GHOULS AND INDEPENDENT FILMS – Weekly Newsish Roundup: October 18TH – 25TH, 2017
Check out your weekly Newsish Roundup for October 18-25, 2017.
In the news today:
- The Addams Family
- A Home for Film
- Get Out and Go!
- Sports Spotlight
- Around the Mountain
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Addams Family in La Grandde
And speaking of the Addams family, they’re here in La Grande! Everyone’s favorite crazy, kooky, spooky family is at the Elgin Opera House. And last week I got the opportunity to sit down with the cast and crew and talk to them about the show.
Looks fun right? But the show isn’t all fun and dancing. The show actually has some very powerful moral lessons about love, marriage, and being a teenager. In the play, Wednesday Addams has fallen in love. With a normal person. Go figure. But when the normal family comes to visit, the Addams family quickly learns that they’re not the happy white nuclear family they seem to be. They’ve got issues too, and actually the “weird” Addams family is able to, through the play, help the “normal” family to learn exactly how to love.
The play is showing the next two weekends out at the Opera House until Halloween. Tickets can be purchased at the doors on online at the Opera House website.
A Home For Film
The Eastern Oregon Film Festival is a beloved annual event here in La Grande. Every year dozens of half-hippie film and beer loving people from La Grande and all Eastern Oregon mecca to our town to enjoy three days of films, live music, and other shenanigans. And people love it.
Every year, the festival centers around the films: a happy medley of independent art, narrative, and documentary films all brought to La Grande by the hard work of Ian Clark, an EOU graduate, local filmmaker and co-founder of the event.
But while Ian is the content coordinator, much of the on-the-ground work in La Grande is done by Chris Jennings including, this year, the purchase and preparation of the film festival’s new home on Depot Street.
Chris has been a member of the festival board since very early, and he says one of his favorite elements about what the festival brings to La Grande is the diversity.
This year many of the films for the festival will be hosted at HQ including the first feature, this Thursday at 7pm, called Everything Beautiful Is Far Away. The rest of the festival schedule for this weekend can be found online on this their website. Festival passes will be available for pickup or purchase Thursday at noon at the new home HQ off Depot Street.
Get Out and Go!
And here’s your upcoming events with Emily Adair in Get Out and Go!
And here’s your local sports with Ronald Bond in Sports Spotlight!
Around the Mountain
And here’s your EOU sports with Iain and Chris in Around the Mountain in 90 Seconds.