Oregon-Made Film Festival Set to Premiere in Lincoln City October 25-31
By Ingrid Mueller
Published: 10/17/2019
Photo courtsey of Explore Lincoln City

Beginning October 25th, the historic Bijou Theatre in Lincoln City presents the Oregon-Made Film Festival, a seven-day tribute to films made in Oregon.

The Oregon-Made Film Festival in Lincoln City is featuring your favorite movies filmed in Oregon, October 25-31. During the seven-day festival, the historic Bijou Theatre will screen 12 movies filmed in Oregon. Highlights include movies filmed at coastal locations such as, Sometimes a Great Notion, starring Paul Newman and the Oscar winning film, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

The festival will also showcase lesser known short films and documentaries. One such film is a documentary titled Home: The Story of Valsetz. Director Ronan Feely unearths rare footage of this once thriving logging community in the Coast Range. Using interviews from former residents, he tells the story of how this company town was shut down in 1984. "When I set out to make this film, I wanted to tell the story of those who were forced to pack up and leave their livelihood behind," says Feely. "I could never imagine something like this happening today, some of these people were in their 50s and 60s when this happened, and they never recovered from it." Home: The Story of Valsetz will screen at the Bijou on Saturday, October 26th, at 7:30 pm.

Enrich your experience, get an inside perspective about the film before you go. Join director Ronan Feely and former residents of the Valsetz community for a special pre-show presentation. The North Lincoln County Historical Museum will host the event at 2pm on Saturday, October 26, located at 4907 Hwy 101, Lincoln City.

For 110 years Oregon's scenic landscapes have enjoyed moments in the spotlight on the silvery screen. Starting with the 1909 film, The Fisherman's Bride shot in Astoria, to present day projects, 500 movies have been filmed in the state, according to Tim Williams, executive director of Oregon Film. From cult classics and comedy to award winning dramas, the Oregon-Made Film Festival in Lincoln City is a great way to see a few of them and some may even be your favorite.

Passes for the festival start at $60 per person, or $100 for two. For a complete schedule of shows and times or additional information about Oregon-Made Film Festival visit CinemaLovers.com or call the theatre at (541) 994-8255.
Oregon-Made Film Festival Set to Premiere in Lincoln City October 25-31