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Films & Schedules - Documentary

CENTURY FARM

Sun, Nov 11, 2012
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Sat, Nov 17, 2012
at 5 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

CENTURY FARM

DIRECTOR: MELISSA GREGORY RUE - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(DOC) Faced with the threat of encroaching urban development, a fourth generation farming family reflects on its past and confronts an uncertain future.

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COAST MODERN

Sun, Nov 18, 2012
at 4:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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COAST MODERN

DIRECTOR: MIKE BERNARD, GAVIN FROOME - BRITISH COLUMBIA (VANCOUVER)

(DOC) COAST MODERN features lush and fluid camerawork through some spectacular West Coast modernist homes, as well as insight from some of the most respected names in architecture, including James Steele, Barbara Lamprecht, Ray Kappe, Hernik Bull, Pierluigi Serraino, Michael Folonis, Dion Neutra, Douglas Coupland, John Cava, Barbara Bestor, and legendary photographer Julius Shulman. In the words of architect Arthur Erikson: ‘Honesty was the rallying cry of early modernists and they reduced everything to absolute essentials.’ The film traces the emergence of the modernist movement from its first incarnations in 1922 through to the current day. Featuring interviews with architects...

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THE CRIME OF THE D’AUTREMONT BROTHERS

Tue, Nov 13, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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THE CRIME OF THE D’AUTREMONT BROTHERS

DIRECTOR: TOM OLSEN - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(DOC) On October 11, 1923, Ray, Roy, and Hugh d’Autremont held up Train #13 of the Southern Pacific Railroad just outside of Ashland, Ore. Four trainmen were murdered. The brothers were found four years later and sentenced to life in prison, the neo-Old West story capturing the imagination of a public that followed every chapter. Olsen’s detailing of this “last great American train robbery” is told through the eyes of the lawyer who fought for their parole and another documentary filmmaker who struggled to make his own film in 1973.

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EAST HASTINGS PHARMACY

Mon, Nov 12, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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EAST HASTINGS PHARMACY

DIRECTOR: ANTOINE BOURGES - WASHINGTON (SEATTLE)

(NAR) “Bourges documents the daily routine of a typical pharmacy in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside where most clients are on treatments that require taking daily doses of methadone witnessed by the pharmacist. The architecture of the space is as much a character as the population that passes through it, with borders of glass between the street and the pharmacy and again between the pharmacist and her clients. The tension of the situation and the struggles on both sides of the glass are punctuated with moments of good humor and camaraderie.”—Images Festival (47 mins.)

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MEET THE BEETLE
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FAMILY PORTRAIT IN BLACK AND WHITE

Tue, Nov 13, 2012
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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FAMILY PORTRAIT IN BLACK AND WHITE

DIRECTOR: JULIA IVANOVA - WASHINGTON (SPOKANE)

(DOC) “In a Ukrainian village, big-hearted, formidable Olga Nenya singlehandedly raises 23 foster children. Sixteen are the biracial offspring of visiting African students and Ukrainian women, who, living in a country of blue-eyed blondes that’s racked with endemic racism, often see no choice but to abandon their babies. Olga reveals herself to be loving and protective but also narrow-minded and controlling. A product of Communist ideology, she favors collective duty over individual freedom. It’s this philosophy that gives the orphans the rich sense of belonging they ache for, as well as cause for rebellion and distrust, in this lyrical, sometimes...

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FIELD WORK: A FAMILY FARM

Wed, Nov 14, 2012
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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FIELD WORK: A FAMILY FARM

DIRECTOR: JOHN HELDE - WASHINGTON (SEATTLE)

(DOC) A quietly powerful journey to the heartland of America, FIELD WORK tells the story of the Swansons, family farmers who stay small in an era of mega-farms. In the last 60 years, technology and economics have reshaped America’s agricultural landscape: the quest for ever-higher yields and the flight of the younger generation have resulted in bigger and bigger farms. FIELD WORK follows Judy and Charlie Swanson and their three grown children through the economic meltdown as they pursue a dream of farming together as one extended family. When son Jeremy purchases his first 80 acres, he plants a stake...

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FRESH FILM NORTHWEST WINNING WORKS

Sat, Nov 17, 2012
at 1 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

FRESH FILM NORTHWEST WINNING WORKS

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HAZZARD

Fri, Nov 9, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Fri, Nov 16, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

HAZZARD

DIRECTOR: RUTH GREGORY - WASHINGTON (LYNNWOOD)

(DOC) Dr. Linda Hazzard practiced in early 1900s Seattle and watched as more than 40 of her patients starved to death.

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MEET THE BEETLE

Mon, Nov 12, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

MEET THE BEETLE

DIRECTOR: BOAZ FRANKEL - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(DOC) Down to only three populations in Lincoln, Neb., the Salt Creek Tiger Beetle seems like it’s surely disappearing. Loss of habitat is to blame and developers continue to eye the last remaining pieces of saline wetland. How do you go about saving a tiny insect that we barely understand, and why does it matter? Injected with surprising musical sequences from a children’s theater group, this documentary explores the importance of one almost extinct beetle and its place in the world.

Screening with EAST HASTINGS PHARMACY.

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THE NEW DEBUTANTES

Sun, Nov 11, 2012
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Sat, Nov 17, 2012
at 5 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

THE NEW DEBUTANTES

DIRECTOR: JARRATT TAYLOR - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(DOC) Ms. Pat offers a modern finishing school for urban kids.

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POLLUTION IN PARADISE

Wed, Nov 14, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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POLLUTION IN PARADISE

DIRECTOR: SKEETS MCGREW - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(DOC) On November 14, 1962, KGW-TV broadcast the latest in a long line of award-winning public affairs documentaries it produced (Tom Dargan) examining issues central to the region. POLLUTION IN PARADISE, primarily written and narrated (with Richard Ross) by then-broadcast journalist Tom McCall, was a clarion call to arrest the runaway, man-made pollution that was threatening Oregon’s pristine air, rivers, fields, and quality of life held dear. The film was not only a key starting point of the modern environmental movement in Oregon but the beginning of what would later be the hallmark of McCall’s 1967-1975 term as governor: a...

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THE ROAD BOWLERS

Sun, Nov 11, 2012
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Sat, Nov 17, 2012
at 5 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

THE ROAD BOWLERS

DIRECTOR: DUSTIN MORROW - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(DOC) Behold the national championship match of Ireland’s oldest and quirkiest sport: road bowling.

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THE SANDWICH NAZI

Fri, Nov 9, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Fri, Nov 16, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

THE SANDWICH NAZI

DIRECTOR: LEWIS BENNETT - BRITISH COLUMBIA (VANCOUVER)

(DOC) Deli owner Salam Kahil is an art collector, a former male escort, amateur piano player, and sandwich maker to the homeless, but his true passion is talking about blowjobs.

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SHORTS I

Fri, Nov 9, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Fri, Nov 16, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SHORTS I

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SHORTS II

Sat, Nov 10, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Thu, Nov 15, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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SHORTS II

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SHORTS III

Sun, Nov 11, 2012
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sat, Nov 17, 2012
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SHORTS III

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STERLING HALLARD BRIGHT DRAKE

Fri, Nov 9, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Fri, Nov 16, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

STERLING HALLARD BRIGHT DRAKE

DIRECTOR: ROBERT SICKELS - WASHINGTON (WALLA WALLA)

(DOC) A tombstone appears in a cemetery in Walla Walla, Wash., sparking speculation about what happened to this promising but enigmatic lad who predicted he would die of loneliness.

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STILL

Sat, Nov 10, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Thu, Nov 15, 2012
at 7 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

STILL

DIRECTOR: LOU KARSEN - WASHINGTON (SEATTLE)

(DOC) Filmed in the Yakima Nation, Karsen’s film provides both a modern and historic perspective on hunting.

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THE TITANIC OF SOUTHAMPTON

Sun, Nov 11, 2012
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

Sat, Nov 17, 2012
at 5 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)

THE TITANIC OF SOUTHAMPTON

DIRECTOR: JUSTIN ZIMMERMAN - OREGON (PORTLAND)

(DOC) Memories haunt the Titanic’s city of departure, home to much of the crew—most of whom perished that night.

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