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DEATH ON A ROCK

Tue, Nov 17, 2015
at 8:45 PM (WHITSELL AUDITORIUM)
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DEATH ON A ROCK

DIRECTOR: SCOTT BALLARD - OREGON (PORTLAND, OR)

 

(NAR) Ballard’s (A STANDING STILL, WELCOMING DEPARTURE) latest feature follows a young woman coming to terms with a trying event in her life. Lillian’s (Rachael Perrell Fosket) outlook is bright—she loves her job in a flower shop and has a sweet budding relationship with her boyfriend (Joe Von Appen)—when her existence is unexpectedly rocked by illness. Days spent in long-term care at the hospital bring reflection, desperation, and some family tension...even as the pain also brings happiness and growth. Told through flashbacks and drifting between memories and shifting consciousness, DEATH ON A ROCK is a bittersweet tale balanced between...

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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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DRAWING THE TIGER

Sun, Nov 15, 2015
at 2 PM (WHITSELL AUDITORIUM)
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DRAWING THE TIGER

DIRECTOR: AMY BENSON, SCOTT SQUIRE - WASHINGTON (SEATTLE, WA)

 

(DOC) Filmed over the course of seven years, DRAWING THE TIGER focuses on the lives of a family of Nepalese subsistence farmers and their daily struggles. The parents have watched their children go off in different directions. Their hopes for a brighter future are pinned almost solely on their eldest daughter, Shanta, who has been studying voraciously to become a doctor in an underfunded, poorly run school. When Shanta is awarded a scholarship for a city education in Kathmandu the fulfillment of her dreams feels imminent, but opportunity is coupled with the kind of sacrifice that comes with the...

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