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Impressions of Portland

An understated and powerful evocation of the history of violent racial incidents that lies hidden behind the placid street life of contemporary Portland.

Genres: Experimental, Short, Northwest Filmmaker

Other Films by Julie Perini

The Gentleman Bank Robber: The Story of Butch Lesbian Freedom Fighter rita bo brown

Rita bo brown is a white, working-class butch from rural Oregon who became known as “The Gentleman Bank Robber” for combining her butch style of dress with a polite way of demanding funds from bank tellers. Part of the George Jackson Brigade, a revolutionary prison abolitionist group operating in the Pacific Northwest in the 1970s,

Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon

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