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slides: Party Report: Northwest Film Center’s Opening Night for PDX International Film Fest

Saturday, February 07, 2015

 

Portland International Film Fest

Shawn Levy, Tim Miller, Bill Foster and Josh Leake at the opening night party for the Portland International Film Fest. Photo by Byron Beck.

The Northwest Film Center launched the 38th Annual Portland International Film Festival with a screening of “Wild Tales"-Argentinean director Damián Szofrón's film that is currently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film—at the Fox Tower on Thursday night. 

To celebrate the opening of this year’s Festival and the Academy Award nominated film, the Northwest Film Center—with co-hosts King Estate Winery, Sierra Nevada Brewing, Swank & Swine, and Pearl Catering—threw a giant late night after-party in the lobby of the Fox Tower multiplex.

Those gathered at the party included film critic and author Shawn Levy, author Chelsea Cain (who just so happened to be celebrating her birthday) and her husband film critic Marc Mohan. Northwest Film Center Executive Director Bill Foster was joined by Oregon Film Executive Director Tim Williams and Portland Film Festival Director Josh Leake. 

Following Opening Night, PIFF retains a sizable presence downtown and throughout the city with screenings at the Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium, located inside the Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park Avenue), Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Avenue), Regal Fox Tower (846 SW Park Avenue), World Trade Center (121 SW Salmon Street, 1st Street, Building 2), the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Boulevard) and, for the first time, the Moreland Theater (6712 SE Milwaukie Avenue) and Roseway Theater (7229 NE Sandy Boulevard). 

The full PIFF 38 Program is available here and advance tickets are available here.  

 

Related Slideshow: Opening Night PDX International Film Fest

The Northwest Film Center launched the 38th Annual Portland International Film Festival with a screening of “Wild Tales"—Argentinean director Damián Szofrón's film that is currently nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film—at the Fox Tower on Thursday night. 

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Portland Int'l Film Folks

Author Shawn Levy, Oregon Film Executive Director Tim Williams, Northwest Film Center Executive Director Bill Foster and Portland Film Festival Director Josh Leake at the opening night celebration for this year’s Portland International Film Festival at Regal Cinema's Fox Tower multiplex.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Emily and Bill

Emily Crumpacker and Bill Foster at the opening night celebration for this year’s Portland International Film Festival at Regal Cinema's Fox Tower multiplex.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Mike and Julia

Mike King and Julia Bartholomew-King at the opening night celebration for this year’s Portland International Film Festival at Regal Cinema's Fox Tower multiplex.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Marc and Chelsea

Marc Mohan and Chelsea Cain at the opening night celebration for this year’s Portland International Film Festival at Regal Cinema's Fox Tower multiplex.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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PDX Int'l Film Fest Fans

Crowd lined up for drinks at the opening night celebration for this year’s Portland International Film Festival at Regal Cinema's Fox Tower multiplex.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Irene Brodsky

Oscar-nominated Irene Taylor Brodsky at the opening night celebration for this year’s Portland International Film Festival at Regal Cinema's Fox Tower multiplex.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Donald Urquhart

Portland Art Museum's Director of Collections and Exhibitions Donald Urquhart at the opening night celebration for this year’s Portland International Film Festival at Regal Cinema's Fox Tower multiplex.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Jessica and Ryan

Jessica Lyness and Ryan Clark at the opening night celebration for this year’s Portland International Film Festival at Regal Cinema's Fox Tower multiplex.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Shannon and Shelly

Shannon Brazil and Shelly Eilers at the opening night celebration for this year’s Portland International Film Festival at Regal Cinema's Fox Tower multiplex.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Film Fest Fans

Simon Max Hall, Angelique Paull, Maddy Kyas at the opening night celebration for this year’s Portland International Film Festival at Regal Cinema's Fox Tower multiplex.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Fredetic and Ellen

Frederic Cann and Ellen Thomas at the opening night celebration for this year’s Portland International Film Festival at Regal Cinema's Fox Tower multiplex.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Film Fest Fans

Hotel Eastlund's Joanne Bosworth, Alan Battersby and NW Film Center's Thomas Phillipson at the opening night celebration for this year’s Portland International Film Festival at Regal Cinema's Fox Tower multiplex.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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John and Karen

John and Karen Spencer at the opening night celebration for this year’s Portland International Film Festival at Regal Cinema's Fox Tower multiplex.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

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Film Fest Fans

Lucila Cejas, Shelly Eilers, Josh Leake and Cintamani Calise at the opening night celebration for this year’s Portland International Film Festival at Regal Cinema's Fox Tower multiplex.

Photo by Byron Beck. 

 
 

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