Portland filmmaker and educator Jodi Darby has been making festival rounds with her award-winning 2014 documentary Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland Oregon, which she co-directed with Julie Perini and Erin Yanke. Darby will join audiences at the Northwest Film Center to present a program of some of her earlier short works, including Stonewall (2010), an essay film exploring the American Civil War through a queer lens; 100 Suns (2011), a found footage work utilizing film from a Los Alamos nuclear testing lab and set to a score by Marisa Anderson; Man Movie (2013), a deconstructive look at male-centric cinematic action, and Constellation (2014), a visual documentary exploring the border wall between the US and Mexico and the ideological divide it represents for the two cultures on either side of the fence.
Genres: Documentary, Short
Other Films by Jodi Darby
A cinematic essay using clips from Hollywood cinema, religious films, newsreels, and home movies on what it means to have come of age in the 1970s in the United States. Judges Award: Best Essay.
Media artists and social activists Jodi Darby, Julie Perini, and Erin Yanke’s film speaks to the history of police violence in our society, providing a framework for understanding the systems of social control in Portland and its history of exclusion laws, racial profiling, redlining, and gentrification practices. Through conversations with community leaders that include Walidah …