Sprout Film Festival
The ninth annual Sprout Film Festival comes to the Tower Theater. The films focus on developmental disabilities and all try to shine a light on the personalities and plights of some of these people. Some of the films include A Time For Georgia (following six months in the life of a four-year old with autism), Acting Normal (about a performing arts studio for the developmentally disabled), Beyond Borders (a poetic narration following three people of different ethnic backgrounds all suffering from disabilities), and Close My Eyes (documentary about an Australian rock band where five members have disabilities).
Friday, May 8. 11:30 am and 7 pm. Tower Theatre. 835 NW Wall St. $6-$10
Queens of the Roleo
A documentary about 11-time world log rolling champions out of Lewiston, Idaho. All female, all badass, all really good at balancing on floating logs that are spinning in water. Funded by a Kickstarter and produced by local journalist and former TV executive Dave Jones, this film picks up an otherwise footnote of regional history and expands it to the importance its deserves—a story about competition, coaches, and the fading logging industry.
Thursday, May 14. 6 pm. Mcmenamins, St. Francis. 700 NW Bond St. $10
Rifftrax Live: The Room
It is here! The greatest bad film of all time is being shown at Old Mill with the old MST3K crew tearing it to shreds for our listening pleasure. Hands down the worst movie I have ever sat through, The Room truly feels like it was shot in another dimension, one close to ours, but where everything is just the tiniest bit off. Horrible sex scenes, tons of playing catch, more greetings than you can shake a spoon at, The Room is a must-see for anyone fascinated by film as an art form.
Tuesday, May 12. 7:30 pm. Old Mill Stadium. 680 SW Powerhouse Dr. $12.50