bending the arc
Jul
30
7:00 PM19:00

bending the arc

  • The Whitsell Auditorium at the Portland Art Museum (map)
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Thirty years ago, as much of the world was being ravaged by horrific diseases like HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, three remarkable young people, barely out of their teens—Jim Yong Kim, Paul Farmer, Ophelia Dahl—came together in a squatter settlement in Haiti. Determined to provide the same world-class level of medical care they would expect for their own families, they faced obstacles so enormous they weren’t even considered surmountable by the rest of the world. Reaching far beyond the issue of health care, BENDING THE ARC shows how moral imagination, strategy, and sheer will together can change the trajectory of the world, bending the arc of the moral universe closer to justice.

We are delighted to welcome Cori Stern (prod, BENDING THE ARC) to the post-film Q&A and reception.

To attend this screening, please purchase an advance ticket to reserve your spot. All tickets guarantee entry to screenings until 7 pm, when screenings begin. Late entry will be at the discretion of the venue.

General admission is $10 and includes a pre-screening reception and general seating in the beautiful Whitsell Auditorium. We are also excited to offer a limited number of patron tickets, which include prime reserved seating and an invitation to meet filmmakers and special guests and enjoy a complimentary drink and hors d’oeuvres at the post-film reception. Patron tickets are $40

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the cleaners
Aug
13
7:00 PM19:00

the cleaners

  • The Whitsell Auditorium at the Portland Art Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

THE CLEANERS enters a hidden shadow industry of digital cleaning, where the Internet rids itself of what it doesn‘t like. We meet five “digital scavengers,” among thousands of people outsourced from Silicon Valley, whose job is to delete the “inappropriate”content of the net. In a parallel struggle, we meet people around the globe whose lives are dramatically affected by online censorship. Both stories prompt profound questions around what makes an image art or propaganda, and what defines journalism. Where exactly is thepoint of balance for social media to be neither an unlegislated space nor a forum rife with censorship? THE CLEANERS struggles to come to terms with this new and disconcerting paradigm. 

To attend this screening, please purchase an advance ticket to reserve your spot. All tickets guarantee entry to screenings until 7 pm, when screenings begin. Late entry will be at the discretion of the venue.

General admission is $10 and includes a pre-screening reception and general seating in the beautiful Whitsell Auditorium. We are also excited to offer a limited number of patron tickets, which include prime reserved seating and an invitation to meet filmmakers and special guests and enjoy a complimentary drink and hors d’oeuvres at the post-film reception. Patron tickets are $40

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thank you for coming (with sole doctor)
Jul
9
7:00 PM19:00

thank you for coming (with sole doctor)

  • The Whitsell Auditorium at the Portland Art Museum (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Documentary filmmaker Sara Lamm learned as an adult that she was conceived via sperm donor, a fact that led her down an eleven-years path to (maybe) find her biological father. Charting her path as she takes twelve DNA tests, searches five ancestry databases, identifies one potential half sister, and locates 900 sixth-cousins, THANK YOU FOR COMING is both a genealogical detective story and a funny, bittersweet meditation on love, loss and family.

presented with sole doctor

THANK YOU FOR COMING will be presented with SOLE DOCTOR, a short documentary (11 minutes) set at George's Shoe Repair, a family-owned business in Portland, Oregon that has served the community for over 50 years. SOLE DOCTOR introduces us to George as he is preparing to pass the store on to his son, Joshua, a former modern dancer.  Mia, Joshua's young daughter, also learns the family trade.

We are delighted that Sara Lamm (dir, THANK YOU FOR COMING) and Paula Bernstein (dir, SOLE DOCTOR) will both join us for the film’s post-film Q&A and reception.

To attend this screening, please purchase an advance ticket to reserve your spot. All tickets guarantee entry to screenings until 7 pm, when screenings begin. Late entry will be at the discretion of the venue.

General admission is $10 and includes a pre-screening reception and general seating in the beautiful Whitsell Auditorium. We are also excited to offer a limited number of patron tickets, which include prime reserved seating and an invitation to meet filmmakers and special guests and enjoy a complimentary drink and hors d’oeuvres at the post-film reception. Patron tickets are $40. 

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the devil we know
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

the devil we know

The Devil We Know unravels one of the biggest environmental scandals of our time as it traces a group of citizens in West Virginia who take on a powerful corporation after they discover it has knowingly been dumping the toxic chemical behind Teflon and Gore-Tex--now found in the blood of 99.7% of Americans--into the drinking water supply.

To attend this screening, please purchase an advance ticket 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. 

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 special guests and enjoy a complimentary drink at the post-film reception. Patron tickets are $40

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united skates
Jul
10
6:00 PM18:00

united skates

United Skates traces the story of America's last standing roller rinks. When the rinks are threatened with closure, a community of thousands battle in a racially charged environment to save an underground subculture: one that has remained undiscovered by the mainstream for generations, yet has given rise to some of the world’s greatest musical talent. 

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with the United Skates co-directors Tina Brown and Dyana Winkler. 

To attend this screening, please purchase an advance ticket 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. 

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 special guests and enjoy a complimentary drink at the post-film reception. Patron tickets are $40

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knife skills & james beard: america's first foodie
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

knife skills & james beard: america's first foodie

Knife Skills is an Oscar®-nominated documentary about reentry, second chances, and the healing power of good food. Following the hectic launch of Edwins restaurant in Cleveland, where all the staff are just out of prison, the film follows three trainees, tracing their struggle to launch new lives on the outside. (40 minutes)

America’s First Foodie is Portland director Elizabeth Federici's fascinating biography of James Beard, the Portland, Oregon native who had the first cooking show on television; was the author of 22 cookbooks along with a syndicated newspaper column and countless magazine pieces; and ran an acclaimed cooking school out of his townhouse in New York City. America’s First Foodie relates the story of Beard’s life while chronicling a century in the food movement. (55 minutes)

This double-header screening will be followed by a Q&A with director of James Beard: America's First FoodieElizabeth Federici.

To attend this screening, please purchase an advance ticket 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. 

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 special guests and enjoy a complimentary drink at the post-film reception. Patron tickets are $40

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big sonia
Dec
8
6:30 PM18:30

big sonia

Thanks to all who came to BIG SONIA, the story of 92-year-old Sonia Warshawski—great-grandmother, businesswoman, and Holocaust survivor—who runs a tailor shop she’s owned for more than thirty years. A poignant story of generational trauma and healing, BIG SONIA also offers a laugh-out-loud-funny portrait of the power of love to triumph over bigotry, and the power of truth-telling to heal us all.

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no man's land
Nov
3
6:30 PM18:30

no man's land

Thanks to all who came to NO MAN'S LAND, a detailed, on-the-ground account of the 2016 standoff between protestors occupying Oregon’s Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and federal authorities. NO MAN’S LAND documents the occupation from inception to its dramatic demise and tells the story of those on the inside of this movement: the ideologues, the disenfranchised, and the dangerously quixotic, attempting to uncover what draws Americans to the edge of revolution.

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national bird
Apr
21
6:00 PM18:00

national bird

NATIONAL BIRD follows the dramatic journey of three whistleblowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial current affairs issues of our time: the secret U.S. drone war. At the center of the film are three U.S. military veterans. Plagued by guilt over participating in the killing of faceless people in foreign countries, they decide to speak out publicly, despite the possible consequences.

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