I Am Not Your Negro
Presented as part of the 2017 Portland Black Film Festival.
In this incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book that writer James Baldwin never finished, about the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends – Malcom X, Medgar Evers and Martin Luther King Jr. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words (narrated by Samuel L. Jackson), and a flood of rich archival material. I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of the Black Lives Matter movement, and challenges the very definition of what America stands for.
The 2017 Portland Black Film Festival is made possible through the generous support of the Fred W. Fields Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation.
Mad Max Fury Road: Black & Chrome
Director George Miller's black & white version of his action epic!
A woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in postapocalyptic Australia, in search for her home-land with the help of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshipper, and a drifter named Max.
Passes accepted: Guest Pass and Member Guest Pass.
Manchester By The Sea
After the death of his older brother, Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn that Joe he is the sole guardian of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, a spirited 16-year-old, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the community where he was born and raised.
Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise
Poet, storyteller, actress, dancer, and activist Maya Angelou gave people the freedom to think about their history in a way they never had before. Hers was a prolific life in which she inspired generations with lyrical thought that pushed boundaries. This unprecedented film celebrates Dr. Angelou by weaving her words with rare and intimate archival photographs and videos that show her impact on the world. From her upbringing in the Depression-era South, to her work with Malcolm X in Ghana, to her inaugural speech for President Bill Clinton; the film takes us on an incredible journey through the life of a true American icon.
A timeless story of human connection and self-discovery, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
|Run Time:||111 minutes|