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The Grand-Daddy of Animation: Will Vinton and Four New Films!

Holy smokes! Will Vinton, aka The Father of Claymation and an iconic Portland figure complete with handlebar mustache, is gearing up to produce four new animated feature films! According to The Portland Tribune, Vinton Entertainment and Portland-based studio Gnosis Moving Pictures are partnering to work on new animation works, including “The Quest,” “Jack Hightower” (a…

Old film clips archived, restored, and telling PNW history

The Seattle Times published a story about an eight-year restoration project that brought life in Grays Harbor in the 1920s to life through old film clips. Jack Broom reported that the University of Washington Libraries Special Collections‘ Nicollete Broomberg, a visual-materials curator, and Hannah Palin, a film-archive specialist, worked with UWTV and the 7th Avenue Theater…

Growing Film in the PNW

This Friday marks the opening of a new movie theater in Oregon. A romantic soul, committed to bringing cinema to a tiny ocean-side community, made the move from an independent theater in Bellingham, Washington, to start another one in Florence, a town about halfway down the Oregon coast. The City Lights Cinema, a four-screen theater,…