After a year on the festival circuit, The Auteur finally makes it to a screen in Portland. Local film maker James Westby’s film has been drawing a lot of attention, and not simply because it’s riddled with nudity. The Willamette Week put it pretty well, saying, “The rigorous, ramshackle staging makes The Auteur the first titty movie that could have been produced by Rushmore’s Max Fischer. The Auteur may be just the latest movie to mock pornography, but it’s the first one since Boogie Nights to show a belief in movies.
The tight wire act of balancing raunchiness and earnestness was carried out with an adept and unique vision. Likewise the soundtrack features a compelling mix Portland music luminaries: Laura Gibson, Norfolk & Western, Flash Hawk Parlor Ensemble, The Decemberists, The Shaky Hands, and Blanket Music, to name a few. Go see it. It is the quintessence of LOL.
Lastly check out a wildly popular IFCnews Segment (8 million views and counting!) that cuts together film clips in with actor insights.
THE AUTEUR: A comedy about love, life, and porn. You’ll be glad you came.
“Laugh out loud funny!” – Variety
PORTLAND PREMIERE! FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5th at 8:30PM, with director James Westby Q&A to follow!!
Get your tickets right now by going here
(Afterparty to follow at SLABTOWN, sponsored by Amber Geiger and Porter Panther)
Playing Dec 5th-11th at 8:30PM & 10:15PM
More information: http://theauteurmovie.com