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The Hollywood Theatre, 4122 NE Sandy

4122 NE Sandy Boulevard
Portland, OR 97212, US (map)

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  • Friday
    Mar 9 2018
    Gentleman Bank Robber film at Hollywood Theatre

    We are back with a second screening in Portland, as a part of the "Feminist March" series at the Hollywood Theater.

    Directed by Julie Perini, 47 minutes, 2017

    Stay tuned for additional guests and related programming.

    FILM DESCRIPTION
    The Gentleman Bank Robber is a portrait of revolutionary rita bo brown, a white working class butch from rural Oregon who became known as “The Gentleman Bank Robber” in the 1970s for combining her butch style of dress with a polite way of demanding funds from bank tellers. The film moves between everyday moments with bo in and around her current home in Oakland, California, and historical retelling of the events of bo’s extraordinary life through interviews with bo and her collaborators, archival materials, and rare social movement ephemera. The Gentleman Bank Robber weaves together personal and political perspectives on 20th century social movement histories, including queer liberation in the 1960s; militant, underground activity with the George Jackson Brigade in the 1970s, a revolutionary prison abolitionist group; political prisoner support work in the 1980s, and prison activist work into the present day. bo brown is a model for how to lead a life of committed activism while maintaining a sense of humor and humanity.

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  • Monday
    Feb 26 2018
    ACLU Benefit: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

    The ACLU of Oregon’s Resistance Book Club presents a 35mm print of THE BLACK POWER MIXTAPE 1967-1975. All proceeds from this screening will go to the ACLU of Oregon.

    BLACK POWER MIXTAPE is a treasure trove of intimate moments and remarkably unguarded interviews with many of the leaders of the Black Power movement, including Angela Davis, Stokely Carmichael, Bobby Seale, and Eldridge Cleaver. This footage languished in the basement of Swedish Television for 30 years, until director Göran Olsson and co-producer Danny Glover brought it to light in a mosaic of images, music, and narration chronicling one of our nation’s most indelible turning points: the Black Power movement. Music by Questlove and Om’Mas Keith and commentary from Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, and Melvin Van Peebles give the historical footage a fresh, contemporary resonance and make the film an exhilarating, unprecedented account of an American revolution.

    The ACLU of Oregon will present a post-screening talkback exploring the Black Power movement, the influence of movements on political resistance in today’s world, and Angela Davis’ enduring legacy.

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  • Wednesday
    Feb 7 2018
    The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls

    Bringing you a little blast from Qdoc's past to wet your whistle for the fest in May, this month's Queer Commons offering is THE TOPP TWINS: UNTOUCHABLE GIRLS.

    THE TOPP TWINS: UNTOUCHABLE GIRLS tells the story of the world's only yodeling country singing-and-comedy lesbian sibling duo - Jools and Lynda Topp - who have inspired a generation with their politics and celebration of joy. A grin-inducing, inspiring tale peppered with appearances by the Twins' hilarious cast of alter-ego characters. The culmination of the film takes a more serious tone with its raw portrayal of Jools' battle against breast cancer. Much of it is told using intimate footage Lynda shot while her sister went through treatment. Jools becomes an inspiration for women affected by the disease and solidifies the twins' status as well-loved cultural icons.The highest grossing documentary in New Zealand history and one of the country's top ten movies of all time.

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  • Monday
    Jan 29 2018
    Minority Retort presents: NATHAN BRANNON!

    Minority Retort, Portland's premier stand-up comedy showcase featuring comedians of color, is proud to welcome comedian Nathan Brannon to the stage of the Hollywood Theatre!

    Nathan is a Portland native and was a stalwart on the city's thriving comedy scene before recently relocating to LA and touring nationally. In 2016, Nathan recorded his second album, titled 'Because' with the distinguished record label Kill Rock Stars. Nathan was also the winner of the Seattle International Comedy Competition in 2014, voted into the Willamette Week's "Portland's Funniest 5" in 2013 while releasing his first comedy album "I Black Out" that same year, and was crowned “Portland’s Funniest Person” in 2012.

    He has been featured in publications & programs such as NPR's 'Weekend Edition,' and 'Laughs' on Fox, NBC, The Los Angeles Times, and The Guardian Newspaper. Nathan has also opened for national headliners such as Dave Chappelle, Damon Wayans, Maria Bamford and is creator & host of The Hamster Village, the podcast about interracial relationships.

    This special edition of Minority Retort will also feature some of the NW's favorite comedians:

    Thomas Lundy Katie Nguyen Wilfred Padua And hosted by Jason Lamb, Julia Ramos and Neeraj Srinivasan.

    Tickets are $12 at the door or available online at hollywoodtheatre.org.

    Made possible through the generous support of the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

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  • Sunday
    Jan 28 2018
    Ovarian Psycos at Hollywood Theatre

    The film "Ovarian Psycos" rides along with the Ova’s, exploring the impact of the group’s activism, born of feminist ideals, Indigenous understanding and an urban/hood mentality, on neighborhood women and communities as they confront injustice, racism, and violence, and take back their streets one ride at a time.

    The proceeds of this showing of "Ovarian Psycos" will benefit the Community Cycling Center's programs.

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  • Thursday
    Nov 30 2017
    2017 Wild & Scenic Film Festival

    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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  • Saturday
    Nov 4 2017
    Unwalking the West Film Festival

    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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  • Wednesday
    Oct 25 2017
    IRCO Benefit: Human Flow Screening

    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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  • Sunday
    Oct 1 2017
    Protect The Columbia / Portland EcoFilm Festival

    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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  • Saturday
    Sep 30 2017
    Náimuni and Saving The Deschutes / Portland EcoFilm Festival

    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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  • Thursday
    Sep 28 2017
    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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  • Friday
    Aug 18 2017
    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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  • Friday
    Aug 4 2017
    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
    Jul 23 2017
    PDX Latinx Pride's Noche de Pelicula 2017

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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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  • Saturday
    May 27 2017
    Promised Land at Portland EcoFilm Festival

    Benefit screening: 100% of ticket sales donated to Chinook Indian Nation's legal fund! PROMISED LAND centers on two indigenous tribes of the Pacific Northwest: the Duwamish and the Chinook Indian Nation, as they both fight for the restoration of treaty rights still legally denied to them by the US government. The film is an exploration of the inseparability of identity and place, the ways society and government look at tribal sovereignty, and a deep look at whose land we inhabit.

    Presented in partnership with Tall Firs Cinema, the Oregon Chapter of the Sierra Club, Columbia Riverkeeper, Greenpeace Pacific Northwest, Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility, and Climate Solutions. All tickets sales will be donated to the Chinook Nation's legal fund. If you wish to make an additional donation to the fund: http://www.chinooknation.org/contribute-paypal.html

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  • Thursday
    May 25 2017
    Mississippi Records Presents "Being There", a benefit for the Social Justice Fund

    Mississippi Records Music & Film Series presents BEING THERE!

    Hal Ashby (director of HAROLD & MAUDE, THE LAST DETAIL, COMING HOME, etc.) makes a pitch-perfect movie adaptation of Jerzy Kozinski's novel. Peter Sellers plays Chance the Gardener, a naive white man in a suit who manages to scale to the highest echelons of power in the USA despite the fact that he only knows the world through the lens of what he has seen on television. (Sound familiar?) Just by being a conservative-looking white man in a white mans' world, Chance (renamed Chauncey Gardener) rises and rises - in a matter of days - by repeating vague nonsensical rhetoric. Co-staring Shirley McClain, this is as timely a comedy as we could get.

    A portion of the proceeds from this screening go to The Social Justice Fund, a foundation working at the front lines of social change. The Social Justice Fund leverages the resources of its members to foster significant, long-term social justice solutions throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.

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  • Sunday
    Apr 30 2017
    Wake Of Vanport screening
    free

    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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  • Thursday
    Apr 27 2017
    Filming Fossil Fuel Resistance:The Reluctant Radical fundraiser

    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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