On The Wing trailer
Video/Film by Dan Viens
Description: On The Wing is a documentary film that tells the story of Portland's Chapman Swifts. This trailer gives you a peek at the phenomenon and its cult following. More information at swiftsmovie.com
This film is playing Sunday at Whitsell Auditorium (Portland Art Museum) and we have a pair of tickets to give away. To Win: Comment on this post why you'd like to attend. Winner will be drawn Friday (July 30) at noon.
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From NW Film Center:
The largest known swift roost in the world— over 30,000 birds—is in a school chimney and can be witnessed each September in Portland. Those in the know have wandered into this quiet neighborhood for years to spread a picnic blanket on the school's lawn and enjoy an enchanting evening of avian acrobatics. "This documentary about the celebrated semi-annual appearance of the speedy little birdies called Vaux's swifts at Northwest Portland's Chapman Elementary School is a lively and colorful tapestry of human and avian life, and a great advertisement for the many things that help keep Portland weird."—Shawn Levy, The OregonianÃƒâ€š ( 61 mins. )
With support from theÃƒâ€š Audubon Society of Portland.
The Film Center's Northwest Tracking series, showcases the work of independent filmmakers living and working in the Northwest—Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington—whose work reflects the vibrant cinematic culture of the region. Whether presenting single artist retrospectives, new features, documentaries, or inspired collections of short works, Northwest Tracking offers testimony to the creativity and talent in our flourishing media arts community.