Go to Film School with Portland's Movie Madness squib
by Chase Burns
There are LETHAL KICKS!
There's a lot going on tonight. I might need four screens to watch Northwest Film Forum's screening of Lynn Shelton's We Go Way Back, On the Boards' Virtually Spectacular LIVE Gala, Kshama Sawant's anticipated meeting-for-one, and—the point of this short post—also attend Portland's "Movie Madness University," which will host a virtual seminar on the 1970 Hong Kong action film The Chinese Boxer. It's taught by Hollywood Theatre Head Programmer Dan Halstead, who is cool.
Movie Madness recently launched a fancy micro-theater inside their video rental store, and they were planning on launching a brand-new film appreciation program ("Movie Madness University") taught by local film experts in mid-March—but then, COVID. Now their education program has gone ViRTuAL and tonight you can attend Halsted's seminar. Our sister paper the Portland Mercury breaks it down: