Historias de Objetos & Héroes Magníficos

  • Directed by Various
  • Portland, 72 mins., English/Spanish

Portland Latino teens and artists reflect on the everyday heroes and precious objects in their lives in these documentaries collaboratively produced by Milagro Theatre Group and the Northwest Film Center School of Film. Historias de Objetos examines the long and rich tradition of personal objects in the Latino community as told through the eyes of such local Latino artists as Lise Flores, Marisa Bevington, Nathan Alvarez, Ivonne Saed, Mateo Bevington, and Gerardo Calderon. Marta Mecado’s molcajete, Gustavo Rapoport’s cameras, Carlosalexis Cruz’s masks, and Rose Quintana’s exvotos are among the subjects and objects profiled. Héroes Magníficos brings the voices of Latino teens living in North Portland/St. Johns and Rockwood to the screen as they talk about the friends, mentors, activists, and parents who inspire them on a daily basis. Through both projects, Latino community members had the opportunity to learn the craft of filmmaking from Film Center faculty, and then created these original productions as a service to the community. Our thanks to the Metlife Foundation, Oregon Arts Commission, Mount Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, Multnomah County Library and other community supporters who made these projects possible.

Appears in: Northwest Tracking

Genres: Documentary

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Shorts II: Visions of Reality

A visit to a room, dark-adapted; an opportunity to leave-without-traveling. Please remain seated. These are our momentary intersections of place and time.

Shorts I: Known and Unknown (Or Unknowable)

The observable universe–isotropic in orientation–does not conform to all observers equally. As perspectives shift, that which is known and unknown (as well as knowable and unknowable) shifts accordingly. It fails to remain the same in all directions.

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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.

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