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In accordance with the recent mandate from Oregon Governor Kate Brown, masks are required during Open-Air Cinema at OMSI. Masks continue to be required for all staff and visitors at the Portland Art Museum, including Venice VR Expanded.

2016 60 mins.

Over the past four years, local and international artists have created over 50 public murals in the city of Portland through the Forest For The Trees project. With dozens of paintings permanently adorning the walls of the city, Forest For The Trees wanted to give these artists an opportunity to share work through new mediums. This year, Forest For The Trees has expanded its programming beyond the still image, by inviting a handful of current and past participants, as well as local filmmakers, to share original short films. The lineup includes first time filmmakers, award-winning directors, painters, sculptors, illustrators, muralists and animators. 

The following artists are included in this program: Aaron Glasson & Celeste Byers, Camille Rose Garcia, El Popo Sangre, Gage Hamilton & Nesto, Gus Van Sant, JJ Peterson & Bryan Rudd, Molly Bounds, Spencer Keeton Cunningham, Souther Salazar.

Co-presented by the Northwest Film Center and Forest For The Trees


Genres: Short

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.