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Earthlings

Hollywood Theatre-Sponsored Project

The story begins with Tom Chen, an affluent Chinese American who decides to celebrate the anniversary of his divorce with a dinner party. When his intended guests cancel, he impulsively invites the two Mexican day laborers, Javier and Diego, who are working in his yard, to join him instead. But as the three men are settling in to the evening, finding connections and differences in their respective American stories, two of Tom’s original guests show up after all, and the resulting clash of cultures and beliefs takes the evening to new heights--and depths--of desire, hedonism, and conflict.

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Elemental

Hollywood Theatre-Sponsored Project

Have you noticed the rising smoke each summer? Charred marks on trees while hiking your favorite trail? The sheer number and frequency of evacuations for wildland fire? As the climate grows hotter and drier, one of the most important questions we will answer in the West is, can communities and forests survive with fire?

This film follows top scientists and thought leaders as they re-imagine how we can not only survive but thrive with wildland fire. Their work is tough - they race lawmakers pushing bad science and gutting environmental protections. Still, their resounding answer: Yes, we can thrive with fire. This film is a thrilling exploration of where we are and where to need to go to make that a reality.

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Portland Latin American Film Festival

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Your donation is greatly appreciated and needed to help continue this Festival. There are many costs involved in putting on a film festival including: screening fees, international shipping, to theater and equipment rentals. Your donations are tax deductible under our partnership with Film Action Oregon, DBA Hollywood Theatre, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
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Portland Dark

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Portland Dark: Lower Boom’s Diversity and Inclusion Writing Initiative project


Lower Boom, on August 1st, launched a Diversity and Inclusion Initiative to create opportunities for Television and Film writers, and selected 6 underrepresented writers to participate in a 2 month writer’s room for the TV series PORTLAND DARK. Support this Initiative and help to create PORTLAND DARK, the first home-grown prestige drama to come out of Portland.


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Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival

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POW Film Fest provides a space where women can thrive as media makers. We accomplish this by putting strong, women-directed films on screen, growing the next generation of women filmmakers through our POWGirls Media Education Program, and making it easier for women to make films. Festival events feature the work of today’s top women directors, honoring the true pioneers while providing support and recognition for the next generation of leading women filmmakers. We also provide space and support to strengthen the community of women in film.
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QDoc

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QDoc is the only film festival in the U.S. (and one of only two in the world), devoted exclusively to LGBTQ+ documentaries. A highlight of Portland’s cultural calendar, QDoc is known for showing award-winning films, fresh from top-tier festivals as well as cutting edge works from emerging filmmakers.

Your donations help sustain QDoc Film Festival in its 14th year and beyond. Thank you in advance for your support.

*As many of you know, we lost our beloved Les Lewis on June 10th, 2020. Les & his husband Rick have been huge supporters of QDoc from the very beginning of the festival. To honor that legacy, donations can be made in Les Lewis’s name (please see option during the checkout process). Thank you for your support & thank you for helping us honor such an extraordinary friend.

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Refuge

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Refuge explores an embattled American West, where long-term struggles erupt, placing a remote rural community in the crosshairs.

Newly-minted Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward squares off against anti-government activist Ammon Bundy, in a latter-day Sagebrush rebellion over rights, land, and identity—set in Oregon’s arid outback. Confrontation descends into armed takeover with deadly results, as the 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge transfixes a nation and places a frontier community at risk.

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Show of Hands

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Show of Hands: a #MeToo Reckoning for Catlin Gabel

This is a feature documentary about the current firestorm over decades of sexual abuse by teachers, recently uncovered at one of the most prestigious k-12 schools in America. There are nearly two dozen survivors who have agreed to share their harrowing stories. Although this type of atrocious behavior is not unique to the school, at Catlin, the insular nature of economic elitism exacerbated the problem, allowing it to continue unabated, for more than 40 years. Everything changed when one former student shared her personal story online, "It opened the floodgates." Today, numerous lawsuits have been filed. Alumni are working together with (and without) the administrators to determine what kind of future is left for the Catlin Gabel School. Or if it can be saved at all.

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Tag! Queer Shorts Festival

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All-queer, all-shorts film festival in the Pacific Northwest.  Tag! Queer Shorts Festival is a community-building labor of love sponsored by The Hollywood Theatre in Portland, Oregon.

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True and Tall Tales of the Pacific NorthWeird

Hollywood Theatre-Sponsored Project

Jim Brunberg and Ben Landsverk of Wonderly Music have created True and Tall Tales of the Pacific NorthWeird, a song and film cycle. The cycle consists of all original musical compositions, film, and multimedia presentations. This project is a collaborative, Pacific Northwest artist-based, film and music production directed by Jim Brunberg. All eight films are made with local filmmakers, visual artists, puppeteers, actors, performers, and writers.

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