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Documentary visits

local punk rock scene

"Bloodstains Across Eugene 2' may sound like a crime spree, but it's not - unless you really dislike punk rock.

Last Sept. 20, during the Eugene Celebration, independent filmmaker Henry Weintraub set out to make a documentary about the local punk scene. He focused on the WOW Hall's "Bloodstains Across Eugene" show, which featured Monkee Torture, Capgun Suicide and Blasphemous Abnormality.

(A 16-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl who attended the show were stricken with meningitis; the boy later died. Although not mentioned, because Weintraub didn't know who he was until after he finished the film, the boy, Mani Shimada, appears in some crowd interviews in the film.)

Weintraub, 23, spent $700 of his own money making the film, which will be shown as part of the late-night series today through Sunday and June 11-13 at the Bijou Art Cinemas, 492 E. 13th Ave.

Also getting the midnight treatment the next two weekends: the second film from Quentin Tarantino, a little ditty called `Pulp Fiction.'

Dutch treats to screen

at Portland Art Museum

The Northwest Film Center will launch "The Human Dutch," a series of films from the Netherlands, with three screenings this weekend: the Academy Award-winning "Character" (1997) at 7 p.m. today, "Max Havelaar" (1976) at 7 p.m. Saturday and "The Spanish Earth" (1937) at 7 p.m. Sunday.

All three will be shown in the Whitsell Auditorium of the Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave.

"Character" is "a dark, Dickensian drama of love, ambition and patricidal obsession." "Max Havelaar" is "a lavish, sprawling saga" about colonialism in the Dutch East Indies.

"The Spanish Earth" is a Spanish Civil War documentary financed by American artists and writers, including Dorothy Parker and Lillian Hellman. Ernest Hemingway wrote the commentary, spoken by Orson Welles.

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Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Jun 4, 2004
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