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Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st

616 NW 21st Avenue
Portland, OR 97209, US (map)

Future events happening here

  • Started Saturday
    Jan 20 2018
    The Conscience of Hollywood: The Rise of Social Protest Cinema
    through
    Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st

    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. Every Saturday from January 20 - March 3 (except no class on Feb. 10) at 11 am at Cinema 21.

    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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Past events that happened here

  • Sunday
    Jan 28 2018
    Mobilization For Recovery & The Anonymous People screening

    First we rallied, now we mobilize!

    Please join us for an evening of advocacy, discussion and training as we plan to pass our first piece of legislation in the Oregon Legislature in an effort to make Oregon the "Recovery State"

    For the first hour we will watch the award winning film "The Anonymous People" which makes a powerful case for people in recovery to get off the sidelines and advocate at every level of government for people suffering from the disease of addiction.

    We'll then have a moderated discussion about advocacy and recovery.

    Lastly, we'll review the content of Rep. Tawna Sanchez's upcoming "Addiction Recovery Strategic Plan" legislation, register people for Oregon Recovers Lobby Day in Salem on Tuesday, February 13th and conclude with a training on how to lobby.

    FREE of charge but, due to limited seating, reservations are required. Attending does not mean you need to commit to Lobby Day!

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  • Started Saturday
    Jan 20 2018
    The Conscience of Hollywood: The Rise of Social Protest Cinema
    through
    Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st

    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. Every Saturday from January 20 - March 3 (except no class on Feb. 10) at 11 am at Cinema 21.

    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).
    Website
  • Friday
    Sep 29 2017
    Portland Queer Film Festival 2017
    through
    Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st

    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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  • Friday
    Aug 11 2017
    Portland, OR Neither Wolf Nor Dog Film Opening

    Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st

    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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  • Thursday
    Aug 3 2017
    Portland, OR Neither Wolf Nor Dog Film Screening
    through
    Cinema 21, 616 NW 21st

    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.

    Website
  • Tuesday
    Apr 4 2017
    1984 - A Benefit for Causa Oregon

    Cinema 21 is participating in a nationwide event to screen 1984–the film based on George Orwell's novel–on April 4th. Orwell's portrait of a government that manufactures their own facts, demands total obedience and demonizes the press and foreigners, has never been timelier. April 4th is the day Orwell's protagonist, Winston Smith, begins rebelling against his oppressive government by keeping a forbidden diary

    A portion of ticket sales will benefit Causa Oregon (http://causaoregon.org/), which works to improve the lives of Latino immigrants and their families in Oregon. The current political environment has brought immediate and significant threats to marginalized and underserved communities in our country. Causa’s work has become more crucial in a time when the livelihoods of Latino immigrants in Oregon and across the nation are most vulnerable. Causa fights for the civil and human rights of our Latino immigrant neighbors, friends, co-workers, and families.

    NOTE: 1984 screens in its original theatrical version featuring a soundtrack by the Eurythmics.

    TICKETS ARE $12.

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