From One Rose explores the history of Portland and the Portland Rose Festival as experienced through the eyes of a fictional narrator whose family life intertwines with both. The film is an epic story in which the great events of the century -- women's suffrage, Prohibition, two World Wars, the Vanport Flood, the tumults of the '60s -- are experienced close-up, with the Rose Festival serving as an annual respite in the hard routines of life. From One Rose is a handsome and intelligent film that explores the intricate ways in which history affects communities and individuals at one and the same time.
After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban 'starter' tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night.
When ruthless oil prospector, Daniel Plainview learns of oil-rich land in California that can be bought cheaply, he moves his operation there and begins manipulating and exploiting the local landowners into selling him their property.
High school best buddies are facing separation anxiety as they prepare to go off to college. While attempting to score alcohol for a party with help from a fake ID-toting friend, the guys' evening takes a turn into chaotic territory.