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Thursday
Aug 16
Peace of the City Summer Film Series presents premiere of acclaimed environmental film "The DeVille We Know"
The Armory

Please join us for the final event of the Peace of the City Summer Film Series 2018 at The Armory in downtown Portland!

The Devil We Know (Dir. Stephanie Soeftig, 2018) 1 hr. 35 min. The Armory 128 NW 11th Avenue Portland, OR, 97209 Please purchase tickets HERE

Featured at the Sundance Film Festival and Hot Docs 2018, The Devil We Know unravels one of the biggest environmental scandals of our time as it traces a group of citizens in West Virginia who take on a powerful corporation after they discover it has knowingly been dumping the toxic chemical behind Teflon and Gore-Tex--now found in the blood of 99.7% of Americans--into the drinking water supply.

This special film premiere will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Jen Coleman of the Oregon Environmental Council and other local experts.

General admission is $10 and includes a pre-screening reception and general seating in our 150-seat cinema. A limited number of patron tickets, which include prime reserved seating and an invitation to meet special guests and enjoy a complimentary drink at the post-film reception, are also available. Please purchase advance tickets at peaceofthecity.com/tickets. Cash-only tickets can be purchased at the box office the night of the screening subject to availability.

“A blood-boiling eco-doc whose story is far from over.”--Hollywood Reporter “A riveting tale of long-term irresponsibility and injustice.”--Variety

Presented by Film Sprout and NW Documentary, the Peace of the City Film Series is a summer documentary film series hosted at The Armory in Portland, OR, co-directed by Film Sprout founder Caitlin Boyle and Jill Schnitzer Edelson. A forum for true stories that can entertain as they educate and inspire, the series showcases the best work of the social-issue documentary film community in the United States, which upholds a tradition of investigating, observing and translating the most pressing social issues of our time.

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Saturday
Sep 13, 0014
Contralto
PICA

Described as “imaginative, resourceful, witty, defiant” (Steve Smith, National Sawdust), Sarah Hennies’ powerful work for film and live instruments unites voices of transgender women with a dense and varied musical score. This work exists in-between the spaces of experimental music and documentary and is presented as part of PICA’s TBA Festival.

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Tuesday
Mar 13
Screening of Submedia's Trouble: Learning to Resist
Social Justice Action Center

PDX Rad Movie Night is kicking off with a screening of Submedia's Trouble: Learning to Resist. Come join us for this short film and discussion exploring radical student movements around the world!

With the 50th anniversary of the global uprisings of 1968, subMedia pays homage to the insurgent youth who helped kick things off a half-century ago by taking a look at some contemporary student-led movements that are still tearing things up around the world. This month’s episode of Trouble features current and former student organizers from Puerto Rico, Quebec and Chile as they share their experiences from the high-points of past struggles and provide hard-fought lessons that can help prepare a new generation for the battles to come.

FREE, all-ages, and snacks provided!

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Thursday
Mar 22
Screening of Submedia's Trouble: Episodes 1 & 2
Anarres Infoshop

Come catch up on subMedia's Trouble, a monthly documentary series on social resistance around the word. We will be screening and discussing the first two episodes of the series: Killing the Black Snake and Bash the Fash.

Episode 1: Killing the Black Snake: Behind the Scenes of the #NODAPL Struggle Explore beyond the mainstream narratives surrounding the Standing Rock encampment to get a better understanding of some of the camp’s overlooked dynamics, including serious disagreements over which tactics to use to best stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Episode 2: Bash the Fash Reactionary right-wing politics are on the rise in the west, and events are moving at a dangerous pace. In the wake of Trump’s ascendency to the US presidency, a toxic mix of white nationalism, Islamophobia, transphobia, violent misogyny, and anti-migrant hysteria is rapidly coalescing into a growing movement that has in turn sparked a surge of interest in anti-fascist organizing.

Free but donations welcome to keep Anarres open! All ages, always // no alcohol // wheelchair accessible*

*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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Sunday
Apr 22
Screening of Submedia's Trouble: Episodes 3 & 4
Anarres Infoshop

Come catch up on subMedia's Trouble, a monthly documentary series on social resistance around the word. We will be screening and discussing two episodes from the series: #3 Refugees Welcome and #4 No Justice, Just Us.

Episode 3 - Refugees Welcome: Solidarity Across Borders As our world stands on the precipice of more destabilizing wars waged over declining resources, a deepening of structural economic inequality and the onset of cataclysmic climate change, dramatic movements of human populations are inevitable. What is not yet inevitable is how humanity will respond to this crisis. This episode features interviews with a number of individuals from around the world who are helping to chart a course for the future based on living practices of solidarity and mutual aid, and who are invested in tearing down the physical and imaginary borders that seek to keep us divided.

Episode 2: No Justice, Just Us: Movements Against State Repression The institutional pillars of domination and exploitation are well-entrenched in society, well-versed in manipulation, and utterly ruthless in their efforts to crush any and all threats to their legitimacy. Our future success and growth demands that we develop the capacity to anticipate the strategies and tactics that the state will use against us, build our own infrastructure to defend against these attacks, and incorporate meaningful solidarity and collective defense into all facets of our organizing. This episode of Trouble interviews a number of individuals engaged in legal defense and prisoner solidarity, and looks at some of the ways we can begin to build movements that are more resilient in the face of state repression.

Free but donations welcome to keep Anarres open! All ages, always // no alcohol // wheelchair accessible*

*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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Thursday
Apr 26
Film Screening: Destroying Domination - Revolutionary Feminism in an Age of Misogynist Reaction
Social Justice Action Center

Join us for a screening and discussion of sub.Media's Trouble episode #11 exploring revolutionary feminism around the world.

Destroying Domination: Revolutionary Feminism in an Age of Misogynist Reaction exposes patriarchy as an enduring system of social, economic and political control, and shares stories from frontline struggles being waged by women around the world – from indigenous communities fighting against the colonial dispossession of their lands, to the challenges faced by migrants forced from their homes by economic inequality, climate change, and war.

FREE, all-ages, and snacks provided!

Social Justice Action Center is located at 400 SE 12th Avenue and is wheelchair accessible.

Follow us at PDX Rad Movie Night to keep up with future film screenings on radical struggles for social change and liberation!

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Tuesday
Jun 12
Film Screening - There Goes The Neighborhood: Gentrification as Class Warfare
Social Justice Action Center

Join us for a screening and discussion of sub.Media's Trouble episodes #12 and #13 exploring global resistance to gentrification.

In cities across the world, urban environments are being transformed according to the dictates of capital. Gentrification is destroying the social fabric of neighborhoods and displacing residents in order to make way for a new class of upwardly-mobile professionals – who often view the rich local histories of the spaces they move into as nothing more than kitschy branding appeal. The illusion that gentrification is natural, or even inevitable fact of life, is shattered when people decide to take a stand and fight back. In this two-part documentary, Sub.media looks at the process of gentrification and the fierce resistance that has arisen in the cities of Toronto, Montreal, New Orleans, Istanbul, Berlin, and the Bay Area.

FREE, all-ages, and snacks provided!

Follow us at PDX Rad Movie Night to keep up with future film screenings on radical struggles for social change and liberation!

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Thursday
Jun 21
Peace of the City Summer Film Series - "Knife Skills" and "James Beard: America's First Foodie"
The Armory

Please join us for the inaugural event of the Peace of the City Film Series at The Armory on Thursday, June 21, 6-10 pm!

Knife Skills is an Oscar®-nominated documentary about reentry, second chances, and the healing power of good food. Following the hectic launch of Edwins restaurant in Cleveland, where all the staff are just out of prison, the film follows three trainees, tracing their struggle to launch new lives on the outside. (40 minutes)

America’s First Foodie is Portland director Elizabeth Federici's fascinating biography of James Beard, the Portland, Oregon, native who had the first cooking show on television; was the author of 22 cookbooks along with a syndicated newspaper column and countless magazine pieces; and ran an acclaimed cooking school out of his townhouse in New York City. America’s First Foodie relates the story of Beard’s life while chronicling a century in the food movement. (55 minutes)

This double-header screening will be followed by a Q&A with director of James Beard: America's First Foodie, Elizabeth Federici, and other special guests TBD.

To attend this screening, please purchase an advance ticket to reserve your spot at https://www.peaceofthecity.com/tickets. Tickets will also be available (cash only) on the night of the screening, subject to availability. All tickets guarantee entry to screenings between 6 pm, when venue doors open, and 7 pm, when screenings begin. Late entry will be at the discretion of the venue. General admission is $10 and includes a pre-screening reception and general seating in our 150-seat cinema. We are also excited to offer a limited number of patron tickets, which include prime reserved seating and an invitation to meet filmmakers and special guests and enjoy a complimentary drink at the post-film reception. Patron tickets are $40.

Presented by Film Sprout and NW Documentary, the Peace of the City Film Series is a summer documentary film series hosted at The Armory in Portland, OR, co-directed by Film Sprout founder Caitlin Boyle and Jill Schnitzer Edelson. A forum for true stories that can entertain as they educate and inspire, the series showcases the best work of the social-issue documentary film community in the United States, which upholds a tradition of investigating, observing and translating the most pressing social issues of our time.

Website
Sunday
Jul 29
“Making Waves: Rebirth of the Golden Rule” and “Holy Week: The Story of the 2016 Sacred Peace Walk” film screening
Clinton Street Theater

Join us for a special screening of two new peace activism films on Sunday, July 29 at 6:00 p.m. at the Clinton Street Theater in Portland.

“Making Waves: Rebirth of the Golden Rule” is the remarkable story of four men who in 1958 dared to sail a small wooden boat into the US nuclear testing zone in the Marshall Islands—risking their lives to call attention to the devastating effects of radiation on the people and the planet. When the crew was arrested and jailed in Honolulu, public outcry for their release led to the Limited Test Ban Treaty. Restored by Veterans for Peace, this historic peace boat is now on a new voyage to promote peace and nuclear disarmament worldwide.

“Holy Week: The Story of the 2016 Sacred Peace Walk” follows a group of dedicated peace activists on an annual 60-mile pilgrimage from Las Vegas to the Nevada National Security Site (Nuclear Test Site). Led by spiritual leaders of the Western Shoshone Nation, this interfaith journey culminates in a day of nonviolent direct action at the gates of the NNSS.

Following the screening, there will be a Q and A session with filmmaker James Knight.

Admission $5 to $8, sliding scale, no one turned away for lack of funds. Funds benefit the Northwest Interfaith Peace Walk, Nevada Desert Experience, and the VFP Golden Rule Project.