Portland Film Beat

Screen Shot 2014-08-26 at 4.38.43 PMTwo of my heroes, film makers Bryan Hiltner and Michelle Vincig, participants of the former monthly screening series Attack of the Flix (I’ll write about it someday) were interviewed on the public access show Portland Film Beat. A cross section of the Portland film community has already made appearances on the show which are also available on YouTube.

Here’s a link:

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overheard

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I don’t get out much, but last week, during a lunch break while serving jury duty, I was walking the streets of downtown Portland when I heard a woman say, “Do you think I took a whole day off from work to look at some tiny waterfall.” And then while leaving the store Tender Loving Empire someone cried out “Oh my God, what are the mushrooms?” Along with an encounter with the artist Michael Patterson Carver, the streets could not have been more entertaining.

Glean

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There’s only one weekend left of the Glean show at Disjecta 8371 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR, 97217. If you meet the same gallery sitter my wife Ronna and I met earlier in the month, you are bound to have an interesting conversation about trash and other consumerist excess. The art for the show was created from trash collected from the local transfer station before it was hauled off to the landfill. What’s not to like when art and trash intermingle?

The link below is related to the show and the organization that puts it on every year:
http://www.gleanpdx.org.

Lonnie Holley

My attempt at taking a picture of Lonnie Holley using my iPhone resulted in this image:

Potrait-Lonnie Holley

Sunshine was making it difficult to see through the view finder.  With everything I was learning about this unorthodox artist/musician, this picture seemed to make more and more sense considering Holley’s catch phrase “Thumbs up for mother universe.”

After seeing his art show at the Portland Museum of Modern Art  at 5202 N Albina Ave, Portland, OR 97217, which runs through September 27, and watching his performance in the park across the street from Mississippi Records on Saturday, August 9th, I had a big bang fit of inspiration and decided it was time to get my act in gear and become a web blogger.

More information on Lonnie can be found at the link below:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/26/magazine/lonnie-holley-the-insiders-outsider.html?_r=1