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Welcome to the Portland Film Festival 2014 Schedule. Also on FacebookTwitterMeetup and Instagram. Use #PDXFF14 in your posts, so we can follow your festival experience. Don’t miss Opening Night and the RED CARPET on Tuesday August 26th at CRYSTAL BALLROOM. SEX ED - A new teacher quickly finds that his highly pubescent pupils are receiving no form of sex ed.  He wants to teach them – but he’s not exactly “experienced.” [MORE]

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Sunday, August 31 • 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Movie in Waterfront Park & Closing Night Film: BRONX OBAMA

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When Louis Ortiz shaved off his goatee one day in 2008, his life changed forever. He looked in the mirror and he didn’t see himself – a middle-aged, unemployed Puerto Rican father from the Bronx. He saw the face of change, of hope… of money. BRONX OBAMA tells the strange and improbable tale of a Barack Obama impersonator who tries to cash in on the “look of a lifetime” and chases a fevered American dream from opportunity to oblivion.

Filmmaker Ryan Murdock’s debut feature film has been in the making for nearly 3 years, as he intimately documented Mr. Ortiz’s transformation during Obama’s first term and the 2012 election season. Murdock has rolled out this story in multiple parts – first as a 36-minute radio piece for NPR’s This American Life, then as a short film for The New York Times. The 90-minute feature documentary reveals a host of new characters; a manager who pushes Louis hard to “become Obama,”  a seasoned “Bill Clinton” who dispenses advice, and a hard-working “Mitt Romney” who bets it all on his newfound career. Murdock captures unexpectedly hilarious moments along this Twilight-Zone-esque campaign trail while delving deep into the question of what it means to be someone you’re not.

TEASER TRAILER: http://youtu.be/tavgN-2M0YI


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Ryan Murdock

Ryan is an independent filmmaker and the creative director of his company, Saving Daylight Productions, which creates documentary media for clients and develops original editorial projects. His recent work has been featured on the BBC, The New York Times, MSNBC, The Huffington Post, and Gawker, among others. BRONX OBAMA is Ryan’s first feature length documentary. He adapted his story for an episode of This American... Read More →
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Bronx Obama

Louis Ortiz is an actor, entertainer and Barack Obama impersonator. He is the president's closest natural lookalike and has earned his nickname"Obama's Clone".Mr. Ortiz is a United States Army veteran who was thrust into the performing arts due to his startling similarity to the 44th President.  His unexpected likeness and impeccable impression of President Obama have made him an overnight media sensation. | | Some of his major media... Read More →



Sunday August 31, 2014 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Waterfront Park Southwest Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97204

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