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Directed by Brent Hodge

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 2014 79 mins.

Brent Hodge investigates a world you may not have considered: the “brony phenomenon”—grown, mostly heterosexual men who are earnest fans of the animated television series, “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.” Hodge follows Ashleigh Ball, the voice actress for many of the show’s main characters, who is as surprised as anyone at the fanaticism and says, “As stories about the influence of the show on soldiers suffering from PTSD, autistic boys, and even the world’s toughest ‘brony’ make clear, there is much more here than simply a cartoon series about ponies.” “Candy-colored values of self-reliance, cooperation, and friendship…. A pop ode to a culture that is honest, goodhearted, and an insane amount of fun.”—DOXA Film Festival.

Genres: Documentary

The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.