will once again pit filmmakers from Portland and
beyond against each other in a rock-em-sock-em, trash talkin’ competitive
film showdown. At Last year’s event, history was made, as Vladimir became
the first ever Back-to-Back winner of the Invitational. In similar fashion
to 2004, Vladimir showed up to the theatre with 400 view-masters in tow,
distributed them amongst the capacity crowd, and conducted her signature
“communal view-master experience” with Vladmaster disks that she
photographed, cut-out, and glued together. But in order to make it three in
a row, Vladimir will have to defend her title against a rabid pack of
filmmakers including who have their sights set on the prize. With all the
filmmakers in attendance and the audience deciding who wins, who knows what
will happen in this battle-royale of experimental film.

Portland Premieres and Visiting Artists
The 2006 PDX Film Festival is very proud to be presenting the Portland
Premieres of several much anticipated films, including Adele Horne’s The
Tailenders, a feature length documentary filmed in the Solomon Islands,
Mexico, India, and the United States, that explores the connections between
missionary activity and global capitalism. The Tailenders examines a
missionary organization’s use of ultra-low-tech audio devices to evangelize
indigenous communities facing crises caused by global economic forces.
*Another very exciting premiere is Bill Brown’s new experimental documentary
The Other Side, which reveals a geography of aspiration and insecurity along
the 2000-miles of the U.S./Mexico border. While documenting the efforts of
migrant activists to establish a network of water stations in the
borderlands of the southwestern U.S., the film explores the border as a
landscape, at once physical, historical, and political. *And from executive
producer Gus Van Sant, we have Wild Tigers I Have Known, the debut feature
from Cam Archer that is an unconventional story about adolescent longing and
the confusion of teenage isolation.

Several artists will also be making the trip to Portland, including David
Gatten, who will presenting the first four parts from his Secret History of
the Dividing Line series, and Larry Goetheim, who will presenting two
recently restored prints in a program presented by Cinema Project.

PDX Fest Video Installation show at Rake Gallery
“Out of Sync”, the video installation component to the PDX Film Festival,
will be on exhibition at the Rake Gallery April 26-29 during the festival.
Stephen Slappe, Alex Mackenzie, Jo Jackson and several others will be
presenting sculptural, time-based video work that challenges the traditional
notions of cinematic exhibition. The Rake Gallery is located at 325 NW 6th

for more information about the festival please visit

festival schedule
(all events at the Guild Theatre unless otherwise noted)

wednesday april 26
7:30 Old Joy
9:30 opening night party at Holocene w/White Rainbow

thursday april 27
5:00 Lay Down Tracks
7:15 Cinema Project presents Larry Gottheim
8:00 Out of Sync video installation-performances (at Rake Gallery)
9:30 Who is Bozo Texino

friday april 28
5:30 shorts program #1: underground/experimental
8:00 Martha Colburn
10:00 Wild Tigers I Have Known

saturday april 29
1:00 shorts program #2 : friends and neighbors
3:30 Blockade / How Little We Know
6:00 The Tailenders
9:00 The Peripheral Produce INVITATIONAL

sunday april 30
1:00 David Gatten: Secret History of the Dividing Line parts I-IV
3:15 shorts program #3: short documentaries
5:30 shorts program #4 : avant garde
8:00 The Other Side + shorts

please visit www.peripheralproduce.com for more details

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