Where: Various locations
The fourth annual University of Oregon Cinema Pacific film festival features a wide array of films, exhibitions, receptions and performances opening April 17 and running through April 21, 2013 in both Eugene and Portland.
This year’s featured guest is renowned Mexican screenwriter and director Guillermo Arriaga (“Amores Perros”, “Babel”). He will participate in the festival’s Focus: Mexico section. This is the first time Cinema Pacific has extended its reach to Latin America. A Focus: Singapore program and Chinese film events, meanwhile, will continue the festival’s ongoing exploration of Asian Pacific cinemas.
Also, Cinema Pacific is extending its reach to Portland. The festival will cosponsor two programs at Portland’s Northwest Film Center and an art installation by Singaporean media artist Ming Wong at the White Box Gallery. The festival will bring two Portland features, “Alien Boy” and “Buoy” to Eugene.
As always, West Coast filmmaking will be well represented in the program. San Francisco’s Jeremy Rourke will present animation and a live musical performance and the Adrenaline Film Project, the popular 72-hour competition for regional filmmakers, will return for its fourth edition.
Tickets for all Eugene shows are available online through April 16 at cinemapacific.uoregon.edu/schedule and through the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363, located in the Erb Memorial Union on campus. For Portland events at the NW Film Center, tickets are on sale at the door and online at nwfilm.org/screenings.
Matinees (before 6 p.m.), students and seniors: $6 General admission (after 6 p.m.): $8 Adrenaline Film Project and afterparty: students and seniors $7; general $10