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Sunday
Aug 6
13th (the film) Viewing and Discussion
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

Holy Trinity will be hosting a viewing and discussion on the documentary 13th on Aug. 6th at 6:30pm. The Oscar-nominated documentary explores the historical, social and economic link between slavery and the modern-day prison system. There will be a discussion afterwards of the film. Join us in community for this powerful film.


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

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Wednesday
Aug 2
Awake: A Dream From Standing Rock Screening, a benefit for Indigenous Media Fund and Pipeline Fighers Fund.
Clinton Street Theater

Movie Night for Life.Art.Being Integrative Arts Festival Wednesday, August 2 at 7:00 p.m. Clinton Street Theater pre-booked tickets $10 before July 25.

Learn more at www.lifeartbeing.org

We are honored to screen this newly released film, telling the story of the #NODAPL Native-led resistance against the construction of the $3.7 billion Dakota Access Pipeline under the Missouri River at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.

Awake, A Dream From Standing Rock is a feature-length documentary directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker and activist Josh Fox (Gasland, How To Let Go Of The World And Learn To Love Everything Climate Can’t Change), Academy Award nominated filmmaker James Spione (Incident In New Baghdad) and indigenous filmmaker and Digital Smoke Signals founder Myron Dewey.

From the Water Protectors at Standing Rock, we can learn a deep mode of engagement with the world. One that reminds us that we do not have to act alone as individuals, but rather, can find our strength as a collective of ecological beings in cahoots with the larger breathing world.

First, join us for the Planetary Dance movement ritual on Saturday, July 29, where we dedicate our art and our dance to benefit the waters of the Columbia and Willamette Rivers. Then, widen the frame of perception to include all water, and those who protect the most vulnerable parts of our world, both human and elemental.

Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock will deepen and inspire our sense of stewardship, and give context to our practices throughout this year’s Life.Art.Being festival.

More details and the official trailer can be viewed on the ticket page. Proceeds to benefit Indigenous Media Fund and Pipeline Fighers Fund.


Be Space - Movement & expressive arts studio dedicated to cultivating the sovereign body mind.

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Tuesday
Jul 25
Film Screening of The Antifascists w/ DJs
Cider Riot

Support The International Day of Solidarity with Antifascist Prisoners with Rose City Antifa!

Here is more information about #J25antifa : https://itsgoingdown.org/call-third-annual-international-day-solidarity-antifascist-prisoners-july-25-2017/

We will be showing the new Swedish documentary, The Antifascists! There will be a discussion after this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jd4Wd56q6Ag

This will be followed by listening the finest antifa tunes with DJ Dark Entries, and writing post cards to antifascist prisoners. This will be RCA's third year doing #postcardstoprisoners in support of our POWs!

There is a suggested donation on $3-$5 at the door which will go towards prisoner support!


Red and Black Subculture Club -

We are a group of people in Portland and who throw parties and show films about Antifascism, Left-wing politics and Subculture.

Rose City Antifa

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Presenting Herman's House, the film
Portland Books to Prisoners

Herman Wallace may be the longest-serving prisoner in solitary confinement in the United States—he's spent more than 40 years in a 6-by-9-foot cell in Louisiana. Imprisoned in 1967 for a robbery he admits, he was subsequently sentenced to life for a killing he vehemently denies. Herman's House is a moving account of the remarkable expression his struggle found in an unusual project proposed by artist Jackie Sumell.

Sundance Award Winner!

See the Trailer on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6V3ZOk_oyzA

Help! $$$Postage $$$ urgently needed to continue to send books to people in prison! Adopt a package! each package costs about $4 to mail We mail 15-20 packages every week, see our Portland Books to Prisoners facebook page and click on donate on left to provide education and hope to liberate a prisoner!

Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee

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American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs Screening & Discussion
North Portland Library

Join us for a free film screening and discussion of "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs," which tells the inspiring story of a Chinese American writer, activist, and philosopher rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement. This film of interracial solidarity will be followed by a panel discussion featuring members of Black Lives Matter Portland, All-African People's Revolutionary Party and other Black-led organizations.

This event is part of MicCheck!, a summer cultural event series organized by the Arts & Media Project (AMP) at the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO). MicCheck! utilizes the arts to illuminate pressing issues affecting Asians and Pacific Islanders and other communities of color.

Web page: http://multcolib.org/events/american-revolutionary-film-screening-and-panel-conversation/77021

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Monday
Jul 24
Resistance Film Lecture Series: I Am Not Your Negro
Citizen

Media Institute for Social Change Presents "Resistance" - A Political Film Lecture Series

Film: I Am Not Your Negro (2017) Synopsis: Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House. "It's an astonishing, often challenging and sharp examination of race in the United States, confronting how the country's history repeats and how Baldwin insisted we must remember, relentlessly question, remain conscientious and resist." -Durga Chew-Bose

Cost: Free with $5 Membership Fee to Citizen Location: "Citizen" a new classroom and event space on N Mississippi Ave brought to you by Media Institute for Social Change.

Please make sure to reserve your ticket in advance here: http://www.mediamakingchange.org/

Beer provided by Stormbreaker Brewing.

Series Description: A look at the reciprocal relationship between political resistance and film. Political movements have always inspired movies, particularly of the historical variety. These very same films can also be an inspirational starting point for launching new political activism while serving as a history lesson for the dos and don’ts of political resistance. This screening series will explore these ideas through a new film each week and try to relate the content of the films to both history and current events. Additionally, we’ll explore how film art and the movie industry will play a role in shaping politics in the coming years. Each week will feature an introduction and discussion facilitated by Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival director, Michael Harrington.

Media Institute for Social Change is a 501(c)3 non profit, educational organization. This series is intended for educational purposes only.


Media Institute for Social Change - We are a public interest media lab, working to inspire, empower, and engage emerging media producers.

Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival - A traveling short film festival with a focus on bringing meaningful films to communities with limited access to compassionate, thought-provoking cinema.

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Clinton Street Resistance Series presents Stripes, a fundraiser for Recovery Mentor Program
Clinton Street Theater

Two friends who are dissatisfied with their jobs decide to join the army for a bit of fun.

"An anarchic slob movie, a celebration of all that is irreverent, reckless, foolhardy, undisciplined, and occasionally scatological. It's a lot of fun." Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Recovery Mentor Program.

In 1999, Central City Concern established the Recovery Mentor Program to give recovering addicts someone to turn to; someone who has traveled the road to recovery and succeeded.

Clients are matched with individual mentors who literally take them by the hand to introduce them to drug-free housing and accompanies them to their first support group meeting. Mentors check in with clients daily, making sure they maintain their commitment to a regimen of intensive outpatient medical, chemical dependency and mental health treatment. The longer a person continues with outpatient treatment, the greater the chance of long-term sobriety.

The Recovery Mentor Program provides encouragement and a strong social network. It is a program in which individuals are held accountable for their successes, as well as for their digressions.

With a mentor’s help, clients develop new relationships with others in recovery, gradually learning a new way of life. With their mentor’s guidance, they learn that transformation is possible.


Clinton Street Resistance - Every Monday Clinton Street Theater in collaboration with Dot's Cafe, Lucky Horseshoe Lounge, La Moule, Atlas Pizza, Clinton St Pub, Clinton St Theater, People's Food Co-op and Off the Waffle will be showing a free movie with all donations going to support a different weekly non-profit. Your ticket is entered into a raffle so get there before 7 when I pull them. For sponsorship info contact Mike at Mike97202@mac.com.

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Promised Land film screening - fundraiser for the Chinook Nation
Riversgate Church

Promised Land is a social justice documentary that follows two Native American nations in the Pacific Northwest: the Duwamish and the Chinook, as they fight for the restoration of treaty rights they've long been denied. In following their story, both in our regions shared heritage and in their modern struggles for federal recognition, the film examines a larger problem in the way that the government and society still looks at Native American sovereignty. Suggested donation $5. Proceeds go to the Chinook Nation.


Heal Our Planet Earth - HOPE - HOPE is an eco-faith group in SW Portland focused on preventing climate change, promoting climate justice and working towards sustainable energy solutions.

350PDX-SouthwestTeam - the southwest Portland team of 350pdx.

The Chinook Indian Nation - as stated in its constitution and bylaws is organized and dedicated “to enhance the cultural, social and economic well-being of all Chinook Indian Tribal members, to protect the natural resources of the Chinook Indian Nation’s lands and waters and to facilitate the political and legal relationships with external governments.”

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Sunday
Jul 23
PDX Latinx Pride's Noche de Pelicula 2017
The Hollywood Theatre

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Join us Sunday July 23rd at 7pm for our "Noche de Pelicula 2017", our closing event for the PDX Latinx Pride Festival weekend www.pdxlatinxpride.org

  • Hollywood Theater at 7pm
  • Movies start promptly at 7:30pm
  • Tickets $9
  • Students/Seniors $7
  • Hollywood Members $6

Movie shorts:

David Velduque: Por Un Beso

Marco Castro-Bojorquez: El Canto del Colibri

Miguel Muñoz: HORÓSCOPO

Sara Verhagen: Mi Casa, Su Casa

SILV: The Gap Between Us


Acompananos el Domingo 23 de Julio a las 7pm para nuestro evento de cierre "Noche de Pelicula" del Festival PDX Latinx Pride www.pdxlatinxpride.org

Hollywood Theatre 4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland Las peliculas comienzam exacto a las 7:30pm Entradas: $10

Cortometrajes:

Sara Verhagen: Mi Casa, Su Casa

David Velduque: Por Un Beso

Marco Castro-Bojorquez: El Canto del Colibri

SILV: The Gap Between Us

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Thursday
Apr 27
Filming Fossil Fuel Resistance:The Reluctant Radical fundraiser
The Hollywood Theatre

Filming The Fossil Fuel Resistance: a fundraiser for THE RELUCTANT RADICAL, a documentary film on climate activist Ken Ward. Film Director/Producer Lindsey Grayzel & Co-Producer Deia Schlosberg in person! 100% of ticket sales donated to help finish the film! Join us for scenes from this work-in-progress film, Scholsberg's short film on fracking, BACKYARD, and for a discussion on the filmmakers' recent arrests and felony charges for filming climate activists' civil disobedience. Presenting partners 350pdx and KBOO Community Radio More event info & tickets: http://www.portlandecofilmfest.org/filming-fossil-fuel-resist/

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Friday
Apr 28
Juno 10th Anniversary - Planned Parenthood Fundraiser
Mission Theater

When precocious teen Juno MacGuff (Ellen Page) becomes pregnant, she chooses a failed rock star and his wife (Jennifer Garner) to adopt her unborn child. Complications occur when Mark, the prospective father, begins viewing Juno as more than just the mother of his future child, putting both his marriage and the adoption in jeopardy. Catch it on the Big Screen at the Mission Monday, April 24th 8:30pm Tuesday, April 25th 5:30pm Wednesday, April 26th 5:45pm Friday, April 28th 9:00pm- Portion of tickets sold will be donated to Planned Parenthood Saturday, April 29th 8:30pm Portion of tickets sold will be donated to Planned Parenthood

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Sunday
Apr 30
Wake Of Vanport screening
The Hollywood Theatre

Stories told by Vanport survivors and others closely related to the era, along with archival photo backdrops, will be screened at The Hollywood Theatre on Sunday, April 30 at 2:00 p.m. The stories focus on life in Vanport and the 1948 Memorial Day flood when a dike broke on the Columbia River. The rising waters completely destroyed Vanport, Oregon, the city built by industrialist and ship builder Henry J. Kaiser. Together, this touching collection of truly heartfelt remembrances paint a poignant portrait of a short-lived, idyllic oasis ­—Movie Critic Kam Williams Immediately following the screening there will be an opportunity for discussion about possible plans for a Vanport memorial. Admission is FREE, but space is limited and reservation is required.

Sponsors and partners: The Oregon Lottery, PCRI, Portland Prime, The Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, The National Endowment for the Arts: Art Works and The Regional Arts and Culture Council for project funding. Partners Portland Community Media, The Hollywood Theatre, The Oregon Historical Society, and The Skanner Newsgroup have made this project possible. PHOTO: Survivors gather on high ground to watch the destruction of Vanport. May 30, 1948. Photo by Allen deLay (1915-2005) ©Thomas Robinson .

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Film Night & Panel Discussion with Rose City Redneck Revolt
Social Justice Action Center

Come join Rose City RedneckRevolt for a film screening of "American Revolution 2" - a documentary about the co-organizing efforts between the Black Panthers and the Young Patriots and the beginnings of the original, radical Rainbow Coalition. The film will be accompanied with a panel discussion from Redneck Revolt organizers about the Redneck Revolt network and our organizing working people against white supremacy and capitalism, and the re-forming of the original Rainbow Coalition. We will be sharing a meal, potluck style! You are welcome to bring a dish to share with your neighbors, but don't worry if you can't, there's plenty to go around! Also, we will have some groceries to share with anyone that needs them. If you've got some extras, please feel free to bring any non-perishable food items you'd like to contribute. The event is free to everyone, donations are welcome. The event is Rose City RedneckRevolt's educational event as part of the Portland May Day Coalition pre-May Day organizing.

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Sunday
May 7
Film Screening - Now is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody
Clinton Street Theater

Our healthcare system doesn't work...Medicaid and Medicare are under attack... what is the solution?

Join the Portland Jobs with Justice Healthcare Committee, Health Care for All Oregon, Nurses for Single Payer, and Alliance for Democracy Portland for a screening and discussion of this important film that exposes the forces preventing us from winning single-payer healthcare for all.

$5-20 sliding scale, no one turned away.

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Wednesday
May 17
Pan-African Film Series - Africa's Black Star: Kwame Nkrumah
PSU Smith Center

Africa's Black Star documents the life, the struggles and political influence of one of the ideological teachers of the All-African People's Revolutionary Party, Kwame Nkrumah. To this day, he is regarded as one of the highest inspirations in the fight against European imperialism and (neo) colonialism.

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Thursday
May 25
PSU MEChA: Salt of the Earth Screening: Chicana Activism in New Mexico - Chicanx Week
PSU Smith Center

Join us at PSU's La Casa Latina for a screening of the 1954 film Salt of the Earth, based on 1951 strike against Empire Zinc Company in Grant County, New Mexico. This film was blacklisted by the Hollywood establishment at the time because of its portrayal of Chicana and Mexican women--who led the strike--as community leaders and saw the film as a threat to the social order.

This event is a part of PSU MEChA's 2017 Chicanx Week. Free drinks and snacks will be provided.

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Friday
May 26
PSU MEChA: Crossing Over Screening: Undocumented Trans Latina Experiences - Chicanx Week
PSU Smith Center

Join us at PSU's Queer Resource Center for a screening of the documentary film Crossing Over: Stories of Immigration and Identity. The film speaks on the experiences of three undocumented transgender women and their experiences coming to the United States, navigating the health care system as trans women, and confronting transphobic and xenophobic violence and prejudice.

This event is a collaborative event between the PSU MEChA and the Queer Resource Center for their respective 2017 Chicanx Week and Pride Month. Free drinks and snacks will be provided.

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Sunday
May 28
Priced Out Screening
The Firehouse at IFCC

The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017 presents

PRICED OUT Producer Cornelius Swartz and Editor/Co-Producer Eric Maxen

An excerpt of the new documentary Priced Out: Gentrification in Portland, Oregon, An Upcoming Film that gives an investigative and personal look at how skyrocketing housing prices displace Portland’s black community and reshape the city.

This will be followed by a facilitated dialogue on community and housing hosted by Oregon Humanities.

Screening: Sunday, May 28, 2017, 11 am-12:30 pm

Admission: Suggested - $5

Location: The Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center 5340 N Interstate Ave, Portland, OR 97217


This event is part of The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017, a four-day exploration of the history and legacy of Vanport, Oregon’s second largest city wiped out by a flood in 1948. Through theater, documentaries, historic exhibit, lectures, and tours we honor the experience of those who lived there.

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Thursday
Jun 8
Film Screenings: Chulas Fronteras, and Del Mero Corazon (KBOO Community Radio)
Clinton Street Theater

CHULAS FRONTERAS & DEL MERO CORAZON Music of the Mexican community on both sides of the border becomes a form of social protest. Suggested admission: $7-10, but no one turned away ever for lack of funds! #kboo #Teardownthewall #noborderwall #loveyourneighbor

CHULAS FRONTERAS (Beautiful Borders) filmed by the brilliant Les Blank in 1976, tells the story of the norteño or conjunto music which is played on both sides of the Mexico–Texas border. A complex, insightful look at the Chicano experience as mirrored in the lives and music of the most acclaimed Norteño musicians of the Texas-Mexican border, including Flaco Jimenez and Lydia Mendoza.

DEL MERO CORAZON (STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART) documents the cantina way of life, both celebrated and found wanting. Here homes are broken up, and not just by migrant work–sometimes even by the music itself. Both short films by Les Blank 1976. The heart of Chicano culture in love songs of the Tex-Mex Norteña music tradition. Performers include, Little Joe & La Familia, Leo Garza, Chavela Ortiz, Andres Berlanga, Ricardo Mejia, Conjunto Tamaulipas, Chavela y Brown Express and more

CHULAS FRONTERAS was selected by The Library Of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" and was selected to be added to the National Film Registry list, as one of the 400 motion pictures to be preserved in perpetuity. We will also screen the beautiful short film, Del Mero Corazon, "Straight From The Heart."

For almost 20 years, Les Blank has scoured modern America for the remnants of a simpler, happier, richer life. A life that usually centers around such indigenous music as blues, zydeco and norteño. His lyric documentaries honor the origins and settings that beget such music in what has evolved into a personal visual language: skies and rivers and roads and fields and pastures; tools and wildflowers; well-worked hands and well-earned faces; and, above all, food–the festive, greasy, smoking, aromatic indelicacies of America’s regional cuisines. His work is a national treasure and is worth a look almost without exception.

Best of all of these programs is Del Mero Corazon, apparently constructed from Chulas Fronteras outtakes, in which Blank acknowledges, for once, the contradictions of contemporary simplicity. Associative yet acutely shaped, this is a movie in which the cantina way of life is at once celebrated and found wanting. Here homes are broken up, and not just by migrant work–sometimes even by the music itself. There’s more ugliness and sexuality than innocence and nobility of the faces, and the gorgeous two-dimensionality of the hot pastel backgrounds urbanizes Blank’s tone. A yearning lovesong belted over a UFW mural at the finale has more political power than all the slogans in Chulas Fronteras.

Blank’s work is so warm, human-scale and casual that it’s ideal for home viewing, especially as an opener for one of those mouth-watering meals he always makes you crave.

A lyrical journey through the heart of Chicano culture as reflected in the love songs of the Tex-Mex Norteña music tradition. Performers include, Little Joe & La Familia, Leo Garza, Chavela Ortiz, Andres Berlanga, Ricardo Mejia, Conjunto Tamaulipas, Chavela y Brown Express and more.

A film by Les Blank, Maureen Gosling,

Music of the Mexican community on both sides of the border becomes a form of social protest. Initial release: 1976

Reviewed by Robert Christgau and Carola Dibbell

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Friday
Jun 9
2nd Friday Film: East of Salinas (Oregon City Public Library)
Oregon City Public Library

Summary (from eastofsalinas.com):

"EAST OF SALINAS begins with 3rd grader Jose Ansaldo telling us what he wants to be when he grows up. With little support at home, José often turns to his teacher, Oscar Ramos, once a migrant farm kid himself. Oscar helps Jose imagine a future beyond the lettuce fields where his parents work. But Jose was born in Mexico–and he’s on the cusp of understanding the implications of that. As we watch this play out, we begin to understand the cruelty of circumstance–for Jose and many of million kids like him. East of Salinas asks: What is lost when kids like Jose are denied opportunities?"

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Big Pharma: Market Failure (Screening)
First Unitarian Church, Eliot Chapel, SW 12th and Salmon, Portland OR

BIG PHARMA is a powerful new documentary film on the impact of out-of-control drug prices on businesses and the U.S. economy, Congress' failure to deal with the crisis and how we might fix it. The film takes an in-depth look at how our dysfunctional pharmaceutical industry and how it is damaging our economy, hurting our businesses and negatively impacting the nation's health. CEO of MCS Industries and producer of Big Pharma: Market Failure will be present for Q &A following. Friday, June 9, 7 PM, Eliot Chapel

Sponsored by Alliance for Democracy, Economic Justice Action Group of the 1st Unitarian Church, Oregon UU Voices for Justice, KBOO, American Sustainable Business Council, Business Leaders Transforming Healthcare & Oregonians for Affordable Drug Prices

Admission: Donation requested: $5-20; however, no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Doors open on 6:30 PM

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Monday
Jun 12
Resistance Film Series ~ Battle of Algiers
Citizen

Media Institute for Social Change Presents

"Resistance" - A Political Film Series A look at the reciprocal relationship between political resistance and film. Political movements have always inspired movies, particularly of the historical variety. But these very same films can also be an inspirational starting point for launching new political activism while serving as a history lesson for the dos and don’ts of political resistance. This screening series will explore these ideas through a new film each week and try to relate the content of the films to both history and current events. Additionally, we’ll explore how film art and the movie industry will play a role in shaping politics in the coming years. Screenings will include introduction and discussion facilitated by Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival director, Michael Harrington.

Week 1 (June 12): The Battle of Algiers (1966) Synopsis: In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.

"Former national-security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski volunteered this blurb: “If you want to understand what’s happening right now in Iraq, I recommend The Battle of Algiers.” I wonder if these politicos are aware that Pontecorvo’s epic was once used by the Black Panthers as a training film? In fact, not much in the current Iraq situation is historically comparable to the late-fifties Algerian struggle for independence dramatized in The Battle of Algiers, but its anatomy of terror remains unsurpassed—and, woefully, ever fresh." -from Peter Rainer's NY Mag review

Cost: $5 membership fee Location: "Citizen" a new classroom and event space on N Mississippi Ave brought to you by Media Institute for Social Change.

Future Film Schedule: June 19 – Harlan County USA June 26 - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest July 3 – Blade Runner July 10 - Paradise Now July 17 – Persepolis July 24 - TBA

Media Institute for Social Change: "We are a public interest media lab, working to inspire, empower, and engage emerging media producers."

Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival: "A traveling short film festival with a focus on bringing meaningful films to communities with limited access to compassionate, thought-provoking cinema."

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Clinton Street Resistance presents Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Clinton Street Theater

Teenaged Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) is a legend in his own time thanks to his uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last grand duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, "borrows" a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day bacchanal through the streets of Chicago. Dogging Ferris' trail at every turn is high-school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), determined to catch Bueller in the act of class-cutting.

Exuberant and stacked hopelessly in favor of its chatty title character, this movie is both enjoyable and the king of the "smart kid/dumb parent" trend. Charles Cassady Jr., Common Sense Media

Sporadically hilarious, with roots that run far deeper than expected. Adam Smit, Empire

Admission is free, but you can reserve your seat in advance by making a donation to our nonprofit recipient: National Immigration Law Center.

Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.

NILC believes that all people who live in the U.S.—regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, immigration and/or economic status—should have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Over the years, it's been at the forefront of many of the country’s greatest challenges when it comes to immigration issues, and it plays a major leadership role in addressing the real-life impact of polices that affect the ability of low-income immigrants to prosper and thrive.


Clinton Resistance Series shows a free movie each Monday at 7pm. All donations collected at the door go to support a different weekly non-profit

Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.

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Monday
Jun 19
Clinton Resistance Series presents But I'm A Cheerleader - a Benefit for Sankofa
Clinton Street Theater

In celebration of PRIDE Month, the Clinton Street Resistance Series presents a special screening of BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER (1999), directed by Jamie Babbit. This cult classic is a queer coming of age tale centered around the story of a naive teenager sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.

Bring your friends & celebrate Pride with all of your good friends down on Clinton Street.

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Sankofa collective.


Clinton Resistance Series shows a free movie each Monday at 7pm. All donations collected at the door go to support a different weekly non-profit

Sankofa Collective Northwest promotes the health and well-being of Black gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their families and friends through: support, education, organizing and advocacy, to end discrimination and secure equal human rights.

Sankofa Collective Northwest carries out our mission of working towards the liberation of Black LGBTQ persons and therefore all Black people; through our key program areas of Faith Outreach, Youth Outreach, Portland Black Pride, Member Support, and Policy and Advocacy initiatives.

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Wednesday
Jun 21
Red Door Movie Series: Salam Neighbor
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral

SALAM NEIGHBOR (2015) Two Americans head to the edge of war, just seven miles from the Syrian border, to live among 85,000 uprooted refugees in Jordan's Za'atari camp. As the first filmmakers allowed by the United Nations to register and set-up a tent inside a refugee camp, Zach and Chris plunge into the heart of the world's most pressing humanitarian crisis. From meeting Um Ali, a woman struggling to overcome personal loss and cultural barriers, to the street smart, 10-year-old Raouf, whose trauma hides just beneath his ever present smile, Zach and Chris uncover inspiring stories of individuals rallying, against all odds, to rebuild their lives and those of their neighbors. (NR)

Trinity Cathedral’s beautiful red doors swing outward as well as in! Join Trinity friends (and bring other friends as well) as we explore our commitments to radical hospitality, and respecting the dignity of every human being, through the screening of three well-regarded films this summer. The series, sponsored by Trinity’s Red Door Initiative, will provide insight and opportunity to talk about the situation of refugees, immigrants, and homeless people in our community and the world. For more information, contact Julia McCray Goldsmith.

  • 6:00 pm Dinner - Sign up required at the Information Wall, located outside Kempton Hall. $10 donation at the door.
  • 7:00 pm Movie - Free admission. A shared discussion will take place after the movie.
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Thursday
Jun 22
Film Screening of House On Coco Road, about the 1980s US invasion of Grenada
Clinton Street Theater

THE HOUSE ON COCO ROAD: the powerful 1980s Afro-centric Jewel revolution took hold on the island nation of Grenada, and then Reagan sent troops to invade. Firsthand accounts from activists Angela Davis, Fania Davis and Fannie Haughton weave together director Damani Baker’s family portrait of utopian dreams, resistance and civil unrest with a film score composed by music luminary Meshell Ndegeocello. #kboo #blacklivesmatter #angeladavis #meshellnegeocello suggested admission $7-10, but no one turned away for lack of funds!

A fascinating and under-reported chapter in the never-ending struggle for justice on behalf of black men and women worldwide, as well as a scalding appraisal of Reagan-era racial attitudes at home and abroad.”. Justin Chang - LA TIMES

In October 1983 the largest military power in the world, the United States, invaded one of the smallest countries on the planet, the tiny Caribbean island of Grenada--a country with a population smaller than Dayton, Ohio, and a military smaller than the New York City Municipal Police Department. The film celebrates women crucial to the Jewel movement, and examines why the US was determined to crush this Black Power Revolution.

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Sunday
Jun 25
Psychedelic Psynema XII: Darktown Strutters/Tommy
Psychedelic Psynema

Always FREE. Come watch two bizarre rock operas. You get extra points if you can explain Tommy to me.

6pm Darktown Strutters (1975)--it's a funk opera, it's a blaxploitation film, it's a biker movie, it's a feminist treatise, the costumes rock, and the violence is all slapstick. What more could you ask for? Quite possibly the perfect film.

8pm Tommy (1975)--The Who wrote Tommy in 1969, but it was only released in album form for the first six years of its life, until Ken Russel came along and turned it into this beautifully disjointed glam rock/Art Deco gem. All-star cast features not only members of the band but also Ann-Margaret, Tina Turner, Elton John, and Jack Nicholson. No, Jack Nicholson can't sing well. Yes, Elton John wears a costume to make it look like his legs and feet are like three times bigger than they should be. You have to check it out.


Psychedelic Psynema - Art - Schlock - Fantasy - Animation - Stoner Flicks - Rock and Roll Rare and beloved Features and short films For the center of your mind

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Monday
Jun 26
Clinton Resistance Series presents FAME for Outside the Frame
Clinton Street Theater

Seven classes a day and a hot lunch. That's what New York City's High School for the Performing Arts guarantees. Stardom? That's something the school's teenage musicians, actors, dancers and dreamers strive for. Fame sings the body electric, celebrating the growing-up process of honing talent, confronting realities, finding love, living life.

Director Alan Parker (Evita, The Commitments) brings an energetic style to the crisscrossing stories of students (including future Academy Award winner Irene Cara, Paul McCrane (ER), Barry Miller (Saturday Night Fever) and two who returned in the later TV series, Gene Anthony Ray and Lee Curreri). Nominated for six Academy Awards, Fame won Oscars for its dynamic score and title tune.

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Outside the Frame, which was founded with the idea of helping homeless youth value themselves as productive members of society. OTF partners with excellent social service organizations to provide a much-needed creative outlet, technological training, and a sense of success that is contagious and visible to the public.

To thrive, young people need more than their basic needs met, and OTF offers a model educational and vocational program, where young people create films about issues that matter to them and share them with the public.

Program graduates have gone on to complete their GED, enroll in college, actively pursue employment and independent living, and make movies.


Outside the Frame changes the way homeless and marginalized youth see and are seen through film.

Clinton Resistance Series shows a free movie each Monday at 7pm. All donations collected at the door go to support a different weekly non-profit

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Friday
Jun 30
Arabic Music & Its Secrets/On The Banks Of The Tigris
Clinton Street Theater

ON THE BANKS OF THE TIGRIS: an extraordinary story of cultural resilience and identity. When war and conflict dominate the news, this film reminds us that real heroes play music, tell stories, and, in this case, make films. Iraqi-Australian writer/ actor Majid Shokor fled Iraq during the war, but later learned an amazing secret about the music he loved as a child and which he heard in coffeehouses, on the radio and in the markets of Baghdad. At its heart, this is the story of culture triumphing over regime, presenting Iraq as a significant multicultural centre, where Jewish, Christian, and Islamic traditions were welded together in a unique Iraqi culture that today appears almost utopian. #kboo #iraq #oud #arabicmusic #jewishmusic Suggested admission $7-10, but no on turned away for lack of funds! Decoupling people from their culture is a perennial tactic in war. The millions of Syrian refugees now seeking asylum across Europe retain little of their material culture, and within Syria cultural material is targeted for destruction. But people’s stories, songs and music do not need suitcases to survive, and it is worth being reminded that war is transient, regimes pass, but culture and identity are shared, enduring and powerful constructions.

On the Banks of the Tigris (2015) – the product of 10 years of vision, belief, and sheer hard work by documentary filmmaker Marsha Emerman and Iraqi-Australian writer and actor Majid Shokor. The film chronicles Majid’s journey after fleeing Iraq to reconnect with the music he loved as a child and which he heard in coffeehouses, on the radio and in the markets of Baghdad.

Last month, the film was awarded Best Documentary Film at the Baghdad International Film Festival. The award celebrates the resilience, in the face of relentless attack, of the people who create, nurture and preserve cultural identity.

It explores the influence of Iraqi Jewish musicians in the cultural life of Iraq, charting their passage from Baghdad to Israel, from celebrity to anonymity. And it reflects on Majid’s own journey as a refugee from Saddam Hussein’s tyranny, and the journeys of so many like him.

In Australia, the memory of the music of his childhood leads Majid to explore its history and to uncover the extraordinary truth that much of this music, still loved by Iraqis, was composed and performed by Iraqi Jews. This revelation takes Majid from Australia to Israel, Europe and Iraq to meet Iraqi-Jewish musicians, and other great Iraqi musicians, and to learn their stories.

Kawkab Hamza, one of Iraq’s most famous songwriters in the 1960s, explains how the then Vice President, Saddam Hussein, contrived to erase the names of Jewish composers and other musicians unsympathetic to the regime. Refusing Saddam Hussein’s “invitation” in 1973 to join a committee to “review Iraqi musical heritage”, Hamza fled the country, with devastating results for himself and his family.

Yair Dalal and Majid Shokor. Fruitful Films. In Israel Majid hears acclaimed composer, violinist, oud player, and singer Yair Dalal. Born in Israel to Iraqi-Jewish parents, Dalal performs traditional Iraqi music as well as his own compositions and teaches Iraqi music to young Israelis. “Arab” music, once dismissed in Israel, is now all the rage, an irony not lost on Dalal or those students from Arab-Jewish backgrounds.

Ahmed Mukhtar master oud player. Fruitful Films. In the UK, Majid meets master oud player Ahmed Mukhtar, a composer and recording artist, born in Baghdad but a political refugee in the UK where he teaches oud and Arabic music theory at the University of London.

On the Banks of the Tigris is an extraordinary story of cultural resilience and identity. When war and conflict dominate the news, this film reminds us that real heroes play music, tell stories, and, in this case, make films.


KBOO Community Radio - KBOO streams online & airs on 90.7 FM Portland, 91.9 FM Hood River, & 104.3 FM Corvallis.

We're volunteer-powered. We are community-centered. We are listener-supported, independent radio.

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Monday
Jul 3
Clinton Street Resistance presents Born On The Fourth of July, a benefit for Unite Oregon
Clinton Street Theater

The second of three films by co-writer/director Oliver Stone to explore the effects of the Vietnam War (Platoon and Heaven and Earth are the others), Born On The Fourth Of July tells the true story of Ron Kovic (Tom Cruise), a patriotic, All-American small town athlete who shocks his family by enlisting with the Marines to fight in the Vietnam War. Once he is overseas, however, Kovic's gung-ho enthusiasm turns to horror and confusion when he accidentally kills one of his own men in a firefight. His downfall is furthered by a bullet wound that leaves him paralyzed from the chest down. He returns home, spends an appalling, nightmarish stint in a veterans' hospital, and follows an increasingly disillusioned and fragmented path that ultimately leaves him drunk and dissolute in Mexico. However, Kovic somehow turns himself around and pulls his life together, becoming an outspoken anti-war activist in the process. The film is long but emotionally powerful; many consider it Stone's best work and Cruise's best performance. Both were nominated for Oscars, as was the film itself, but only Stone, who co-wrote the film with Kovic from the latter's book, won for Best Director. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Unite Oregon.

A grassroots organization led by people of color, immigrants and refugees, rural communities, and people experiencing poverty, Unite Oregon works across Oregon to build a unified intercultural movement for justice.

You can reserve your seat and make a donation through the link provided. Even if you can't come, you can make a donation this way! Give generously to Unite Oregon. Let's build a unified intercultural movement for justice.

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Sunday
Jul 9
Arresting Power Screening, benefits NAACP Portland
Leaven Community

ARRESTING POWER documents the history of conflict between the Portland police and community members throughout the past fifty years. The film features personal stories of resistance told by victims of police misconduct, the families of people who were killed by police, and members of Portland’s reform and abolition movements. Utilizing meditative footage taken at sites of police violence, experimental filmmaking techniques, and archival newsreel, Arresting Power creates a space for understanding the impacts of police violence and imagining a world without police.

This film provides a historical and political analysis of the role of the police in contemporary society and the history of policing in the United States. It provides a framework for understanding the systems of social control in Portland with its history of exclusion laws, racial profiling, gentrification practices and policing along lines of race and class. It serves to uncover Portland’s unique history of police relations and community response.

$10 at the door. Proceeds to benefit NAACP Portland Chapter.

Arresting Power trailer: https://vimeo.com/112031200 Arresting Power website: http://www.arrestingpower.com Arresting Power wikipedia page


Leaven Community - Our shared stories and spiritual wisdoms ignite our power to act collectively with our neighbors to cultivate equitable, diverse, thriving neighborhoods.

PDX NAACP - Ensuring the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons; eliminating racial hatred and discrimination.

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Monday
Jul 10
Resistance Series presents National Lampoon's European Vacation
Clinton Street Theater

Despite the many adventures they suffered in National Lampoon's Vacation, the Griswold family decides to take another crack at having fun. This time, the doltish clan heads across the Atlantic for a whirlwind vacation after winning a game show. Will the monuments of Europe survive?

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Voz Workers' Rights Education Project.

VOZ is a worker-led organization that empowers diverse day laborers and immigrants to improve their working condition and protect civil rights through leadership development, organizing, education and economic opportunity.

A 501c3 nonprofit operating the Martin Luther King, Jr. Worker Center, each month Voz connects hundreds of workers with local employers and jobs.


Voz Workers' Rights Education Project (“VOZ”) is a worker-led organization that empowers immigrants and day laborers to gain control over their working conditions through leadership development, organizing, and community education.

Clinton Street Resistance - Every Monday Clinton Street Theater in collaboration with Dot's Cafe, Lucky Horseshoe Lounge, La Moule, Atlas Pizza, Clinton St Pub, Clinton St Theater, People's Food Co-op and Off the Waffle will be showing a free movie with all donations going to support a different weekly non-profit. Your ticket is entered into a raffle so get there before 7 when I pull them. For sponsorship info contact Mike at Mike97202@mac.com.

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Thursday
Jul 13
P&J Movie Night: A Day Without a Mexican
Parkrose Community United Church of Christ

Join us to see the film A Day Without a Mexican – a satirical look at the consequences of all the Mexicans in California suddenly disappearing. Snacks and popcorn provided. We will have a short discussion following the film.


Parkrose Community United Church of Christ is an open and affirming congregation, in the Parkrose neighborhood on the east side of Portland.Join us for worship on Sundays at 10:00 a.m.

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Tomorrow Film Screening, benefits KBOO Community Radio
Clinton Street Theater

This is screening as part of the monthly KBOO @ THE CLINTON series.

Come watch this inspiring and uplifting documentary and spread the word about a more sustainable future for our planet and our children.


KBOO Community Radio streams online & airs on 90.7 FM Portland, 91.9 FM Hood River, & 104.3 FM Corvallis. We're volunteer-powered. We are community-centered. We are listener-supported, independent radio.

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Sunday
Jul 16
Rebel Art, Lo-Fi Film Screening
Clinton Street Theater

M.C Mona Adams

Movie_ Monkey Rider. Joah Keller

A cross country motorcycle trip from Portland to the Michigan women's music festival. This movie is collected footage of the road. My love and my friends. I ride to explore my vision and to challenge myself in hope to inspire people to live their art.

"I dream motorcycles and see the roads I have not yet traveled."

Moira 14. Lo-Fi piano meets Megathiesm @ Andrea L. Gehrz.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flFrHIefbek

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Monday
Jul 17
Resistance Film Lecture Series: Persepolis
Citizen

Media Institute for Social Change Presents

"Resistance" - A Political Film Lecture Series

Please make sure to reserve your ticket in advance here: http://www.mediamakingchange.org/persepolis

Film: Persepolis (2007) Synopsis: A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution. “Persepolis” is a simple story told by simple means. Like Marjane Satrapi’s book, on which it is based, the film, directed by Ms. Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, consists essentially of a series of monochrome drawings, their bold black lines washed with nuances of gray. The pictures are arranged into the chronicle of a young girl’s coming of age in difficult times, a tale that unfolds with such grace, intelligence and charm that you almost take the wondrous aspects of its execution for granted." ~A.O. Scott, NY Times

Cost: Free with $5 Membership Fee to Citizen Location: "Citizen" a new classroom and event space on N Mississippi Ave brought to you by Media Institute for Social Change.

Beer provided by Stormbreaker Brewing.

Series Description: A look at the reciprocal relationship between political resistance and film. Political movements have always inspired movies, particularly of the historical variety. But t“Persepolis” is a simple story told by simple means. Like Marjane Satrapi’s book, on which it is based, the film, directed by Ms. Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, consists essentially of a series of monochrome drawings, their bold black lines washed with nuances of gray. The pictures are arranged into the chronicle of a young girl’s coming of age in difficult times, a tale that unfolds with such grace, intelligence and charm that you almost take the wondrous aspects of its execution for granted.hese very same films can also be an inspirational starting point for launching new political activism while serving as a history lesson for the dos and don’ts of political resistance. This screening series will explore these ideas through a new film each week and try to relate the content of the films to both history and current events. Additionally, we’ll explore how film art and the movie industry will play a role in shaping politics in the coming years. Each week will feature an introduction and discussion facilitated by Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival director, Michael Harrington.

Future Film Schedule TBA.

Media Institute for Social Change is a 501(c)3 non profit, educational organization. This series is intended for educational purposes only.


Media Institute for Social Change - We are a public interest media lab, working to inspire, empower, and engage emerging media producers.

Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival - A traveling short film festival with a focus on bringing meaningful films to communities with limited access to compassionate, thought-provoking cinema.

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Stop Making Sense, a benefit for the 4th Dimension Recovery Center
Clinton Street Theater

This special screening is part of the Art House Convergence's national day of celebrating the life of Jonathan Demme. Theaters across the country will join in by screening Demme’s iconic concert film, complete with a special pre-recorded intro and Q&A featuring Demme himself, David Byrne, and Janet Maslin.

STOP MAKING SENSE is considered by many to be the greatest rock concert film EVER!!

J. Hailey writes:

David Byrne walks onto the stage and does a solo "Psycho Killer." Jerry Harrison, Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz join him for two more songs. The crew is busy, still setting up. Then, three more musicians and two back-up singers join the band. Everybody sings, plays, harmonizes, dances, and runs. They change instruments and clothes. Bryne appears in the Big Suit. The backdrop is often black, but sometimes it displays words, images, or children's drawings. The band cooks for 18 songs, the lyrics are clear, the house rocks. In this concert film, the Talking Heads hardly talk, don't stop, and always make sense.

Reserve your seat in advance and make a donation to tonight's nonprofit recipient, 4th Dimension Recovery Center. This community space provides a fun and safe environment for young people in drug and alcohol recovery to take action, build community, gain knowledge, and become empowered.


Clinton St. Resistance Series - shows a free movie each Monday at 7pm. All donations collected at the door go to support a different weekly non-profit

4th Dimension Recovery Center - 4D is a community center that cultivates an environment that young people with drug/alcohol addiction can find recovery. Also, providing recovery mentoring

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Wednesday
Jul 19
CANCELLED: Pan-African Film Series - No Revolution Without Organization
PSU Smith Center

CANCELLED - EVENT HAS BEEN DELETED FROM FB

No Revolution Without Organization is another speech by another one of our ideological teachers, Kwame Ture, speaking to the importance of an organized united front, as well as cultural and political education in the struggle for African liberation all over the world.


All African People's Revolutionary Party - Oregon - Africans organizing against capitalism and imperialism. Pan-African revolutionary socialist party.

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Mixed Match - Portland Premiere Screening
Whitsell Auditorium

Mixed Match, a documentary particially filmed in Beaverton and Portland (at Doernbecher Children's Hospital) will have its Portland, Oregon premiere as part of the Northwest Film Center's Northwest Tracking screening series.

Mixed Match is an important human story told from the perspective of mixed race blood cancer patients who are forced to reflect on their multiracial identities and complex genetics as they struggle with a seemingly impossible search to find bone marrow donors, all while exploring what role race plays in medicine. With the multiracial community becoming one of the fastest growing demographics in North America, being mixed race is no longer just about an identity, it can be a matter of life and death.

TRAILER: https://vimeo.com/179551767

Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 7:00pm * Pre-reception at 6pm in the Stevens room near the Whitsell Auditorium - everyone invited

Location: Whitsell Auditorium, inside the Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Avenue.

CHEAP! Tickets range from $6 to $9 Buy them ASAP as this screening will sellout: https://nwfilm.org/films/mixed-match/

Mixed Match director and producer, Jeff Chiba Stearns, along with local subjects, Lenore & Todd Thawley and Dr. Eneida Nemecek will be in attendance for a Q&A after the screening.

There will be a bone marrow drive at the screening hosted by Be the Match if people would like to sign up to the US stem cell registry. Please help us share this event to your family and friends in the Portland area! Thanks!

Accolades and Awards

  • 2016 Audience Choice Award, Best Overall Feature: 20th Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival
  • 2016 National Bank People’s Choice Award, Best Overall Feature: Vancouver Asian Film Festival
  • 2016 Runner-up - Audience Award: 17th San Diego Asian Film Festival
  • 2017 Closing Film: 4th Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference
  • 2017 Best of the Northwest Feature Award: 19th Spokane International Film Festival
  • 2017 Audience Award - Documentary: 35th CAAMFest

Film Festival Official Selections

  • 2016 35th Vancouver International Film Festival – Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • 2016 36th Hawaii International Film Festival – Honolulu, Hawaii, US
  • 2016 17th San Diego Asian Film Festival – San Diego, CA, US
  • 2016 20th Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival – Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2016 20th Vancouver Asian Film Festival – Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • 2016 9th Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
  • 2017 5th Seattle Asian Pacific Film Festival – Seattle, Washington, US
  • 2017 23rd Victoria Film Festival – Victoria, BC, Canada
  • 2017 33th Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival – Los Angeles, California, US
  • 2017 35th CAAMFest – San Francisco, California, US
  • 2017 4th Hapa Japan / Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference – Los Angeles, California, US
  • 2017 41th Cleveland International Film Festival – Cleveland, Ohio, US
  • 2017 19th Spokane International Film Festival – Spokane, Washington, US
  • 2017 16th Powell River Film Festival – Powell River, BC, Canada
  • 2017 12th DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon – Eugene, Oregon, US
  • 2017 36th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival – Minneapolis / St. Paul, Minnesota, US
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