“Phoenix, Oregon”, filmed in Klamath Falls in 2018, feature of Takeout & a Movie restaurant fundraiser
The Oregon Hospitality Foundation has partnered with Joma Films, creators of the film “Phoenix, Oregon” (shot in Klamath Falls in 2018), for a virtual watch party and fundraiser dubbed “Takeout & a Movie” in an effort to help Oregon restaurants.
Starting Saturday, May 9 at 5 p.m., “Phoenix, Oregon” will be streamed, followed by a live Q&A with the cast and crew at 7 p.m. The film will remain available for streaming through May 12.
Tickets to the virtual movie screening will be split with the Oregon Hospitality Foundation to distribute funds to Oregon restaurants that are feeding frontline workers and individuals with food insecurity during COVID-19 lockdowns. Additionally, the Foundation is contributing $10,000 towards the cause.
Virtual tickets for the event are $6.50, available at https://shop.jomafilms.com/products/phoenix-oregon-takeout-and-a-movie.
Join the social conversations at #TakeoutAndAMovie #HospitalityHelpFund.org. All ticket purchases will receive a one-time link to watch the movie at home as well as a free digital copy upon its official release this summer. People are encouraged to order take-out before the film in support of restaurants that are remaining open during lockdowns.
“Phoenix, Oregon” was the feature film of the 2019 Klamath Independent Film Festival. Many Klamath Film members appear as extras in the production and aided Joma Films as crew. The film was slated to run in theaters nationwide starting in mid-March, but COVID-19 shutdowns forced it online, where in an odd fluke of timing made it the #1 film in the country.
“Phoenix, Oregon” stars James Le Gros, Lisa Edelstein, Jesse Borrego, Diedrich Bader, and Kevin Corrigan. The film is released by Aspiration Entertainment in association with Ryan Bruce Levey Film Distribution and was produced by Joma Films with Pied Piper Productions, Lui-G Films, and Sunset Dynamics.