Portland isn’t that far from Tri-Cities so if you’re an art film lover you may want to consider catching some of the 35th Annual Portland International Film Festival.
For buffs of excellent cinema, there is plenty to pick from.
During the next couple of weeks, I’ll feature reviews and information on where to see those reviewed.
The festival runs Feb. 9-25 and features films from 36 countries. There are 140 films — 93 features and 46 shorts.
Festival officials are highlighting international award winners:
Breathing that took Canes Best European Film.
Jean Gentil, the Special Jury Mention at the Venice Film Festival.
Elena, the Un Certain Regard Special Jury Prize winner at Cannes.
The festival kick off is 7:30 p.m. Thursday with a special opening night screening of the highly regarded Salmon Fishing in the Yemen with Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt. It’s written by Slumdog Millionaire’s Simon Beaufoy and directed by the legendary Lasse Hallstrom (Chocolat).
If you want to go to the screening and party — and these things are always a blast — tickets are $25, and are available now at http://festivals.nwfilm.org/piff35/events/.
Here is the festival schedule: http://festivals.nwfilm.org/piff35/.
Admission: $10 General; $9 Portland Art Museum members, students, seniors; $7 Silver Screen Club Friends.