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PHOENIX, OREGON
June 23rd!
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DECONSTRUCTING ABBEY ROAD
Side one: June 24th!
Side two: July 15th!

SING STREET
A Reel Change For Our Community event to benefit
The IKE Box
July 24th!

THE GRATEFUL
DEAD MEET-UP
AT THE MOVIES

August 1st!

From the director of Salem Cinema hit Redwood Highway!
Phoenix, Oregon

Summer Screening Tour


Sunday, June 23rd at 6PM followed by Q&A with filmmakers Gary Lundgren & Annie Lundgren!
$10 in advance or $12 day of the event

Tickets available now at our box office during regular business hours or online at boxofficetickets.com! no coupons, passes or CineBucks accepted for special events

United States. 2019. Directed by Gary Lundgren. (109 mins.) Rated R.

Filmed in Oregon! All showings sold out in advance at the Ashland Film Festival where Phoenix, Oregon made its world premiere!

A comedy of midlife reinvention and the redeeming power of friendship.

Defying midlife haze, two friends seize an unlikely opportunity to reinvent their lives, quitting their jobs to restore an old bowling alley and serve the “world's greatest pizza."

Phoenix, Oregon stars James Le Gros (Drugstore Cowboy, Living in Oblivion), Lisa Edelstein (Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, House), Jesse Borrego (Fame, Blood In Blood Out), Diedrich Bader (Napoleon Dynamite, Office Space, Veep), and Kevin Corrigan (The Departed, Pineapple Express, True Romance).

The film takes a comedic look at the existential crisis many face when trying to find meaning and relevancy at midlife. Despite controlling bosses, dead-end jobs, and broken relationships, the two leads must awaken hibernating courage and resilience in order to take new risks and keep dreams alive.

 

GARY LUNDGREN (Director, Writer and Editor) is an award winning independent filmmaker with 4 features, numerous shorts, music videos, television and commercials to his credit. He shows remarkable range in his films, from his 2010 debut CALVIN MARSHALL, a prize winning baseball comedy starring Alex Frost and Steve Zahn, to REDWOOD HIGHWAY starring Shirley Knight and Tom Skerritt about an older woman who refuses to go quietly into the sunset, and then BLACK ROAD, a futuristic neo noir thriller starring Sam Daly, Simon Templeman and Leilani Sarelle. Gary creates characters which engage audiences and stay with viewers. These previous films seem to have been the fertile soil / proving grounds for his latest film, PHOENIX, OREGON, a rich tapestry of midlife reinvention and the enduring redemption of friendship. As a director, writer, and editor Gary has hit his stride with PHOENIX, OREGON which is poised to be his most successful effort yet.

An alum of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Mr. Lundgren is also an in-demand editor of narrative films such as Scott Blum’s WALK-IN and Ben Shelton’s WAKING. He has also brought his editing talents to bear on three award winning documentary films including the international version of Susan Saladoff’s HOT COFFEE for HBO, the ivory trade documentary, WHEN GIANTS FALL for Director Leslie Griffith, and EARTH SEASONED, about five young women’s wilderness adventure, for Director Molly Kreuzman. Mr. Lundgren’s production company, Joma Films, is based in Ashland, Oregon where he works with wife and producer, Anne Lundgren.

ANNIE LUNDGREN (Producer) Working behind the scenes, making sure everything runs smoothly is where Annie is at home and shines; time and again she has delivered projects fully funded, on time and on budget to happy clients and delighted audiences. Annie has produced commercials for such national clients as Hewlett-Packard, Adobe, Land Rover, Leica Geosystems and CBS Interactive. She was the Second Unit Location Manager for the Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart film THE UPSIDE and was Key Assistant Location Manager for the Oscar nominated film WILD starring Reese Witherspoon. But her favorite projects by far are the feature films she has made with her writer/director husband Gary Lundgren through their company Joma Films. Together they have written, directed, edited and produced four feature length narrative films, CALVIN MARSHALL (2010), REDWOOD HIGHWAY (2014), BLACK ROAD (2016) and their soon to be released, highly anticipated PHOENIX, OREGON.

Annie is also a sought out consultant on film production, budgeting and funding, distribution and marketing. For their 2016 feature BLACK ROAD, Annie led the Kickstarter campaign which ultimately raised $45,000, an experience she blogged about.

In an effort to support other independent filmmakers, Annie started a weekly real-time distribution case study blog which began Feb 5th 2019 detailing the release of their 4th feature film, PHOENIX, OREGON. From post production, to their upcoming world premiere at the Ashland Independent Film Festival, through their self-created 50 City Summer 2019 U.S. Screening Tour anyone can follow along at jomafilms.com.

 

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Deconstructing The Beatles: Abbey Road
Abbey Road will be split into two parts: side one & side two

Side one: Monday, June 24th at 7:30PM
& Side two: Monday, July 15th at 7:30PM!
Each part is
$12 in advance or $15 day of the event

Tickets available now at our box office during regular business hours or online at boxofficetickets.com! no coupons, passes or CineBucks accepted for special events

United States. 2019. Not Rated. with Scott Freiman

The Beatles’ Abbey Road is a masterpiece filled with classic Beatles songs, such as “Come Together,” “Something,” and “Here Comes the Sun."  George Martin told the Beatles to think “symphonically,” and they responded by creating the remarkable side two song suite. 

Abbey Road was the last time that the Beatles recorded together at EMI Studios — soon-to-be-christened Abbey Road Studios after the album’s release. Despite the bittersweet atmosphere that surrounded the recording sessions, The Beatles’ outstanding songs and performances together with George Martin’s orchestrations produced an album that continues to be regarded as one of the best albums ever created.

In Deconstructing Abbey Road, Beatleologist Scott Freiman has created one of his most in-depth “deconstructions.” Freiman takes the audience on a journey track-by-track explaining the inspiration for the songs and their evolution in the studio. 
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Sing Street
A Reel Change For Our Community Event to benefit The IKE Box!

Wednesday, July 24th at 7:30PM!
all seats
$15 in advance or $18 day of the event

Tickets available now at our box office during regular business hours or online at boxofficetickets.com! no coupons, passes or CineBucks accepted for special events

UK. 2016. Directed by John Carney. (106 mins.) Rated PG-13.

From director John Carney (ONCE, BEGIN AGAIN), SING STREET takes us back to 1980s Dublin seen through the eyes of a 14-year-old boy named Conor (Ferdia Walsh-Peelo) who is looking for a break from a home strained by his parents' relationship and money troubles, while trying to adjust to his new inner-city public school where the kids are rough and the teachers are rougher. He finds a glimmer of hope in the mysterious, über-cool and beautiful Raphina (Lucy Boynton), and with the aim of winning her heart he invites her to star in his band's music videos. There's only one problem: he's not part of a band...yet. She agrees, and now Conor must deliver what he's promised - calling himself "Cosmo" and immersing himself in the vibrant rock music trends of the decade, he forms a band with a few lads, and the group pours their heart into writing lyrics and shooting videos. Inspired by writer/director John Carney's life and love for music, SING STREET shows us a world where music has the power to take us away from the turmoil of everyday life and transform us into something greater.

Be a part of saving The IKE Box.

Now threatened with demolition, let's band together to save a piece of Salem's history! This beautiful historic building serves as the home of The IKE Box and money raised will help preserve the
location, community and culture that makes IKE Box so unique.

The IKE Box is not only a cafe and all-ages live music venue, but provides training and guidance for at-risk youth in our community.

It is literally move it or lose it. So let’s move the IKE on!

Learn more about the move and make an additional donation at www.movetheikeon.com.

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Grateful Dead Meet-up At The Movies

Thursday, August 1st at 7:30PM!
All seats
$12 in advance or $15 day of the event

Tickets available now at our box office during regular business hours or online at boxofficetickets.com! no coupons, passes or CineBucks accepted for special events

United States. 2019. Directed by Len Dell’Amico. (120 mins.) Not Rated

Come one, come all!  On Thursday, August 1, join Dead Heads in your neighborhood - and around the world - when Trafalgar Releasing and Rhino Entertainment celebrate the 9th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies. This can’t-miss event - the first to go global - features the previously unreleased complete June 17, 1991 concert from Giants Stadium.  Widely considered one of the greatest shows of the band's final decade of performing, 6/17/91 also sounds unlike any Dead show you've ever heard as it was one of only two recorded on 48-track.  Mixed by Jeffrey Norman in glorious surround sound with video from the multi-camera live edit, this will be the first time the Bruce Hornsby and Vince Welnick line-up has ever appeared on the big screen.
 
Opening with a shocking "Eyes Of The World," the Dead were firing on all cylinders from the opening notes of the show, mixing beloved classics like "Truckin’" and "Uncle John’s Band" with rarities including "Saint Of Circumstance," "Might As Well," "New Speedway Boogie," and "China Doll."  But the real standout was the recurrence of "Dark Star," which wove in and out of the setlist, making no less than six distinct appearances and teases during the show.  The Dead capped off the spectacular night with a perfect song to send the crowd on its way – The Band’s “The Weight.”
 
As a special treat, this extraordinary screening will also feature a reveal of the Grateful Dead's 2019 boxed set, featuring the Dead's legacy manager, archivist and producer David Lemieux.
 
Join us, won’t you?
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