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Northwest Film Center: Beyond Beyond The Bob Moricz A/V Mixtape

By Mike Everleth ⋅ March 12, 2014

Front entrance to the Northwest Film Center in Portland, Oregon

March 13
7:00 p.m.
Northwest Film Center
1219 SW Park Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97205

Hosted by: Northwest Film Center

Portland-based underground filmmaker Bob Moricz will be in attendance at the Northwest Film Center to present a selection of his short films and excerpts from his features spanning his prolific career from 1991 to 2012.

Although Moricz has been making films his entire life, he kicked into high gear after participating in classes taught by the legendary George Kuchar at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Moricz brazenly employs the Kuchar aesthetic of shooting his films dirty and cheap, focusing his attention on melodramatic, sleazy and degenerate behavior. His work also embraces and celebrates his lo-fi filmmaking techniques, blurring the lines between the end product with the processes of their making.

Also, in recent years, Moricz has become an increasingly integral part of the Portland indie film scene, having taken over the Portland Underground Film Festival and collaborating with other local filmmakers, such as Ben Popp.

A partial lineup of excerpts and films that will be screened at this event are below:

Charlemagne! (2012)
Naked Preacher Lady (2012)
I Am Ugly and I Want to Die So Why Don’t You Just Please Fuck Me (2010)
Bumps (2009)
The Slaves of Destructo (2007)
A Night in the Life of Doris Dolores (2007)
Nothing Is Good (2006)
A Big Ass Lust for Speed (2001)
Rich Little Richard III Versus The Crack Whore Marine Corps (2000)
Gutwrenched (1991)

Still from Bob Moricz’s The Slaves of Destructo:

Menacing man wearing a black hockey mask in film still from The Slaves of Destructo