Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

GORILLAS IN THE MIST

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The Portland EcoFilm Festival presents GORILLAS IN THE MIST, co-presented by the NonHuman Rights Project. Based on the autobiography of primatologist and conservationist Dian Fossey about her work studying Rwandan mountain gorillas for nearly two decades. Released in 1988, the film stars Sigourney Weaver and was nominated for five Academy Awards. Directed by Michael Apted.

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Post-film discussion with special guest Steven Wise, reknowned animal protection lawyer, founder and President of the NonHuman Rights Project. The NhRP works to secure fundamental rights and legal protections for nonhuman animals.

Guest Passes and Member Guest Passes accepted. Format: Digital. Wheelchair Accessible. Assistive listening available.

Ticket prices: $9 adults / $7 students/seniors (65+) / $6 members


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Apr
21
6:30 PM18:30

THE WOMAN WHO LOVES GIRAFFES

Years before Jane Goodall studied chimpanzees and Dian Fossey studied mountain gorillas, Anne Innis Dagg, a 23 year old Canadian biologist, became the first person from outside the African continent to make a solo journey to South Africa to study animals in the wild. Although Dagg returned home armed with ground-breaking research, she faced insurmountable barriers as a woman in science. In addition to being the world's first "giraffologist" who authored the book considered to be the cornerstone of giraffe biology, Dr. Dagg went on to author books that challenged sexism in academia, science and culture. This film follows Dr. Anne Innis Dagg as she re-traces the steps of her groundbreaking 1956 journey to South Africa to study giraffes and recalls her life's work to bring attention to the importance of both giraffes in the wild and to women's rights.

Director: Alison Reid

Community partner: Save The Giraffes in attendance for post-film Q & A

Sponsored by: KBOO Community Radio and Hydro Flask

Format: Digital | Assistive Listening: available | Wheelchair Accessible:  yes

Anne Innis Dagg in South Africa, 1956. Photo by Alexander Matthew

Anne Innis Dagg in South Africa, 1956. Photo by Alexander Matthew

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Apr
21
2:30 PM14:30

TO KID OR NOT TO KID

West Coast film premiere! Filmmakers and special guest author Laura Carroll (featured in the film) in attendance for post-film discussion.

Documentary filmmaker Maxine Trump (New York Times Critics' Pick MUSICWOOD) shares a deeply intimate exploration of her personal process deciding to "come out" as choosing to live childfree. TO KID OR NOT TO KID bravely plunges into an aspect of reproductive choice often misunderstood, mischaracterized or considered too taboo to discuss. With rising public awareness about climate change, resource scarcity and global population, this timely film asks the question "Why can't we talk about not having children?"

Sponsored by KBOO Community Radio and the School of Film at Portland State University

Community partners: Child-free By Choice in Portland Meetup Group

Format: Digital | Assistive Listening: available | Wheelchair Accessible:  yes

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Apr
20
7:30 PM19:30

AKIRA KUROSAWA'S DREAMS

The Portland EcoFilm Festival celebrates Earth Day and 4/20 with a screening of this lush, visually striking film by acclaimed film director Akira Kurosawa. Based on eight of Kurosawa's reoccurring dreams, DREAMS is a magical realism trip through nature, mankind's complexities and the cycle of life.

Director: Akira Kurosawa

Community partner: Bark Sponsored by KBOO Community Radio and Hydro Flask

Format: Digital | Assistive Listening: available | Wheelchair Accessible:  yes

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Apr
19
7:30 PM19:30

LANDSCAPE FILM: ROBERTO BURLE MARX

A sensory journey through the gardens, art and life of famed Brazilian Modernist landscape architect, painter and ecologist Roberto Burle Marx, based on his personal diaries. An icon of modernist design, Burle Marx has over 50 plants named in his honor and was one of the first voices to call for the conservation of Brazil’s rainforests.

Our show opens with a live music set by Choro da Alegria! Choro da Alegria (choro of happiness) is a Portland-based ensemble dedicated to playing the wonderful melodies of Brazil. Choro features samba rhythms, jazzy chords and fast tempos. Beyond choro the group enjoys performing classics tunes from Bossa Nova and MPB .

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Director: João Vargas Penna

Community partners: Friends of Portland Community Gardens and OPALM - Brazilian and Portuguese Speakers in PDX Meetup Group

|Sponsored by: KBOO Community Radio and Hydro Flask

Format: Digital | Assistive Listening: available | Wheelchair Accessible:  yes

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