Casting By: A Benefit for

Cast Iron Studios is proud to host the enthralling documentary CASTING BY as a benefit for . Combining over 240 interviews, extensive archival footage, animated stills & documents with a moving original score, director Tom Donahue has meticulously crafted the untold tale of the Hollywood casting director. CASTING BY is a celebration of the profession, highlighting its previously unsung role in film history while also serving as an elegy to the lost era of the New Hollywood. The documentary focuses on pioneer Marion Dougherty , an iconoclast whose exquisite taste, tenacity and gut instincts brought a new kind of actor to the screen that would mark the end of the old studio system and help to usher in this revolutionary new period. The film skillfully draws a line through the last half-century to show us the profession's evolution from studio system typecasting to the rise of large ensemble films populated with unique and diverse casts. The interviewees are a Who's Who of Hollywood legends, including Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Clint Eastwood, Glenn Close, Robert Duvall, Jeff Bridges, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Diane Lane, Jon Voight, Danny Glover, Bette Midler, John Travolta and countless others. "Outstanding," raves Leonard Maltin (c).

We are very excited to bring CASTING BY to Oregon, particularly at a time when VoteERA is seeking to add an Equal Rights Amendment to the Oregon Constitution. These efforts will help pave the way for equality in our national Constitution. The ERA has been introduced in Congress every year since 1923 and still has not been ratified. The more we can do to raise awareness about equality for women, the more we can do to achieve it! We hope you all will join us for a fun evening.

Screening Only:  $5
Friend of VoteERA: (Screening + Donation to VoteERA): $15
Silver Sponsor (Screening + Donation to VoteERA + VIP Party):  $35
Gold Sponsor (Screening + Donation to VoteERA + VIP Party): $50
Platinum Sponsor (Screening + Donation to VoteERA + VIP Party): $150
Diamond Sponsor (Screening + Donation to VoteERA + VIP Party): $500

Silver Sponsors and above are invited to a special VIP reception at VELO CULT after the film, which includes 2 drink tickets and complimentary hors d'oeuvres.



Monday, June 23