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2010 Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POW!): Official Lineup

By Mike Everleth ⋅ February 17, 2010

Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival

The 3rd annual Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POW!) has announced their full festival lineup, which includes 44 films from all over the world. The fest will run March 18-21 at the Hollywood Theatre.

Maybe this year, the POW! fest will have something extra to celebrate if Kathryn Bigelow wins the Best Directing Academy Award on March 7th. Bigelow is the odds on favorite to take home the Oscar statuette this year for directing The Hurt Locker and, if she does, she’d be the first woman ever to do so. Actually, only four women have ever even been nominated: Bigelow, Lina Wertmuller, Jane Campion and Sofia Coppola.

The lineup below proves that women are a powerful force sitting in the director’s chair and POW! has assembled an impressive lineup of animated films, shorts, features, documentaries, experimental films and more:

March 18

7:00 p.m.: “Local Shorts”
Nous Deux Encore, dir. Heather Harlow
Talking Heads, dir. Kristina Wipple & Gabe Van Lelyveld
Her Name Is Mary, dir. Liz Vice
Linda, dir. Janiee Dial

9:00 p.m.: Finding Face, dir. Patti Duncan & Skye Fitzgerald

March 19

7:00 p.m.: Playground, dir. Libby Spears

9:15 p.m.: Motherland, dir. Jennifer Steinman
Screens with:
In the Name of Freedom, dir. Isabel Cueva

March 20

1:00 p.m.: “Animation & Experimental Showcase”
Red Revenge, dir. Enhua Choi
Lintscape, dir. Caitlin Craggs
Cantame, dir. Irene Boleda
Shaken & Stirred, dir. Lucy Hanna
Puffer Girl, dir. Joan Gratz
Roue, dir. Taili Wu
Memory, dir. Ashley Freeman
Adrift, dir. Cathy Lee Crane
Ta-Dah, dir. Stacey Chomiak
Missed Aches, dir. Joanna Priestly
My Lot, dir. Alyssa Timon
Eeny Meeny Deecy Meeny, dir. Kristina Campbell

2:30 p.m.: “Documentary Shorts”
Sin By Silence, dir. Olivia Klaus
Dear Angela, dir. Evan Briggs
My Life as Cherry, dir. Jennifer Yu
Not Yet Rain, dir. Lisa Russell

3:00 p.m.: “Narrative Shorts Showcase”
Danzak, dir. Gabriela Yepes
Catechism, dir. Jessica Moorhouse
Whore, dir. Prarthana Mohan
Obvious Child, dir. Gillian Robespierre
Bollywood Beckons, dir. Sophie Ann Rooney

4:30 p.m.: Stages, dir. The Meerkat Media Collective
Screens with:
Mezzanotte Obscura, dir. Lori Petchers

5:15 p.m.: Raspberry Magic, dir. Leena Pendharkar
Screens with:
So Far and Soar, dir. Jocelyne Chaput

7:30 p.m.: Love Hurts, dir. Barra Grant

9:30 p.m.: “Shorts Showcase, Rated ‘M’ For Mature”
True Love, dir. Ana Lily Amirpour
Turn Around, dir. Prarthana Mohan
Fashion Kills, dir. Liz Toonkel
Blue-Eyed Mary, dir. Olivia Newman
Paname Follie’s, dir. Sophie Blanvillain

March 21

1:00 p.m.: “Mother/Daughter Screening”
Talkin’ Water, dir. Shannon Sonenstein
La Guerrea, dir. Erika Cohn
Mi Raza Es Tu Raza, dir. Faith Vasquez

2:45 p.m.: Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueburger, dir. Cathy Randall

For more info and to buy tickets, please visit the official POW! website.