Dance Film

Immersed in Movement in Movies

SubRosa Dance Collective in promo image for Living the Room. Movement and Flow offers six Portland dance films worth seeing. Tonight at Whitsell Auditorium, Northwest Film Center shall put on a concert of a half dozen contemporary dance performances. By “concert” I mean screening, and by “performances” I mean movies. It is an important distinction, but […]


Torrey Pines Makes a Great Road Trip Companion

Remember the nineties by getting to know Clyde Peterson. Portland’s screening of Torrey Pines will be special for you if you choose to go. And why not? It’s a Monday night! Presented by Northwest Film Center at the cozy and acoustically ideal Whitsell Auditorium, it features a live band with Zach Burba, Jacob Jaffe, and […]

Film Video Visual

How To Capture a Hemisphere

World Wide Wall tells the story of the Portland Mercado Mural. In the fall of 2014, two artists were chosen by Hacienda CDC to collaborate and represent Southeast Portland’s brand new mercado as a haven for Latin American culture in Portland. This original THRU documentary tells how the mural at Portland Mercado was created by artists Pablo Solares and Rachel Oleson. Nobody […]

Anthropology Film

Meet The Moken

A documentary about the Moken people is a tale of love found at sea. Sailing A Sinking Sea begins with the tale of a princess living on the islands of the Andaman Sea, Pisia. On a rainy night when all went pitch black, her boyfriend went into the wrong room, Pisia’s sister’s room, and began […]

Film Music

What Sahrawi Sounds and Looks Like

The first of two documentaries presented by Sublime Frequencies on Sunday night at the Hollywood Theatre was Palace of the Winds, Hisham Mayet’s field recordings of the people, landscapes and music of the Western Sahara and Mauritania shot between 2006 and 2008. Mayet is a co-founder of Sublime Frequencies, a record label and media collective […]