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Films & Schedules - Friday, November 13, 2015

ARRESTING POWER: RESISTING POLICE VIOLENCE IN PORTLAND, OREGON

Fri, Nov 13, 2015
at 3 PM (WHITSELL AUDITORIUM)
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ARRESTING POWER: RESISTING POLICE VIOLENCE IN PORTLAND, OREGON

DIRECTOR: JODI DARBY, JULIE PERINI, ERIN YANKE - OREGON (PORTLAND, OR)

 

(DOC) ARRESTING POWER speaks to the history of police violence in our society, providing a framework for understanding the systems of social control in Portland and its history of exclusion laws, racial profiling, redlining, and gentrification practices. Through conversations with community leaders including Walidah Imarisha, author of the “Oregon Black History Timeline,” JoAnn Hardesty, and Rev. LeRoy Haynes of the Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice & Police Reform, Dan Handelman of Portland Copwatch, and Kent Ford, founder of the Portland Chapter of the Black Panther Party, the filmmakers explore strategies for community safety that do not employ constant...

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DIRECT ROUTE

Fri, Nov 13, 2015
at 5 PM (WHITSELL AUDITORIUM)
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DIRECT ROUTE

DIRECTOR: PAM MINTY - OREGON (PORTLAND, OR)

(EXP) A blind woman (Minty’s mother) navigates her domestic surroundings and landscapes while recollecting these places prior to losing her vision. Through conversations and word puzzles, a story emerges about the relationship between memory, sense of direction, and the texture of experience. 

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HERS IS WHERE YOURS BEGINS 
2015 PORTLAND 
DIRECTOR: JANET MCINTYRE 

(EXP) McIntyre mingles a sense of drowning with a sense of dreaming, and explores the overriding impulse to submerge our sorrows with anger. “My mother died of cancer at age 45, leaving behind an angry teenager who would forever grapple with feelings of loss,...

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SHORTS II: Tracing Space

Fri, Nov 13, 2015
at 7 PM (WHITSELL AUDITORIUM)
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SHORTS II: Tracing Space

DIRECTOR: VARIOUS - SHORTS

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THE SANDWICH NAZI

Fri, Nov 13, 2015
at 9 PM (WHITSELL AUDITORIUM)
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THE SANDWICH NAZI

DIRECTOR: LEWIS BENNETT - BRITISH COLUMBIA (VANCOUVER, B.C.)

 

(DOC) We meet 50-something Salam Kahil in full (off)-color in his Vancouver delicatessen, where one sign says “Best Sandwiches in North America!!” while another warns “This deli contains coarse language and nudity.” “I’ve been treating my customers the same way for 26 years,” he shrugs, and it’s clear that his customers are used to it, enduring the constant onslaught of wincing vulgarity with varied hilarity, bewildered smiles and sometimes flat-out discomfort. But most of them know that beneath the bluster is a mile-wide generous side, an endearing personal history...and some of the best sandwiches they’ll ever eat. 

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