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3636 N Mississippi Avenue
Portland, OR 97227, US (map)

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  • Monday
    Jul 24 2017
    Resistance Film Lecture Series: I Am Not Your Negro

    Citizen

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

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

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

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

    Beer provided by Stormbreaker Brewing.

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

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


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

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

    Website
  • Monday
    Jul 17 2017
    Resistance Film Lecture Series: Persepolis

    Citizen

    Media Institute for Social Change Presents

    "Resistance" - A Political Film Lecture Series

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

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

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

    Beer provided by Stormbreaker Brewing.

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

    Future Film Schedule TBA.

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


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

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

    Website
  • Monday
    Jun 12 2017
    Resistance Film Series ~ Battle of Algiers

    Citizen

    Media Institute for Social Change Presents

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Website