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Vortex 1: A Biodegradable Festival of Life (2005)

February 1st, 2010 by Anne Richardson · 1 Comment · 2000's, Oregon film, Oregon film new definition, Oregon film old definition, Oregon location (primary), Oregon writer, Oregonians as inspiration

From an archived entry on Matt Love’s blog:

Want to experience the craziest sex, drugs, politics and rock and roll story in Oregon, if not all of American, history? Then check out a rare screening of the Emmy-nominated documentary Vortex 1: A Biodegradable Festival of Life on Thursday Sept. 20 at 7 and 9 pm at the Clinton St. Theater. This 2005 film, directed by Terry Musgrove and based on Matt Love’s book The Far Out Story of Vortex 1, features new wild footage, and recounts the story of Vortex I, the notorious free 1970 rock festival held in McIver Park near Estacada. One hundred thousand people attended the event, staged by the state of Oregon under Gov. Tom McCall, to forestall a potential riot in downtown Portland. It was and still is, the only state-sponsored rock festival in American history, and if you live in Oregon and call yourself an Oregonian or think you are political, then you can’t miss the chance to see this film on the big screen.

Matt Love will be on hand to introduce the film and expect some mystery Vortex guests.

Note to the confused: this Vortex 1 doc was made by Terry Musgrove, is one hour long, and was nominated for a regional Emmy. It was made in 2005.

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