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Byline: The Register-Guard

Comedy filmed locally

gets all countercultural

Local filmmaker S. Michael Phillips will premiere his movie, "Hippies," on Thursday at the McDonald Theatre.

"Hippies" is a comedy about five friends from Berkeley, Calif., who travel to Eugene for Preservation Week, a festival dedicated to "saving Mother Earth and all her creatures," according to a press release.

When the friends arrive at the registration table, they learn residents of California, Texas and New Jersey are not allowed to participate. The group then decides to take matters into its own hands with what the director calls "hilarious results."

The full-length feature film was shot and edited in Eugene, using local actors and crew.

"Hippies" will play at 8 p.m. at the McDonald, 1010 Willamette St., then moves over following weekend to the Bijou Art Cinemas, 492 E. 13th Ave. Tickets for the premiere are $5.

Political documentaries

screen Tuesday at DIVA

"The Power of the People Don't Stop!" a collection of short, political documentary films curated by Marc Moscato, will be shown at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Downtown Initiative for the Visual Arts, 110 W. Broadway. Admission is $4.

The films were selected from more than 600 submissions to Peripheral Produce's upcoming PDX Fest.

The program includes "Noel" by Hope Tucker, "Jean Genet in Chicago" by Frederic Moffet, "Alternative Forms of Energy" by Jennifer Proctor, "lot 63, grave C" by Sam Green, "Pvt. Boro" by Alma Boro and "Don't Call Me Crazy on the 4th of July" by Richard Pell.

Late night film series

will feature Godsmack

The Bijou will screen "Changes" as its Late Nite selection this week.

The film goes on tour with the hard rock band Godsmack. Showtimes are 11:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday, and admission is $4.

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Title Annotation:Entertainment; SCREEN SIDESHOW
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Apr 14, 2006
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