Manzanita Film Series Presents

The Films of Kelley Baker
Friday, July 27  | 7:30pm

Admission $5
Doors open at 7:00

Hoffman Center to Feature Short Films and Surprises

The Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita will screen a set of short films by Portland-based independent filmmaker Kelley Baker Friday, July 27, at 7:30 p.m. Admission will be $5.

Baker will attend the screening to discuss his films and answer questions.

An Oregon native, Baker graduated from the University of Southern California film school. He has written and directed three full‑length features — Birddog, The Gas Café, and Kicking Bird — eight short films, and several documentaries.

His works have aired on PBS, Canadian and Australian television, and have been shown at film festivals, including London, Sydney, Annecy, Sao Paulo, Sundance, Chicago, Aspen, Mill Valley, and Edinburgh.

He also authored three books — Road Dog, and The Angry Filmmaker Survival Guide, Parts One and Two.

In addition to his own films Baker served as sound designer on six of Gus Van Sant’s feature films, including My Own Private Idaho, Good Will Hunting, and Finding Forrester.

The films to be screened at the Hoffman Center on July 27 will include:

That Really Obscure Object of Desire (1989) (5 mins.) A short personal documentary about a man’s obsession with his 1928 Model A Ford.

You’ll Change (1992) (3 mins.) Ahead of having his first child, a 35-year old-filmmaker looks at fatherhood with the help of his friends.

Enough With The Salmon (1996) 6 mins.) A look at family vacations growing up in the 1960s.

Tales From I-5 (1996) (6 mins.) Baker drives from Portland to Los Angeles in his 1979 Toyota Corolla, with commentary provided by Tom and Ray Magliozzi, of National Public Radio’s “Car Talk” program.

Friday Night (1994) (5 mins.) Baker chronicles his brush with death due to complications from an allergy shot.

Stolen Toyota (1993) (7 mins.) – – The filmmaker recounts on film the loss of his beloved 1977 Toyota pickup truck.

Baker will screen a number of additional films on July 27, including the trailers from his feature films and a few additional surprises.

The Manzanita Film Series is a program of the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita. Films are screened monthly throughout the year.