about

Presented by Film Sprout and NW Documentary, the PEACE OF THE CITY FILM SERIES is a summer documentary film series hosted at The Armory in Portland, OR and co-directed by Film Sprout founder Caitlin Boyle and Jill Schnitzer Edelson. A forum for true stories that can entertain as they educate and inspire, the PEACE OF THE CITY FILM SERIES showcases the best work of the social-issue documentary film community in the United States, which upholds a tradition of investigating, observing and translating the most pressing social issues of our time. 

Special thanks to our 2018 sponsor, Sports Medicine Oregon; our presenting partner, NW Documentary; and to Portland Mennonite Church, which hosted our inaugural 2017 series. 

frequently asked questions

How can I attend a screening? To attend any screening in the series, please purchase an advance ticket here to reserve your spot. Tickets will also be available (cash only) on the night of the screening, subject to availability. All tickets guarantee entry to screenings between 6 pm, when venue doors open, and 7 pm, when screenings begin. Late entry will be at the discretion of the venue. 

How much do tickets cost? General admission is $10 and includes a pre-screening reception and general seating in our 150-seat cinema. We are also excited to offer a limited number of patron tickets, which include prime reserved seating and an invitation to meet filmmakers and/or special guests and enjoy a complimentary drink at the post-film reception. Patron tickets are $40

Do you serve refreshments? Light snacks and drinks are available for purchase before the screening. For patron ticket-holders, we also extend an invitation to meet the filmmakers and special guests, and enjoy a complimentary drink, at the post-film reception. 

How can I support the series? One of the most helpful gestures you can offer is to spread the word and fill the house for each event! We also welcome tax-deductible contributions here through our presenting partner, NW Documentary. To become a formal, named sponsor of the series, please reach out at hello@filmsprout.org. We'd love to be in touch.

How do I get there? 
The Armory is in the Pearl District, one block north of Powell’s Books, at 128 Eleventh Avenue, between Couch and Davis. For parking, the Brewery Blocks/Whole Foods Underground Parking Garage is located one block from The Armory. There are two entrances to this lot: NW Twelfth Avenue or NW Thirteenth Avenue, between Couch and Davis. The Armory is also conveniently located directly on the streetcar line. The Portland Streetcar runs on Tenth Avenue (to NW 23rd) and on Eleventh Avenue (to Portland State University) and stops on the corner of NW Couch Street respectively. Nearby bus and MAX stops also provide easy access to the venue via mass transit.