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January 2015

Screenwriting Fundamentals

January 14, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Restaurant 503, 21900 Willamette Drive # 201
West Linn, OR 97068 United States
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$250
Randall Jahnson Teaching

The biggest challenge most aspiring screenwriters face is learning to think and write cinematically. This class focuses on that process; you’ll discover how to show – not tell – your stories.  Through exercises and practice, you’ll develop the chops necessary to express plot, character, and conflict in visual terms.  You’ll also develop an ear for dialogue and gain an understanding of when and where to employ it.  And, of course, the mysteries of script formatting will be demystified. Enrollment is limited to…

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Church of Film: Psychedelic Canada

January 14, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
North Star Ballroom, 635 North Killingsworth Court
Portland, OR 97217 United States
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Free
Church of Film

Chuch of Film is back in session on Wednesday, January 14th--a regular on every Indie film lover's calendar. This weeks sermon of film emerges from the madness of the Canadian archives! According the Church staff, The National Film Board of Canada issued the mandate for filmmakers to "interpret Canada for Canadians," and funded a vast number of documentary and experimental filmmakers to meet the challenge. For many of them, in the midst of a wildly experimental climate, that mandate was…

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Intermediate-Advanced Screenwriting

January 15, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Restaurant 503, 21900 Willamette Drive # 201
West Linn, OR 97068 United States
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$300
Randall Jahnson Teaching

Geared for writers working on feature-length films, TV pilots, or webseries, this class moves beyond the fundamentals and delves into the nuances of the craft. Sharpening your visual sense, creating memorable characters, exposition, subplots, and subtext will be among the topics covered.  Also, given the recent success of star vehicles such as “Wild” and “Nightcrawler,” particular attention will be paid to creating strong character-driven scripts. Student work is read and evaluated weekly.  Enrollment is limited to 8. WHEN:  Thursdays, 7-9:30pm,…

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Homer Groening shorts

January 17, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hollywood Theater
Homer Groening

On Jan 17, Bill Plympton will introduce an evening of short films made by the artist who inspired him to become a filmmaker. Homer Groening entered the world of advertising in Portland, and opened his own ad agency here in 1958. Famous for writing, directing and producing his own work, he made award winning commercials, industrial films, public service announcements, and educational films. He also made experimental short films seen in film festivals around the world. Films in the program will be provided by…

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Stumptown Shorts

January 18, 2015 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Fifth Avenue Cinemas, 510 SW Hall St.
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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5th avenue

Come watch some independent short films with Stumptown Movie Maker's Meetup. Anyone with a completed project is welcome to submit and they'lll screen as many as they have time for. Shorts of 20 mins or less are welcome, in any genre, but we're hoping for Zombie Portlandia Gore. Any takers? Open to the audience for questions, comments and discussion. Submit your film/video and get it before an audience! More details at Stumptown's Meetup.

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Martin Luther King Jr Tribute at Clinton Street

January 19, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE CLINTON ST
Portland, OR 97202 United States
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Free
MLK

The Clinton Street Theater is hosting its eleventh annual tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. They celebrate MLK Day with the FREE screening of the historic documentary, King: A Filmed Record...From Montgomery To Memphis, which was nominated for a Best Documentary Oscar in 1971. This Academy Award-nominated documentary presents key events in the life of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. Beginning with the 1955 bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, the production follows King through major steps in his…

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Fashion Meets Film

January 24, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
OMSI, 1945 SE WATER AVE
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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Fashion Meets Film Portland, OR-Clothing Designer Kenneth Doswell of Betty Jean Couture and the 2014 Full Figured Fashion Week Designer of the Year invites the press and the general public to enjoy an evening of fashion and entertainment. On January 24th 2015, the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) and Paul Mitchell The School Portland (PMTS) will present an electrifying mix of some of today’s top designers from around the world, all under the roof of Oregon’s famous science…

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Live Reading of “The Last Starship From Earth”

January 25, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Artists Repertory Theatre, 1515 SW Morrison
Portland, OR 97205 United States
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Free
The Last Starship from Earth

Come listen in as a playwright, with professional actors, shares the dialogue of a script to an audience – sometimes for the first time, sometimes with fresh revisions, always seeking input. This is an important step in the development of a play and your opportunity to participate. THEATRE Reading Artists Rep presents a Flash Read The Last Starship From Earth By Steve Coker Based on the novel by John Boyd Produced by Steve Coker & John San Nicolas Starring the…

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OMPA Annual Meetup

January 29, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Zarr Studios, 1535 SE 9th Ave
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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OMPA

** No ticket necessary, but please RSVP at www.ompa.org/events ** Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA) celebrates their connectedness at the 2015 Annual Meeting! Join for a festive event, featuring • OMPA Awards of Excellence • Installation of OMPA Board of Directors • OMPA Media Arts Education Scholarship Awards • Year in Review Video... and more! OMPA Annual Meeting is sponsored by Picture This Production Services and Stage Reception sponsored by Gales Creek Insurance Services with special thanks to Pacific Perks…

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Portland Motorcycle Film Festival

January 30, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - January 31, 2015 @ 11:00 pm
Hollywood Theater

The 2015 Portland Motorcycle Film Festival will screen feature length and short motorcycle films that showcase the passion of riders and the souls of their machines.  The films take us on journeys, showcase creativity and personal vision, and reveal the intensity and speed of the race track. The Festival will occur January 30-31 at the Hollywood Theatre, a classic Portland venue built in 1926, recently restored, with modern screen and sound. Films selected for the Festival will be judged by a panel of…

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