Carrie Brownstein
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CARRIE BROWNSTEIN IN DIECTOR MATT McCORMICK’S Some Days Are Better Than Others

As an actor, the former Sleater-Kinney guitarist is known for her comedic turns in the satirical cable series Portlandia. In McCormick’s debut feature, however, Brownstein’s character helps strike a more melancholic note: “Have you ever had your heart broken? How long does it last? How long does it take to get better?”

James Mercer
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JAMES MERCER IN Some Days Are Better Than Others

Mercer, the singer-songwriter behind the smashingly successful indie band the Shins, plays the character who offers this cheerful response to Brownstein’s question: “Sometimes I think it might just last forever.”

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A SCENE FROM DIRECTOR JAMES STRAYER’S SHORT FILM Widow’s Walk Lake

Strayer’s forthcoming film (release date, according to the film’s Facebook site: “Soon”) draws its Gothic inspiration from the work of the late John Bellairs, author of popular and critically acclaimed fantasy and young-adult mystery novels.

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ELDER SMITH AND ELDER MERRILL SHARE AN INTIMATE MOMENT IN The Falls

Director Jon Garcia’s tale of two Mormon missionaries bound by forbidden passion in small-town Oregon is slated for summer release.

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A SCENE FROM Evidence of the Sasquatch

This faux-documentarian horror flick takes a page from Blair Witch Project. It screened last October at the Hollywood Theatre.

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A SCENE FROM The Weather Outside

Auteur brothers Todd and Jason Freeman took advantage of state financing incentives to shoot two features back-to-back last year.

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A SCENE FROM Cell Count

Government “assistance” took a different form in the shooting of the Freeman brothers’ Cell Count: they used Multnomah County’s notoriously unused Wapato Jail as a set.


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