There's a local film community pow-wow going down this afternoon in Salem on the steps of the capitol building. The Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA) has organized the 4pm event in support of HB 2167, which, if ratified, would increase film incentives to production companies seeking to make films in Oregon.
Following the afternoon's activities, there's a special pre-release screening of Kelly Reichardt's (Old Joy) newest feature, Meek's Cutoff. Shot entirely in Oregon, the film reunites Reichardt with Wendy & Lucy star Michelle Williams. As was the case with Reichardt's last two films, the film was written by Portland author Jon Raymond ("Livability"). The latter event takes place at the Elsinore Theatre in Salem at 7pm and benefit the Oregon Cultural Trust's efforts in statewide arts funding.
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