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Fast Break (1977)

March 12th, 2009 by Anne Richardson · 1 Comment · 1970's, Oregon director, Oregon film new definition, Oregon film old definition, Oregonians as inspiration


This documentary of the Portland Trailblazers’ championship year will screen at the Clinton Street Theater Oct. 24-29. Matt Love writes about Fast Break , made by late Portland filmmaker Don Zavin, in his On Oregon blog at www.powells.com.

Fast Break belongs to the “lost to popular consumption” sub category of lost films. This screening testifies that at least one print of Fast Break survives.

I hereby claim Fast Break as an Oregon film, qualifying under the old definition (shot in Oregon) and the new (Don Zavin, Oregon director).

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  • 1 Don Zavin/Oregon filmmaker « Oregon Movies, A to Z // Oct 27, 2009 at 1:39 am

    [...] filmmaking, gravitating towards the  ”fly on the wall” approach he employed in Fast Break (1977), where the narrative thread is established via editing, not an omniscient [...]

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