The Auteur Premieres Friday at Cinema 21

The Auteur at Cinema 21

The Auteur at Cinema 21

The Auteur, a new film by Portland filmmaker James Westby has its big Portland premiere this Friday at Cinema 21 (8:30pm).

The film is a mockumentary of Arturo Dominingo, an aging porn director trying to make sense of his life and career.  I saw the film in an early preview before it went of to the Tribecca Film Festival and it’s hilarious.

The Auteur stars Melik Malkasian (who won best actor at the Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival), John Breen (of the Liberators), Katherine Flynn, and Cara Seymour. It also features music from The Decemberists, The Shaky Hands, Viva Las Vegas, Ron Jeremy, Malice 666, Copy, Au, Laura Gibson, MarchForth Marching Band, Katie O’Grady, Ritah Parrish, Michael Fetters, Victor Morris, and many more!!

Friday’s premiere will be followed by a Q&A with director James Westby and an after party at Slabtown (sponsored by Amber Geiger and Porter Panther)

3 Comments so far

  1. rodger on December 17th, 2008 @ 12:03 pm

    What did yo think of the film, Geoff? One of my all-time favorite cult classics is "Inserts" starring Richard Dreyfuss as an over-the-hill pornographer in L.A. of the 1930s. Sounds like "The Auteur" had at least a little influence from "Inserts".

  2. Geoff K (gkleinman) on December 17th, 2008 @ 12:07 pm

    I enjoyed it. James Westby worked in a video store for many years (see: Film Geek), so it wouldn’t surprise me if he drew influence from a number of films.

  3. rodger on December 17th, 2008 @ 12:51 pm

    Just looked around their wesbite; they’re certainly not lacking for good press. I doubt the film will ever make it down to the Las Vegas metro area but I’ll certainly look for it on PPV. I worked as a writer in that "other" film industry for 10 years, so I have an interest in the topic. The small handful of films that have been produced about the adult film industry have been fairly accurate depictions, with the notable exceptions of DePalma’s "Body Double" and Schrader’s "Hardcore."

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