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Beatlore

Hollywood Theatre-Sponsored Project

BEATLORE is a documentary film celebrating the life and legacy of Derek Rieth, late percussionist and beloved member of the band Pink Martini. Derek’s long struggle with bipolar disorder ended when he died by suicide on August 20, 2014 at the age of 43. BEATLORE will capture Derek’s passion for music, his struggle with mental illness and his vibrant spirit that continues to influence generations of Northwest musicians.

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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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Mitzvah

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Mitzvah is an independent feature film from Portland filmmakers Jessica Barr and Sarah Sherman. The film follows a stubborn middle schooler who is taken under the wing of two high schoolers as she prepares for her Bat Mitzvah. Mitzvah explores the Portland Jewish community experience, the legacy and obligation of ritual, and the reality of living with a terminally ill parent.

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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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POW Film Fest

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The Power of Women Film Festival is Portland’s premiere film festival showcasing the work of women and non-binary directors. Over the past 15 years, the festival has featured some of today’s top directors, while honoring the true pioneers and recognizing the next generation of leading filmmakers. Over the years POW has striven to encourage thoughtful and engaged discourse of the fem perspective while heralding the need for greater parity in the film industry through the keen and discerning eyes of women and non-binary film and media makers. POW was created, in part, to celebrate women in their quest to thrive and grow in the film industry. The fest also provides a space to strengthen the Portland community of women and non-binary people in film by offering year-found film workshops for youth ages 14-19 with their POWGirls program.
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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 15th year and beyond. Thank you in advance for your support.

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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

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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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