World Premiere of “Green Room” set for Cannes


The world premiere of “Green Room,” the film shot in Oregon, by director Jeremy Saulnier (“Blue Ruin”) will be screening at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. According to Variety’s Justin Chang, the film follows a band of punk rockers who find themselves trapped in a secluded setting, fighting for their lives against a gang of neo-Nazis, led by Patrick Stewart (“Star Trek: The Next Generation,”). The film also stars Anton Yelchin (“Star Trek”), Imogen Poots (“28 Weeks Later,”) Alia Shawkat, Callum Turner and Joe Cole.

The film used Oregon crew and extras—in part, because it received financial incentives from the Oregon Governor’s Film Office, “Oregon Film,” led by Director Tim Williams. Principal photography began in Portland in October, 2014. The Cannes Film Festival will be held May 13 – 24, 2015. The festival named Joel and Ethan Coen as the Presidents of the Jury for the main competition.  It’s the first time that two people will chair the jury.

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Josh Leake

Executive Director at Portland Film Festival
Portland-based producer and director Josh Leake is the founder and executive director of the Portland Film Festival, which MovieMaker Magazine named one of the world's "coolest" film festivals. He produced "Glena," a feature length documentary that premiered at Slamdance ’14 (now available on Showtime and VOD). His film "Emptys," a short documentary about people who collect beverage containers as their principal source of income, won first place at Tropfest New York. With his production company, Mindpollen, he's currently developing an adaption of Chuck Palahniuk's "Lullaby." Follow him on Twitter @joshleake and @portlandfilm.
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