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Northwest Tracking: SONGS SHE WROTE ABOUT PEOPLE SHE KNOWS

“A timid office worker becomes both pariah and Pied Piper when she unleashes her confessional, scathingly honest pop compositions upon friends and co-workers in this hilarious comedy from Vancouver’s Kris Elgstrand. 123 more words

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Essential Gus Van Sant: LAST DAYS on 35mm

Michael Pitt portrays a hauntingly familiar figure in this meditation—dedicated to Kurt Cobain—on the final days in the life of a famed musician retreating from the clamor of the world and its myriad, insistent demands. 103 more words

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Northwest Tracking: A RIVER BETWEEN US

A three-term State Senator, Jason Atkinson took a sabbatical from politics in 2012 to produce this film about the decades-old water war centered on the river he grew up on. 193 more words

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Northwest Tracking: DEATH ON A ROCK with director Scott Ballard in attendance

Portland filmmaker and Film Center instructor, Scott Ballard’s (A STANDING STILL, WELCOMING DEPARTURE) latest feature follows a young woman coming to terms with a trying event in her life. 138 more words

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Essential Gus Van Sant: GERRY

Filmed in the stunning deserts of northern Argentina, Utah, and Death Valley, GERRY falls into the category of minimalist road movie—trek movie, actually—as two friends (Casey Affleck and Matt Damon, both named Gerry) set off on foot in the wild in search of the elusive. 132 more words

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Essential Gus Van Sant: DRUGSTORE COWBOY on 35mm

Van Sant’s acclaimed second feature is a daring and uncompromising look at outlaw junkie life based on the novel by James Fogle. Set in Portland in the early ‘70s, Matt Dillon gives the performance of his career as Bob Hughes, the superstitious leader of an awkward band of addicts who go directly to the source for drugs by robbing drugstores. 134 more words

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Northwest Tracking: KOINONIA

In a post-American, post-civilization era, billions of people have mysteriously vanished. The cities, left in shambles, are now hubs for the ugliest crimes imaginable. Having lost his family, John heads into the woods to find a mythical town called Faraday. 122 more words

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