Friday, September 05, 2008

Zidane Comes to Portland!

I've been dreaming for the great one to journey to my hometown of Portland, Oregon, for many... well, two years now. Not as a member of my club the Timbers, not in the flesh, but in 24-frames per second. Moving pictures... in the hyper-reality of cinema... in the celluloid guise of the brilliant film Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait. I've written about this film a couple of times before (here and here), and was frustrated that it had never received a proper theatrical release in the States.

Thankfully, mad soccer fan and p.r. man for the Portland Institute of Contemporary Arts Brian Costello felt the same way and has managed to get a print of the film for several screenings at this year's 2008 Time Based Arts Festival. Sadly, I'm not currently living in Portland... so I'll have to wait some more before I can finally see it on the big screen. But lucky Portlanders with a taste for the Beautiful Game and/or great cinema are in for a treat.

The film will play as part of the festival's On the Screen program. Don't miss it!

The details:
Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait

2008 Time-Based Art Festival
screenings at Northwest Film Center Whitsell Auditorium at Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park, Portland, OR
$6 PICA Members / $7 General

Sat . Sept 6 . 9-10:30 pm
Thurs . Sept 11 . 7-8:30 pm
Fri . Sept 12 . 6:30-8 pm
Fri . Sept 12 . 8:30-10 pm
Sun . Sept 14 . 7:30-9 pm


Derek said...

To the "anonymous" person who commented about Mogwai... it somehow didn't appear. But yes, it's a brilliant, hypnotic soundtrack. Cheers!

Todd Stoothoff said...

I pray that they will show the film in Seattle sometime, I'm anxious to see it.