DisOrient film festival
back starting Thursday
The DisOrient Asian American Film Festival returns to Eugene-Springfield this week.
Dubbed "Oregon's only Asian Film Festival," the four-day gathering kicks off on Thursday with an opening night gala at the Bijou Art Cinemas, 492 E. 13th Ave.
The gala includes a screening of "Finishing the Game." The film is a satire about the final Bruce Lee saga, "Game of Death."
Sponsored by the Asian Council and the Chinese American Benevolent Association of Oregon, DisOrient occupies several different venues, including the University of Oregon and Springfield's Wildish Theater.
The festival has a mission of "presenting honest portrayals of the Asian-American experience and supporting work of Asian-American artists."
Other films on the schedule include a collection of politically incorrect shorts on April 27, the Oscar-nominated documentary "Man Push Cart" on April 28, and a closing night gala with music videos, shorts and a screening of "Colma: the Musical" on April 29.
Tickets and a complete schedule are available at www.disorientfilm.org or by calling toll free (800) 838-3006.
Independent film series
at Bijou this weekend
The Guerrilla Screening Series, a series of independent films by local artists, returns this weekend to the Bijou Art Cinemas.
The showcase comes to town for a pair of 11:40 p.m. screenings on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $4.
Among the entries: "Chili Dog Boy" by Eugene native and series founder Eli Dronsfield. The film is about the "the duality of man as it is embodied by the chili dog."
Dronsfield's last film, "The Iceblock Cometh! The Life of a Cambodian Iceblock," premiered at the Hawaii International Film Festival.
For more information on the series, go to www.guerrillaseries.com or call the Bijou at 686-2458.
- The Register-Guard
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|Publication:||The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)|
|Date:||Apr 20, 2007|
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