Sunday, February 14, 2010

Portland's International Film & Jazz Festivals : Feb 11 - 28

This year's Portland Jazz Festival features a number of names worthy of the drive or train ride down to
PDX. Rune Grammofon artist In The Country, ECM's Christian Wallumrod Ensemble and the legendary
man himself, who needs no label-affiliation introduction; Pharoah Sanders, among others. Check the lineup.
Also, happening during coinciding weeks, the Portland International Film Festival includes enough quality
cinema to clench it, PDX is the place to be in February 2010. New ones by; Luca Guadagnino's "I am Love",
Ken Loach's "Looking for Eric", Hong Sang-soo's "Like You Know it All", Bong Joon-ho's "Mother", Corneliu
Porumboiu's "Police, Adjective" and Jacques Audiard's "A Prophet". Northwestern-ites, I'd say this makes it
more than worth the drive/the train down there being particularly gorgeous now that we're entering pre-Spring.

"Link to Portland Jazz Festival"

"Link to Portland International Film Festival"