The cover story in today’s Pacific NW magazine is about Portland’s film industry.
The usual suspects, Gus Van Sant, Will Vinton, and Todd Haynes appear, but Tyrone Beason focuses mainly on the Portland itself and how it appeals to independent film makers.
Portland’s got the mountains and rivers, big buildings and rain-slicked streetscapes, too. But what’s put the city on the movie-industry map has much more to do with a full-throttle, indie spirit fueled by industry devotees who seem not to care much about fame, fortune or the whims of the outside world. A deeply personal passion for the medium drives them as much or more than the commercial viability of their work.
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