BendFilm Springs Forward in April

BendFilm is planning a busy April with special screenings and lectures. The Breakfast Club turnBreakfastClub_PicTom_Patricia_Del Ruths 30 this year! A special anniversary screening with Bend resident and Breakfast Club Cinematographer Thomas Del Ruth is set for April 22 at The Old Stone Church in Bend at 6:30pm.

There will be a pre-screening interview with Thomas Del Ruth about working with legend, John Hughes, and how the film’s cinematography melded with performances and story to create the film’s iconic comedic timing, tone and pacing.

A celebrity judge Breakfast Club character costume contest and raffle will also precede a full screening of the film. “There are 30th Anniversary screenings happening all over the country,” said BendFilm Director Todd Looby. “But to have Bend’s own Thomas Del Ruth here to talk about all that went into making this film, the incredible response the film received and how the film’s aesthetic broke ground for countless indies it inspired is a real honor for me personally, and us as an organization.”

BendFilm will also host a special encore screening of BendFilm festival 2014 favorite, Add the Words on April 16.  Nicole LaFavour will be a presenting speaker at TedX Bend on April 18. As a lead-up to her talk, BendFilm will host a screening of the film on April 16 – details to be announced via BendFilm’s website.Add_the_Words_1

Add the Words covers the fight of LGBT activists’ harrowing campaign to add the words “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the Idaho Human Rights Act.

In a first-ever education collaboration with BendFilm, Central Oregon Community College and Sunriver Music FeLarryGroupePoster_BF2stival, three-time Emmy winner, Larry Groupe, composer of Sony Pictures, Straw Dogs (Kate Bosworth and James Mardsen), will discuss the process of being a film composer in Hollywood today. The multimedia event will take place Sunday, April 19, 3pm at the College of Central Oregon’s Willie Hall. Tickets are $7 to the general public and $5 for BendFilm and Sunriver Music Festival members.

“April is going to be a big month,” added Looby. “The community responded so positively to our previous year-round events and we look forward to hosting these events and many more, especially in collaboration with other great Bend area organizations and businesses.”

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