The good folks at POWFest (Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival) have hosted many a great visiting director in past years; one of my favorite memories of attending the fest is linked to Allison Anders' (Mi Vida Loca, Border Radio) appearance at a screening of Gas Food Lodging. Other past guests of note have included Gillian Armstrong (My Brilliant Career, Little Women), Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Point Break) and Irene Taylor Brodsky (Here and Now).
Well, this year's guest-of-honor is none other than Amy Heckerling (Clueless, National Lampoon's European Vacation). Her 1982 comedy classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High had already been announced to play the festival on Friday, March 9th at 9:15 at the Hollywood Theatre, so I'm assuming that more than a few fingers were crossed concerning the possibility of her being present during the weekend.
Better hurry up and grab a ticket, as they're bound to go pretty fast!
POWFest 2012: The 90th Minute, Nerves of Steel: A Year With the Portland Ballet & The Eighth Parallel