Portland Film Festival is excited to premiere a locally produced film starring Kodi Smit-McPhee (“Paranorman,” “The Road,” “Let Me In” & “Dawn of the Planet of Apes”) as well as costarring Danny Devito (“One Who Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest,” “War of the Roses,” “Ruthless People,”& “Throw Mama from the Train”) called, “All The Wilderness,” written and directed by Michael Johnson.
Shot in and around the city of Portland, Oregon, the film is about a restless teenager who explores the wilderness of the city while struggling with the absence of his father. The film premiered at SXSW in 2014 and was picked up for theatrical distribution by Screen Media Films. The film will be screened for at least two weeks following its premiere at Living Room Theaters, located at 341 Southwest 10th Avenue.
The film will be making its Oregon premiere at the February 20th event. Cosponsored by the Portland Film Festival, Oregon Film (the governor’s film office), Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA), SAG AFTRA (the actor’s union) and the Portland Film Club, (Oregon’s largest film watching organization).
The event will be kicked off with an introduction by Oregon Film’s Executive Director Tim Williams. “With Wild now showing the beauty and talent of Oregon to audiences across the nation, it’s nice to see another locally grown film hit the theaters. Oregon is a unique and amazing shooting location. It’s a great honor to be co-hosting the Portland premiere of this film,” says Williams.
Produced under the state’s I-OPIF program, the production received financial incentives introduced to increase the frequency of Oregon film productions. I-OPIF funds are designated for productions made for fewer than one million dollars by local filmmakers. Other incentives used by GRIMM, PORTLANDIA and THE LIBRIARIANS are for organizations spending larger amounts of funds in the OREGON ECONOMY. OMPA estimates that over $135 million was spent in the Oregon Economy due to the film incentive programs in 2014.
An after party will follow the screening. Tickets will be available online at the Portland Film Club (meetup.com/portlandfilm) and Living Room Theater later this week.
You can view the trailer for the film at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JW1ARPXJB4
Please contact us for a screener.
About Portland Film Festival
Portland Film Festival is a non-profit organization dedicated to nurturing filmmakers and audiences, while celebrating the power of a good story. The festival focuses on the people, ideas, technology, skills and artistry behind filmmaking and provides both entertaining and educational opportunities to the public. The 2015 Portland Film Festival takes place September 1-7 and is anchored with free nights of outdoor screenings. In addition to showcasing films, the festival will feature filmmaker workshops and Q&As. Connect with the Portland Film Festival on Facebook at facebook.com/portlandfilmfestival and Twitter at twitter.com/portlandfilm.
About Living Room Theaters
Launched in December 2006, the Portland, Oregon location is the first all-digital and only-digital theater in the country. This new concept offers significant environmental advantages. By eliminating celluloid prints and traditional distribution, we eliminate the use of chemicals like silver nitrate and reduce non-biodegradable materials and pollution. Digital projection is also more energy-efficient, from transportation to projection. Connect with the Living Room Theaters on Facebook at facebook.com/livingroompdx and Twitter at twitter.com/livingroompdx.