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Bits&Pieces: Film flap

Apparently, there’s a dispute about the writing of “Alien Boy: The Life and Death of James Chasse,” a documentary by Oregon filmmaker Brian Lindstrom that’s set to be part of the upcoming Astoria International Film Festival.

Portland Mercury writer Matthew Charles Davis alleges that he served as the writer of the film, before being downgraded to writing consultant before the film’s release in February. Davis’ attorney threatens a legal injunction to stop the screening in Astoria (Oct. 18-20).

The Astoria festival still plans to screen the movie, hoping the legal situation clears up.

Rucker’s release

“Le Pigeon: Cooking at the Dirty Bird,” the debut cookbook from chef Gabriel Rucker, featured in the Aug. 8 Tribune, will be released Sept. 17. It’s a serious and playful collection of 125 recipes from his popular Portland restaurant, retailing for $40.

New Cully park

Portland Parks & Recreation is moving forward with plans to build a new park in the Cully neighborhood. Construction at the first developed park in Cully, located at Northeast 52nd Avenue between Alberta and Wygant streets, will begin in spring 2014. The 2.4-acre project will be complete by spring 2015.

Shakespeare sail

Have a lot of time and money on your hands? You can join Oregon Shakespeare Festival artists and actors for a 10-day cruise through theater history — “Shakespeare at Sea III,” setting sail Nov. 10 from Athens, Greece, aboard Holland America Line’s MS Rotterdam, with stops in Turkey, including Istanbul, Dikili, Ephesus, Marmaris and Alanya, and a quick trip to Limassol in Cyprus, before returning to Athens Nov. 20. For info: www.osfashland.org/cruise.

Drake reschedules

Drake’s scheduled Moda Center concert date has been changed from Sept. 25 to Dec. 3, as the rapper/singer finishes up his new album, “Nothing Was The Same.”

Co-ed sports

Play Recess, a co-ed athletic league started in San Francisco, has expanded to Portland as the “Lumberjack Division.” It’ll compete at 2 p.m. Sundays at Alberta Park, Northeast 22nd Avenue and Killingsworth Street, starting Sept. 15.

Each week, teams gather for kickball, dodgeball, flag football, volleyball, disc and soccer.

Registration is open at www.pdx.playrecess.com. It’s $65 to register, which covers eight weeks of games, league socials, a team T-shirt, league fees and post-game activities.