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Based on George Orwell's classic novel, Winston Smith (John Hurt) is a government employee whose job involves the rewriting of history in a manner that casts his fictional country's leaders in a charitable light. His trysts with Julia (Suzanna Hamilton) provide his only measure of enjoyment, but lawmakers frown on the relationship -- and in this closely monitored society, there is no escape from Big Brother.
Fri, Jan 20 9:30 PM
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Soul Train Express
Presented as part of the 2017 Portland Black Film Festival. Another sizzling set of Soul Train performances hosted by the immortal Don Cornelius! Includes legendary appearances from The Chi-Lites, Marvin Gaye, Gladys Knight and the Pips, The Sylvers, Aretha Franklin, The Del Fonics, Sly and the Family Stone, Tower of Power, Ike and Tina Turner, James Brown and much much more. And of course, sponsored by one of the greatest ad campaigns in television history: Afro Sheen. The 2017 Portland Black Film Festival is made possible through the generous support of the Fred W. Fields Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.
Wed, Feb 22 7:30 PM
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A Bucket of Blood
Repressed Cinema presents a 16mm print of this Roger Corman cult classic, plus a surprise pre-feature art documentary short film from Repressed's archive. A BUCKET OF BLOOD (1959): A tale of a coffeeshop misfit busboy that horrifically rises to stardom in Roger Corman’s black comedy cult classic. Told against a backdrop of late ’50s skidrow Los Angeles, beatnik culture is displayed vibrantly for the ages in what has become Dick Miller’s most memorable performance as Walter Paisley the aspiring artist. Shot in five days on a minuscule budget, this film has spawned a stage play and a remake. Here is a great opportunity to see the original on film! Underground comics will be for sale in the lobby, as usual.
Tue, Jan 17 7:30 PM
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Family Pictures presents a 35mm print of this musical classic. Annie (1982): Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks. Quickly, she charms the hearts of the household staff and even the seemingly cold-hearted Warbucks cannot help but learn to love this wonderful girl. He decides to help Annie find her long lost parents by offering a reward if they would come to him and prove their identity. However, Miss Hannigan, her evil brother, Rooster, and a female accomplice, plan to impersonate those people to get the reward for themselves which put Annie in great danger.
Sat, Jan 21 2:00 PM
Sun, Jan 22 2:00 PM
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Black Images Matter
Presented as part of the 2017 Portland Black Film Festival. FREE event! Writer and pop culture critic David F. Walker's informative and entertaining lecture explores how the image of black people in America has been shaped by images in mass media. Using film clips to examine the portrayal of African Americans in film and television, Walker's lecture digs deep into matters of representation and inclusion as he explains why Black Images Matter. The 2017 Portland Black Film Festival is made possible through the generous support of the Fred W. Fields Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.
Sun, Feb 19 2:00 PM
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Tue, Feb 14 8:00 PM
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Brotherhood of Death
This film is part of our original film series - REBELLION & REVOLUTION: Insurgent Cinema. A celebration of subversive cinema and guerilla-style filmmaking; and a study of insurrection in film. The Grindhouse Film Festival presents this extremely rare 35mm print! BROTHERHOOD OF DEATH (1976) After fighting in the Vietnam War, a group of black men return to find their southern hometown ruled by the Ku Klux Klan. When the corrupt police refuse to act after a series of indecencies including a young woman being attacked, the men decide to take matters into their own hands. Using the skills they learned in the jungles of Vietnam, the ex-soldiers take on the racist rednecks. As the tagline states: “Watch these brothers stick it to the Klan!”
Tue, Jan 24 7:30 PM
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Coffy with Pam Grier
The 2017 Portland Black Film Festival welcomes guest of honor Pam Grier, in attendance for Jack Hill's 1973 classic film COFFY, followed by a Q&A with Ms. Grier! Pam Grier originally became known in the early 1970's for starring in a string of blaxploitation films, including COFFY, FOXY BROWN and SHEBA BABY. She returned to prominence in 1997, starring in Quentin Tarantino's JACKIE BROWN, for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress. Ms. Grier is also known for her role of Kate "Kit" Porter on 6 seasons of the television series THE L WORD, and for her powerful autobiography "Foxy: My Life in Three Acts". COFFY (1973) 35mm Print! Coffy (Pam Grier) leads a double life. During the day, she works as a caring nurse. At night, she's a one-woman avenging hit-squad on a personal vendetta, tracking down the drug pushers who hooked her younger sister on drugs. As she climbs the ladder from street dealers to crooked politicians, she meets a police detective who also is also
Sat, Feb 11 2:00 PM7:00 PM
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Ghost in the Shell
Wed, Feb 8 7:30 PM
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