BridgePort Brewing Company is the official beer of this year’s 2009 Portland International Film Festival. The event, put on by the Northwest Film Center, will open Thursday, February 5th at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall with the gala premier of Oregon-based animation studio LAIKA’s new movie Coraline staring Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, and others. Moviegoers throughout the festival, who bring a ticket stub of that night’s screening into the BridgePort brewpub + bakery or BridgePort Ale House, may purchase a $1.25, 20-ounce Imperial Pint, in honor of BridgePort’s 25th anniversary.
In addition to discounted pints at the BridgePort Brewpub + Bakery and BridgePort Ale House, BridgePort will also be pouring a variety of complimentary brews at each of the Festival’s events, including the Opening Night party, all of the Festival parties and the Closing Night party. Events open to the public include:
Opening Night party, Tuesday, Feb 5 – The Portland International Film Festival will open with a 7:30pm showing of Coraline at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Tickets to the film go on sale Wednesday, January 28 and can be purchased at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA) Box Office. Following the film will be an after party where show-goers can discuss the film and enjoy free beer complimentary of BridgePort Brewery.
Thursday, Feb. 12 – A post-film event for the 6pm showing of Shall We Kiss. The reception will begin at 8pm in the Fields Ballroom at the Portland Art Museum and be open to everyone that attended the film.
Closing Night party, Saturday, Feb 21 – The Closing Night party will be held following the 8:15pm showing of Dean Spanley. The party will take place in the Fields Ballroom at the Portland Art Museum. The event is open to the public, tickets are $10 apiece and attendees will be able to compare notes with fellow Festival-goers on their favorite films while sipping on their favorite complimentary BridgePort Brews.
For more information on the 32nd Portland International Film Festival and a complete schedule of events, visit www.nwfilm.org.