Announcing the Feature Films at Bend Film Festival 2021 & More

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We’re elated to announce the 21 feature films in competition for this year’s Festival! The eight Narrative Features, eight Documentary Features and five Environmental Features are live now on the festival schedule, along with film synopses, director bios and showtimes. 
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Filmmaker Q&A: Jenny Shi

Jiayan “Jenny” Shi is a Chicago-based documentary filmmaker and multimedia journalist. Last year, Shi won BendFilm Festival’s special jury award with your first feature-length documentary, Finding Yingying. We spoke with Shi about the process of creating Finding Yingying, the challenges of balancing objectivity and human interest in documentary work, as well as Shi’s inspirations and upcoming work.
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Summer Programming

Movies in Bend Parks

In a collaboration with the Bend Park and Recreation department and Travel Oregon, we’re screening FREE movies in parks throughout Bend all summer!
ZOOTOPIA — August 26, 8pm in Kiwanis Park
ONWARD — September 2, 8pm in Ponderosa Park

This Week at the Tin Pan

OPENING THIS WEEK: EMA (2019)

“A darkly sensual fable of motherhood and the modern family.” ~LA Times

Ema, a dancer, and her husband Gastón (Gael García Bernal), a choreographer 12 years her senior, have recently been relieved of their adopted son, Polo, after an arson incident that resulted in the horrific disfigurement of Ema’s sister. The questions of where Polo is now, whether or not Ema and Gastón “gave him back,” and who is to blame in this ugly situation roils the tension between the couple. (via LA Times)
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Janus Film Series

SOLARIS (1972)
Ground control has been receiving mysterious transmissions from the three remaining residents of the Solaris space station. When cosmonaut and psychologist Kris Kelvin is dispatched to investigate, he experiences the same strange phenomena that afflict the Solaris crew, sending him on a voyage into the darkest recesses of his consciousness. 
Thursday August 26, 7pm
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400 BLOWS (1959)
For young Parisian boy Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud), life is one difficult situation after another. Surrounded by inconsiderate adults, including his neglectful parents, Antoine spends his days with his best friend, Rene, trying to plan for a better life. When one of their schemes goes awry, Antoine ends up in trouble with the law, leading to even more conflicts with unsympathetic authority figures.
Thursday September 2, 7pm
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Takeout Tuesdays: Film Noir Series

KISS ME DEADLY (1955)
Kiss Me Deadly is 1955 American film noir produced and directed by Robert Aldrich, starring Ralph Meeker, Albert Dekker, Paul Stewart, Juano Hernandez, and Wesley Addy. The film follows a private investigator in Los Angeles who becomes embroiled in a complex mystery after picking up a female hitchhiker.
Tuesday August 31, 8pm
Reservation only
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80s Classics in Tin Pan Alley

STAND BY ME (1986)
After learning that a stranger has been accidentally killed near their rural homes, four Oregon boys decide to go see the body. On the way, Gordie Lachance (Wil Wheaton), Vern Tessio (Jerry O’Connell), Chris Chambers (River Phoenix) and Teddy Duchamp (Corey Feldman) encounter a mean junk man and a marsh full of leeches, as they also learn more about one another and their very different home lives. Just a lark at first, the boys’ adventure evolves into a defining event in their lives.
Wednesday September 1, 8pm
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CONTINUING THIS WEEK

PIG (2021)
Pig is a 2021 American thriller drama film co-written and directed by Michael Sarnoski in his directorial debut. It stars Nicolas Cage, Alex Wolff and Adam Arkin, and follows a truffle forager whose beloved truffle-finding pig gets stolen by mystery assailants.
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NINE DAYS (2021)
In Nine Days, a man interviews five unborn souls to determine which one
can be given life on Earth. Japanese Brazilian director Edson Oda delivers
a heartfelt and meditative vision of human souls in limbo, aching to be born against unimaginable odds, yet hindered by forces beyond their will.
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THE GREEN KNIGHT (2021)
The Green Knight is a 2021 American medieval fantasy film by David Lowery, starring Dev Patel. In a retelling of the 14th-century poem “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” Patel plays Gawain, a nephew of King Arthur, who sets out on a journey to test his courage and face the Green Knight. 
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ANNETTE (2021)
Annette is a 2021 jukebox musical film directed by Leos Carax, starring Adam Driver. Henry (Adam Driver) is a stand-up comedian with a fierce sense of humor who falls in love with Ann (Marion Cotillard), a world-renowned opera singer. Under the spotlight, they form a passionate and glamorous couple. When Marion gives birth to a mysterious little girl with an exceptional destiny, their lives are turned upside down.
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