Friday, April 13, 2012

Starting Tonight at NWFF: A Movie About a Road Trip Inspired by a Record of a Road Trip

Posted by on Fri, Apr 13, 2012 at 11:53 AM

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It's twisty, so I'm just going to quote the official listing:

The Great Northwest is an experimental documentary that is based on the re-creation of a 3,200 mile road-trip made in 1958 by four Seattle women who thoroughly documented their journey in an elaborate scrapbook of photos, postcards, and brochures. Fifty years later, Portland artist and filmmaker Matt McCormick found that scrapbook in a thrift store, and in 2010 set out on the road, following their route as precisely as possible and searching out every stop in which the ladies had documented. Patiently shot with an observational and voyeuristic approach, The Great Northwest is a lyrical time-capsule that explores how the landscape and road-side culture of the Pacific Northwest has changed over the past 50 years.

Matt McCormick will be in attendance at tonight's screening, and The Great Northwest runs at NWFF through Thursday. Full info here.

 

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leek 2
Saw this last night and liked it. Some amazing scenery shots like the one above. And who doesn't like four hard-drinkin' single ladies?
Posted by leek on April 20, 2012 at 10:58 AM · Report this
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Reminds me of a great book on the NW by the NYT's Timothy Egan, "The Good Rain" - though that one retraces the route of an early settler in the mid 1800s. Highly recommended!
Posted by DawginExile on April 13, 2012 at 12:04 PM · Report this

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