Portland Films:  The Portland Alliance Film Guide
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Thursday, June 11, 7 pm
Clinton Street Theater, 2522 SE Clinton Street, PDX

DEATH METAL ANGOLA follows a loving Angolan couple, Sonia and Wilker, whose love for death metal music is bringing hope to the town and children of Huambo, and Angola as a country. The devastating reality of Angola's history of wars, and civil unrest has left the country's people torn, broken, and starving for something to give them peace. Sonia, and Wilker's dream to put on the first national rock festival ignites the emotions of the Angolan people, and helps them heal from the war stricken path Angola has left behind. This engaging reality of Angola touches the heart of the viewer, and sheds new light on a music genre that is not well understood.

Amour (2012): A Review

02.14.2013, 7:00 PM

Georges and Anne are a Parisian couple in their early 80’s who have led rich, cultured lives. Retired music and piano teachers, the couple is introduced to us at a concert hall where they watch Anne’s former pupil as the featured soloist. Director Haneke is known for not using soundtracks or scores in his films, so the sparse opening chords of the soloist’s playing set a mood of rarified appreciation and beauty.

Those feelings of calm pleasure are interrupted when the couple returns home to find someone has tried to break into their apartment. “They used a screwdriver or something like that…it doesn’t look very professional…” comments Georges. He convinces Anne to wait until morning to call the superintendent. Anne retires to the bedroom without a nightcap, clearly still shaken but commenting with pride on how well her former prodigy had played.

The review I wrote on the film Amour is featured on FamilyScholars.org! :)
Amour (2012): A Review
Georges and Anne are a Parisian couple in their early 80’s who have led rich, cultured lives. Retired music and piano teachers, the couple is introduced to us at a Read More

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Free Movie Night List  (scroll down for specially scheduled films in PDX

Mondays, 7:30
Tin Shed (outdoor patio) – employee picks movie night
1438 NE Alberta St., 288-6966
Movie schedule: http://www.tinshedgardencafe.com/entertainment.html#movies
Employee picks movie night. Typical films: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai,
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Down by Law

Mondays, 8:30
3901 N Williams Ave, 503-282-6539
Movie/events schedule: http://www.pixpatisserie.com/pages/news-events
Typical films: Singles, Reality Bites, Ghostbusters, Cleopatra

Mondays, 9
Alberta St. Pub
1036 NE Alberta St.
Movie schedule (check for drink specials): http://boozemooves.blogspot.com/
Typical films: Empire Strikes Back, Office Space, Hedwig and the Angry Inch,Yojimbo

Tuesday through Sunday and special days after the break

Tuesdays, 8
Tin Shed (outdoor patio; note different schedule/time on Tues.) – documentary night
Movie schedule: http://www.tinshedgardencafe.com/Movies.html
1438 NE Alberta St., 288-6966
Typical films: Encounters at the End of the World, Okie Noodling, How to Draw a Bunny

Tuesdays, 7pm
Red & Black Cafe (vegan)
400 SE 12th Ave., 231-3899
Anti-imperialist film screenings. Typical films: Religulous, Bicycle Thief, Milk
[note: small space/limited seating]

1st Wednesdays, 7:30
Mother’s /Velvet lounge
212 SW Stark St., 464-1122
Typical films: What Ever Happened to Baby Jane, Odds Against Tomorrow

1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 7:30
Vinideus (wine bar)
4759 NE Fremont St., 284-2795
Typical films: The Lovers on the Bridge, A Secret, Man on the Train

3rd Thursdays, 7
Red & Black cafe (see above/Tuesdays)

Fridays, 7
Suzette Creperie and Dessert Cafe
2921 NE Alberta Street
Typical films: Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Humphrey Bogart, animation,French films

3rd Saturdays, 7
Youth Movie Night (specifically for young queer and queer-allied people, ages 17-23)
4115 N Mississipi Ave
Events calendar: http://www.pdxqcenter.org/?page_id=51

Sundays, 8pm (following trivia games @ 6)
East Burn: double-feature movie night (downstairs)
1800 E. Burnside, 236-2876

Sundays, 9pm
The Press Club (wine bar)
2621 SE Clinton St., 233-5656
Typical films: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Swingers
[note: review mentioned poor sound quality]   
 Sundays, 10 pm   Jolly Roger  (1340 SE 12th Ave, 503-232-8060)

The Northwest Alliance family is very excited to announce The Portland Alliance and KBOO are sponsoring Voices in Action: Human Rights on Film This incredible film series has been collected, organized, and will be presented by NWFilmCenter. This is a revolutionary collection!  
No Fear, No Compromise, & No Surrender! 
Voices in Action: Human Rights on Film (Oct. 4-Nov. 7)
Voices in Action: Human Rights on Film

While cinema provides entertainment and escape, for many filmmakers and viewers it is a vital portal into the lives of others, a medium of engagement, and a powerful tool for social action. Tackling wide-ranging, thought-provoking issues, activist filmmakers and individuals help deepen our awareness of injustice, the values of dignity and equality, and the price of commitment as they tell passionate stories of struggle and triumph. We hope that the informative and inspirational stories presented in this year's series will broaden understanding and inspire involvement as they reveal the courage of individuals whose hearts and minds are focused on bettering our world.

Our special thanks go to Human Rights Watch, Mercy Corps, World Affairs Council of Oregon, and other organizations worldwide that help bring important events, issues, and media works to light.


Thu, Oct 4, 2012
at 7 PM

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US, 2012

WBAI radio in New York City was one of the nation's first freeform radio stations, with overnight DJ Bob Fass and his show "Radio Unnameable" pioneering its conversational, community-focused ethos. Since 1963, Fass has used his show as a cultural hub for music, politics, and audience engagement, giving voice to everyone from up-and-coming musicians like Bob Dylan and Arlo Guthrie to activists organizing demonstrations in the heady era of the Vietnam War. RADIO UNNAMEABLE is a fascinating, entertaining portrait of Fass and his revolutionary radio, a look at the man behind the voice that defined The City That Never Sleeps. (87 mins.)

Sponsored by KBOO.

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Wed, Oct 10, 2012
at 8:30 PM

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"Five broken cameras-and each one has a powerful tale to tell. Embedded in the bullet-ridden remains of digital technology is the story of Emad Burnat, a farmer from the Palestinian village of Bil'in, which famously chose nonviolent resistance when the Israeli army encroached upon its land to make room for Jewish colonists. Emad buys his first camera in 2005 to document the birth of his fourth son, Gibreel. Over the course of the film, he becomes the peaceful archivist of an escalating struggle as olive trees are bulldozed, lives are lost, and a wall is built to segregate burgeoning Israeli settlements. Gibreel's loss of innocence and the destruction of each camera are potent metaphors in a deeply personal documentary that vividly portrays a conflict many of us think we know. Emad Burnat, a Palestinian, joins forces with Guy Davidi, an Israeli, and from the wreckage of five broken cameras, two filmmakers create one extraordinary work of art."-Sundance Film Festival, where FIVE BROKEN CAMERAS won the World Cinema

  The rest of the schedule!  http://www.ThePortlandAlliance.org/humanrightsfilms


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