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Northwest Film Center Free Films
Sunday, November 11, 2007 - 2:00pm

What: Northwest Film Center Free Films**
Format: 35mm
When: November 11, 2007
Where: Northwest Film Center, 1219 SW Park Ave (Portland Art Museum)
**Admission: FREE for PSU students, faculty and staff with school ID

Sun Nov 11 2:00 PM Whitsell Auditorium
ARID LANDS
Director: GRANT AAKER, JOSH WALLERT
Sixty years ago, the Hanford nuclear facility in southeastern
Washington produced the plutonium for the first atomic bomb. Today,
Hanford remains the focus of the largest environmental cleanup in
history. ARID LANDS takes us to the mid-Columbia river region today,
into a world of sports fishermen, tattoo artists, housing developers,
ecologists, and radiation scientists living and working in an area
experiencing rapid transformation and growth. Best of the Fest?Hazel
Wolfe Environmental Film Festival. (92 min)
WNTH
PORTRAIT #2: TROJAN
Director: VANESSA RENWICK
A looming icon of the Columbia River Gorge-either a throwback to or
preview of a nuclear age-gets its stoic comeuppance in this requiem
for a heavyweight. (5 min)

Sun Nov 11 4:00 PM Whitsell Auditorium
HIGH & OUTSIDE
Director: PETER J. VOGT
In the 1970's Bill "Spaceman" Lee pitched for the Montreal Expo's and
the Boston Red Sox before getting the boot from major league baseball
for his "unorthodox" views. A natural athlete, self-styled mystic,
social activist, and pressroom comedian, Lee advocated smoking
marijuana to enhance a pitcher's focus, and offered controversial
opinions on much more than baseball. Bean-balling corporate duplicity,
he helped end the era of indentured servitude in baseball and was
blackballed in '81 . . . or was he? (84 min)

Sun Nov 11 6:00 PM Whitsell Auditorium
SHORTS III
Shorts by regional filmmakers as part of the Northwest Film & Video
Festival, including Festival award-winner SARI?S MOTHER.

Sun Nov 11 7:45 PM Whitsell Auditorium
CATHEDRAL PARK
Director: VINCENT CALDONI
Vai's parents risked everything to escape their small, war torn
country of Otisia and give their unborn child a better life. Now a
teenager, Vai has little interest in her people's culture until she
finds a box of hidden film revealing raw footage of a German
documentary in Otisia, with her parents as guides. With her friend
Katie they begin making their own documentary to try and unravel what
happened. This sets off a chain of events that bend the lines between
the old world and the new and blur reality and fiction. (80 min)

For more info:
Email: nwfilm@pdx.edu
On the web: www.nwfilm.org
Or call us at: (503)221-1156