Today At The Clinton Street Theater
OIFF presents Documentary Shorts A22
Shot over the course of a year in rapidly changing Northeast Portland, Oregon.
'There goes the neighborhood' distills the visual experience of gentrification into a 3-minute time-lapse sequence.
It is a vivid, photographic ride. Starting with the demolition of a century-old home, the film offers evidence of some of what is lost and gained through redevelopment. It burns rubber through the construction of new luxury condominiums, and culminates in a satirical dig at the end result of gentrification.
A beautiful dialogue between a 7-foot Steinway grand piano, the nature and a historic tunnel on a hot summer afternoon before the tunnel was engulfed by the tragic Eagle Creek Fire in Columbia River Gorge a year later.
'IN A LANDSCAPE: Classical Music in the Wild' is an outdoor concert series in stunning landscapes that showcase Oregon industry, history and culture.
Oneonta Gorge Tunnel on the Historic Columbia River Highway was built in 1914. It was closed in 1948 and re-opened in 2009.
AWARD WINNER - BEST DOCUMENTARY (Historical)
A hike at Eagle Creek Trail in one of Oregon's most beautiful destinations, Columbia River Gorge, becomes a life or death scenario for 150 people, who are blocked from exiting - due to a wildfire.
With interviews from survivors who became their own rescuers, this documentary of the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire, features videos and photos from the hike, as well as testimony from the hikers of the harrowing experience that changed their lives.
The Columbia River Gorge is becoming a main destination for travelers all over the world and their impact presents both economic benefits and management challenges to the region.
When three explorer-type individuals find themselves in a dire situation, they use their wilderness acumen to band together to help coordinate and keep calm the wildfire survivors and hike 14 miles overnight, sandwiched between two blazes on the verge of spreading.
Zoe Keller is a graphite artist creating large-scale, highly detailed drawings. using the traditions of scientific illustration, she weaves complex visual narratives about at-risk species and wild places.
'Collapsing Time' explores the motivations behind her work.
OIFF presents Experimental / SciFi Shorts B22
A girl gets a glimpse of the future at the bottom of a submerged mountain village in Rising Water.
This experimental film is about birth, life, death and cosmos. It explores the past, present and the future, relative to human presence on earth.
AWARD WINNER - BEST EXPERIMENTAL Short Film
Over 12,000 farmers commit suicide in India every year, in light of this the filmmakers decided to make a film that it would be organically tied to the soil it is trying to give voice to.
All sculptures in the film have been made of soil collected from the barren farms of farmers who have committed suicide.
The film "Children of the Soil" is a thought provoking visual comment on events plaguing India's farmer community with its associated evils like starvation, debt trap, homelessness, deprivation, begging, suicides and urban migration to losing their very farmland that defines them.
AWARD WINNER - BEST DRAMATIC Short Film
“In Time” follows a lonely girl who comes across a phone with which she can call herself 20 years in the future. Feeling stuck in her circumstance, she has a chance to see how her life could be full and warm.
20 years later, she has a chance to tell her younger self what she needed to hear. Being in a queer relationship, she can truly say that it does get better.
A distraught young man tracks down his estranged girlfriend in a coffee shop where she works. He pulls a gun, and shoots.
But then a mysterious stranger intervenes. Stopping time (while the bullet is in flight), and giving a chance for redemption … before the bullet strikes.
OIFF presents Henry's Hair
AWARD WINNER - BEST DOCUMENTARY (Biography)
After losing his mom to cancer, 13-year-old Henry embarks on a journey that will transition him from the innocence of his carefree childhood to the complexities of a premature adulthood. A decade later, Henry is faced with the unthinkable.
A true coming-of-age story.
OIFF presents DARCELLE XV
AWARD WINNER - BEST LGBTQ FEATURE
AWARD WINNER - BEST DOCUMENTARY (L.G.B.T.Q.)
At 87 years old Darcelle XV is a multi-generational, multi-cultural voice and iconic entertainer.
Go behind the curtain of Darcelle XV: The Oldest Working Drag Queen in the World and explore the lives of eight female impersonators in a detailed look into gender identity, sexuality and the freedom of artistic expression.
The film is an exploration of one man's passion for life, and his effect on others.
OIFF presents Barbie's Kenny
AWARD WINNER - BEST DRAMATIC FILM
AWARD WINNER - BEST ACTOR (Shawn Hawkins)
Kenny, a struggling actor in Los Angeles, feels his life turned upside down when his birth mother reaches out after having not been in touch for over a decade. He's forced to deal with his black sheep mother when she unexpectedly arrives at his doorstep.
“Barbie’s Kenny” is a character study exploring the mother son bond and the past’s power over present in this familial drama. Inspired by a true story, and the works of Steve Buscemi & John Cassavetes.