Rio Theatre to host first Sweet Home film festival


February 9, 2022

Scott Swanson

Diane Gerson inspects a poster, one of a display created by SHHS art students, on display at City Hall to advertise the "Reel Oregon" film festival.

Hankering for some film fare that's off the beaten track? 

Sweet Home might have just what you're looking for: family-friendly, but not the usual Hollywood media. 

SHOCASE, the local organization that aims to bring the arts to the community, will hold its inaugural Sweet Home Film Festival this Saturday, Feb. 12, at the Rio Theatre downtown.  

Admission for the festival – which lasts about 90 minutes and features two showings, at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. – is free. 

Themed "Reel Oregon," the event features 10 short films – all under 20 minutes – that "capture what Oregon is" to t...

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