The Portland Circuit - A Local Film Distribution Project
The OregonMade Creative Foundation has teamed up with four of the best independent cinemas located in all four of the quadrants of Portland--Northwest Film Center, The Hollywood Theatre, Clinton Street Theater and Cinema 21, to announce a pilot program designed to give locally produced feature length films a short theatrical distribution window in the city. Screenings will consist of a four day run, with one night at each theatre, in the four “quadrants” of Portland.
Produced at NW Documentary and presented as part of The Portland Circuit, a unique partnership between the Northwest Film Center, Oregon Film, Cinema21, Clinton Street Theater and The Hollywood Theatre.
Every tree has a story. They tell the stories of families, of neighborhoods, of transformations long forgotten. Tree stories are community stories.
Canopy Stories is NW Documentary’s first anthology film project featuring 12 stories made by 11 Portland filmmakers. Each film focuses on a specific tree to tell a story.
The stories range from activists camping in trees to strangers caring for the ghosts of pioneers, from globe trekking botanists in search of rare specimens to everyday citizens transforming their neighborhood into an urban oasis.
The stories of our urban forest are the stories of our city. A single tree can offer a perspective outside our own. These living, breathing beings stand a silent vigil as decades and even centuries pass. Once you know the stories of the trees you will never see the city in the same way.
This documentary will be presented in two parts over four nights, all screenings start at 7pm.
Part 1 - 85 mins
Hollywood Theatre, July 8th & Cinema21, July 10th
Part 2 - 98 mins
Clinton Street Theater, July 9th & Northwest Film Center at the Whitsell Auditorium July 11th
Each screening will be followed with a themed discussion and Q&A with local environmental and community groups.