The Oregonian (L.A. premiere, director in person!)

“Bold, impressionistic, possi­bly symbolic or maybe just nuts, The Oregonian follows a young woman (Lindsay Pulsipher of “True Blood”) as she wakes up from a car crash to find the world has gone horribly wrong. With its startling sound design and Reeder’s backwoods, David Lynch-esque world view, the film never the less fits comfortably within what seems to be one of the subtexts of Sundance films this year: ‘Am I crazy, or is this the apocalypse?’ ” — Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times

There is a place where the skies are wide and the forests are thick — to say nothing of completely strange. You can lose yourself forever in these woods. Here you’ll meet truckers with serious problems, and old women with unspeakable powers. You may even make a furry friend. Just be sure to stay quiet. Spend some time with a woman from Oregon, who is lost on the road and running away from her past. Now she has a chance to experience everything the grotesque Northwest has to offer, whether she likes it or not. If you are familiar with Calvin Lee Reeder’s surreal horror shorts Little Farm and The Rambler, then you know you are in for some thick atmosphere in The Oregonian. Reeder is a king of ambiance, using color and sound to creep you out as much as the sinister characters do. The moody, tense vibes will make you laugh, too. Come in, sit down, and get lost. Writer-director Calvin Reeder will be here for a Q&A after the film!
Dir. Calvin Reeder, 2011, HD presentation, 81 min.

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