Past Events

E.g., 2018/11/16
E.g., 2018/11/16

Film: BISBEE '17

BISBEE ’17 is a nonfiction feature film by award-winning filmmaker Robert Greene set in Bisbee, Arizona, an eccentric old mining town just miles away from both Tombstone and the Mexican border. Radically combining collaborative documentary, western and musical elements, the film follows several members of the close knit community as they attempt to reckon with their town’s darkest hour. In 1917... MORE

Film: BREWMASTER Part of Portland Beer Week

Douglas Tirola's BREWMASTER artfully captures the craftsmanship, passion and innovation within the beer industry.  The story follows a young ambitious New York lawyer who struggles to chase his American dream of becoming a brewmaster and a Milwaukee based professional beer educator as he attempts to become a Master Cicerone.  Helping tell the story of beer are some of the best-known... MORE

Film: EL MAR LA MAR Making Migration Visible: Traces, Tracks & Pathways

An immersive and enthralling journey through the Sonoran Desert on the U.S.-Mexico border, EL MAR LA MAR weaves together harrowing oral histories from the area with hand-processed 16mm images of flora, fauna and items left behind by travelers. Subjects speak of intense, mythic experiences in the desert: A man tells of a fifteen-foot-tall monster said to haunt the region, while a border patrolman... MORE


Ilhan  Omar,  a  young,  hijab-wearing  mother  of  three,  takes  on  two  formidable  opponents  in  a  highly  contested  race  for  a  seat  in  the  Minnesota  State  Legislature. If  successful,  she  will  become  the  first  Somali... MORE


An inspired and intimate portrait of a place and its people, HALE COUNTY THIS MORNING, THIS EVENING looks at the lives of Daniel Collins and Quincy Bryant, two young African American men from rural Hale County, Alabama, over the course of five years. Collins attends college in search of opportunity while Bryant becomes a father to an energetic son in an open-ended, poetic form that privileges the... MORE

Film: THE PAIN OF OTHERS / NORMAL APPEARANCES + Live video chat with filmmaker Penny Lane

THE PAIN OF OTHERS is a YouTube compilation film about Morgellons, a mysterious illness whose sufferers say they have parasites under the skin, long colored fibers emerging from lesions, and a host of other bizarre symptoms which sound borrowed from a horror film. The film carefully sets up a space of unsettling encounter with a group of “Morgies” who have turned to YouTube to find help and to... MORE

Film: Matangi/Maya/M.I.A. Co-Presented at the Portland Museum of Art

Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award winning Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist M.I.A. ("Paper Planes"), chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star. She began as Matangi. Daughter of the founder of Sri Lanka’s armed Tamil resistance,... MORE