We Like ‘em Short Film Festival Spins Their Reels August 17th & 18th
Travel to Baker City on August 17th for the third annual We Like ‘Em Short Film Festival and enjoy 2 days of short film programming at the historic Eltrym Theatre.
The Festival allows aspiring and professional filmmakers the chance to interact with Baker City’s lively arts community.
Local film lovers took to review the 112 entries for this year’s festival and selected the 53 films that are now coined “Official Selections” of WLES for 2012
WLES is funded in part by a grant from the Baker County Cultural Coalition and Baker County Tourism, with the proceeds from the festival benefiting the Baker High School Film Arts Club and the Baker Art Guild’s monthly Art Film screenings “Thursday Art Night”. T.A.N. offers Baker City a look into all aspects of the art world every month at the Historic Eltrym Theater.
The Times Theatre opened in Baker City on June 27, 1940 bearing a new name, Eltrym, in honor of the late Myrtle Buckmiller. The opening of the Eltrym Theater was a grand affair. Mark Cory, an RKO representative from Portland, formally opened the theater. A friend of the Buckmillers, he paid tribute to Myrtle. Hundreds of telegrams were sent wishing the theater well, including one from Bob Hope & Paulette Goddard whose film “Ghost Breakers” was premiered in Oregon at the Eltrym that night. Other wires were received from Bing Crosby, Jimmy Cagney, Pat O’Brien, Claudette Colbert, Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Melvin Douglas, Cary Grant, Rita Hayworth and others. [history provided by WLES]