Local film lovers will be in full swoon starting this weekend as it marks the beginning of the 37th Northwest Film & Video Festival. Through the 13th of November, the folks at the NW Film Center will be shining their spotlight on some of the best work created by well-established and burgeoning filmmakers from Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Montana, and Idaho.
Bravely Done will spend the next week highlighting some films playing as part of the fest that are worth your attention, like the amazing variety of short subjects that will be shown throughout the event. Festival curators have put together three programs of short films that range from dream-like experimental works to documentaries aimed for quick insight and maximum impact. Be on the lookout for Coined, a meditation on the power of money by Portland's Elijah Hasan, Lisa Jackson's pointed and poignant look at the Indian Residential Schools of the early 20th century Savage. Both play as part of the Shorts II program tonight, November 6th, at 7 p.m. (it repeats on Nov. 11th at 8:45 p.m.).
The Shorts III program (playing at 7 p.m. on Sunday Nov. 7th and Friday Nov. 12th) features a number of documentary subjects, including Oaks, piece that looks at the collaboration between experimental musician Ethan Rose and the organist at the Oaks Park skate rink, Keith Fortune, and a lovely three minute look at violin making entitled Beauty In Function.
Click here to check out the full schedule for this year's festival.