Oh why oh why does this have to be happening all the way over on the other side of the world. Grrr. The PDX Film Festival kicks off in Portland Oregon on Wednesday 30th April until 4th May. It promises to be a jam-packed 5 days worth of innovative documentary & non-narrative experimental film screenings from all over the globe. The PDX Film Festival is presented by Peripheral Produce, an experimental film distribution label founded in Portland by filmmaker Matt McCormick. If this picture below of a Vladmaster Communal Viewmaster Screening that featured as part of the program a previous year is anything to go by, it looks a real hoot! Lucky Portlanders and their super fun looking festivals. Phooey!
I don't own a viewmaster to look at pretty slides, but I captured the following pretty images of some visitors to my backyard today on my less than retro, yet still click-worthy contraption.
While the other birds were busily devouring the delights on the tree, I particularly liked the bird in the centre of the photo looking up adoringly at the bird above. The bird above appears to be completely unaware of the attention. Or is choosing to ignore it. I guess unrequited love is prevalent amongst all species.