PIFF 2014 Extends Run; Expanded Schedule Released

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One of the more interesting film festivals each year here in the states is not ready to come to a close quite yet this year. The higher ups at this year’s Portland International Film Festival have decided to expand their 2014 festival in order to make up for some cancelled screenings earlier on in the festival due to various weather and snow issues. This extended run will see two highly talked about films screening per day (four on the 22nd), and some of the films here are must see if you haven’t already done so. Highlights here include the animated stunner Ernest And Celestine, the Mike Leigh-esque Le Week-End and the fantastic and insightful documentary Finding Vivian Maier, all three of which are more than worth your time. I’m actually partial to Week-End, a film that is little talked about, but is far more intriguing and insightful a look at love than we often get from this type of setup. All of these films here are worth checking out, and if you missed a screening due to weather or if one was cancelled, now’s your chance to make up for it. Here’s the full schedule:

Sunday, February 23
10 a.m. – The Zigzag Kid (view trailer)
12:15 p.m. – Ernest & Celestine (view trailer)
2 p.m. – Two Lives (view trailer)
4:15 p.m. – Salvo (view trailer)
6:30 p.m. – Aftermath (view trailer)

Monday, February 24
6 p.m. – The Best of The PIFF37 Short Cuts Programs
8:15 p.m. – Mary Queen Of Scots (view trailer)

Tuesday, February 25
6 p.m. – Finding Vivian Maier (view trailer)
8:15 p.m. – Child’s Pose (view trailer)

Wednesday, February 26
6 p.m. – Le Week-End (view trailer)
8:15 p.m. – Circles (view trailer)