Music or a movie? | The Reel Film Festival

By Stacy Day:
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If you find yourself pondering that this weekend, Northwest Film Center asks “why not both?” and answers with the 26th Annual Reel Music showcase.

This year's line up of musical films showing now until February 1st, is like surfing from one end of the radio dial to the other at the hand of classic and contemporary directors.

Opening, an altar to the “demigods of Canadian metal”, Anvil! The Story of Anvil is the side-splitting story of a fantastical rock band lost to obscurity but whose friendships and dreams are bigger than their hair in 1984. Fans of the cult classic This is Spinal Tap will laugh at the surreal absurdity of this musician named “Lips” rocking the guitar with a dildo and choke up as he struggles to live as large in life as he does in his dreams.

A myriad of musical movie madness, the next few weeks brings bounties of big screen works with:
*wild west musical scores, just to get started…

And if, like Lips dogmatically declares in that first movie of the Reel Music showcase “It can only get better from here”, Portland music and movie lovers alike need not dream about nirvana.  Or weekend plans.

NW Film Center Reel Music 26
Whitsell Auditorium in the Portland Art Museum

1219 SW Park Avenue

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stacy*day is amused by a spinning mobile of design, arts + food.  these days she can be found tinkering w/her new business: http://www.my-material-girl.com/ + not tweeting @stacyday.

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2 Responses to Music or a movie? | The Reel Film Festival

  1. Julian Chadwick January 12, 2009 at 05:26 #

    Hi Stacy. Sounds great and I will be there next weekend for sure.

    Also, WELCOME to the Pipeline!

  2. meagank January 12, 2009 at 14:40 #

    Sounds great, Stacy! Thank you for giving me something to do this weekend that DOES NOT include sitting on my couch and/or wearing sweats.

    Also, welcome to the pipeline :)

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