Hoffman Center features ‘The Best of the 42nd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival’

The Hoffman Center for the Arts Manzanita Film Series will screen “The Best of the 42nd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival” at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Apr. 22. Admission will be $5.

The collection of 9 short films was selected by the Northwest Film Center of Portland from its latest juried film festival. Films were made in British Columbia, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Total running time is 76 minutes.

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The films to be screened are:

“Hers is Where Your Begins” Janet McIntyre (Portland)

This film explores the emotions that come to people after the loss of a loved one. (5 min.)

“For Jean-Pierre Melvin” Ira Flowers (Portland)

An assassin is running against the clock in this love letter to the French new wave cinema. (6 min.)

“To See More Light” Kurtis Hough (Portland)

A lens is placed on the constant shifting and changing of the natural as something new is born out of the cauldron of old (15 min.)

“Two Roads” Troy Moth and Josh Lambert (Sooke, BC)

Native American youth are faced with the difficult challenge of growing up in a culture that is not entirely their own. (3 min.)

“Arca Archa” Sarah El Bakkouri (Richmond BC)

If life is a container, perhaps it too is a prison, or perhaps we might be able to escape through its walls to something else, but at what cost? (5 min.)

“Robot Pavlov Sputnik” Oliver Hockenhull (Vancouver, BC)

Mixing two films about the cinematic process creates a lush experience rich in subtextual meaning. (7 min.)

“Memory” Stuart Eagon (Portland)

Fleeting faces, places and times stare back at us as a reminder of the complex emotions put forth as we gaze into our own memories. (10 min.)

“Seven Ways from Sunday” Robert Sickels (Walla Walla)

Seven stories from individuals who have fallen victim to their fellow citizens’ misconceptions and fears (7 min.)

“Dead Hearts” Stephen W. Martin (Vancouver, BC)

A young mortician discovers his one true love only to realize she is also sought after by a gang of bullies. (16 min.)

The Manzanita Film Series is a program of the Hoffman Center in Manzanita. Films are screened monthly throughout the year. The Center is located at 594 Laneda Ave.

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