An Evening With Community-Based Storytellers

  • Directed by Various
  • International, 2015, 100 mins.

Journalism and media work are no longer performed by journalists and media professionals alone. The public wants to create, contribute, and share news and information. Tonight, filmmakers Elaine McMillion (Hollow, an interactive documentary and community participatory project that examines the future of rural America through the eyes and voices of those living in McDowell County, West Va), Michael Premo (Sandy Storylines, stories of the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Sandy), Laura Lo Forti (NPTMC Vanport Multimedia Project, a participatory oral history initiative that captures and honors the stories of Vanport Flood survivors), and panel moderator Jigar Mehta (18 Days in Egypt, an interactive storytelling website documenting a year of revolution in Egypt) will describe their interactive projects and documentaries, which are indicative of how journalists and media makers are redefining storytelling to engage with communities. This screening and panel discussion is part of the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication’s “What is Journalism? Conference,” April 9-11. The public conference explores the past, present, and future of journalism as we move into the digital age.

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Other Films by Various

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Open Screening

Tonight the screen is yours. We throw open the doors of the Whitsell Auditorium inviting you to show your new short work. If you have something you’re proud of, sign up by contacting Thomas Phillipson by July 13 at thomas@nwfilm.org. First come, first served as time allows, with preference given to works under 10 minutes. Bring

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Winter Term Student Screening

Are you curious to know what goes on behind the doors of the School of Film? Come check out our open screening of the finished class and student projects from Winter Term 2014! Watch our student work, enter a free raffle, and join us afterwards at an informal reception where you can meet the filmmakers.

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Looney Tunes: Classic Warner Brothers Animation

Before they became the backbone of syndicated cartoon programming on television, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and the rest of the Looney Tunes crew were a popular draw at movie palaces and neighborhood bijou cinemas alike, generally paired with a newsreel and live-action short and running before the feature presentation. This handpicked compilation of Warner Brothers

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Open Screening

The Film Center partners with The Oregon Media Production Association to present an OMPA edition of our bimonthly Open Screening program. If you have some recent work you would like to share, e-mail thomas@nwfilm.org with “Open Screening” in the subject line. First come, first served, time allowing, with priority for films less than 10 minutes

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Cinema Project and NWFC Present (Un) Fixed Terra Firma: Analog Films from Artist-Run Labs (I)

Celluloid-based filmmaking is alive and well in Europe, thanks to a network of film labs dedicated to both the preservation of technology and cinematic experimentation. This two-night program features work from three artist-run cooperatives: L’Abominable in La Courneuve, France; Labor Berlin in Berlin, Germany; and Labo Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium. While the artists associated with