'Stress Position' movie premiere at NW Film Center

Filmmaking and torture collide

6/10/2013, 3:30 p.m. | Updated on 6/10/2013, 5:43 p.m.
The Northwest Film Center presents “Stress Position,” the latest work of a Vancouver, B.C. based filmmaker, which begins as a bizarre and darkly humorous reality TV show and gradually spirals out of control.

The Northwest Film Center’s commitment to highlighting cinematic works produced in the Northwest takes center stage on Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m., when the Portland film center presents Stress Position, the latest work by Vancouver, B.C.-based filmmaker A.J. Bond.

Inspired by a flippant remark about the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Bond made a bet with close friend and longtime collaborator actor David Amito to see which of them could withstand a week of psychological torture at the hands of the other.

Shot in an avant-garde “torture chamber” in an isolated warehouse under the supervision of associate producer Marguerite Moreau, what begins as a bizarre and darkly humorous reality TV scenario gradually spirals out of control, testing the limits of their friendship and exposing an unsettling connection between filmmaking and torture.

Shows at the Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave. Admission: $9 general; $8 student and seniors.

The Northwest Film Center is a regional media arts organization offering a variety of exhibition, education programs, and artist services throughout the region.

Here's the link to the trailer for Stress Position: