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Directed by Conrad Kazcor, Fuchsia Lin, Dylan Wilbur Media, Gabriel Shalom, Jackie Davis, Amy Yang Chiao

Portland 2015 74 mins.

Tonight’s program features six Portland-made films featuring dance and movement. Conrad Kazcor’s We’re From Here (2015, 18 mins.) documents three distinctly different dancers and how they came to love and perform with their own particular style. Fuchsia Lin’s Crystals of Transformation (2016, 5 mins.) combines unique costumes and wave-side locations to suggest how the energetic environment of water affects those near it.. Dylan Wilbur Media’s Living the Room: Dance For Film</i (2016, 32 mins.) is a collaborative work with dancers, musicians, and a 103-year-old house, combining to tell various stories of life lived indoors. Gabriel Shalom’s Warehouse Samba (2015, 3 mins.) uses editing and audio created by dancers interacting with an empty warehouse and music made from the sounds of their own movements. Jackie Davis’s Slip Cast (2016, 10 mins.) investigates patterns found in everyday life using confined spaces, dance, and a roaming camera that intertwines with the movements; and Amy Yang Chiao’s Ciao Bella (2017, 7 mins.) utilizes a song born from the anti-fascist movement, but whose current day remixed versions set feet dancing all over the world. Join us for a reception with the filmmakers before the screening starting at 6pm with food provided by the gracious Brass Tacks Sandwiches. 

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.