PINE Film Festival Jan 27 – Feb 5, 2006
A celebration of film, storytelling and interconnection
2006 Festival Awards!
Closing Weekend Highlights:
Bike and Adventure Night
Fri., Feb. 3, 7pm Hollywood Theatre
Sponsored by CYCLE OREGON and the BIKE GALLERY
" Joyride (5 min). Set to Queen’s "I want to ride my bicycle!”
" Amsterdam: Bicycle Capitol of Europe (7 min). The name says it all.
" Travels by Tricycle (41 min). Borne out of filial devotion, 74 year old Wang Yimin is cycling his 98 year old mother across China on a custom built tricycle so that she may see the country before she passes away.
" Alone Across Australia (52 min). Jon Muir, one of the world’s most accomplished climbers and adventures, attempts to traverse Australia (2,500 kilometers) alone on foot, his trusty dog Seraphim his only company. Self-shot. Winner of several "Best Adventure Film” Awards.
The BTA and the Community Cycling Center will make presentations
Make plans to attend Cycle Oregon’s kick-off and route announcement party, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6pm, at the newly remodeled Portland Art Museum.
Children’s Program Sat., Feb. 4 Noon-2pm (w/ breaks)
Kennedy School, $1/child $3/adult
A Salute to the work of "Sisbro Edventure”
Nature cinematographer Laura and Rob Sams give a fascinating insight to the world of forest creatures in two films "Lost in the Woods,” based on the award winning children’s book, and "Bearly Alike,” a film festival favorite from 2005. Also: Global Shorts, a brief yet engaging program of short films from small people in our global village.
Indiekid Films presents dynamic cinema programs for children and families, creating a global exchange where every child’s opinion is valued and their creative work is celebrated.
ESL: English as a Second Language Youssef Delara, USA, drama, 107 min., 2005
Sat, Feb 4, 3pm, Hollywood (w/ Youssef Delara); and Sat, Feb 4, 7pm, PSU (w/ Youssef Delara)
Pacific NW Premiere!
Bolivar De La Cruz, with a baby on the way, has just made the treacherous journey over the border from Mexico to Los Angeles, home of the beautiful and restless Lola Sara, whose parents made the same journey some 20 years ago. Now two people from very different sides of the same culture will find themselves on a collision course that will change their lives forever.
Awards: Best Feature, Boston Latino Film Festival
[get a ticket - Feb 4, 3pm]
The Trials of Darryl Hunt Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg, US, documentary, 2006
* CLOSING WEEKEND FEATURE FILM * Wed, Feb. 1, 6:45pm, Guild; and Sat, Feb 4, 7pm Hollywood
World Premiere outside of Sundance!
In North Carolina, in 1984, a young while newspaper reporter, Deborah Skyes, was brutally murdered. Based on an ID made by a former Klan member, 19 year old Darryl Hunt was charged. No physical evidence linked Hunt to the crime. Hunt was convicted by an all white jury, and sentenced to life imprisonment. In 1994, DNA testing cleared Hunt, yet he would spend another ten years behind bars. This exclusive portrait of a harrowing wrongful conviction offers a provocative and haunting examination of a community – and a criminal justice sytem – subject to racial bias and tainted by fear.
Awards: Sundance Official Selection 2006
Notes: Darryl Hunt to be here in person for Sat, Feb 4, 7pm screening
[get a ticket - Feb 4, 7pm]
PINE FILM screens newly released and highly acclaimed films on themes of sustainability, culture and social justice, emphasizing the interconnection of people to people and people to place. We aim to entertain and engage, while empowering audiences to make a difference. Many of our films will release theatrically after their festival run and some are fresh from Sundance 2006.
Our festival also includes a welcome reception, a community dinner w/ Farmer John, a children’s program, a student film competition, an awards ceremony, and a reception brunch w/ Darryl Hunt. Venues include the Guild, Hollywood, Mission Theatre, Kennedy School and PSU 5th Avenue Theatres. See you at the movies!
Photo credits: above photos are from last year’s festival (PINE 2004), brought to you in cooperation with Planet In Focus, the Toronto International Environmental Film Festival.