Newswire: ‘Reel Live Cities’ film fest at Bagdad Theater tomorrow

Film festival is Tues. night at Bagdad, part of Rail~Volution conference

REEL.LIVE.CITIES. is an evening of films, entertainment, food and drink that is open to the public and organized by the New Rail~Volutionaries, a group of new Rail~Volution conference attendees from the Portland area. More than 300 tickets have already been purchased and organizers are expecting a sellout event.

The evening will consist of an opening reception, short films with speakers highlighting issues and successes related to multimodal transportation, and an after-party. Admission is $10 at the door and food and beverages are available for purchase.

The Rail~Volution conference will be in Portland from October 18 to 21 and is expected to draw more than one-thousand attendees. The conference began in Portland as a summit in 1991 and is returning to its hometown for the first time. Rail~Volution 2010 will showcase why the Portland area has become a national model for land use and transportation planning, regional partnerships, transit-oriented development, bike infrastructure and walkable neighborhoods.

The event is Tuesday, October 19, with doors opening at 6 p.m., films starting at 7 p.m. and after-party at 9 p.m.

The event is hosted by the New Rail~Volutionaries, a group of young and new professionals to the transportation, and land-use planning fields from the Portland area. Speakers include Clarence Eckerson, Steph Routh, Kelley Roy, James McGrath, and Dan Haneckow. REEL.LIVE.CITIES. is open to all ages.

The Bagdad Theatre is at 3702 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214 and the after-party will be held at the Back Stage Bar around the corner. More information is at Event flyer and program are attached.


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