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Films & Schedules - Tuesday, November 15, 2011

EMPTY QUARTER

Tue, Nov 15, 2011
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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EMPTY QUARTER

DIRECTOR: ALAIN LETOURNEAU, PAM MINTY - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(EXP) EMPTY QUARTER is a film about the region of Southeastern Oregon, an area populated by ranching and farming communities in Lake, Harney, and Malheur Counties. The region is roughly one-third of Oregon’s landmass yet holds less than two percent of the state’s population. Through a series of stationary shots, recording open landscapes and the activities of local residents, Portland filmmakers LeTourneau and Minty reflect on the character of the region as viewed through its natural areas, industry, various labor processes, resource management, and recreation. The voices of local residents describe the history of pioneer settlement, the social life of...

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Tue, Nov 15, 2011
at 8:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

AUSTIN UNBOUND

DIRECTOR: ELIZA GREENWOOD, SELENA STALEY - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(DOC) From the age of three, Austin knew that his female anatomy did not fit him. In middle school, he changed his name and began to dress as a boy. Today, Austin identifies as a straight man and a member of the Portland queer ASL community. AUSTIN UNBOUND documents this deaf man’s choice to get a double mastectomy, following his journey from Portland to San Francisco for the surgery, his life in his local queer ASL community, and his interactions with family members.

Screening with HEART BREAKS OPEN.

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HEART BREAKS OPEN

Tue, Nov 15, 2011
at 8:45 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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HEART BREAKS OPEN

DIRECTOR: BILLIE RAIN - WASHINGTON (SEATTLE)

(NAR) A model queer activist and poet, Jesus (Maximillian Davis) prides himself in his work with the Seattle LGBT community. At the same time, Jesus is having unprotected sex and cheating on his long-time partner Johnny (Samonte Cruz). Jesus’ world implodes when he discovers that he is HIV positive, forcing him to confront his innermost fears, his relationship with his ex-boyfriend, and a future living with HIV. Faced with the unknown, Jesus is pulled from the brink of self-destruction by Sister Alysa Trailer (Brian Peters), a drag nun who leads him down a path of self-discovery. “A triumph for the...

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