"Essays of a City" screening/fundraiser

"Essays of a City" screening/fundraiser



A fundraiser for the nonprofit HOMEpdx, a small group that works to support neighbors living outside, mostly in the South downtown core and the East-side Industrial. More than working to simply shovel food onto plates and coats onto backs HOMEpdx strives to develop relationships and community within that setting, and tries to go to great efforts to affirm the value of each of their friends living on the margins.

We hope you'll join us for a benefit screening and discussion of Stuart Eagon’s 2018 Essays of a City. Focusing on many of the actual people we know, love, and see regularly on the streets of downtown. Giving voice to some of our friends as they talk about their lives and things like the insane juxtaposition of sleeping under window displays of bedroom sets.

We’ll be having a panel-discussion afterwards including the filmmaker and some of the folks you meet in the film.

A Silent Auction will take place before film starts.

Join the Facebook Event and invite your friends.

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Essays of a City
Stuart Eagon
United States

Shot on super 16mm, Eagon’s black and white love letter to cinema and place is constructed of three parts, each documenting temporal decay in an urban landscape with its various inhabitants. Part one evokes a dream-like state as a mysterious soundtrack hovers over industrial details and utilitarian structures hanging precariously in time. Part two provides a voice to those living among the bridges and buildings as houseless citizens speak their mind on subjects such as the absurdity of sleeping under window displays of bedroom sets. Part three utilizes quotes from film critics such as André Bazin to examine the position of cinema in the realm of fine art and the various means of documenting time itself. 

Special Admission

Ticket prices: $12 ($14.36 with fee) presale, $16 at door