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Hollywood Theatre at Portland International Airport

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The Hollywood Theatre is coming to the Portland International Airport!

In partnership with the Port of Portland, the Hollywood Theatre has opened a first-of-its-kind free microcinema at Portland International Airport.

The microcinema serves the Portland International Airport’s 16 million annual visitors, who can drop in free of charge to watch films while waiting for their flights. The Hollywood Theatre at PDX features short films by Oregon filmmakers.

Watch a great preview video from Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Opening Program: Winter 2017

LAMENTATION, Kirk Kelley of HouseSpecial (5:26): 

Inspired by Portland’s own world-renowned Pink Martini’s sorrowful Romanian ballad “Până când nu te iubeam (Before I Fell in Love with You),” Lamentation plays on expansive micro views of intimate objects. The resulting visuals weave several styles of thematic imagery, each thread cyclically returning to its own organic struggle against stasis.

FINDING OREGON, John Waller & Ben Canales of Uncage the Soul Productions (4:09)

Finding Oregon is the compilation of six months of timelapse photography across the state of Oregon, punctuated by a 1600 mile road trip in 2011. Directed by John Waller and Ben Canales of Uncage the Soul Productions

COWBURD, Patrick Neary (3:52)

A hapless dairy cow, inspired by a little bird, takes to the skies with chaotic results.

MAGDA, Chel White (5:34)

A first love is corrupted as a man recalls his affair with a beautiful circus contortionist in this stop-motion animation of wooden manikins.  At its heart, Magda is an off-center parable about lost innocence and the corruptibility of human nature.  

THE LOST FISH, Jeremy Monroe / Freshwaters Illustrated (5:00)

One of the Pacific Northwest's oldest fish is disappearing, and along with it the sacred place it holds among many American Indian Tribes. Follow elders and biologists from the Umatilla, Nez Perce, Yakama, and Warm Springs Tribes into the world of Pacific Lamprey, and discover the deep connection that exists between the Northwest's indigenous people and an ancient fish. Produced in Partnership with the Columbia Inter-Tribal Fish Commission with Cooperation from the US Fish & Wildlife Service.

COOPED, Mike A. Smith (9:00)

A sofa-bound dog is shocked to learn that a whole world lies outside the door— the maddening, unbreakable door.

THIS PLACE, Truen Pence (5:45)

From its local inhabitants to its visitors, the Oregon Coast means different things to different people. This Place is a portrait of the coast as seen through the eyes of a few who cherish it.

MODERN DARK, Josh Lunden (6:04)

A young man living in a light-polluted city attempts to see the stars through his childhood telescope.

NO MORE, Mic Capes; Music Video by Totem Ent (4:08)

A powerful video highlighting both the pure MC skills of Portland, OR hip hop artist Mic Capes and the cinematic visual work of Totem Ent. This is heartfelt music driven by the values of family and community. Shot in the New Columbia Villa.


Portland: You are Here is a video series made by Portland State University film students which profiles Portland residents enjoying what the city has to offer.

The Hollywood Theatre @PDX project is made possible through the generous partnership of the Port of PortlandZGF ArchitectsPotestio StudioPAEKPFFTriad SpeakersErskine Group, Planar/LeyardJoel Hamberg Painting, Sherwin-WilliamsRejuvenation, Blue Chalk, and Security Signs, as well as the funding support of Travel Oregon, the Fred W. Fields Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation, the Oregon Arts Commission‘s Arts Build Communities program, the Oregon Cultural Trust, and the Calligram Foundation

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Are you a filmmaker interested in having your work shown at the Hollywood Theatre's airport theater?  We’re now accepting film submissions via Film Freeway!  To be considered, films must be 10 minutes or shorter in length, be appropriate for a general audience, and be created by a local or regional artist or concern local/regional issues relating to Oregon to the Pacific Northwest. 

Submit your film via the Hollywood Theatre @PDX Film Freeway site today!


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