Film

Oregon Coast Council for the Arts celebrates film-makers - and those who watch those moving pictures! The Oregon coast is home to numerous film festivals - in Astoria, Cannon Beach, Lincoln City, Newport, and Yachats, among others - as well as the Oregon Film Museum in Astoria.

Individual film screenings are posted as events and can be found in the event calendar. Contact information for screenings and venues can be found by viewing the individual events.

Upcoming Events in Film

  • The Momentary Sublime: Short Films by Brian Libby

    June 1st, 2018 to June 30th, 2018

    The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts presents “The Momentary Sublime: Short Films by Brian Libby” from June 1-30 in the Media Room at the Newport Visual Arts Center. The film screenings will include 10-15 experimental short films as samples of Libby’s work over the past 15 years. In each film, Libby captures specific moments in landscapes, such as seagulls over Cannon Beach or the spray at Multnomah Falls. “The Momentary Sublime” will open during the First Friday reception on June 1, 5-7pm, with films running on a loop in the Media Room. An additional screening and artist talk will be held on Saturday, June 9, 5-7pm in Room 205 at the VAC.

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  • 2018 SUMMER MORNING MATINEES

    June 23rd, 2018 to September 2nd, 2018

    $2 FUN FAMILY FILMS every Saturday, Monday and Thursday at 11:00AM. ALL SUMMER LONG at the Bijou Theatre!

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  • Literary Flicks - The Hundred Foot Journey

    July 10th, 2018 to July 10th, 2018

    The Hundred-Foot Journey is a 2014 film adapted from Richard Morais' 2010 novel of the same name. Helen Mirren stars as Madame Mallory, the proprieter of a Michelin-starred restaurant in a French Village. When an Indian restaurant opens across the street from hers, a rivalry develops between her and the Kadam family, which runs it.

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  • National Theatre Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

    July 20th, 2018 to July 20th, 2018

    From London's National Theatre: "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" at 7 p.m. Friday, July 20. Tennessee Williams’ 20th-century masterpiece played a strictly limited season in London’s West End in 2017 – following his smash hit production of "A Streetcar Named Desire," Benedict Andrews’ "thrilling revival" (New York Times) stars Sienna Miller alongside Jack O’Connell and Colm Meaney.

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  • National Theatre Hamlet

    July 27th, 2018 to July 27th, 2018

    From London's National Theatre: "Hamlet" at 7 p.m. Friday, July 27. Academy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch takes on the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. As a country arms itself for war, a family tears itself apart. Forced to avenge his father’s death but paralysed by the task ahead, Hamlet rages against the impossibility of his predicament, threatening both his sanity and the security of the state.

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  • National Theatre Young Marx

    August 3rd, 2018 to August 3rd, 2018

    From London's National Theatre: "Young Marx" at 7 p.m. Friday, August 3. Rory Kinnear is Marx and Oliver Chris is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy "One Man, Two Guvnors."

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  • National Theatre Macbeth

    September 7th, 2018 to September 7th, 2018

    From The Bridge Theatre in London: "Macbeth" at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7. Shakespeare’s most intense and terrifying tragedy, directed by Rufus Norris, will see Rory Kinnear and Anne-Marie Duff return to the National Theatre to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth.

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  • National Theatre Julie

    September 21st, 2018 to September 21st, 2018

    From London's National Theatre: "Julie" at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. Wild and newly single, Julie throws a late night party. In the kitchen, Jean and Kristina clean up as the celebration heaves above them. Crossing the threshold, Julie initiates a power game with Jean – which rapidly descends into a savage fight for survival.

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  • National Theatre King Lear

    November 9th, 2018 to November 9th, 2018

    Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s "extraordinarily moving portrayal" (Independent) of "King Lear" at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9 in the Chichester Festival Theatre’s production, which received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play.

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  • National Theatre The Madness of George III

    December 28th, 2018 to December 28th, 2018

    Multi-award-winning drama "The Madness of George III" will be broadcast live in National Theatre Live’s first ever broadcast from Nottingham Playhouse, at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28. It’s 1786 and King George III is the most powerful man in the world. But his behavior is becoming increasingly erratic as he succumbs to fits of lunacy. With the King’s mind unravelling at a dramatic pace, ambitious politicians and the scheming Prince of Wales threaten to undermine the power of the Crown, and expose the fine line between a King and a man.

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