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Friday, April 8, 2011
UO’S CINEMA PACIFIC FILM FESTIVAL UNVEILS LINE-UP FOR APRIL 2011 EVENTS
EUGENE, Ore. -- (March 2, 2011) – The Cinema Pacific Film Festival will return to the University of Oregon campus and the Eugene/Springfield community April 6 to April 10 for its second annual showcase of films and new media from the Pacific Rim and U.S. West Coast.
The five-day program includes more than 20 film screenings, live performances, symposiums, gallery exhibitions and two filmmaking competitions. Events take place at venues on campus and across Eugene, including the Bijou Art Cinemas and Hult Soreng Theatre. The complete schedule, with full program details, is available at http://cinemapacific.uoregon.edu. Tickets, ranging from $6 to $8 for screenings, are on sale online and at the UO Ticket Office, 541-346-4363.
The centerpiece of this year's festival will be the West Coast premiere of “Magic Trip: Ken Kesey's Search for a Kool Place.” A screening and party at the McDonald Theater on Friday, April 8 will celebrate Eugene legend Ken Kesey. The film takes audiences into the Pranksters’ counterculture and their legendary LSD-spurred road trip across the country. The documentary features Kesey’s personal footage, audio recordings and photographs that intertwine to create an immersive cinematic experience. Director Alex Gibney, the Academy Award-winning director of “Taxi to the Dark Side” and “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room,”will attend, along with co-director Alison Ellwood and special guests from the Merry Pranksters.