Portland-based filmmaker Julie Perini has created two feature-length documentaries examining socio-political subjects and issues in the Northwest. In addition to these films, Julie has continually created short works exploring the everyday world around her through voyeurism, performance, and pop cultural contemplations. In this fun program of quirky life examinations, Julie presents a well-rounded selection of her experimental documentaries. Films to be screened include a handful of Minute Movies, a project started in April 2011, in which Perini uses a Flip camera to create 60-second documents of locations, angles, times of day, mundane activities, or simple moments of improvised interactions with space. They Have a Name For Girls Like Me, a collection that began in 2007, is formed from clips from cinematic history in which the name “Julie” is uttered on screen. Girl Next Door (2010) is Perini’s inquiry into those who surround us—and our perceived notions of who they might be. The film tracks neighborly relations and theoretical construction through the neighbors who allowed themselves to be interviewed and the actors who remind Julie of those who refused or backed out. White Lady Diaries (2013), a selection of clips with overlaid text, explores notions of white privilege in a search for racial identity. These works and more are featured, including subtle comedies, meditative discourse, and the raw realities of the world that surrounds and contains us. Come early for a reception and stick around afterward for a Q&A with this prolific regional maker.
*Reception at 6pm