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Directed by Alicia J Rose

Oregon 2016 85 min.

Join us tonight as we “binge watch” the complete first season of Portland filmmaker Alicia J Rose’s new web series. At her debaucherous 40th birthday party, serial relationship-killer Jackie meets handsome and charming River. Their ensuing adventures in self-medication, late-blooming, and questionable judgment lead them to discover a raucous new kind of “significant otherness.” Co-written by Rose and comedic powerhouse Courtenay Hameister, the debut season covers topics such as the “new middle age”, the perils of gay/straight internet dating, de-closeting, glory holes, gaybies, legal weed, and more. “With a mordant wit and natural, lived-in performances, it combines the easygoing charm of shows like Master of None with the dark humor and outsized personality of You’re the Worst.”—A.V. Club.

A reception will be held starting at 7pm prior to the screening with pizza from Hotlips and wine from Sokol Blosser!

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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.