Free Willy

Series: #OregonMade Film Series

Join us to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of this Oregon-made family classic!

A street kid gets caught vandalizing (in Portland or Astoria or even Seattle, it’s never actually clear except for the SuperSonics baseball cap) and sent to clean up his creative tagging at the fish tanks at (thanks to creative editing) Oaks Park.  It is here that Jesse befriends the eponymous angry-at-his-captivity Orca and the rest is cinematic history - right on up through the Killer Whale in a car wash and on to Willy’s dramatic flying escape over the breakwater at Hammond Marina in Warrenton. 80s and 90s favorites like Lori Petty, August Schellenberg, Michael Madsen and Michael Ironside (as the baddie, which he does so well) star alongside Jason James Richter as Jesse and Keiko as Willy. This one is all about the importance of family, wherever and whomever they may be.

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