Made following the discovery of amateur footage shot in China in 1966 during the first and most radical stage of the Cultural Revolution, IN THE INTENSE NOW speaks to the fleeting nature of moments of great intensity. Scenes of China are set alongside archival images of the events of 1968 in France, Czechoslovakia, and, to a lesser extent, Brazil. In keeping with the tradition of the film-essay, they serve to investigate how the people who took part in those events continued onward after passions had cooled.
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In the fall of 2010, during her sophomore year of college, then 19-year-old Abby Norman was repeatedly hospitalized in excruciating pain. Over the next several months her strong dancer’s body dropped 40 pounds and grey hair sprouted from her temples. The many doctors she saw insisted it was all in her head. Unable to get out of bed, much less attend class, she lost her dance scholarship, dropped out, returned to her home state of Maine with barely a penny to her name, and embarked on what would become a years-long journey to discover what was wrong with her.
SPACE is proud to welcome stand-up comedian and The Daily Show's British Correspondent Gina Yashere to Portland for a special evening comedy performance on the heels of her recent hour-long special on Netflix's The Standups, released on March 20th.
A pair of 20th century masterworks hold space with two lyrical works by iconic living composers. A widely loved work by pioneering minimalist Terry Riley,made popular by his longtime collaborators Kronos Quartet, G Song is hypnotic and dance-like as it blends the dizzying melodicism of North Indian music and familiar classical forms. Dmitri Shostakovich’s concise and emotional String Quartet No.
Guiding lights of the Kesho Wazo youth art collective, Wazo Daveed and Wazo Zaya Universe join forces for a powerful set of uplifting beats & rhymes. They'll be joined by special guests, Drey Armani and DJ sets by Af1Shawty and DJ Freeit.
A multi-media extravaganza featuring fabulous hosts, short films by directors of all abilities, live acts, and a signature cocktail!
VARIETY SHOW is a collaboration between The Art Department (Creative Trails), bomb diggity arts (Momentum) and SPACE. Featuring short documentaries, stories, comedies, interviews, animations, and music videos. Shot in many locations in the Greater Portland area, it's more than a TV Show, it's a Variety Show! Featuring monologues, skits, musical performances and of course the short films essential to any good variety show
WITCHCRAFT BLUE is a new documentary about burlesque. Sometimes called "theatrical stripping," burlesque has a long history and has experienced a resurgence in recent decades. Its growth in such cities as New York and Seattle is well known, but it's also enjoying popularity in less populous regions, such as Maine, which is where this film is set.
Former U.S. political prisoner, RAMONA AFRICA, is the Minister of Communication for the MOVE Organization and a Philadelphia-based organizer with the International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal.
“In 1946, my great-grandfather murdered a black man named Bill Spann and got away with it.” So begins Travis Wilkerson’s critically acclaimed documentary, DID YOU WONDER WHO FIRED THE GUN?, which takes us on a journey through the American South to uncover the truth behind a horrific incident and the societal mores that allowed it to happen.