36th PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALIt’s that time of year again. Films galore! Good thing too, because we just saw Gangster Squad... not impressed. Except for Ryan Gosling, he is always impressive. We need some new culture/film stimulation. This year’s Portland International Film Festival running from February 7-23, 2013 features the Portland premieres of 19 films submitted for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. There are way too many good ones to name so we will leave it up to you to decide which ones tickle your fancy (hate that saying...and we just used it).What we’re excited about:What the boys will be excited about (being totally stereotypical right now):PDX AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVALDuring a visit to Paris at the age of 21 in 1968, Ron Craig stumbled across numerous independent film houses which soon changed his entire understanding of film and led him to create his own film festivals. Along with Astoria International Film Festival, Craig founded PDX African American Film Festival which runs from Wednesday January, 30 - February 2, 2013.He dedicated this year’s PDX African American Film Festival to “all those young people on Cook Street” after growing up in Portland on Cook Street where he said “there was always a place to run and play”. It was in that area, during his youth he would spend Saturday afternoons at the old Egyptian Theatre which inspired him to be a filmmaker.This year’s fabulous lineup of films will take place at McMenamins Mission Theater and McMenamins Kennedy School. We are personally excited about Carbon For Water, a look into Kenya’s Western Province where most drinking water is contaminated and women and girls are responsible for finding the water and fuel. Take a look at the trailer below.
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