For the 54th edition of its monthly Micro Cinema Club program, Indie Memphis will present “The Best of the 35th Northwest Film & Video Festival,” a touring program from the Northwest Film Center showcasing a carefully selected cross-section of the state of filmmaking in the Northwest.
What: Micro Cinema Club #54: "The Best of the 35th Northwest Film & Video Festival"
When: 7:30 pm, Wednesday, August 12
Where: Power House Memphis
Admission: FREE and open to the public.
Seating capacity is limited; attendees should plan to arrive early for seating. Some films in this program may not be appropriate for younger audiences.
"The Best of the 35th Northwest Film & Video Festival" features:
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN POETRY
Andrew Smith, Courtney Sanders | Missoula, MT | 19 min.
"Pity the poor poet working in the dumbed-down world of modern marketing."
Cheryl Lohrmann | Portland, OR | 2 min.
"This elegiac poem to a least favorite time of year reminds us that summer will always end. Forever."
PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN 1947-2007
Margot Quan Knight | Seattle, WA | 2 min.
"A woman, well documented by home snapshots — Kodachrome to digital — ages before our eyes."
Laura di Trapani | Portland, OR | 3 min.
"An animated Busby Berkley leg show set in a Dali-esque dreamscape."
Julia Kwan | Vancouver, BC | 19 min.
"A Chinese family in 1980‘s Vancouver, prepares to take a family photo."
TO REMEMBER THAT OUR SKIES ARE THE SAME SKIES
Chris Lael Larson | Portland, OR | 3 min.
"Andy London has been haunted by the events of his 18th birthday for years. In this short animated film set in the early 90's, he writes a letter to Colleen in an attempt to put his demons to rest."
Andrew Blubaugh | Portland, OR | 9 min.
"Before Andy and John made the transition from friends to boyfriends, they decided the exact date that they would break up."
COOKIES FOR SALE
Wes Kim | Seattle, WA | 4 min.
"Playing like a Warner Brothers Looney Tune, this live action cartoon pits a persistent Girl Scout against a grumpy tightwad."
HOLLERINGS / THREE STORIES IN WOOD
Lara Gallagher, Andrew Ellmaker | Portland, OR | 5 min.
"Three stories of the quiet revelations and anxieties inhabit a faceless, motionless world."
NICKEL AND DIMIN’ IT WITH BUDDY
Tomas Soderberg | Portland, OR | 7 min.
"Buddy is a homeless man in Portland, Oregon who makes a living returning cans and bottles."
A.J. Bond | Vancouver, BC | 14 min.
"A time traveler is visited by an arrogant and hairless future version of himself."
Chel White | Portland, OR | 5 min.
"This allegorical perspective on climate change offers a haunting and ultimately empowering view of our planet. Narrated by Alec Baldwin with piano accompaniment by Thomas Lauderdale."