Earthlings One Night Only At Cinema 21

Copied from Steve Doughton’s Instagram:

“ILY2 is pleased to present a screening of Earthlings, a film by Portland-based writer and director, Steven Doughton on November 6 at 7:15pm at Cinema 21. The screening will be followed by a live conversation between Doughton, writer Jonathan Raymond, Earthlings actor and Executive Producer Luis Chávez, Brooklyn-based film writer Nolan Kelly and artist Patricia Vázquez Gómez.

Based on the short story “The Suckling Pig” by Portland writer Jonathan Raymond, Earthlings follows a small group of strangers from vastly different cultural backgrounds who share a singular meal and evening together. Actor Luis Chávez and director Todd Haynes serve as Executive Producers for the film.

On Earthlings, Doughton writes “I’ve always been drawn to dialogue-rich movies, in which dramatic shifts in plot or character can hinge on a single thread of conversation. So when I read Jon Raymond’s story ‘The Suckling Pig,’ its cinematic possibilities struck me immediately. In it, a group of people with almost nothing in common spend an intimate evening together which they will never forget. I want to place the audience directly within the disquieting situation of a dinner party among strangers, thereby allowing them to experience the struggles of the characters as they try to relate to one another across a well-appointed table and a vast sea of cultural and political differences. The audience should discover (as the characters themselves do) that these five people have secrets and depths they rarely share with anyone.”

Tickets for Earthlings are NOW ON SALE at Tickets are $15 and all proceeds from ticket sales go to the Oregon Worker Relief Fund
Poster by David Chelsea”

Earthlings is a film by my friend Steve Doughton that I worked on in a number of capacities: poster artist, animating a sequence thanking Kickstarter donors, and adding heat shimmer and rain to a few scenes in Adobe After Effects.

Here are some screencaps from the animated sequence, also done in After Effects:

Earthlings was shot in 2019 and was due to hit the festival circuit in 2020 when COVID shut everything down. Aged like a fine wine, this movie is now receiving its belated Portland debut at the Cinema 21 on Monday, November 6th. The movie stars James Le Gros, Tina Holmes, Luis Chávez, and Kelvin Han Yee. I, for one, can’t wait to see my animation on the big screen!

Earthlings, one night only

Monday, November 6th at 7:15 pm

Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st Ave, Portland, OR 97209

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