Portland, OR. Oregon Film is celebrating its 50th Anniversary, so the organization is screenings some classics filmed in the state. There were Westerns that took advantage of the diverse locations of Central Oregon and Mt. Hood – TRUE GRIT, THE WAY WEST, and BEND OF THE RIVER – followed by musicals like PAINT YOUR WAGON and classic indies like ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST and DRUGSTORE COWBOY.

On August 17th, the Hollywood Theatre will screen ANIMAL HOUSE, which was filmed at University of Oregon. The raunchy comedy launched John Belushi into international stardom and had other recognizable faces like Donald Sutherland, Tom Hulce, and Kevin Bacon. The crew spent weeks in Eugene and Cottage Grove filming iconic scenes like this one about acoustic guitar appreciation.


Series: #OregonMade Film Series

40th Anniversary Screening Friday 08/17/18, 7:30, Hollywood Theatre – 4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97212

John Landis

Monday September 10th there will be a screening of the powerful #OregonMade film, SOMETIMES A GREAT NOTION. Paul Newman stars and directs based on Ken Kesey’s book alongside Henry Fonda, Lee Remick, and Michael Sarrazin. The film was shot in and around Kernville and Newport, and the “Never Give a Inch” Stamper House still stands on the shore of the Siletz River. As part of the celebration, not only will Kick Ass Oregon History be doing a special podcast about the unique history behind the making of the film, but Oregon Film and Oregon State Parks will be planting 50 trees and the first official sign for an “Oregon Film Trail” at nearby Gleneden State Park. 


From Oregon Film:

Our mission is to promote the development of the film, television, commercial, and interactive industry in Oregon and to enhance the industry’s revenues, profile, and reputation within Oregon and among the industry internationally.

Our Board of Directors is: Juliana Lukasik (Chair), Jason A. Atkinson, Angela Jackson, Paul Loving and Steve Oster.