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Citizen, 3636 N Mississippi

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

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  • Monday
    Nov 20 2017
    OUT Film Series: The Times of Harvey Milk

    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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  • Wednesday
    Nov 15 2017
    Dinner at Citizen: An Evening with Wil Kristin

    Our Dinner at Citizen series continues on Wednesday, November 15th with social impact media-maker Wil Kristin!

    Dinner at Citizen brings filmmakers, media artists, activists, and community members together around a dinner table for intimate and lively conversations on the future of media and its role in social change.

    Wil Kristin works on the edge where storytelling, technology, and human communities meet. As a filmmaker, Wil has created work for a variety of socially and environmentally focused organizations including Ashoka, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the World Wildlife Fund, tackling issues from sustainable seafood to genocide prevention with a camera in hand. At Context Partners, he tells big stories of international scale, fusing the rules of old-fashioned storytelling with new technology. His forthcoming documentary Finding Grooveopolis is an intergenerational exploration of his father's work-free, free-love quest for happiness.

    Dinner will be provided by Laughing Planet Cafe, with beer courtesy of Coalition Brewing and wine from Winderlea Vineyard & Winery.

    You can purchase tickets at our website: http://www.mediamakingchange.org/dinner-at-citizen-an-evening-with-wil-kristin Seating is limited so don't delay!

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  • Thursday
    Oct 26 2017
    An Evening With Michael Harrington & Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival

    Media Institute for Social Change Presents Dinner at Citizen: An Evening With Michael Harrington & Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival

    Michael Harrington is a filmmaker, festival director, and educator based in Portland. He is the founding director of the Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival, a festival that brings short films to communities with limited access to thought-provoking independent cinema. With Wandering Reel, Michael engages audiences across the country in deeper conversation about how films relate to community and conscious living. For this evening of food, drinks and conversation, Michael will preview films from this year's WRTFF lineup and lead a discussion on the role of film festivals in building community and supporting socially impactful filmmaking.

    Dinner provided by Laughing Plant.

    Beer provided by Coalition Brewing. Wine from Winderlea Vineyard & Winery.

    Tickets: $25

    For more information on Citizen and the Media Institute for Social Change, please visit: www.mediamakingchange.org

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  • Monday
    Oct 23 2017
    EcoDocs Film Series: Encounters at the End of the World

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

    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

    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

    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