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Movie Night

Full Bloom Films

Full Bloom Films

By Dani DeGraw & Kaity VanHoose

Clementine (2019)
Following a one-sided breakup, Karen finds solace in a picturesque lakehouse owned by her ex. Her solitude is interrupted when she meets another young woman, sparking a romance that spirals into a maelstrom of drama. As their story unfolds, a complex web of truths and lies emerges, revealing their shared desire to escape reality. Set against a lush forest and serene lake views, this cinematic journey is complemented by the atmospheric beauty of the Pacific Northwest. While not rated, the film delves into mature themes and has a runtime of 93 minutes.

Free Willy (1993)
Keiko the killer whale became a true Oregon celebrity after starring in ‘Free Willy,’ a film that spotlighted his real-life journey. ‘Free Willy’ intro- duces Jesse, a young boy determined to free Willy from captivity, aiming to highlight the harsh conditions and cruelty faced by marine animals like Willy. Ironically, the production had to maintain Keiko in similar conditions to authentically portray his plight. This poignant narrative, with a runtime of 112 minutes and a PG rating, not only entertained but also sparked a broader conversation on animal welfare and conservation.

Leave No Trace (2018)
Based on the 2009 novel ‘My Abandonment,’ this moving film captures a father and daughter duo living off the grid in Forest Park, a vast natural reserve in Portland, Oregon. Their existence is disrupted by a single mistake, propelling them on a journey to preserve their way of life. As they seek a new sanctuary, their profound bond and resilience are put to the test. A thought-provoking PG thriller/documentary with a runtime of 119 minutes, it invites viewers into the heart of a relentless quest for a place to call home.

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