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Saturday
Jan 6, 2018
DELETED: The Conscience of Hollywood: The Rise of Protest Cinema, 1932-37 - Date not firm, see FB for correct info.
Cinema 21

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Oregon State University Film Studies Program presents
THE CONSCIENCE OF HOLLYWOOD: THE RISE OF SOCIAL PROTEST CINEMA, 1932-1937
Six-Week Course at Cinema 21, October 28 - December 16, 2017.

Film course offers a survey of six classic films that encompass social protest cinema in the 1930s. Saturdays at 11 am, October 28 - December 16 (No classes Nov. 11, Nov. 25). $79.95

This six-week survey of socially conscious cinema is taught by renowned film programmer and scholar, Elliot Lavine. In 2010, he received the Marlon Riggs Award from the San Francisco Film Critics Circle for his revival of rare archival titles and his role in the renewed popularity of film noir. He has taught film studies courses for Stanford's Continuing Studies Program since 2006.

The course explores how the issues of poverty, political corruption, xenophobia and workers’ rights are depicted in the cinema of 1930s Hollywood and how it reflected the culture at large. In many ways, America in the 21st century bears a remarkable resemblance to the America of the 1930s: a polarized political climate rife with economic disparity, homelessness, a legal system riddled with corruption, ethnic targeting and immigration worries–all topics that resonate with an eerie similarity to the travails of today's uncertain world.

Hollywood in the 30s, in all its uncanny and prescient wisdom, was quick to respond to the social injustices it perceived with a stream of hard-hitting and uncompromising entertainments designed to ignite the passions and fuel the hopes of beleaguered movie-goers across the country. In this course, students will be presented with a vivid portrait of American political and social history as reflected by contemporary cinema of the day. Of equal importance, students will be exposed to a brilliant array of cinematic art which will hopefully broaden their appreciation for film from this classic period.

The six titles feature works from such notable directors as William Wellman and Melvyn LeRoy as well as stars like Humphrey Bogart and Bette Davis. Titles include I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932), Heroes for Sale (1933), Wild Boys of the Road (1933), They Won’t Forget (1937), Black Legion (1927) and Marked Woman (1937).

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Sunday
Dec 3
We Have Our Ways - special screening
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

In a dystopic but recognizable America, street riots are common, tap water is undrinkable, and you’re lucky if you get health insurance. Regina usually keeps her head down to just get by, especially at work. As a customer service rep for Alleviate (“Keeping you healthy tomorrow, today”), she must reject health coverage for desperate callers all day in order to do her job. But when her younger cousin Abigail is in need of a criminalized medical procedure, she must decide what price she’s willing to pay for justice.

The short film stars Sidony O'neal, Paige Moreland, Ana del Rocío and Peter Schuyler. Directed by Dawn Jones Redstone. Written by Kjerstin Johnson. Produced by Christian Henry.

On Sunday, December 3rd, we'll be screening the film at the Clinton St. Theater on from 2pm to 3pm. Doors open at 1:30pm.

The event is FREE, but registration is required through Brown Paper Tickets (https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3161997).

We will also be collecting donations at the screening, so please come with checkbooks, cash, or plastic ; )

Donations go toward professionally finishing the film, marketing, and festival submissions. There is a direct relationship between how much money we are able to raise to support We Have Our Ways, and how many people will get to see this film. And of course you are supporting local, independent filmmaking helmed by women (the film had an all-female crew as well).

Made possible by a grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council. Thanks to Pro Photo Supply for their donation.

Want to hear more about the film? Visit us at wehaveourways.com or email us at wehavourways@gmail.com

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Friday
Dec 1
Screening of The Story Of Skinhead By Don Letts (With DJs After)
through Cider Riot, 807 NE Couch

RASH NW and the Red and Black Subculture Club present: The Story Of Skinhead by Don Letts

Documentary in which director and DJ Don Letts looks at a very particular and very provocative British subculture - skinhead. He explores how skinhead has become associated with street fighting, trouble on thefootball terraces and violent racism in the public consciousness in Britain and around the world, but reveals that its origins lie in a cultural coming together that could not be further from its tarnished image.

Don shows in fascinating detail how the roots of skinhead are in a brilliant cultural collision between the young white working-class kids and their Jamaican counterparts in British inner cities, a moment of multicultural harmony. He traces the history of skinhead from the late 60s to the present, looking at the music and styles of skinhead from the reggae-influenced ska to the punk-influenced Oi. Throughout Don meets people who were committed members of various skinhead scenes, and he considers the conflicts and the contradictions that skinhead has attracted over five decades.

Afterwards DJ Dispissed and Soul Survivor will play the best of Boss Reggae, Two Tone, and Antifascist Oi!

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Thursday
Nov 30
2017 Wild & Scenic Film Festival
The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy

Join us as we host the 2017 Wild & Scenic Film Festival! Enjoy 7 environmental and adventure films that illustrate the Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet and the work communities are doing to protect the environment. Through these films, Wild & Scenic both informs people about the state of the world and inspires them to take action.

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Monday
Nov 27
History Pub: The Martha Washington Hotel film screening
Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd

The Martha Washington Hotel: Portland’s Early Affordable Housing Endeavor, Presented by Dana Plautz, filmmaker

for more information: https://www.mcmenamins.com/events/163356-the-martha-washington-hotel-portlands-early-affordable-housing-endeavor

About the Presentation:
Three versions of the Martha Washington Hotel operated between 1887 and 1983. Though only two were named The Martha Washington, all three were started by The Portland Women’s Union. The first all-women volunteer organization in the state of Oregon, the PWU had a primary mission to provide a safe and respectable residence for women coming to the city of Portland.

There were no organized social services to support women in the city at the time, so the Union also established Portland’s first night school, which offered classes in grammar, mathematics, and bookkeeping, and an industrial school, where women could learn gardening, sewing, and housekeeping skills. The PWU hired a “depot matron” to direct young women to “respectable” housing and employment and worked with social agencies to begin the travelers’ aid program.

Enjoy an evening watching a documentary about how the residences for women came to be, and learn from the filmmaker what she learned about the beginning of affordable housing for women in the city of Portland.

About the Speaker:
Dana Plautz is a filmmaker with a passion for telling stories about places or industries that no longer exist in their original form. Her projects include the award-winning documentary Artist Response to 9.11 and The Martha Washington and the Women Who Built Her. Ms. Plautz also produced and researched several of the interactive media installations for the 2006 Portland Armory, which underscored the value of architectural preservation to our community.

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Clinton Street Resistance presents Brazil, benefitting Books for Prisoners
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

Terry Gilliam's 1985 film is a surrealist nightmare of a low-level bureaucrat in a dismal world of the near future.

Brazil is this unique amalgamation of ideas straight out of Terry Gilliam's head that results in something so strange and so unique that it's just genius with a conclusion that is undeniably haunting. -- Chris Sawin, Examiner.com

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Books for Prisoners, a Seattle-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster a love of reading behind bars, encourage the pursuit of knowledge and self-empowerment, and break the cycle of recidivism. As one of the largest and oldest prison book projects in the country, Books to Prisoners works in partnership with other groups that support prisoner literacy and promote social justice. Though our headquarters are in Seattle, we have two associate organizations – Portland Books To Prisoners and Books To Prisoners Olympia – who offer opportunities for volunteers and donors outside of Seattle.

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United by Water: a film presented by the Upper Columbia United Tribes - RSVP
Ecotrust, 721 NW 9th

RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/united-by-water-a-film-presented-by-the-upper-columbia-united-tribes-tickets-40040271530

The Columbia River has a rich history rooted in the relationships between people, place, and the resources within its waters.

On November 27, join Ecotrust for a screening of United by Water, hosted by the Upper Columbia United Tribes (UCUT). The film, narrated by Sherman Alexie, documents the inspiring journey of the five tribes of the Upper Columbia River to Kettle Falls, the fishing site of their ancestors, for the first time in 80 years. This story of reconnection with the Columbia River through United by Water’s Canoe Journey is an example of how, together, we can act and make a positive difference for the future of our shared ecosystem.

  • Pleaes join us for an appetizer reception from 5:30 to 6:00 PM.
  • Brief introductions and the film screening will begin at 6 PM, followed by Q & A.

Upper Columbia United Tribes (UCUT) will host the world premier of a new film, United By Water, that documents the inspiring journey of local tribal communities to Kettle Falls, the fishing site of their ancestors, for the first time in 80 years. It is a film about reconnecting with tribal traditions and with the river that once was so integral to their way of life.

ABOUT THE FILM:
United by Water has received national attention already with several film festivals accepting the film into their events even before its premier. Directed by Derrick LaMere of War Pony Pictures, this film follows the first tribal canoe journey and gathering at Kettle Falls since the Ceremony of Tears in 1940. The film, narrated by famed author Sherman Alexie, documents this inspiring journey in 2016—building the canoes, the physical and spiritual journey on the Columbia River, and finally the historic landing at Kettle Falls.

The timely film highlights the need to recognize the importance of reconnecting to the Columbia River and restoring our salmon runs. Not only does the film bring attention to the historic wrongs that blocked salmon from the Upper Columbia River, but it shares the current efforts by UCUT and other tribes to bring forward tribal traditions to help better understand what is lacking in our contemporary society. We need to forge a deeper connection to the waters that bring life to our communities.

ABOUT UCUT: The Upper Columbia United Tribes (UCUT) strives to address these issues in its work on the Columbia River on behalf of the five tribes it represents: the Spokane Tribe, the Kalispel Tribe, the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, the Coeur D’Alene Tribe and the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. The UCUT continues to lead the way on the study of salmon reintroduction past the Grand Coulee and Chief Joseph Dams and into the Canadian waters where millions of salmon returned to spawn. A healthier Columbia River replete with strong salmon runs will benefit all people in the region and UCUT looks forward to finding partners to accomplish this goal. It is One River that is shared by many people, nations and wildlife.

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Sunday
Nov 26
IPA presents: Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock
Lake Theater & Cafe, Lake Oswego

Announcing the fourth film in independents for Progressive Action's Progressive Film Series at the Lake Theater!

Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in North Dakota captures world attention through their peaceful resistance against the U.S. government's plan to construct an oil pipeline through their land.

This monthly series focuses on films which address Social, Racial, Economic, and Environmental Justice.

Following the film we will host a panel discussion and provide opportunities for audience members to get involved.

Our series screens monthly, on the fourth Sunday at 6:00 p.m., followed by a panel discussion. Please arrive early so you can order food and beverages for a 6 p.m. movie start time!

Cost: As with all iPA events, admission is sliding scale - $0-27 with no one turned away for lack of funds. Funds will be used first to support the following month's film with the remainder to be shared equally between a local non-profit organizations

Trailer for Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6691862/

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Wednesday
Nov 22
An Inconvenient Sequel
Old Liberty Theater, Ridgefield WA

Take a break from Thanksgiving preparations and have a night out! A decade after AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH brought climate change into the heart of popular culture, comes the riveting and rousing follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. Vice President Al Gore continues his tireless fight traveling around the world training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy.

Guest speakers-

  • Marc Rappaport, renewable energy innovator, Climate Reality Leader and Ridgefield resident.
  • Don Steinke, writer and organizer for climate action in SW WA, Sierra Club

Doors open at 6:15, previews start at 6:45. Beer, wine, coffee, ice cream, snacks available for purchase.

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Thursday
Apr 27
Filming Fossil Fuel Resistance:The Reluctant Radical fundraiser
The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy

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, 4122 NE Sandy

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, 2522 SE Clinton

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, 2522 SE Clinton

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, 3636 N Mississippi

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, 2522 SE Clinton

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, 2522 SE Clinton

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, 2522 SE Clinton

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, 2522 SE Clinton

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, 2522 SE Clinton

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, 2522 SE Clinton

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, 2522 SE Clinton

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, 2522 SE Clinton

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, 2522 SE Clinton

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, 3636 N Mississippi

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, 2522 SE Clinton

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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Sunday
Jul 23
PDX Latinx Pride's Noche de Pelicula 2017
The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy

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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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Monday
Jul 24
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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Clinton Street Resistance Series presents Stripes, a fundraiser for Recovery Mentor Program
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

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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Resistance Film Lecture Series: I Am Not Your Negro
Citizen, 3636 N Mississippi

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.

Website
Tuesday
Jul 25
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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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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Film Screening of The Antifascists w/ DJs
Cider Riot, 807 NE Couch

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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Sunday
Jul 30
National Night Out / Movie in the Park
Earl Boyles Park

Join Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Association at their annual community event, starting at 5:00PM.

Location: Earl Boyles Park (just NW of the intersection of SE 112th Ave and SE Boise St.)

There will be free, fun activities for kids including face painters, balloon art, games, bowling from KingPins, crafts, and sno-cones. There will also be information from American Red Cross, CareOregon, Girl Scouts, Oregon Public Health Institute, and many more. Echoes of Yasgurs will start live, classic rock music at 6:30 p.m. Food vendors will also be available. Bring the whole family and make an evening out of it! Enjoy free activities and stay to watch the movie SING! (Movie begins at dusk.)


Rovers is a volunteer organization that sets up community events in East Portland, Oregon

Powellhurst-Gilbert Neighborhood Association (PGNA) - Visit us on the web! www.PGPride.org

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Film Screening: Joanna Macy and the Great Turning
Be Space @ Vibrant Studios

Film Screening – Joanna Macy and The Great Turning Sunday July 30, 2017, 6:15 pm, Be Space @ Vibrant Studios FREE

All are welcome to a special screening of The Great Turning. This is a brief 30 minute film about eco-philosopher and systems thinker, Joanna Macy.

Those who stay for the Salon Supper that immediately follows will enjoy the opportunity to discuss its ideas together.

Film will be followed by a Salon Supper hosted by Sophie Lippert, director of Vibrant Studios. Supper is a ticketed event, $25 per person, or $17 for passholders.


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

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Monday
Jul 31
Clinton Resistance Series presents Wet Hot American Summer, a benefit for IRCO
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while she falls in love with the local astrophysics professor. He is busy trying to save the camp from a deadly piece of NASA's Skylab which is hurtling toward earth. All that, plus: a dangerous waterfall rescue, love triangles, misfits, cool kids, and talking vegetable cans. The questions will all be resolved, of course, at the big talent show at the end of the day.

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization.

Founded in 1976 by refugees for refugees, the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization promotes the integration of refugees, immigrants and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy and inclusive multi-ethnic society.

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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, 2522 SE Clinton

Movie Night for Life.Art.Being Integrative Arts Festival Wednesday, August 2 at 7:00 p.m. Clinton Street Theater tickets are $10 online, and $13 at the door.

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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Thursday
Aug 3
Portland, OR Neither Wolf Nor Dog Film Screening
through Cinema 21

Neither Wolf Nor Dog screens in Cinema 21, Portland, OR from August 11th and for one week at least. Please share with anyone who might be interested.

8.3/10 IMDB audience score, Read audience reviews here www.imdb.com/title/tt3951908/reviews

View the trailer here https://vimeo.com/204839186

A white author gets sucked into the heart of contemporary Native American life in the sparse lands of the Dakota's by a 95-year-old Lakota elder and his side-kick.

“By the time the end credits arrive, the characters of this modest, crowd-funded feature are practically unforgettable. It’s immensely serious but no downer.” Colin Covert

THE CAST

  • Dave Bald Eagle (97 years old) - Into The West, River of Fundament
  • Christopher Sweeney - The Veil, Chasing Mavericks
  • Richard Ray Whitman -Barking Water, Drunktown's Finest
  • Roseanne Supernault - Maina, Blackstone
  • Tatanka Means - Tiger Eyes, Into The West, Saints and Strangers
  • Zahn McClarnon - Fargo TV Series, Mekko, Red Road

THE FILMMAKER

The film is produced and directed by Steven Lewis Simpson a British director whose first award-winning feature premièred at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 1994. Neither Wolf Nor Dog author Kent Nerburn approached him personally as he recognized Simpson's unparalleled experience in Indian Country for a non-Native film-maker having directed two features in Lakota Country over 16 years that authentically represented the culture.

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A Village Called Versailles - Film Screening and Discussion - AAPI identified only
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)

Please join APANO and our Climate, Health, and Housing Institute (CHHI) Fellows for the second of a 4-month series of film screenings and community discussions. This film series is an opportunity for APANO members to come together to build a shared analysis about the intersecting root causes of our current climate, health, and housing crises. This next film, A Village Called Versailles, is the inspiring story of intergenerational organizing in a Vietnamese-American community in New Orleans that fights back against plans by the city to open a toxic debris dump site in their community, without an environmental impact study after Hurricane Katrina. This film highlights the intersections between climate justice, anti-displacement, and environmental racism. This screening is for APANO members and anyone who identifies as AAPI.

All films will be screened at the APANO office (2788 SE 82nd Ave, Suite 203, Portland, OR). Tickets are FREE, but space is limited, so please RSVP on our website. The films will be shown on the First Thursday of every month (July-October) at the APANO office. Light snacks will be provided. Please eat dinner beforehand. Childcare is available, with at least 4 days' advance request. Please contact Khanh Pham at khanh@apano.org with any questions.


The Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon - APANO is a statewide, grassroots organization, uniting Asians and Pacific Islanders to achieve social justice. We use our collective strengths to advance equity through empowering, organizing and advocating with our communities.

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Fight for Fair Pay: Documentary "Care" Home Health Aides
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

Let’s face it. We’re all aging. With good habits, we’re likely to stay healthy and independent for a long time. But in the end, most of us will need some help. What will it look like? Who will provide it? How will it feel?

“Timely and touching…Fishel captures the day-to-day routines of domiciliary care with intimacy and compassion,…It is an indictment of the system…(and) a celebration of those who do this vital but unheralded work.”

– Daniel Palmer, The State of the Arts Review

“Raising a lot of questions, Care forces us to ponder how we are going to live out our remaining years, especially if we don’t have family who can or are willing to help us out…the bells this film set off in me make it very hard for me to talk about, this is one of the most thought provoking films at DOC NYC (this year).”

– Steve Kopian, Unseen Films

Care delves deep into the world of home elder care through the eyes of both paid caregivers and their elderly clients. The film reveals that despite long days taking care of others, care workers often struggle to feed their own families. Laurie can’t pay her rent, Vilma can’t process her green card, and Delores winds up in a women’s shelter. On the flip side, middle class Toni and Peter are going broke paying for the 24/7 care Peter needs.

Through these personal stories, Care reveals the deep humanity and poignancy of care work, as well as the challenges faced by elders, their families and their care workers. It also reveals the beginning of a movement to improve how we care—both for the growing number of older adults and for those who make their lives livable.

At a moment of great division in our country, Care highlights an issue that affects us all – urban and rural, immigrant and native born, red state and blue. Providing quality care for an aging population will require reimagining how we value and compensate care workers and how we support families who need their services.

Care raises critical questions to invite dialogue and engagement—before we hit a care crisis.

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Friday
Aug 4
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power, Portland EcoFilm Festival
through The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy

OPENS FRIDAY, AUG. 4th! A behind-the-scenes view of Former Vice President Al Gore as he continues his tireless fight, traveling around the world to train thousands of citizen climate activists and influence international climate policy, including negotiations for renewable energy commitments during the 2016 Paris Climate Agreement.

The cameras follow Gore in moments both private and public, funny and poignant -- as he pursues the inspirational idea that while the stakes have never been higher, the perils of climate change can be overcome with human ingenuity and passion.


Portland Ecofilm Festival -

annual 4-day film fest, Earth Day film showcase & year-round film series. Premier environmental film fest in the Pacific NW!

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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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Free Screening: The Pearl
NW Documentary

THE PEARL is the third film in our Made in Oregon summer screening series. The film was directed by Jessica Dimmock and Christopher Lamarca.

This free screening will feature a Q&A with Co-Director Christopher LaMarca via skype. We will also offer a small selection of beer and snacks.

The Pearl explores the raw emotional and physical experience of being a middle aged to senior transgender woman against the backdrop of post-industrial logging towns in the Pacific Northwest. The film leans into the struggle of those who were reared and successful as men and have reached middle age or later with a burdensome secret that they can no longer keep.

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Monday
Aug 7
Clinton Resistance presents Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, a benefit for MoveOn.org
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

It is the 23rd century. The Federation Starship U.S.S. EnterpriseTM is on routine training maneuvers and Admiral James T. Kirk (William Shatner) seems resigned to the fact that this inspection may well be the last space mission of his career. But Khan is back. Aided by his exiled band of genetic supermen, Khan (Ricardo Montalban) - brilliant renegade of 20th century Earth - has raided Space Station Regula One, stolen a top secret device called Project Genesis, wrested control of another Federation starship, and now schemes to set a most deadly trap for his old enemy Kirk... with the threat of a universal Armageddon!

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is MoveOn.org Civic Action, a 501(c)(4) organization which primarily focuses on nonpartisan education and advocacy on important national issues. MoveOn.org Political Action is a federal political committee which primarily helps members elect candidates who reflect our values through a variety of activities aimed at influencing the outcome of the next election. MoveOn.org Political Action and MoveOn.org Civic Action are separate organizations.

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Thursday
Aug 10
Screening of "Killswitch" regarding internet neutrality
Cascade Park Community Library, Vancouver

The Internet is under attack. Free speech, innovation and democracy are all up for grabs.

In “Killswitch: The Battle to Control the Internet”, Lawrence Lessig, Tim Wu and Peter Ludlow frame the story of two young hactivists, Aaron Swartz & Edward Snowden, who symbolize the disruptive and dynamic nature of the Internet. Their lives parallel one another as they free information to millions on the Internet, putting them directly in the cross-hairs of the most powerful interests in the world.

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Friday
Aug 11
Portland, OR Neither Wolf Nor Dog Film Opening
Cinema 21

Neither Wolf Nor Dog screens in Cinema 21, Portland, OR from August 11th and for one week at least. Please share with anyone who might be interested.

8.3/10 IMDB audience score, Read audience reviews here www.imdb.com/title/tt3951908/reviews

View the trailer here https://vimeo.com/204839186

A white author gets sucked into the heart of contemporary Native American life in the sparse lands of the Dakota's by a 95-year-old Lakota elder and his side-kick.

“By the time the end credits arrive, the characters of this modest, crowd-funded feature are practically unforgettable. It’s immensely serious but no downer.” Colin Covert

THE CAST

  • Dave Bald Eagle (97 years old) - Into The West, River of Fundament
  • Christopher Sweeney - The Veil, Chasing Mavericks
  • Richard Ray Whitman -Barking Water, Drunktown's Finest
  • Roseanne Supernault - Maina, Blackstone
  • Tatanka Means - Tiger Eyes, Into The West, Saints and Strangers
  • Zahn McClarnon - Fargo TV Series, Mekko, Red Road

THE FILMMAKER

The film is produced and directed by Steven Lewis Simpson a British director whose first award-winning feature premièred at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 1994. Neither Wolf Nor Dog author Kent Nerburn approached him personally as he recognized Simpson's unparalleled experience in Indian Country for a non-Native film-maker having directed two features in Lakota Country over 16 years that authentically represented the culture.

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Saturday
Aug 12
NOW is the TIME: Healthcare for Everybody - film Screening and panel discussion
Cascade Park Community Library, Vancouver

Hosted by: Margot Faubion Panelists (4) Joni McSpadden RN, Rhonda Walker for WW.

The Green Party of SW Washington and Whole Washington initiative group invite you to join us for an afternoon examination of Single-Payer Healthcare For All. We will start wit the new documentary film Now is the Time, which delves into what single-payer healthcare is, how it saves money, and what we can do to make it happen. Afterwards, a panel of local healthcare and political activists will encourage discussion and answer any of your questions.


Green Party of Southwest Washington - "Think globally, act locally." Together we can make positive changes in Clark, Cowlitz, and Skamania counties. People, Peace, and Planet before Profit!

Whole Washington

Single-payer ballot initiative for Washington state.

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Monday
Aug 14
Pee-wee's Big Adventure, a benefit for Bikes for Humanity
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Bikes for Humanity.

Bikes For Humanity PDX (B4HPDX) is a 501c3 non-profit bike shop and school, whose mission is to substantially increase public access to affordable and safe bicycles while empowering self-sufficiency in bicycle maintenance and commute.


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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Wednesday
Aug 16
Haft-Seen :: Film Screening for De-Canon at UNA
UNA Gallery

HAFT-SEEN (2017, 30 mins.), a visual poem written and scored by Stacey Tran, Jonathan Raissi, and Roland Dahwen Wu, is an homage to immigrant experiences and first-generation narratives of inheritance, spirituality, and the diasporic threads we weave and pass on through generations.

Join us for a second screening of the film at UNA Gallery, hosted by De-Canon. Doors at 8pm, film screening will begin promptly at 8:30pm.

This event is free and all ages are welcome.

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Friday
Aug 18
Whose Streets? film screening about Ferguson
through The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy

An unflinching account of the Ferguson uprising as told by the people who lived it. When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis. Grief, long-standing racial tensions, and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. As the national guard descends on Ferguson with military grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new resistance.

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Saturday
Aug 19
A film screening of Nowhere To Hide, a benefit for KBOO Community Radio
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

NOWHERE TO HIDE: "More of a message in a bottle to the West than a documentary." Maybe the most disturbing aspect of watching “Nowhere to Hide,” Zaradasht Ahmed’s gripping portrait of a male nurse in Iraq, is accepting how empathy itself has become collateral damage. Detachment may be a survival mechanism, but for Nori Sharif, a young father of four and a dedicated medic in an emergency hospital not far from Baghdad, it’s a luxury he can’t afford. And when he’s handed a small video camera by his director and asked to film his life, the resulting diary of perseverance and suffering has a raw immediacy that’s both appropriate and involving. #KBOO #Peacenow #nomorewars #savethechildren #boycottoil #peace #Baghdad #worldpeacenow

The look is rough, the emotions always hovering near the surface. Yet, buoyed by Mr. Sharif’s cheery personality, these can sometimes be defiantly upbeat. Moments like this are few, though, as he documents the rising tide of danger and displacement that follows the 2011 withdrawal of coalition forces and the eventual arrival of the Islamic State. Throughout, his director (who was born and raised in Iraq and has been observing families in the region for years) maintains a determinedly hands-off approach. This allows Mr. Sharif’s bewilderment over what he calls “an undiagnosed war” to become the story, one that speaks specifically to the profoundly destabilizing nature of lengthy conflict.

It also honors those whose spirits appear indestructible.

“Everything is expensive in this country,” goes a lively song that plays at a wedding, “but sadness Is for free.” And the men dance.More of a message in a bottle to the West than a documentary." #KBOO #Peacenow #nomorewars #savethechildren #boycottoil #peace #Baghdad #worldpeacenow

It also permits us to honor those whose spirits appear indestructible.

“Everything is expensive in this country,” goes a lively song that plays at a wedding, “but sadness you can get for free.” And the men dance.


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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Monday
Aug 21
Woodstock: Three Days of Peace and Music, a benefit for Meals on Wheels
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

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.

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Meals on Wheels.

Meals on Wheels believes that no senior should go hungry or experience social isolation.

To that end, they enrich the lives of seniors, and assist them in maintaining independence, by providing nutritious food, human connections and social support. They also use their expertise and capacity to serve other nutritionally at-risk populations.


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

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Wednesday
Aug 23
Bring It to the Table film screening and discussion
Old Liberty Theater, Ridgefield WA

Free to public screening of Bring It to the Table. If you're tired of partisanship and want to learn a way to reach across the divide, come join us for this film and the following discussion. Doors open at 6:45p, previews start at 7:20p. Beer, wine, ice cream, coffee, snacks available for purchase. The fantastic Suzanne Kendall of Right 2B Heard is our guest speaker.


Right2BHeard - We are a thriving community bridging divides and increasing civic involvement in Southwest Washington USA

Meaningful Movies in Ridgefield - Our purpose is to gather, educate, advocate, build meaningful community, defend justice and work for peace through showing documentaries and discussing.

Ridgefield Community Library - Enjoy a small town library atmosphere, as well as the many advantages of being part of the Ft. Vancouver Regional Library. Our friendly staff is waiting to help you here in old town Ridgefield, gateway to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.

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Friday
Aug 25
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks film screening
Multnomah Friends Meeting House

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

  • The story documents Henrietta Lacks’ cancer diagnosis in the 1950s when ethical scientific behavior collide with racial politics.
  • Presented by “Friends for Racial Justice,” an ad hoc committee of Multnomah Friends Meeting, 4312 SE Stark
  • Friday, August 25th; Film begins at 6:30 PM (1 hr, 33 minutes) Doors open at 6; informal discussion to follow
  • $5.00 suggested donation to support book project for Black children in need
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Sunday
Aug 27
IPA Presents: For Love of Water (FLOW) in collaboration with Food and Water Watch!
Lake Theater & Cafe, Lake Oswego

For Love of Water (FLOW) Announcing independents for Progressive Action's Progressive Film Series at the Lake Theater!

This monthly series will focus on films which address Social, Racial, Economic, and Environmental Justice.

For this month's film, For Love of Water (FLOW), we are grateful and proud to be partnering with Food and Water Project. Following the first screening, Food and Water Project will host a panel discussion and provide opportunities for audience members to get involved.

Our series will screen monthly on the fourth Sunday with a 5:30 showing, followed by a panel discussion. A second screening will begin at approximately 7:30. All screenings will be at the Lake Theater.

Cost: As with all iPA events, admission is sliding scale - $0-27 with no one turned away for lack of funds. Funds will be used first to support the following months film with the remainder to be shared equally between a local non-profit organization and a high school club associated with the focus of the film or film making.

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Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 3 film collection screening
Boathouse Microcinema

Celebrating the new wave of independent cinema in Chicago, Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 3 champions work by underrepresented filmmakers and combines experimental genres into one seamless anthology. Participating filmmaker Emily Esperanza will be in attendance to introduce the show.

Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 3 brings together the best of the city’s so-called “niche” cinemas – experimental genres and works by queer filmmakers, women, and people of color. The program joins those “niches” into one expansive, rich evening of film – helping general audiences experience cinematic versions of Chicago they may have never thought to access.

The short films collected in Chicagoland Shorts Vol. 3 have screened in over 30 countries and 65 cities throughout the world. The work spans many disciplines, including experimental animation, observational doc, and music videos. The filmmakers run the gamut from internationally renowned auteurs to young voices, and include an Emmy-winner, a Fulbright Fellow, and a Wexner resident.

Vol. 3 is produced by Full Spectrum Features NFP and co-curated by Beckie Stocchetti of the Chicago Film Office, Raul Benitez of Comfort Station and the Nightingale Cinema, and award-winning filmmaker Jim Vendiola. Participating filmmaker Emily Esperanza is an artist and curator whose passions lie in discarded aesthetics, liminal spaces, guerrilla approaches, and unconventional narrative. Her recent videos, collected under the title, WRETCHED WOMAN, investigate duration, ritual, sensuality, and archetype, specifically relating to representations of femininity.

Sunday August 27th Doors at 7:30 / show starts at 8:00 $8 - tickets available at the door

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Monday
Sep 4
Clinton Street Resistance presents Clueless, benefits Jhamtse Gatsal
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

Jane Austen might never have imagined that her 1816 novel Emma could be turned into a fresh and satirical look at ultra-rich teenagers in a Beverly Hills high school. Cher (Alicia Silverstone) and Dionne (Stacey Dash), both named after "great singers of the past that now do infomercials," are pampered upper-class girls who care less about getting good grades than wearing the right clothes and being as popular as possible. But Cher, who lives with her tough yet warm-hearted lawyer dad (Dan Hedaya) and hunky, sensitive stepbrother (Paul Rudd), also has an innate urge to help those less fortunate -- like the two introverted teachers she brings together ("negotiating" herself improved grades in the process) and new friend Tai (Brittany Murphy), who starts out a geek and ends up a Cher prodigy. Cher also possesses her own sensitive side, and she is looking for the perfect boyfriend, whom she ends up finding where she least expected.

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Jhamtse Gatsal, a community, a school, and a home for about 90 children ranging in age from toddler to adolescent. Jhamtse Gatsal lies in the district of Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, India, and the children come from nearby villages. Each of these children has a background of adversity. The driving goal of Ghamtse Gatsal is to provide these children with better lives, helping them to achieve their fullest potential.

Even if you can't attend, please make a donation through the ticket link!


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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Friday
Sep 8
See the Movie "Friday the 13th” with Multnomah Democrats
Hollywood Senior Center

Multnomah County Democrats and members of the Race-Informed Social Justice Committee invite you to join us for a viewing of the movie Friday the 13th. All are welcome.

Please RSVP by Sept. 4th to: ViceChair1@multdems.org

About the film: Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racial inequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that the nation's prisons are disproportionately filled with African-Americans. Also Jason Voorhees hacks a lot of people to death with a machete.

New York Times Review: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/30/movies/13th-review-ava-duvernay.html

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Saturday
Sep 9
Liberation Literacy Screening of "Attica"
Yale Union

Liberation Literacy is hosting a screening of Attica on the 46th anniversary of the prison uprising. Liberation Literacy is a social justice reading group comprised of nearly twenty inside/outside students who read a common set of books and meet weekly Columbia River Correctional Instution in N Portland. This fall, we published our first quarterly newletter. More information about the group can be found here: http://liberationliteracy.weebly.com/

Admission to the screening is free, and donations will go toward printing costs for the Liberation Literacy newsletter.

Directed by Cindy Firestone in 1974, Attica "pieces together documentary footage of the occupation and the ensuing assault with video from the McKay Commission hearings that criticized Governor Nelson Rockefeller’s handling of the incident and firsthand interviews with prisoners discharged after the event."

The ATTICA print is courtesy of the Reserve Film and Video Collection of the New York Public Library of the Performing Arts.The film screening is sponsored by Yale Union and Cinema Project, and would not have been possible without an arts equity grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council. Seating is limited to 50 people. Please come early.

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Monday
Sep 11
Network film screening benefitting Education Without Borderrs
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

The Clinton Street Resistance Series will be showing Network on Monday, September 11.

In this lauded satire, veteran news anchorman Howard Beale (Peter Finch) discovers that he's being put out to pasture, and he's none too happy about it. After threatening to shoot himself on live television, instead he launches into an angry televised rant, which turns out to be a huge ratings boost for the UBS network. This stunt allows ambitious producer Diana Christensen (Faye Dunaway) to develop even more outrageous programming, a concept that she takes to unsettling extremes.

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Education WithOut Borders (EWOB), Globalfam's partner organization, a federally recognized 501c3 non-profit. Globalfam Ent. and EWOB jointly conduct community projects in the U.S. and abroad, striving to develop social justice through education, expression and action. They currently run the following projects...

  • AYINET Burundi Computer Center
  • Afrikan Hip Hop Caravan
  • Portland Books for Prisoners

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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Tuesday
Sep 12
Black Girl in Suburbia film screening
The Old Church

WE CAN LISTEN SERIES September 12th

Doors 6:30, Show 7pm

RSVP for this FREE EVENT @ http://bpt.me/3051866

Sliding scale donation at door

Black Girl in Suburbia screening and discussion. Melissa Lowery directed this feature documentary that looks into the experiences of black girls growing up in predominately white communities. Black Girl in Suburbia intends to spark an open dialogue about race, identity and perspective among all people. http://www.blackgirlinsuburbia.com/

Commitment to the community is a large part of the Old Church Concert Hall's mission. The We Can Listen series was launched in response to the changing political climate. We act as a supportive base by providing stage, format, and promotion for local organizations as they design their own program to specifically address their concerns and causes in a way that is meaningful for them.

The intention and heart of the We Can Listen series is to give Portlanders young and old multiple opportunities to hear a variety of speakers share their perspectives on todays most important social justice topics in a moderator-led conversational setting. The goals are to build community, educate, and share the positive impact that truly listening to diverse voices can have on us all. The Old Church offers speakers and listeners a trusted, respectful and inspirational gathering space, which we believe will result in important civil discourse and self-directed, self-sufficient modes of action.

The We Can Listen series will present speakers both well-regarded and new to public discourse on topics Portlanders have demonstrated are important to them: racism, the homelessness crisis, the environment and clean water, immigration and refugee issues, gender equality, disability and health care, hunger and food security, civic engagement strategies for adults and youth, and other compelling social justice issues.

A cultural intersection of storytelling, documentary, music and personal expression where all voices have the right to be heard, We Can Listen is a free monthly series, and is open to all.

Past We Can Listen 2017 programs:

  • April - The Power of Being Heard: Listening to African American women and their stories
  • May - Together We Make a Village - Micro-dwellings for Homeless Women
  • June - Immigrant and Refugee Stories
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Wednesday
Sep 13
My Neighbourhood film screening: Art, Hope and Activism in Palestine
Congregation Shir Tikvah

Join Cinema Tikvah and the Shir Tikvah community for a screening of the award winning “My Neighborhood" documentary and a talk by Manar Wahhab Vosgueritchian, co-founder of House of Hope, an elementary school and trauma support center in the West Bank village of Bethany. Ms. Wahhab Vosgueritchian will discuss and demonstrate the art and music therapy she provides to young Palestinian House of Hope students, many of whom struggle with trauma from the surrounding conflict. There will also be a House of Hope benefit sale featuring items made by local small business owners and Palestinian artisans.

About My Neighborhood (25 min.) Mohammed El Kurd is a Palestinian boy growing up in the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in the heart of East Jerusalem. When Mohammed turns 11, his family is forced to give up part of their home to Israeli settlers, who are leading a campaign of court-sanctioned evictions to guarantee Jewish control of the area. My Neighbourhood follows Mohammed as he comes of age and chronicles the resolve of a neighborhood and the support it receives from the most unexpected of places.

My Neighborhood was the winner of the 2012 Peabody Award, 2012 Warsaw Jewish Film Festival Award, 2012 Al Jazeera Doc Festival Award, and was an Official Selection of the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.

About House of Hope House of Hope (locally referred to as VACA) provides low- income Muslim and Christian Palestinian ages 3 - 10 with Waldorf-inspired elementary education and trauma counseling. House of Hope students, who are growing up amidst a violent political conflict, learn healthy coping skills, like Nonviolent Communication (NVC), an internationally acclaimed method for transforming habitual or emerging responses to trauma and injustice.

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Thursday
Sep 14
American Winter film screening, about the former middle class in Portland
Cascade Park Community Library, Vancouver

Years after the recession began, millions of families are struggling to meet their basic needs, and many formerly middle class families are finding themselves in financial crisis, and needing assistance for the first time in their lives. Meanwhile, the social safety net that was created to help people in difficult times has been weakened by massive budget cuts, creating a perfect storm of greater need and fewer resources to help families in trouble.

Filmed over the course of one winter in Portland, Oregon, American Winter presents an intimate and emotionally evocative snapshot of the state of our economy as it is playing out in many American families.

Produced and directed by Emmy award-winning filmmakers, Joe and Harry Gantz, American Winter is a documentary feature film that follows the personal stories of families struggling in the aftermath of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.


Meaningful Movies at Cascade Park - “Meaningful Movies” are neighborhood film & discussion events, organized around shared principles. We focus on social justice issues and advocacy.

Right2BHeard - We are a thriving community bridging divides and increasing civic involvement in Southwest Washington USA

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Land of Opportunity Screening
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)

In the wake of Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma, this film is especially timely as it highlights how (climate) disasters exacerbate housing crises and can be used as an excuse to displace vulnerable low-income residents.

Don't listen to me, read what Spike Lee says: "LAND OF OPPORTUNITY is an important part of the New Orleans story. It gets down and dirty with the people on the ground. Five years in the making, Luisa’s film gives voice to everyday people working hard to rebuild their city and their lives. Anyone who cares about the future of cities in this country should see this movie!" -Spike Lee

We invite APANO Members and community members who identify as Asian and/or Pacific Islander to join us for the 3rd of our CHHI screening! This screening is free, but please RSVP with the tickets link!

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Trump Lost/The Best Democracy Money Can Buy film screening
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

When Donald Trump said, "This election is rigged"—he should know. His buddies rigged it. Rolling Stone investigative reporter Greg Palast busted Jeb Bush for stealing the 2000 election by purging Black voters from Florida’s electoral rolls.

Now Palast is back to take a deep dive into the Republicans’ dark operation, Crosscheck, which was designed to steal a million votes in the 2017 election.

Crosscheck is controlled by a Trump henchman, Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State who claims his computer program has identified 7.2 million people in 29 states who may have voted twice in the same election--a felony crime. The catch?

Most of these “suspects” are minorities—in other words, mainly Democratic voters. Yet the lists and the evidence remain “confidential”. Palast has broken front-page stories for BBC Television Newsnight, The Guardian, Nation Magazine and now Rolling Stone Magazine- now he proves our US democracy is in serious jeopardy.

Palast and his investigative side-kick Badpenny do what it takes to get their hands on the data, analyze it and go find some of these 7.2 million Americans tagged “suspects” and “potential duplicate voters” whose votes were at risk in November.

They hunt down and confront Kobach with the evidence of his "lynching by laptop." Then they are off to find the billionaires behind this voting scam.

The search takes Palast from Kansas to the Arctic, the Congo, and to a swanky Hamptons dinner party held by Trump’s sugar-daddy, John Paulson, a.k.a. "JP The Foreclosure King." Palast and Badpenny stake out top GOP donors, the billionaire known as "The Vulture" and the Koch brothers, whom Palast nails with a damning tape recording.

This real life detective story is told in a film noir style with cartoon animations, secret documents, hidden cameras, and a little help from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit detectives, Ice-T and Richard Belzer, Shailene Woodley, Rosario Dawson, Willie Nelson and Ed Asner, Palast and his associates expose the darkest plans of the uber-rich to steal America’s democracy.

Suggested admission $7-10, no one ever turned away for lack of funds!


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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Liberation Literacy "Attica" Documentary Screening
Reed College

Liberation Literacy presents Attica, a 1974 documentary about the inmate uprising at Attica State Prison in 1971. This documentary explores the Prison Industrial Complex and its many methods of oppression at Attica.

MOVIE HAS BEEN MOVED TO PSYCHOLOGY ROOM 105 at Reed College.
There will be refreshments!
$5 Suggested donation, no one turned away for lack of funds.

All proceeds go to Liberation Literacy, a prison reading group that focuses on social justice literacy. Liblit seeks to redefine the relationship between incarceration, our community, and ourselves. For more info: http://liberationliteracy.weebly.com/

This event is open to the public and ADA accessible. Invite your friends!

Content Warning: Violence, death, nudity

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Monday
Sep 18
NE PDX Neighborhood Emergency Teams Charity Day & Unprepared Screening
The Oregon Public House

The Portand Neighborhood Emergency Teams wil be one of the Oregon Public House Charity Partners from February - June 15, 2018. The NET program for all of Portland stands to raise as much as $8,000 - $10,000 during that time.

There are also benefits for each neighbor NET, no matter where your NET is located in Portland. NETs may raise funds for themselves on Monday nights (even before February) by hosting a Charity Day event. The entire OPH building is yours to use, including the large 300-seat ballroom upstairs. Kids are welcome, and a play area is available.

The event on Monday, September 18 is your chance to see how your NET (or other NPO) can conduct its own event. Ideas include game nights, pub trivia quizzes (equipment and supplies available from the Piedmont NET), raffles, drawings, distribution of information and supplies. You name it!

Proceeds from this event will go to the Piedmont, Boise-Humboldt-Eliot, and Concordia-Woodlawn-Vernon NETs. Come join us for fun, food, and libations! If you want to sign up as a volunteer greeter to tell the uniformed about the NETs, use the SignUpGenius page here: http://bit.ly/OPH-sign-up

All day Sep. 18 will be a Charity Day for N/NE Portland NET teams Boise/Eliot/Humboldt, Piedmont, and Concordia/Woodlawn/Vernon. Come by anytime, get a beer and chat with a NET or PBEM employee about preparedness!

5:30 PM: Showing of OPB's award-winning documentary "Unprepared" in the ballroom upstairs. Announcement immediately following about how non-NETs can participate in the Oct 16 NET deployment exercise.

7 PM: Raffle for two Motorola FRS radios (retail value: $83). For each $10 increment a person spends on food and beverages, she/he will be given 1 raffle ticket (e.g. $40 in purchases = 4 tickets).

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A League of Their Own film screening, a benefit for NorthStar Clubhouse
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

Tonight's nonprofit is NorthStar Clubhouse, a mental health recovery program for adults living in the Portland metro area. NorthStar Clubhouse follows the evidence-based Clubhouse International model of psychiatric rehabilitation, and its structure strengthens social and vocational skills and provides access to employment and educational services in the community. Membership is voluntary and free.


Clinton St. Resistance Series
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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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Tuesday
Sep 19
Movie Night Fundraiser for Portland Books to Prisoners
Portland Books to Prisoners

Hey everyone!

We are due for another movie night so save the date for the night of September 19th. We are sitll figuring out what film to show, but we'll update this event as soon as possible with the info.

We are trying to do these movie night fundraisers on a monthly basis to raise some much needed $ to help cover postage costs and rental costs. Because of that we'll be asking for a $5 donation from each attendee. If you are unable to attend this movie night, but want to donate you can do so through the "donate" tab on our FB page.

We hope to see you on the 19th!

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Women in Film Portland Members Showcase Screening
Northwest Film Center

Women in Film Portland Members Showcase Screening at the NW Film Center Whitsell Auditorium
September 19th, 2017 (6:30pm - 9:30pm)
(reception begins at 6:30pm and screening begins at 7:30pm)

Networking, Screening & Q&A Discussion
We want to screen the work of WIF Members at the Whitsell Auditorium!

Advanced tickets can be purchase here: https://11099a.blackbaudhosting.com/11099a/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=544fe254-74ec-4af8-8bd8-5506c4ec986f


Women In Film Portland
Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
Welcome to the Women In Film Portland fan page! Like this page to learn more about the Portland chapter. To join as a member visit www.wifpdx.org!

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Friday
Sep 22
Friday Film Club: screening of Charlie Chaplin's City Lights
Northwest Film Center

Chaplin, neverendingly empathetic to his characters—and thus to their real-world counterparts, usually the poor and downtrodden of American society—crafted perhaps his crowning achievement with this 1931 silent, one of the last of its kind, coming well into the sound era. His famous Tramp character here falls head-over-heels in love with a blind flower girl (a marvelous Virginia Cherrill), but considering her inability to see the Tramp’s perpetually dishevelled outward appearance, various misunderstandings ensue as he valiantly tries to raise money for an eye operation. “Orson Welles, Robert Bresson, and Andrei Tarkovsky all named City Lights as their favorite film of all time—what further recommendation do you need? Here is one of the perfect movies, as well as the apotheosis of Chaplin’s mix of humor and sentiment… As for the Tramp’s relationship with the blind flower girl, it is one of the most moving in cinema, as direct, funny, and heartwarming a depiction of love as one could imagine.”—Ben Sachs, Cine-File Chicago.

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Saturday
Sep 23
The Murder of Fred Hampton film screening
First Congregational United Church of Christ, Portland

Join us for a screening of The Murder of Fred Hampton.

"Fred Hampton was the leader of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party. This film depicts his brutal murder by the Chicago police and its subsequent investigation, but also documents his activities in organizing the Chapter, his public speeches, and the programs he founded for children during the last eighteen months of his life." -IMDb

Local African activist, Benny Justice will be speaking. He has been affiliated with Black Lives Matter and the All African People's Revolutionary Party.

Please bring a snack/potluck item to share if you are able. However, if it's not possible for you, please still join us.

Event Schedule (may change):

  • 2-2:15 Intro
  • 2:15-3:45 Film
  • 3:45-4 Break
  • 4-4:30 Speaker/talk-back
  • 4:30-5 Small group discussions

This event is hosted by:

  • members of Showing Up for Racial Justice
  • members of the SE Central Neighborhood Action Council For White Accountability in Racial Dialogue, and
  • First Congregational United Church of Christ

This space is wheelchair accesible. There are bathrooms labeled mens/womens as well as a gender neutral bathroom. Please message me here or email stephanieroselaine@gmail.com if you have questions about accessibility or other questions about this event.

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Rooted in Peace film screening
through Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

In celebration of International Day of Peace on Thursday, September 21, we bring our community the thought provoking documentary ROOTED IN PEACE.

From Huffington Post, March '17

Greg Reitman is indeed the right man to make this sweet and poignant film at just the right time—amidst a current backdrop of political bitterness, unprecedented national divisiveness and bellicose buildup of military might at the expense of public health and our environment.

Although Donald Trump was not yet on the political scene when Rooted In Peace was conceived and produced, his presidency and dark values loom in stark contrast to the movie’s primary message of the need for peace, hope and love to prevail if humans hope to live in harmony with themselves, each other, and nature.

$5-10 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds.

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Sunday
Sep 24
Independents for Progressive Action - IPA Presents: Just Eat It, the film
Lake Theater & Cafe, Lake Oswego

Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story

Announcing the second film in independents for Progressive Action's Progressive Film Series at the Lake Theater!

This monthly series will focus on films which address Social, Racial, Economic, and Environmental Justice.

Following the first screening we will host a panel discussion and provide opportunities for audience members to get involved.

Our series will screen monthly on the fourth Sunday with a 6:00 p.m. showing, followed by a panel discussion. All screenings will be at the Lake Theater.

Cost: As with all iPA events, admission is sliding scale - $0-27 with no one turned away for lack of funds. Funds will be used first to support the following month's film with the remainder to be shared equally between a local non-profit organization and a high school club associated with the focus of the film or film making.

About Just Eat It: Filmmakers and food lovers Jen and Grant dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away. In a nation where one in 10 people is food insecure, the images they capture of squandered groceries are both shocking and strangely compelling. But as Grant’s addictive personality turns full tilt towards food rescue, the ‘thrill of the find’ has unexpected consequences.

Featuring interviews with TED lecturer, author and activist Tristram Stuart and acclaimed author Jonathan Bloom, Just Eat It looks at our systemic obsession with expiry dates, perfect produce and portion sizes, and reveals the core of this seemingly insignificant issue that is having devastating consequences around the globe. Just Eat It brings farmers, retailers, inspiring organizations, and consumers to the table in a cinematic story that is equal parts education and delicious entertainment.

Trailer for Just Eat It: http://www.foodwastemovie.com/about/http://www.foodwastemovie.com/about/

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Monday
Sep 25
Pet Sematary screening, benefit for Liberation Literacy
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Liberation Literacy, whose mission is to build social justice literacy in prisons in order to reimagine and rearticulate the relationship between incarceration, our community, and ourselves.


Clinton St. Resistance Series
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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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Tuesday
Sep 26
Poetic Migrations at NW Film Center
Northwest Film Center

These three Portland-made films explore passages of migration between homelands, texts, dreams and molecules.

HAFT-SEEN (2017, 30 mins.), a visual poem written and scored by Roland Dahwen Wu, Jonathan Raissi, and Stacey Tran, is an homage to immigrant experiences and first-generation narratives of inheritance, spirituality, and the diasporic threads we weave and pass on through generations.

SIGHT (2017, 17 mins.) is a sci-fi/dream/exploration about using your gifts. Directed by Kalimah Abioto, this is a short experimental film about a little girl who travels to different dimensions in her dreams.

FIELD THEORIES (2017, 9 mins.), a collaboration between Samiya Bashir, Roland Dahwen Wu, and keyon gaskin, remixes and reimagines written work from Bashir’s third collection of poetry. These three Portland-made films explore migrations between countries, between molecules, between people, between texts, between dreams.

Kalimah Abioto is a Portland based artist and filmmaker. She is an Open Signal producer, Night Lights 2016 Artist in Residence, and directed SIGHT. kabioto.com

Samiya Bashir’s books of poetry: Field Theories, Gospel, and Where the Apple Falls, and anthologies, including Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social & Political Black Literature & Art, exist. Sometimes she makes poems of dirt. Sometimes zeros and ones. Sometimes variously rendered text. Sometimes light. She lives in Portland, Ore, with a magic cat who shares her obsession with trees and blackbirds and occasionally crashes her classes and poetry salons at Reed College. samiyabashir.com

keyon gaskin prefers not to contextualize their performance with their credentials.

Jonathan Raissi is a sound artist, photographer and writer whose thematic interests involve critical theory, modernity and memory. His ambient noise project, Yasna, has released three full-length digital albums in the last two years in conjunction with visual and theoretical experiments. jonathanraissi.com

Stacey Tran is a writer from Portland, OR. She curates Tender Table and her writing can be found in diaCRITICS, The Fanzine, GRAMMA, and The Volta. Wendy's Subway released her first chapbook, Fake Haiku (February 2017). Her first full-length book, Soap for the Dogs, is forthcoming from Gramma in Spring 2018. www.staceytran.com

Roland Dahwen Wu is a filmmaker and photographer. His films include Ya no hay pájaros en los nidos de ayer (2010), Quarantine (2015), We are all the production line I & II (2016-2017). He is the founder of Patuá Films. rolanddahwen.com

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Wednesday
Sep 27
Masks: What does it mean to be - a film screening - advance RSVP
The Center

Masks: A student-produced film about the ramifications of European beauty standards on female students of African descent.

Please join us for a film/Q&A and event created and produced by one of our talented youth interns.

RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/4AaTKiWBA3GrJzTw1

Hosted at: http://www.thecenterpdx.org/

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Command and Control film screening and discussion
Old Liberty Theater, Ridgefield WA

From the director of the groundbreaking film Food, Inc., comes Command and Control, the long-hidden story of a deadly accident at a Titan II missile complex in Damascus, Arkansas in 1980. Based on the critically-acclaimed book by Eric Schlosser, this chilling documentary exposes the terrifying truth about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal and shows what can happen when the weapons built to protect us threaten to destroy us.


Meaningful Movies in Ridgefield - Our purpose is to gather, educate, advocate, build meaningful community, defend justice and work for peace through showing documentaries and discussing.

Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility - Guided by the values and expertise of medicine and public health, Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility engages the community to create a healthy, peaceful and sustainable world.

Ridgefield Community Library - Enjoy a small town library atmosphere, as well as the many advantages of being part of the Ft. Vancouver Regional Library. Our friendly staff is waiting to help you here in old town Ridgefield, gateway to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.

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Thursday
Sep 28
2017 Portland EcoFilm Festival
through The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy

The premier environmental film festival in the PNW! Four days of great cinema hosted by filmmakers, conservation organizations and comunity partners! 2017 Fest special guests: environmentalist Winona LaDuke and Filmmaker Keri Pickett! Festival poster photo credit: Julia Oldham / Poster Design: Cielle Charron / Fest Media Sponsor: KBOO Community Radio

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Charlie vs Goliath Portland Screening
Portland Museum

LOCATION: Northwest Film Center, 1219 SW Park

Known as the “Bernie Sanders of Wyoming,” Charlie Hardy was a Catholic priest who spent eight years living in a cardboard shack in Venezuela before returning to his home state of Wyoming to run for the US Senate on a platform of getting money out of politics. Charlie vs Goliath (www.charlievsgoliath.com) looks at the issue of money in politics through the eyes of a candidate who has refused to take contributions from special interests.

Charlie vs Goliath has profound relevance in this unprecedented, “Trumpian” era of US politics. At its heart, the documentary is a story about the power of hope even when all seems lost and the importance of optimism no matter how bleak the circumstances. The film will be screened across the country in collaboration with grassroots groups fighting for radical political change in the lead-up to the November 2017 elections.

The event is sponsored by the North West Film Center and both the film’s protagonist, former US Senate Candidate Charlie Hardy, and the film’s director, award-winning journalist and filmmaker, Reed Lindsay, will be in attendance and participating in a post-screening Q&A. (https://nwfilm.org/films/charlie-vs-goliath/).

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Friday
Sep 29
Wake Of Vanport Movie Screening
Kennedy School, 5736 NE 33rd

Stories told by Vanport survivors and others closely related to the era, along with archival photo backdrops, will be screened at Kennedy School Theatre on Friday, September 29 at 1:00 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. Admission is FREE, but space is limited and reservation is required.

Sponsors and partners: The Oregon Lottery, Hood to Coast, Sweet Jam, 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 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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Whose Streets Film Screening
Portland Mennonite Church

Join us September 29 for the season opener of the Peace of the City Film Series: WHOSE STREETS, a documentary about the Ferguson uprising. Co-sponsored by Don't Shoot Portland, this screening is free and open to the public.

WHOSE STREETS When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis County. Grief, long-standing tension and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy. In the days that follow, artists, musicians, teachers and freedom fighters stand on the front lines to demand justice. As the National Guard descends on Ferguson with military-grade weaponry, these young community members become the torchbearers of a new wave of resistance: a battle not for civil rights, but for the right to live.

Directed by: Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis Year: 2017


Dont Shoot Portland
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In August 2014 we agreed to take political action and organize at Dawson Park to be in solidarity with the growing response from Ferguson, MO #MikeBrown

Peace of the City Film Series
Community
The PEACE OF THE CITY FILM SERIES. Films for resistance and justice.

Film Sprout
Advertising/Marketing · New York, New York
Growing grassroots distribution and community action for documentaries. www.filmsprout.org

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Dolores - Portland, OR screening
through Northwest Film Center

See the film, directed by Peter Bratt, about Dolores Huerta. She is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87.

With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change.

Q&A screenings announced! Peter Bratt in person Sept 29 & 30.

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Portland Queer Film Festival 2017
through Cinema 21

Now in its 21st year, the Portland Queer Film Festival (PQFF) takes place September 29 - October 5, 2017 at Portland’s historic Cinema 21. The festival showcases feature, documentary and short films from all over the world that are made by, about or of interest to the LGBTQ community.

After two decades of support from the queer community of Portland, the festival is working to give back. This year’s Opening Night Gala on September 29th will be a benefit for Cascade AIDS Project (CAP). CAP is the oldest and largest community-based provider of HIV services, housing, education and advocacy in Oregon and SW Washington. Additional benefit screenings are in the works and will be announced as they are confirmed.

Film is a dynamic medium with the power to educate, inspire, intrigue and bring people together. PQFF is proud of its provocative and entertaining queer cinema programmIng. Over the years, the festival has been supported by the extremely generous support of our sponsors. More than ever, PQFF needs the support community members, allies and local businesses.

For information about sponsorship opportunities, please email info@pdxqueerfilm.com.

And stay tuned for our upcoming schedule!

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New Indie Drama about Wartime PTSD: Blood Stripe
through Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

Our Sergeant returns home after a third tour with the Marines. Unable to sleep, wracked by paranoia and anxiety, it is clear that in addition to the scars she bears on her torso, Our Sergeant carries unseen wounds. When a boisterous homecoming party provokes an explosive outburst, Our Sergeant has nowhere to turn, and so she runs... deep into the North Woods. Discovering a picturesque summer camp on a lake, Our Sergeant seeks refuge and at first, finds solace. But she cannot outrun her own heart of darkness and the pristine wilderness becomes fraught with peril.

"Despite the dark subject matter, the film is far from somber. It's effortlessly engaging, thanks to Kate Nowlin's immense screen presence. She is tough, powerful yet vulnerable, and Nowlin embodied her character so beautifully. "

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Saturday
Sep 30
Náimuni and Saving The Deschutes / Portland EcoFilm Festival
The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy

NÁIMUNI: CONNECTING OXBOW CONSERVATION AREA

Dredge mining on the Middle Fork John Day River turned the river into a ditch-like channel, lacking habitat and function. From 2011 – 2016, over two miles of salmon-bearing streams were restored to benefit fish and ecological processes.

SAVING THE DESCHUTES RIVER

The Deschutes River is in trouble and its recovery depends on taking action that will restore stream flows and water quality.

Both films directed by Michelle Alvarado, Wahoo Films

  • PNW filmmaker
  • 2016 | US | 5 MINS. & 8 MINS.
  • These short films screen with the feature film A RIVER'S LAST CHANCE

For our patrons of legal drinking age, we'll be sharing a pre-film, free tasting from our Festival Supporting Sponsor, Sombra Mezcal!

  • Media partner: KBOO Community Radio
  • Community partner: Pacific Rivers
  • Event sponsor: Sombra Mezcal
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Sunday
Oct 1
Protect The Columbia / Portland EcoFilm Festival
The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy

PROTECT THE COLUMBIA FROM THE WORLD’S LARGEST METHANOL REFINERY

*PNW filmmakers - in attendance for post-film discussion!

Citizens from Cowlitz County, WA and the conservation nonprofit organization Columbia Riverkeeper, advocate for the Columbia River by opposing the building of the world’s largest natural gas-to-methanol refinery in Kalama, WA.

Directed by Balance Media

2017 | US | 4 MINS.

  • This film short screens with the feature film SILA and the Gatekeepers of the Arctic
  • Media sponsor: KBOO Community Radio
  • Community partner: Columbia Riverkeeper

Portland Ecofilm Festival - Portland EcoFilm Festival: annual 4-day film fest, Earth Day film showcase & year-round film series. Premier environmental film fest in the Pacific NW!

Columbia Riverkeeper - Columbia Riverkeeper is a non-profit organization working to protect and restore the waters of the Columbia River and all life connected to it, from the headwaters to the Pacific Ocean.

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Monday
Oct 2
Killer of Sheep screening, about post-’68 African-American life in Watts
Northwest Film Center

Made as the thesis film for his Master’s degree from UCLA, Burnett’s piercing yet tender look into post-’68 African-American life in Watts is a cornerstone work of the American independent cinema of the 1970s despite being long unavailable in any form. Stan (Henry Gayle Sanders), the titular slaughterhouse worker and a man like any other, holds this steady yet brutal job in order to support his family. When Stan begins to find the work repulsive, he must deal with the consequences of either quitting—despite his wife’s protests and the terrible job prospects for a Black man in Watts—or continuing to perform work that has a highly symbolic meaning in this specific time and place, and considering Stan’s circumstances. Burnett wrote, directed, produced, shot, and edited Killer of Sheep, his first feature, which would launch a career marked by fits and starts but also by several unquestionable masterpieces. “Killer of Sheep is one of the great débuts in the history of cinema; though this treasure is now restored to its rightful place in history, the decades can’t be remade, and the gap in the world of filmmaking—and in the world as such—that the movie’s unavailability represented can never be made good.”—Richard Brody, The New Yorker.

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Clinton Resistance Series presents Shaun of the Dead
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

It's often said that the true character of a man is only revealed in times of dire crisis, and for likable, lovelorn loser Shaun (Simon Pegg), that moment of reckoning came when the dead rose from their slumber to feast on the flesh of the living. A hapless electronics store employee who spends most of his spare time downing pints at the local pub with his roommate, Ed (Nick Frost), Shaun's life seems to fall apart when he is dumped by his girlfriend, Liz (Kate Ashfield), and his obnoxious stepfather, Philip (Bill Nighy), shows up to berate him for not being more attentive to his caring mother Barbara (Penelope Wilton) -- especially since he forgot to send flowers for her birthday. Things take a turn for the worse when the dead return to stake their claim on the Earth, and though the chaos that follows threatens to swallow up all of England, it's up to Shaun to keep his cool and prove himself once and for all by successfully rescuing Liz and his mother. With his trusty roommate by his side, nothing -- not even the living dead -- can stand between Shaun and the two most important women in his life. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

The zombie-movie genre already has some wink-wink funny entries, but this U.K. smash hit, written by Pegg and Wright, takes the prize. It's a bloody hoot. -- Devin Gordon, Newsweek

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Friendly House.

Friendly House, a 21st century settlement house, engages people to create a compassionate, equitable and inclusive society. Friendly House creates a thriving community by connecting people of all ages and backgrounds through quality educational, recreational and other life-sustaining services.

FREE movie; make a donation. If you can't make the screening and would still like to help, you can do so through the ticket link.


Clinton St. Resistance Series
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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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Tuesday
Oct 3
Just Eat It film screening
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

Did you know our FOOD WASTE is a major driver of Climate Change? Come see the film JUST EAT IT. Shocking, crucial, and hugely entertaining! Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer conduct an experiment to eat only discarded food for six months, highlighting an environmental crisis evidently fed by wasteful North American eating habits, but in a cheeky, accessible way. The cornucopia they discover inside dumpsters will leave audiences gobsmacked, and will have them mopping up their dinner plates with renewed vigor.

#pdxevents #slowfood #slowfoodpdx #pdxurbanfarms #pdxeater #eaterportland #saveorganics #eatorganic #buyorganic #savesmallfarms #saveseeds #soilnotoil #pollinatorcollective #pdxpollinators #savethebees #givebeesachance #foodnotbombs #feedtheworld #famine #portlandgleaners #oregonfoodbank #mercycorps


Bee Friendly Portland
Community
Bee Friendly Portland: gardeners, beekeepers and environmentalists working at a neighborhood level to make Portland safe for bees and other pollinators.

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Wednesday
Oct 4
PCASC Solidaridad : Paint & Struggle: Muralism & Radical Politics in Chile
People's Food Co-op

Pinta y lucha: el muralismo y la lucha en Chile

The first generation born in post-dictatorship Chile has grown up during a time of increasing national disillusionment with electoral politics, the state and global capitalism. In response to the false hopes promised under democracy, they organized as high school students and were responsible for the massive student movements in 2006. This movement transformed into the nation-wide demand for free higher education when this same generation of politicized students entered the university system in 2011.

One of the many expressions of the Chilean radical left movement is a group of muralists known as the UMLEM. Their goal is to create social and political change via collective art projects that reclaim public space and document the local political struggles of the community. Their murals are often painted on union halls, universities, neighborhoods and areas of conflict.

Camilo Diaz has been a militant of the radical left since 2006, participating in several student and social organizations. This event includes a short documentary film about the UMLEM muralists, presented by the filmmaker, followed by a conversation with Camilo about the collaboration between students and organized labor in the struggle for free higher education.

Sponsored by Portland IWW, PCASC, KBOO and People's.


La primera generación nacida post dictadura crecio desilucionandose de la política electoral, el estado y el capitalismo global, en respuesta a estas falas esperanzas prometidas durante la democracia, esta misma generación comenzó a organizarse como estudiantes secundarios y fueron responsables por las masivas protestas estudiantiles del 2006. Este movimiento se transformo en un movimiento social nacional que demando la gratuidad de la educación superior cuando la misma generación de estudiantes politizados ingreso a la universidad en el año 2011.

Una de las muchas expresiones de la izquierda revolucionaria chilena es una brigada muralista conocida como UMLEM. Su objetivo es crear cambios políticos y sociales mediantes proyectos de arte colectivo, los cuales recuperan el espacio publico documentando en las calle las luchas sociales y políticas de las comunidades. Sus murales comúnmente están pintados en sindicatos, universidades, poblaciones y lugares de conflictos y luchas sociales.

Camilo Diaz ha sido militante de la izquierda revolucionaria desde el 2006, participando en varias organizaciones sociales y estudiantiles, como también siendo parte del desarrollo del proyecto comunista libertario chileno. El objetio de este evento es compartir experiencias y construir solidaridad con otras organizaciones y personas a través de conversaciones y también mediante la presentación de un corto documental sobre la UMLEM.


PCASC Solidaridad
Community
PCASC educates and mobilizes the community, workers, and students in the fight for human rights and social justice in the Americas.

Arauco: la guerra más larga
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A series of documentaries exploring the impacts of colonialism, cultural hegemony, economic imperialism and the forestry industry in Southern Chile.

People's Food Co-op
Grocery Store in Portland, Oregon
From cob walls to living rooftops, a weekly farmers market to relationships with over 50 farmers and producers, People's Food Cooperative has been dedicated to nourishing the Portland community since 1970.

KBOO Community Radio
Broadcasting & Media Production Company in Portland, Oregon
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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Friday
Oct 6
The Black Panthers: The Vanguard Of The Revolution ( With DJs after)
Cider Riot, 807 NE Couch

RASH NW and the Red and Black Subculture Club present: THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION.

It is the first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure trove of rare archival footage with the voices of the people who were there: police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors, and Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party and those who left it. Featuring Kathleen Cleaver, Jamal Joseph, and many others, THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION is an essential history and a vibrant chronicle of this pivotal movement that birthed a new revolutionary culture in America.

Black Riders Liberation Party, New Generation Black Panthers Party's own CAPT Ogun will be speaking and answering questions afterwards.

..The BRLP WILL BE ACCEPTING CAN FOOD DONATIONS FOR THEIR WINTER FOOD DRIVE..

Before the movie and afterward DJ Dispissed and Soul Survivor will play the best of boss reggae, soul, political hip-hop and antifascist oi!

Free admission but can food donations accepted

No rascism, homophobia, sexism, transphobia, or ablism allowed!

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Sunday
Oct 8
Movie Night: Persepolis
Portland Center Stage at The Armory

Like Fun Home, Persepolis got its start as a graphic novel.

Join us for a free screening, with a free popcorn bar and drinks!

Based on Marjane Satrapi's graphic novel about her life in pre- and post-revolutionary Iran and then in Europe, Persepolis traces Satrapi's growth from child to rebellious, punk-loving teenager in Iran.

In the background are the growing tensions of the political climate in Iran in the 70s and 80s, with members of her liberal-leaning family detained and then executed, and the background of the disastrous Iran/Iraq war.

This film is rated PG-13 and runs 1 hour 36 minutes.

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Monday
Oct 9
Screening: Welcome II the Terror Dome
Paragon Arts Gallery

Join us for an evening of VHS, snacks, and a discussion with artist ariella tai. Free and open to the public.

This screening is part of the public programming for This is a Black Spatial Imaginary.

More about the film: Welcome II the Terrordome

Directed by Ngozi Onwurah/1993/90m

Ngozi Onwurah’s dystopian science fiction film debut begins with a re-imagining of Ibo Landing set in 1652. A kidnapped Ibo family is brought to the shores of the Carolinas, refuses enslavement and calmly walks back into the sea. From here, the film travels to a near future where all black people are forced to live in a heavily surveilled, overcrowded, impoverished ghetto called Terrordome. Anjela fights to protect her family and young children from gang, police and white vigilante violence. Her brother, Spike, struggles to find safety for himself and his pregnant white girlfriend.

The first film directed by a black woman to obtain a theatrical release in the UK, Welcome II the Terrordome is heavily stylized and righteously angry. Onwurah viscerally explores the complex iterations of anti-black violence and grimly celebrates a world where we resist, refuse and take revenge.

trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7w2eYw7nWNY


This is a Black Spatial Imaginary
Art
This Is A Black Spatial Imaginary considers the movement and fixity of Black communities, by activating past, present and future spaces for Black life.

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Clinton Street Resistance presents Night of the Living Dead, a benefit for Oregon Music Hall of Fame
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

A cult classic--one that can stand the test of time, even if Vincent Canby didn't realize it in 1968.

MOVIE REVIEW NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

By Vincent Canby Published: December 5, 1968

Night of the Living Dead is a grainy little movie acted by what appear to be nonprofessional actors, who are besieged in a farm house by some other nonprofessional actors who stagger around, stiff-legged, pretending to be flesh-eating ghouls.

The dialogue and background music sound hollow, as if they had been recorded in an empty swimming pool, and the wobbly camera seems to have a fetishist's interest in hands, clutched, wrung, scratched, severed, and finally—in the ultimate assumption—eaten like pizza.

The movie, which was made by some people in Pittsburgh, opened yesterday at the New Amsterdam Theater on 42d Street and at other theaters around town.

FREE MOVIE--DONATIONS TAKEN FOR OREGON MUSIC HALL OF FAME.

Tonight's nonprofit recipient recognizes all former artist inductees and, once a year, elects new inductees into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame based their contributions to music in Oregon as well as their impact on music around the world.

While honoring Oregon’s musical heritage, OMHOF helps develop Oregon’s talent of today and tomorrow by hosting periodic Emerging Artist Showcases and introducing Oregon audiences to the State’s hottest new bands and solo acts.

OMHOF also takes an active part in promoting musical education in Oregon schools--first through scholarship money for selected Oregon high school seniors who are continuing their musical studies in college. Secondly, as music programs are being cut from Oregon grade and middle schools, OMHOF, helps raise funds to keep the music flowing.

If you want to reserve a seat or simply make a $5 donation, you can do so in the ticket link provided.

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Thursday
Oct 12
Ovarian Psycos film screening
Cascade Park Community Library, Vancouver

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), and this year, our theme is “Lead with Love.” We want to celebrate the fact that strong, loving communities are key to promoting healthy relationships and supporting survivors of violence. Join us on October 12th to watch an amazing film about the “Ovarian Psycos,” a group of activist women who have created their own cycling space to support each other, reclaim their heritage, and confront the violence in their lives.

On October 19th, we will be getting together again to have an in-depth discussion about the film.

Advocates from the SafeChoice Domestic Violence Program will lead the discussion and also talk about the importance of community, resiliency, and domestic violence services available in the community.

During both weeks, doors open at 5:30pm and the film/discussion starts at 6pm! Pizza and beverages are provided. There is no admission fee but donations to the Friends of Cascade Park Community Library are accepted and appreciated.

NOTE: this film contains some swearing, descriptions of violence, and colorful slang terms for the female body.

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Radiance of Resistance - Mission Theater Screening
Mission Theater

The 2017 winner of Best Documentary at the Respect Human Rights Film Festival in Belfast will be playing one night only in Portland, Oregon. The night will be filled with interactive booths highlighting all of the local contributors to this documentary. Students United for Palestinian Equal Rights (SUPER) and Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the current situation in Palestine.

Doors at 6pm, show at 7pm. Meet the filmmakers Jessé Roberts of Rise Up & Jesse Locke of AMZ Productions. We will be having a Q&A after the screeing as well.

$13 dollars at the door. $10 online

Come and watch this award winning film, and help contribute to the future of Rise Up and our mission to help refugees throughout the world. Huge Thank you to our sponsors for this event Rise Up International Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights and KBOO Community Radio


Radiance of Résistance
Community
Winner of Best Documentary at Respect Human Rights Festival in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Radiance of Résistance tells the story of Palestinians Janna Ayyad 9 years old, and Ahed Tamimi 14 years old who have become global ambassadors for human rights.

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Sunday
Oct 15
Working In Protest film screening
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

WORKING IN PROTEST: Moving, inspiring and powerful film! The day after the filmmaker Michael Galinski graduated from high school in 1987, the Klu Klux Klan marched in his North Carolina hometown. He photographed the procession and recorded community reactions to this demonstration of spent power. “It’s an artefact,” says one bystander, “the last opportunity to see something like that.” Political turmoil in the United States takes on a movingly personal aspect through this judiciously edited archive of street marches and public demonstrations, shot since the 2000 Republican Convention by filmmakers Michael Galinski and Suki Hawley.

Her words haunt the film that follows, as we encounter a succession of protests and counter-protests – against the Iraq War, against poverty, against the erosion of voting rights, against the normalisation of police force, against the bailing out of the banks, for the Confederate Flag, for Bernie, for and against Trump. Michael Galinsky, filmmaker, will be in attendance for a Q+A following both screenings. KBOO Volunteers KBOO Community Radio #blacklivesmatter #dontshootportland #savedaca #healthcare #saveourschools #resist #resistance #takeaknee #youarenotalone #warisover #workinginprotest #michaelgalinski

The filmmakers catch illuminating altercations between members of opposing factions – young men of Occupy Wall Street vs an old school liberal Democrat, Trump supporters vs detractors gathered for the inauguration – while keeping a vigilant eye on the role of the police in protecting the targets of dissent.

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Monday
Oct 16
Clinton Resistance Series presents "The Craft", a benefit for Oregon NOW
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

THE CRAFT: Teenage witches on the loose! Just 5 bucks donation admission to benefit NOW- National Organization for Women.

Ostracized due to the untrue kiss-and-tell tales of football player Chris (Skeet Ulrich), Sarah reluctantly befriends a trio of self-styled outsiders: the horribly scarred Bonnie (Neve Campbell), the "trailer-trash" Nancy (Fairuza Balk), and Rochelle (Rachel True), a frequent victim of anti-black prejudice at the hands of Laura Lizzie (former Marcia Brady and future Mrs. Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor).

After exhibiting latent telekenitic powers in front of Bonnie, Sarah learns that her three new friends have chosen her as their "fourth corner," the final member of their supernatural coven. Using tools stolen from a local incense-and-candle-filled boutique for practitioners of magic, the quartet summons the power of Manon, a primitive deity, to exact revenge on their tormentors and transform their lives.

Drunk with power, they watch their spells get out of control, and the new coven soon realizes that with magic, "whatever you give comes back three-fold."

This mid-'90s horror flick scored first place at the box office its opening weekend despite its then-unknown cast and modest budget. TV star Neve Campbell, who didn't even receive top billing, would go on to become the '90s answer to '70s horror queen Jamie Lee Curtis in the Scream franchise.

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Oregon NOW (National Organization of Women).

The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since its founding in 1966, NOW's goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control, and reproductive rights for all women; and end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism, and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.

If you want to reserve a seat or make a donation, please use the link provided.

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Tuesday
Oct 17
Out of Order Film Screening
Southminster Presbyterian Church, Beaverton

Out of Order is a groundbreaking feature documentary revealing the complex and painful struggles faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) faith leaders as they confront entrenched bigotry and work to build loving support within their churches. http://www.outoforderdoc.com/about/#synopsis

The film is free but donations are encouraged to offset screening costs.

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Thursday
Oct 19
Dia De Los Muertos: Calling Home The Dead, fundraiser for VOZ
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

On the Day of the Dead, when the spirits come back to us, the road from heaven must be made easy, they say, not slippery with tears. Film, music, dancing and foods invoking the spiritual/cultural meaning of Dia De Los Muertos as it is celebrated in Patzcuaro, Mexico.

Fundraiser for VOZ Worker's Rights Education Project And KBOO: before this beautiful film, music and dancing from El Colectivo Son Jarocho, Dia De Los Muertos pastries and Horchata. Suggested admission:$7-20, but no one turned away for lack of funds! #diadelosemuertos #kboo #saveDACA #workersrights #mexico #adelante #dayofthedead #portland #milenio #grassrootsefforts #VozHispana #PortlandResistance #MovimientoEnMarcha #SonJarocho #portland #afromexican

As the villagers of Lake Patzcuaro lovingly clean and prepare the graves with beautiful handmade ofrendas, blankets of marigolds, special foods- they prepare for a shared remembrance called Dia de los Muertos: Day of the Dead. They shoot rockets into the heavens to awaken the departed souls and call them home. More tone poem than traditional documentary, Calling Home the Dead transports the viewer in a compelling celebration of the continuity of life and the enduring love of family and friends. Images saturated with color and life join a magical soundtrack of original and local music; and a window is opened to another world. KBOO VolunteersKBOO Community Radio Voz Workers' Rights Education Project Colectivo Son Jarocho de Portland

Colectivo Son Jarocho de Portland plays traditional Afro-Mexican music from southern Veracruz. Join us for an evening of sones & zapateado! We'll bring the tarima - you bring your dancing shoes!! Armando Puentes, KBOO's illustrious program host, will emcee the evening.

"Calling Home the Dead is easily the best film on Day of the Dead that I have ever seen. The filmmakers offer a subtle, visually stunning poetic invitation to experience the beauty and meaning of this spiritual celebration as it unfolds over several days. With minimal but thoughtfully crafted narration, this voyage in richly evocative images and sound emphasizes indigenous practices during el Dia de los Muertos, an invaluable perspective, seldom seen outside of Mexico."
--Alice A. Nelson, Ph.D. Professor, Latin American Cultural Studies and Spanish, The Evergreen State College.

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Sunday
Oct 22
Crazywise Screening & Fundraiser hosted by Mental Health Providers Unite!
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

Mental Health Providers Unite! is hosting a fundraiser and screening of Crazy Wise. All funds raised will go to counseling scholarships for POC, immigrant, queer, and trans community members. MHPU! is partnering with community groups to provide scholarships. Following the movie, a panel will discuss the movie and various intersections of mental health as they impact our community.

$7-10 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds

Come out to view this dynamic film, engage in discussion, and contribute to counseling scholarships!

Hope to see you there!

Mental Health Providers Unite! (MHPU!) organizes at the intersections of mental health and injustice to challenge systems of oppression. MHPU! is currently providing emotional support at protests/actions and organizes provider and community support groups in Portland.

To learn more about MHPU! Www.MHPUnite.com

ABOUT CRAZY WISE:

What if a psychological crisis was seen as having the potential to be a positive transformative experience, instead of a “broken brain”?

Human-rights photographer Phil Borges witnessed how indigenous cultures around the world often identify “psychotic” symptoms as an indicator of shamanic potential.

Back in the US, Phil follows two young Americans diagnosed with “mental illness.” Adam, 27, suffers devastating side effects from medications before embracing meditation. Ekhaya, 32, survives several suicide attempts before spiritual training to become a traditional South African healer.

CRAZYWISE introduces mental health professionals and psychiatric survivors who see a psychological crisis as a potential growth experience, not a disease.

https://crazywisefilm.com

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The Settlers - Israeli Documentary Film screening
Congregation Neveh Shalom

Stampfer Chapel - Congregation Neveh Shalom, 2900 SW Peaceful Ln, Portland, OR 97239. Free Admission.

(There's more information in Facebook which unf. will not gracefully import here)

https://www.settlersfilm.com/

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independents for Progressive Action presents: Now is the Time (in collaboration with HCAO)
Lake Theater & Cafe, Lake Oswego

Now is the Time
Announcing the third film in independents for Progressive Action's Progressive Film Series at the Lake Theater! For this month's film, we are pleased to collaborate with Health Care for All Oregon!

This monthly series will focus on films which address Social, Racial, Economic, and Environmental Justice.

Following the first screening we will host a panel discussion and provide opportunities for audience members to get involved.

Our series will screen monthly on the fourth Sunday with a 6:00 p.m. showing, followed by a panel discussion. All screenings will be at the Lake Theater. Please plan to arrive by 5:45 so you can order food and beverages for a 6 p.m. movie start time!

Cost: As with all iPA events, admission is sliding scale - $0-27 with no one turned away for lack of funds. Funds will be used first to support the following month's film with the remainder to be shared equally between a local non-profit organization and a high school club associated with the focus of the film or film making.

About Now is the Time:

We have seen enough to know that insurance based healthcare is not effective for keeping costs down and giving everyone access to necessary medical care. Advocates are totally committed to changing the healthcare system, and polls indicate that the general public supports the idea of universal healthcare. So it should be a no-brainer, right? Well, no. Some of the obstacles are obvious. Big money. Fear of government. But there seems to be something more, like a fog that keeps people from moving forward together. What is so difficult about the idea of looking after each other?

This film intends to expose the fog, and will leave viewers examining what it means to be an American and what it takes to step into action.

Trailer for Now is the Time:
http://www.nowsthetimemovie.com/home.html

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Monday
Oct 23
Clinton Resistance Series presents The Invisible Man, a benefit for Portland Homeless Family Solutions
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

Wittily scripted by R.C. Sherriff and an uncredited Philip Wylie, and brilliantly directed by James Whale, The Invisible Man is a near-untoppable combination of horror and humor. Also deserving of unqualified praise are the thorouhgly convincing special effects by John P. Fulton and John Mescall. With the exception of The Invisible Man Returns, none of the sequels came anywhere close to the quality of the 1933 original.

Trivia alert: watch for Dwight "Renfield" Frye as a bespectacled reporter, Walter Brennan as the man whose bicycle was stolen, and John Carradine as the fellow in the phone booth who's "gawt a plan to ketch the h'invisible man."

Tonight's nonprofit recipient is Portland Homeless Family Solutions, a housing first program that empowers homeless families with children to get back into housing - and stay there.

If you want to reserve a seat, or simply make a $5 donation, please do so through the link provided.

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EcoDocs Film Series: Encounters at the End of the World
Citizen, 3636 N Mississippi

Media Institute for Social Change presents EcoDocs: An Environmental Film Lecture Series.

Week Three: Encounters at the End of the World (2007)

Acclaimed filmmaker Werner Herzog travels to Antarctica, where he finds a desolate, beautiful landscape, largely untouched by human hands, and a group of truly unique people who risk their lives to study it. Centered at McMurdo Station, the United States' largest Antarctic research center, Herzog explores the minds of the scientists willing to abandon civilization and endure volatile conditions to learn more about the continent's wildlife and awe-inspiring natural wonders.

"A poem of oddness and beauty. Herzog is like no other filmmaker, and to return to him is to be welcomed into a world vastly larger and more peculiar than the one around us. [...] Mankind has grown too fast, spent too freely, consumed too much, and the ice cap is melting, and we shall all perish. Herzog doesn't use such language, of course; he is too subtle and visionary. He is nudged toward his conclusions by what he sees. In a sense, his film journeys through time as well as space, and we see what little we may end up leaving behind us." ––Roger Ebert

Tickets are $5; hop over to our website to grab yours: http://www.mediamakingchange.org/encounters-at-the-end-of-the-world-ticket-page Seating is limited so don't delay!

Beer provided by Coalition Brewing

Series Description: When it comes to the environment, activists often bump up against the problem of scale. How do you mobilize for action when you’re defending massive ecosystems against seemingly small, incremental changes? In the last decade, a surge in environmental documentaries have transformed public awareness by bringing striking images of natural devastation to audiences around the world. With a different film each week, this series will explore how documentaries impact public imagination and transform the way we engage with the natural world and the politics that surround it. Join us for this series of Movie Mondays at Citizen, our event space in the heart of the Mississippi neighborhood.

Movie Mondays at Citizen offer the informal, intimate atmosphere of watching a movie at home, but add the conversation. We're bringing movie-watching back into the community, bringing in local activists to introduce each film and concluding the night with open, thought-provoking discussion.

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
Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
We are a public interest media lab, working to inspire, empower, and engage emerging media producers.

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Wednesday
Oct 25
IRCO Benefit: Human Flow Screening
The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy

This showing of HUMAN FLOW is a benefit for the Immigrant and Refugee Coalition of Oregon

More than 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change and war, the greatest displacement since World War II. Filmmaker Ai Weiwei examines the staggering scale of the refugee crisis and its profoundly personal human impact. Over the course of one year in 23 countries, Weiwei follows a chain of urgent human stories that stretch across the globe, including Afghanistan, France, Greece, Germany and Iraq.

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Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice film screening
Old Liberty Theater, Ridgefield WA

Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice tells the story of Minoru (Min) Yasui, son of Japanese immigrant parents, born in 1916 and raised in the farming community of Hood River, Oregon. He was the first Japanese American attorney in Oregon, and during World War II, he initiated the first legal test challenging the forced removal from the West Coast and subsequent incarceration of over 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry in U.S. concentration camps. The film documents his and his family’s experiences during the war and his nine months in solitary confinement awaiting his appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Holly Yasui, filmmaker and daughter of Minoru Yasui, will join us for the post film discussion. Please join us in welcoming Holly to Southwest Washington!

Doors open at 6:15 PM, previews start at 6:45 PM. Beer, wine, smoothies, coffee, tea, ice cream and snacks available for purchase.


Meaningful Movies in Ridgefield - Our purpose is to gather, educate, advocate, build meaningful community, defend justice and work for peace through showing documentaries and discussing.

Ridgefield Community Library - Enjoy a small town library atmosphere, as well as the many advantages of being part of the Ft. Vancouver Regional Library. Our friendly staff is waiting to help you here in old town Ridgefield, gateway to the Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge.

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The Chinese Exclusion Act documentary preview
Oregon Historical Society

Presented by Chinese American Citizens Alliance. Discussion Moderator: Gloria Lee

Preview The Chinese Exclusion Act documentary which will be airing on PBS stations in 2018. Gloria Lee of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance will lead a discussion of the film afterwards, giving you a chance to share your thoughts and listen to fellow audience members.

Through powerful and illuminating visuals, historical documents, testimonies and insights of leading scholars and experts, The Chinese Exclusion Act documentary explores the history of Chinese immigration to the United States and its significance to issues of globalization, immigration, labor and civil rights today.

The film explores what a little-known 1882 law, the Chinese Exclusion Act, has to do with American identity, democracy, and civil rights today.

http://www.ohs.org/events/the-chinese-exclusion-act.cfm

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Friday
Oct 27
Short Documentaries & Narratives Screening to Benefit Right 2 Dream Too
Plinko's Business Center, 2410 N Mississippi

Village Coalition Presents Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival

A SPECIAL BENEFIT SCREENING FOR Right 2 Dream Too

FILMS SHOWING

  • Home Land
    Documentary ~ 8 minutes
    The story of America's housing crisis told through one woman: Desiree Rose. Portland is combating houselessness in its own innovative way, through building tiny house villages. Learn how some of the more than one million Americans who are without proper housing don't consider themselves "homeless."

  • The Tables
    Documentary ~ 15 minutes
    A look at the powerful connection between a pair of outdoor ping pong tables in the heart of New York City and the unlikely group of people they've brought together, from homeless people to investment bankers to gangbangers.

  • Big City
    Narrative ~ 9 minutes
    A short film about making a friend on the ride home.

  • An Other
    Documentary ~ 16 minutes
    From one dose to another. The unpretentious and humanistic portrait of a man subject to his dependence.

  • The Sugaring Off
    Narrative ~ 15 minutes
    Bernard is an austere man whose sold occupation is to care for his beloved Line, who is very ill. Their son organizes a sugaring off party that forces Bernard to reconnect with the exhilaration of spring.

Schedule:

  • Doors Open at 6:00 P.M.
  • Live Music 6:30 P.M. - 7:15 P.M.
  • Films Start at 7:30 P.M.

Serving popcorn, beer & cider, tamales and more!

Tickets

  • $15.00 Admission and Popcorn Only
  • $20.00 Admission/Popcorn/Soda/Beer/Cider
  • $25.00 Admission/Tamales/Soda/Beer/Cider
  • $45.00 Admission/Sponsorship/Tamales/Soda/Beer/Cider

All proceeds go to building infrastructure needs for the Right 2 Dream Too village, located in the Lloyd district.

Location Details
2410 North Mississippi Avenue Portland, OR, 97227
This is a large warehouse space. Use the N. Mississippi Ave entrance. Street parking is limited. Carpool or public transit is advised. Located directly across the street from the Albina/Mississippi Max station.

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Monday
Oct 30
Portland Film Festival Screening of Missing Indigenous!
through Laurelhurst Theater

The screening of our Short Film "Missing Indigenous" the PDXFF is From October 30th to November 5th, 2017.

Set in a rural reservation town, Missing Indigenous begins as two detectives, played by Solomon Trimble (Sam Uley of Twilight), and Isaac Trimble (Producer) investigate the homicide of a young woman marked with a killer’s deadly signature.

With the assistance of entomologist Brett Rivers, played by actor David Velarde, the detectives soon realize Brett may have a lead on this murderer’s lethal trademark. Taking them on a mysterious journey through the dense forests of the reservation, the detectives are soon on the trail of an elusive, faceless killer. What unfolds is a heart wrenching story of a silent epidemic, the disappearance of Native American and Indigenous women.

Native American women are murdered at more than 10 times the national average, and the true number of these missing indigenous women is unknown. While many of these cases go unsolved, and are forgotten or ignored by American governments, these women are more than just statistics; they are mothers, sisters, grandmothers, aunties and daughters.

Missing Indigenous captures the truth in emotion that continues to burden the families and communities affected by the loss of these women. Bringing an all Native cast and crew together was paramount in making the emotional connections in representing the authenticity of Native American people.

Buying Tickets

When will tickets be available for sale? Workshops will be available around September 30th and film tickets will be around October 15th, 2017 for the 2017 Festival.

How much will tickets be? $5 for screenings before 5pm and $12 per screening after 5pm during the whole festival.

Do I have to buy tickets online? No, we will have a limited number of tickets available the day of for every screening. We encourage you to order early to avoid sold out shows. If tickets are sold out online, you can come to the theater at least 30 minutes prior to the screening you wish to attend and wait in the STANDBY LINE. There are usually tickets available but not guaranteed.

A little about #PDXFF

Portland won't just be the city of roses—it'll be the city of film. All for the love of film, our weeklong event is jam-packed with networking, workshops, guest speakers, film premieres, financing talks, director Q&As and more. There's a reason Portland is different. Come be a part of what MovieMaker Magazine calls, "one of the coolest film festivals in the world."

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Wednesday
Nov 1
HaveYourSei Video Premiere
PSU Smith Center

PIAAA and the MCC are premiering a video for the #HaveYourSei campaign. The video highlights the commitment of three different higher education institutions to climate change. We put out a call to people everywhere to sign the declaration to combat the effects of climate change on the world. You can visit www.HaveYourSei.Org and sign our declaration and support the work of 350pacific.org

Our video was shot with Chaminade University of Honolulu, City College of San Francisco and Portland State University.

Snacks will be provided.

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Priced Out: Gentrification in PDX, Film Premiere
Whitsell Auditorium

Portland's housing crisis is coming to the big screen! Priced Out: 15 years of Gentrification in Portland, Oregon premieres Nov 1. for the opening night of the Northwest Filmmakers Film Fest. Reception at 6:30 pm, show starts at 7pm.

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Friday
Nov 3
Portland Premiere of LGBTQ Veteran Video Project
Mission Theater

We are excited to debut the full LGBTQ veteran video project that helps tell the story of some of Oregon's LGBTQ veterans. This project is the culmination of a year's worth of work. Please join us for a viewing of the video followed by a panel of some of the veterans featured in the film.

View the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeBpkFepTnU&t=


ODVA LGBTQ Vets
Government Organization · Salem, Oregon
Veteran services for the LGBTQ veteran community.

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The big screening of Big Pharma
Oregon City Public Library

The lovely Oregon City Public Library is hosting Health Care for All Oregon Clackamas county on November 3rd at their First Friday Films for a showing of Big Pharma!

Please join us to witness Big Pharma, an eye-opening documentary film by Vince Mondillo, Richard Master, Wendell Potter and Henry Nevison. The film describes the dynamics behind the escalating cost of pharmaceuticals in the U.S. and the impact of soaring healthcare costs on U.S. businesses, working families and our overall economy. It proposes a simple fix that mirrors a "best practice" utilized throughout the industrialized world.

The event is free and kid friendly. Bring yourself, your neighbors, and your friends to learn of the horrors of the pharmacuetical industry and how you can be a part of our healthcare reform movement!


Health Care for All Oregon
Medical & Health · Portland, Oregon
Health Care for All Oregon is a non-profit organization dedicated to single-payer health care reform in both Oregon and the greater United States.

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Screening of The Antifascists (With DJs After)
Cider Riot, 807 NE Couch

RASH NW and the Red and Black Subculture Club present a Screening of The Antifascists:

In 2013 a group of armed nazis attacks a peaceful demonstration in Stockholm where several people are injured. In Greece the neo-nazi party Golden Dawn becomes the third largest in the election and in Malmö the activist Showan Shattak and his friends are attacked by a group of nazis with knives and he ends up in a coma.

In this portrait of the antifascists in Greece and Sweden we get to meet key figures that explain their view on their radical politics but also to question the level their own violence and militancy.. Following the film there will be a short discussion on the the questions this film raises and how it is important to the issues we face here today.

Before and after the film Barfly lifetime archiver DJ Keebler, DJ Dispissed and Soul Survivor will play the best of antifascist oi!, boss reggae and Soul.

The producers of this film are requesting donations for a political project they are currently working on.

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POST-TRUTH Screening (Open Signal)
Open Signal, Portland Community Media Center

Last year, Open Signal and Lower Boom offered stipends to media-makers to make work about "post-truth," or what it's like to live in the era of fake news. At this screening, see their culminating pieces.

In 2016, Oxford Dictionaries selected “post-truth” as the international word of the year, after the contentious “Brexit” referendum and an equally divisive U.S. presidential election caused usage of the adjective to skyrocket.

In response to our new post-truth political landscape, Open Signal and Lower Boom invited local mediamakers to submit proposals for original work on the theme of post-truth, which would be funded with $1,000 stipends.

A jury selected five projects by regional artists to award, granting stipends to Tabitha Nikolai, Dawn Jones Redstone & Brenan Dwyer, Garima Thakur, Carl Diehl and Niema Lightseed.

In addition to being featured on Post-Truth-World.com and Open Signal’s cable channels, the finished pieces will be presented at this event.

Featured works:

“I Am an Alien,” by Garima Thakur, a hypertext non-linear web-based project that plays with the language used on immigration Visa forms like the I-99 and DS-160, which describes an immigrant’s status as an “alien allowed to work”.

“Crop,” by Niema Lightseed, a multimedia exploration of transtemporal slavery via poetry and video that raises awareness of modern slavery.

“Nemesis,” by Dawn Jones Redstone & Brenan Dwyer, a short comedy film investigating white male fragility through a single Scrabble match.

“Ineffable Glossolalia,” by Tabitha Nikolai, a virtual environment exploring a historical Nazi book burning, and the clumsy and painful efforts to restore the sense of self lost there.

“The Connective Unconscious,” by Carl Diehl, an interactive electronic art installation that dramatically enacts the construction of of online “truths”.

For More Information For general information or directions to our space, please contact our front desk at (503) 288-1515 or info [at] opensignalpdx.org.

For questions about this event please contact Community Engagement Director, Lindsay Kaplan, at (503) 673-8637 or lindsay [at] opensignalpdx.org.

Getting Here Open Signal is located off the #6 or #4 bus line. If you are driving to Open Signal, we have a parking lot located on NE Graham. Our main entrance is located on NE Graham off of NE MLK.

Refund Policies for Events You must cancel up to 72 hours in advance to receive a full refund. There will be no refunds or transfers if you cancel with less than three days notice or fail to show up.

Open Signal is a Safe Space Open Signal is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for the community. Open Signal does not and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations, and we ask that you do the same when you attend our workshops and events.

Open Signal is fully wheelchair-accessible. Reasonable accommodations may be made upon request.

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Saturday
Nov 4
Unwalking the West Film Festival
The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy

Signal Fire follows up last year’s trips “unwalking” the paths of colonial expansion in the American West with a night of films.


Signal Fire
Nonprofit Organization
Signal Fire provides opportunities for artists and activists to engage in the natural world. We utilize public lands to advocate for the value of our remaining wild places. signalfirearts.org

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Moving The Mountains Documentary Fundraiser
Marilyn Buck Abolitionist Collective

Headlines about the Philippines today focus on the human rights abuses of Duterte but the struggle for human rights, equitable distribution of resources, and a soverign state free of imperialism has been going for over 50 years.

Moving The Mountains is a documentary that aims to tell the story of the living pioneers of the revolution who stood up to corrupt leaders throughout the 1900s and how they've inspired the generation that is now standing up to Duterte.

PCHRP is fundraising to support the Moving The Mountains production team. Come out to see the trailer for the film, watch live performances, check out some sweet art prints and other crafts, bid on items at the silent auction as well as connect with local organizations that are working toward the liberation of Filipino people!

Learn more about the documentary here: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/moving-the-mountains-the-philippine-revolution

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Sunday
Nov 5
The Murder of Fred Hampton film screening
Leaven Community

Join Portland Comittee for Human Rights in the Philippines (PCHRP), Portland Assembly, and the All African People's Revolutionary Party (AAPRP) Oregon for a community screening of "The Murder of Fred Hampton".

This screening will be followed by a speaker panel. Speakers will include Nikki De Leon of PCHRP, a member of the AAPRP Oregon, and local Black Panther Party elder, Kent Ford.

"Fred Hampton was the leader of the Illinois Chapter of the Black Panther Party. This film depicts his brutal murder by the Chicago police and its subsequent investigation, but also documents his activities in organizing the Chapter, his public speeches, and the programs he founded for children during the last eighteen months of his life" (-IMDb.com)

Themes discussed after the film will include imperialism, counterinsurgency tactics, education, and coalition building.

Please email stephanieroselaine@gmail.com with questions regarding accessibility of this event or other general questions. More details to come.

Let's watch, listen, and build together!

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Monday
Nov 6
Special Screening: Black Girl in Suburbia
Valley Catholic High School

“Black Girl In Suburbia” is a 55-minute feature documentary that looks into the experiences of black girls growing up in predominately White communities. This is a different look into suburbia from the perspective of women of color. This film explores through professional and personal interviews the conflict and issues black girls have relating to both white and black communities.

“Black Girl In Suburbia” intends to spark an open dialogue about race, identity, and perspective among all people. In hopes that these discussions will allow us to look at perceptions of ourselves, others and the community we live in as a whole.

The Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon Foundation is pleased to offer this free, informative session as part of their 2017-2018 speaker series. The presenters will be filmmaker Melissa Lowery, Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Jesuit High School, and David Blue, Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Central Catholic High School.

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Tuesday
Nov 7
No Borders: Social Struggles Across the World Screening
Anarres Infoshop & Community Space, 7101 N Lombard

Join Black Rose / Rosa Negra - Portland for a screening and discussion of 3 episodes from "No Borders: Social Struggles Across the World" (Sin Fronteras, La Lucha Social a Través del Mundo), directed and filmed by members of the Chile-based anarchist media collective Sur Negro Comunicaciones.

“No Borders, Social Struggles Across the World (Sin Fronteras, La Lucha social a través del Mundo), is a web series presenting experiences of social organizations and anti-capitalist resistance in different regions of the world. Its special focus lies on anti-authoritarian practices within social movements.

Sur Negro Comunicaciones, founded in 2014 in Santiago, Chile, "is an international anarchist organization of communication and propaganda dedicated to [visualizing] the social, ecologist, indigenous, labor, student and feminist struggles in their different expressions all around the world as well as the anti-authoritarian practices they apply. We seek to widen the horizon of the audiovisual languages that are commonly used by a diverse variety of political tendencies in the information and communication trenches. Sur Negro Comunicaciones preserves the line of “journalism in the trenches”, proposing a subjective narrative, typical of an explicit political stance on observed reality.

All ages // no alcohol // on-site childcare if needed // wheelchair accessible*
$5-$10 sliding scale donations. No one turned away for lack of funds!
All money raised from this event will be donated to Sur Negro Comunicaciones to support the completion of future episodes.

For more information, follow this link: https://eng.surnegro.tv/

*note on accessibility: the space is wheelchair accessible. The door to the bathroom is about 25.5 inches wide taking into account the door frame. We recognize that this is not accessible for all wheelchair sizes.

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Screening: I Am Not Your Negro
PNCA - Pacific Northwest College of Art, 511 NW Broadway

The PNCA Library and Students of Color Coalition (SoCC) invite you to a free screening of Raoul Peck's acclaimed documentary "I Am Not Your Negro" in PNCA's Mediatheque. The documentary is based on an unfinished manuscript by James Baldwin and delves into the history of racism in the United States. This screening is free and open to the public.

The purchase of this film, with public performance rights, was made possible by the Edelman Library Fund. Each year, the Edelman Library Fund allows the Library to purchase materials around a topic chosen by the PNCA student body. The 2016 theme was “Politics & Activism.”

Please RSVP if you plan to attend! See you there!

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Wednesday
Nov 8
School of Public Health Movie Night: A Day's Work (workplace safety)
OHSU OUS Collaborative Life Sciences Building and Skourtes Tower

Join the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health and the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences for the first Public Health Movie Night.

What happened to Day Davis? 90 minutes before he was killed on his first day of work as a temporary employee, Day texted a picture of himself to his girlfriend, excited for their future. Day's sister now searches for answers as an investigation reveals a hidden epidemic of injury and death on the job threatening millions of American workers.

We start with a brief introduction by Dave DeSario - Executive Producer of A Day's Work. The 54-minute film will be followed by a panel discussion on workplace safety, public policy, and workers' rights, connecting the film to local issues and action.

Audience members will have an opportunity to engage with community leaders, local professionals, OHSU-PSU School of Public Health faculty, and the film's executive producer. Popcorn and soft-drinks will be provided.

The movie will be screened at the CLSB 1A001 Register now for this free event!

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The Central Park Five Screening and Panel Discussion - about wrongful convictions
Portland Art Museum

Wednesday, November 8th Portland Art Museum Doors open 6:30 pm. Movie at 7 pm. Suggested minimum $15 donation at the door.

Join us for a night at the movies in support of a great cause: justice! We'll be screening the powerful documentary The Central Park Five which tells the story of one of America's most shocking cases of wrongful conviction and how it was put right. Last year, Donald Trump told CNN that he still believed the five were guilty, despite DNA evidence exonerating them and a confession from the real perpetrator. Get your questions about how this can happen to innocent people and what we're doing about the problem in Oregon answered after the movie by our panel of experts who will share their knowledge and real-life experience with you. All proceeds from this event will support our (Oregon Innocence Project? Oregon Justice Resource Center?) work. This is a Willamette Week Give!Guide associated event.

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Thursday
Nov 9
Shadows of Liberty film screening
Cascade Park Community Library, Vancouver

Doors open at 5:30PM and the screening starts at 6:00PM. Pizza and water are provided for no charge but donations are gratefully accepted to help defray cost.

Shadows Of Liberty reveals the extraordinary money and power behind the news media dictating censorship, cover-ups and corporate control.

Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay takes an intrepid journey through the dark corridors of the American media landscape where global conglomerates call the shots. For decades their overwhelming influence has distorted journalism and compromised its values.

In highly revealing stories, renowned journalists, activists and academics give insider accounts of a broken media system. Controversial news reports are suppressed, people are censored for speaking out, and lives are shattered as the arena for public expression is turned into a private profit zone.

Tracing the story of media manipulation through the years, Shadows Of Liberty poses a crucial question: why have we let a handful of powerful private corporations write the news? We’re left in no doubt, "...what will save us is when we really know what’s going on, media not filtered through the lens or the microphone of a corporation." Amy Goodman

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Black Shakespeare Documentary: Romeo Is Bleeding
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton

ROMEO IS BLEEDING: Black Shakespeare Documentary. PDX POETIC JUSTICE poet John Slaughter and friends reading before film!! In Richmond, CA., one of the poorest and most crime-ridden cities in the nation, a young black poet by the name of Donté Clark works with group of passionate high-school students to share their love for the arts. They write a modern-day Romeo and Juliet script about the turf war conflicts happening in their backyards. John Slaughter and his group of poets will be reading some of their works before the screening. Their play, packed with spoken word and poetry, is created with the hope of ending the feud and creating a safer environment for everyone in the city of Richmond. Suggested admission: $7-10, with nobody turned away for lack of funds!

In Richmond, CA, inner city heavily populated by African-American youth, a feud between North and Central Richmond is on-going. No one seems to really know where the problem began or what was the initial main source of the conflict, but nonetheless people are being gunned down everyday. Can art help to build bridges and save lives?

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Sunday
Nov 12
Get Out screening
In Other Words Feminist Community Center

We will be showing Jordan Peele's 'Get Out'. This movie is amazing, but if you haven't seen it there are a few things to note! This film is rated R, it is a horror film of sorts and does contain some scenes that might not be suitable for all. That being said if you haven't seen it I can't possibly tell you how much you should come to see it.

There will be light snacks and refreshments. We are asking for a $5 suggested donation, but no one turned away.

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Monday
Nov 13
Gala Screening: Leaving Home
Portland Center Stage at The Armory

Join Outside The Frame for a special gala screening of new films by and with youth experiencing homelessness in Portland, presented with Outside In and Prosper Portland. Filmmakers will be in attendance. A Lifetime Achievement Award this year will be presented to Tia Plympton to recognize her decades of work and mentorship with homeless youth.

Tickets are FREE, donations are welcomed. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with beverages and snacks provided. Seating at 6:00 p.m. All ages show.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/otfpdx/leavinghome

Sponsors: KBOO Community Radio, Open Signal: Portland Community Media, MetroEast Community Media, Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, Regional Arts and Culture Council, Oregon Youth Community Foundation of OJCF, Oregon Film Office, IATSE Local 488, Digital One, New Seasons Market, Brigit Communications Collective

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Native Wisdom Film Screening and Community Consulation
OMSI - Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Wisdom of the Elders is proud to host our Native Wisdom Film Screening and Community Consultation on November 13th at 7pm.

We are so fortunate to be screening the films this time at the OMSI Empirical Theater!

This event is FREE to the public!

These two documentaries feature Oregon Native people as they discuss the impact of a changing environment, and how it is affecting their lives and rich cultural arts.

Accompanying the films will be a selection of short films made by emerging Native filmmakers from Wisdom's own Native Film Academy.

Questions and discussion about the making of the films, and their content will close out the evening.

This series is sponsored by Oregon Cultural Trust, Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, Coquille Tribal Community Fund, Regional Arts and Culture Council, and Metro.

We are grateful to these sponsors and to OMSI for hosting this event.

We hope to see you there!

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Tuesday
Nov 14
$1 Movie Screening - Wasted!
PSU Smith Center

Did you know 40% of food in America is wasted? As part of this November’s Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, join PSU Eats, your friendly campus food service for our $1 movie screening of Wasted!, Anthony Bourdain’s new documentary chronicling our supersized food waste problem. All proceeds help out the PSU Food Pantry, and all participants get a chance to win big in our raffle with prizes that include gift certificates to the campus Bike Hub, Roman Candle Bakery, and Common Ground Wellness Cooperative, as well as a poster signed by Anthony Bourdain! Join us in Parkway North, the really loud room next to the cafeteria on Tuesday, November 14th at 4:00 p.m for a mixer, movie screening at 5:00pm and panel discussion at 630pm. See you there!

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Wednesday
Nov 15
Jackson Documentary Screening: A Benefit for Safe Travels Fund
Whitsell Auditorium

Join us Wednesday, November 15 for an exclusive Portland screening of the award-winning film Jackson at the Northwest Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium inside the Portland Art Museum. Tickets: Adult $9.00 Senior/Student $8.00

Northwest Film Center A Voices in Action film:
What is life like in a place where the anti-abortion movement has made access to legal abortion almost impossible? In the four decades since Roe v. Wade, the pro-life movement has won significant legal, cultural, and political battles. particularly in the South where women in poverty and women of color are especially vulnerable. Set against the backdrop of the fight over the last abortion clinic in Mississippi, the documentary Jackson takes a close look inside the earnest state effort to ban abortion and families caught in conflict.
Trailer: http://www.jacksonthefilm.com/trailer

Proceeds from the event will go towards Oregon Foundation for Reproductive Health Safe Travels Abortion Access Fund. Safe Travels provides support for transportation and lodging costs for people traveling in/to Oregon for their abortion care. In 2016, 81 nights in hotels were covered and the most frequent distance traveled was 220 miles round trip, with some people traveling from out of state.

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Defining Hope Screening in Portland
University of Portland

Defining Hope
Wednesday, Nov. 15
7-8:30 p.m.
Buckley Auditorium, University of Portland

Popcorn and soda refreshments will be provided.

Tickets for the event can be purchased online or at the door. The event is FREE for ONA members (with a $10 suggested donation to ONF) and is $15 for non-members.

When you register, you will be able to add a donation to the Oregon Nurses Foundation (ONF) online. We will also be able to accept donations on site to help support the wonderful work ONF does.

Nurses can earn 1.5 continuing nursing education contact hours.

Oregon Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. For more information, visit: www.OregonRN.org/event/DefiningHope

Defining Hope is a documentary that weaves the stories of patients with life-threatening illness, and the nurses who guide them as they make choices about how they want to live, how much medical technology they can accept, what they hope for and how that hope evolves. It is about optimism and helps us define what 'quality of life' really means.

Diane is a nurse caring for end-stage cancer patients who is confronted with her own complex diagnosis. 23-year-old Alena undergoes a risky brain surgery that has the potential to damage her short-term memory. 95-year-old Berthold lives with his elderly wife who struggles to honor his wish of dying peacefully at home. Defining Hope follows these patients and others as they face death, embrace hope, and ultimately redefine what makes life worth living.

Defining Hope is produced by Carolyn Jones Productions, the same team that created The American Nurse Project, an award-winning photography book and documentary film celebrating nurses. Defining Hope is made possible through the generous support of the Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare, the American Nurses Foundation, Jeannie Patz Blaustein, The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, and Walden University.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/220543860 Website: www.hope.film

Nurses can earn 1.5 continuing nursing education contact hours.

Oregon Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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Thursday
Nov 16
Portland Premiere of Sultan and the Saint
MET (Muslim Educational Trust)

Portland premiere of Unity Productions Foundation's latest film

  • Thursday, November 16, 6:30 p.m.
  • Muslim Educational Trust
  • 10330 SW Scholls Ferry Road, Tigard, OR 97223
  • Adult Ticket: $10
  • Student Ticket: $5

Please join us for the Portland premiere of Unity Productions Foundation's latest film The Sultan and the Saint at Muslim Educational Trust. A docudrama film about Muslim/Cristian peacemaking narrated by Academy Award Winner Jeremy Irons.

During the Crusades, Saint Francis of Assisi risked his life by walking across enemy lines to meet the Sultan of Egypt, the Muslim ruler Al-Malik Al-Kamil. This remarkable encounter, and the commitment to peace of the two men behind it, sucked the venom out of the Crusades and changed the relationship between Muslims and Christians for the better.

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Friday
Nov 17
Native Wisdom: Film Screening & Community Discussion
Oregon City Public Library

Native Wisdom: Film Screening & Community Discussion Friday, November 17, 2017 at 4PM Oregon City Public Library Community Room

Wisdom of the Elders, the Native American non-profit organization located in Portland, OR, and the Oregon City Public Library are pleased to announce a Native Wisdom Film Screening and Community Discussion.

Please join us for a screening of two short documentary films in honor of Native American Heritage Month, featuring Native people from Oregon as they discuss the impact of a changing environment on the lives of Native peoples of the Northwest along with their rich cultural arts. The film showing will include an introduction and brief history presented by a representative(s) from Wisdom of the Elders, as well as a Q & A session after the showing.

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5th Ave Presents: ReAgitator (w/Director)
5th Avenue Cinema, 510 SW Hall

Dir. Dylan Greenberg (2017); USA, 120m Starring: Amanda Flowers, Jurgen Azazel Munster, Aurelio Voltaire, Alan Merrill, Schooly-D, and Lloyd Kaufman

Join us in honoring Trans Day of Remembrance a few days early with an incredibly inventive film from independent trans-filmmaker Dylan Greenberg. Her film Re-Agitator: Revenge of The Parody, tells the bizarre story of a mad scientist using a cynical serum to revive a beautiful woman back from the dead leading to complete and total chaos. Using an arsenal of homages and spins off of classic and modern horror, Re-Agitator is bound to satisfy a weird and experimental itch. The film will feature an introduction from Dylan herself, including discussion of her experience with being an indie filmmaker and multi-media artist in NYC. This event will be donation-based instead of our regular ticketing prices, all proceeds will go to the artists.

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHbnE1pwXzo

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Monday
Nov 20
OUT Film Series: The Times of Harvey Milk
Citizen, 3636 N Mississippi

The Media Institute for Social Change presents OUT: An LGBTQA+ Film Series.

Week Three: The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)

"This lucid, empathic 1984 documentary about the first openly gay elected official in California focusses on Harvey Milk as a grassroots politician who viewed gay rights as just one part of a democratizing movement in San Francisco government. He rose to a seat on the Board of Supervisors in 1977, after the city moved toward neighborhood rule; in chronicling his story, the filmmakers, Rob Epstein and Richard Schmeichen, choose an array of apt yet unpredictable eyewitnesses to his ascent." ––Michael Sragow, The New Yorker

Ticket page: http://www.mediamakingchange.org/the-times-of-harvey-milk-ticket-page

Series description: In the 1980s, the vibrant world of LGBTQA+ activism rose alongside films that brought queer lived experiences and histories to the public eye for the first time. Documentaries captured marginalized queer communities as they carved out spaces for themselves, from the ballrooms of Harlem to political offices in San Francisco. In these spaces, creativity and grit became sources of survival and resistance. This November, we explore documentary as a medium for subversion and antidote to mainstream erasure in the movement for LGBTQA+ rights.

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

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