Film Pharmacy


BendFilm firmly believes that art is the antidote when life gets complicated.  Luckily, we have a large pool of Festival and Tin Pan favorites that move on to streaming platforms after they leave Central Oregon screens. In addition, we are connecting with festival filmmakers to setup online interviews and stories from the front lines of filmmaking. These are just some of the many programming ideas we are exploring and will roll out soon.
In the meantime, here is a list of the best independent and foreign titles that recently played at the Tin Pan or the BendFilm Festival and are currently available on many streaming platforms…and if you are in Bend, stop by the Blockbuster and pick one (or a few) of these up!
Check back here as we add more titles and stay tuned to our social media pages as we line up live stream conversations with a few of these filmmakers.


The below collection is comprised of the most uplifting and mind-expanding films we screened at the Tin Pan and Festival in 2019.


Amazing Grace

Poster for the movie "Amazing Grace"
© 2018 Sundial Pictures − All right reserved.

A behind-the-scenes documentary about the recording of Aretha Franklin’s best-selling album finally sees the light of day more than four decades after the original footage was shot. (Where to watch)








Biggest Little Farm

Poster for the movie ""
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The successes and failures of a couple determined to live in harmony with nature on a farm outside of Los Angeles are lovingly chronicled by filmmaking farmer John Chester, in this inspiring documentary. (Where to watch)







Dawn Wall

Poster for the movie ""
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In the middle of Yosemite National Park towers El Capitan, a huge block of granite whose smoothest side, the Dawn Wall, is said to be the most difficult rock climb in the world. Tommy Caldwell didn’t see inhospitable terrain, but rather a puzzle almost a kilometer tall. In The Dawn Wall, we follow him and Kevin Jorgeson in their historic ascent to the summit. (Where to watch)







Poster for the movie "Maiden"
© 2019 New Black Films − All right reserved.

In a moving portrait of resilience, Alex Holmes chronicles the unprecedented journey of 24-year-old Tracy Edwards and the first all-female sailing crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race. (Where to watch)








Brittany Runs a Marathon

Poster for the movie ""
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A young woman decides to make positive changes in her life by training for the New York City Marathon. (Where to Watch)








Satan & Adam

Poster for the movie "Satan & Adam"
© 2018 RYOT Films − All right reserved.

One was a demon on guitar; the other was fresh out of school and no slouch on harmonica. SATAN & ADAM is a celebration of friendship and the blues comprised of documentary footage shot over the course of two decades. (Where to watch)








Becoming Nobody

Poster for the movie "Ask Dr. Ruth"
© 2019 Delirio Films − All right reserved.

The core arc of Ram Dass’ teachings and life: whether as Dr. Richard Alpert, the eminent Harvard psychologist, or as Ram Dass who serves as a bridge between Eastern and Western philosophies, he has defined a generation of inner explorers and seekers of truth and wisdom. (Where to watch)







Ask Dr. Ruth

Poster for the movie ""
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A documentary portrait chronicling the incredible life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a Holocaust survivor who became America’s most famous sex therapist. As her 90th birthday approaches, Dr. Ruth revisits her painful past and her career at the forefront of the sexual revolution. (Where to watch)







Free Solo

Poster for the movie ""
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Follow Alex Honnold as he attempts to become the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite’s 3,000 foot high El Capitan wall. With no ropes or safety gear, this would arguably be the greatest feat in rock climbing history. (Where to watch)







Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End

Poster for the movie ""
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In this documentary we discover the dangerously funny cartoonist Mr. Fish, struggling to make a living in an industry that is dying out. (Where to watch)







Finally, our good friends at MUBI are also offering all BendFilm and Tin Pan fans 3 Months of free Membership. With this curated streaming service, you’ll have access to an ever-changing collection of beautiful, interesting, and incredible films. All hand-picked by their curators. Check out this offer.