Movie Time: Portland-based filmmaker Melissa Rue brings her 'Esperanza's Turn' to McMinnville festival
Last week, Feb. 14
"Sonic the Hedgehog"; "Bluehouse's Fantasy Island"; "Downhill"; "Ordinary Love"; "The Photograph"; "What About Love"; "First Lady"
This week, Feb. 21
"Emma." (Focus Features), PG, 124 minutes
About — In 1800s England, a well meaning but selfish young woman meddles in the love lives of her friends; Stars — Anya Taylor-Joy, Tanya Reynolds, Josh O'Connor, Johnny Flynn; Director — Autumn de Wilde
"Brahms: The Boy II" (STXfilms), PG-13, 86 minutes
About — After a family moves into the Heelshire Mansion, their young son soon makes friends with a lifelike doll called Brahms; Stars — Katie Holmes, Owain Yeoman, Christopher Convery, Ralph Ineson; Director — William Brent Bell
"The Call of the Wild" (20th Century Fox), PG, 100 minutes
About — Based on the novel by Jack London, a sled dog struggles for survival in the wilds of the Yukon Territory; Stars — Karen Gillan, Harrison Ford, Cara Gee, Dan Stevens; Director — Chris Stephens
Next week, Feb. 28
"The Invisible Man"; "Wendy"
Note: Movie descriptions by IMDB, imdb.com
The latest top 10 digital Video On Demand movies based on transaction rate, by Comscore:
1. "Terminator: Dark Fate'
4. "Zombieland: Double Tap"
5. "Motherless Brooklyn"
7. "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"
8. "Gemini Man"
9. "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil"
10. "The Addams Family"
Other recent favorites: "Black and Blue"; "The Addams Family"; "Hustlers"; "Countdown"; "Judy"
• The movie "Esperanza's Turn" by Portland-based filmmaker Melissa Rue tells the story of a 12-year-old immigrant farm worker who taps into her imagination to confront a bully at school. It was shot at Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego and Out Table Cooperative in Sherwood, and it includes 30 students and parents from the Robert Gray Middle School drama program. The film screens at the McMinnville Short Film Festival at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Linfield College's Ice Auditorium in Melrose Hall, 900 S.E. Baker St., McMinnville. For more on the film and Rue, see www.melissagregoryrue.com.
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