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James Beard: America’s First Foodie

Directed by Beth Federici

James Beard (1903-1985), dubbed the “Dean of American Cookery” by The New York Times, was a Portland native who loved

Work in Progress

Directed by Adam Sekuler

On its surface, Work In Progress is a film that looks at labor: paid and unpaid, material and immaterial, examining

Iris

Directed by Albert Maysles

The great documentarian Albert Maysles’s (Grey Gardens, Gimme Shelter) latest film is about fashion and interior design maven Iris Apfel, now

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Zima

Directed by Christina Picchi

Zima portrays the reality of Siberia’s climate, where the boundary between life and death is so thin that it is

A World Not Ours

Directed by Mahdi Fleifel

Drawing on a family history of videomaking, Fleifel offers an intimate glimpse into the crumbling Ain el-Helweh (“Sweet Spring”) refugee

Sourdough

Directed by Kirk Rasmussen

A son’s home movies and reminiscences, recorded in the early ‘90s, are reshaped into a deeply personal portrait of his

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Baling Baling

Directed by Lawrence Johnson

In rice fields of the Indonesian island of Bali, farmers keep the birds away with rhythmic noisemakers, plastic bags, and

Cheryl’s Spin

Directed by Kathy Witkowsky

A mother wades through her life of domestic abuse with a resilience and cheery willingness to continue to try new

Charlie Vs. Goliath

Directed by Reed Lindsay

In 2014, 75-year-old Charlie Hardy, a retired Catholic priest, returned to his hometown of Cheyenne, Wyoming, to discover shocking poverty

Jackson

Directed by Maisie Crow

What is life like in a place where the anti-abortion movement has made access to legal abortion almost impossible? In

Coping with Grief

Directed by Mackie Mallison

A young woman copes with the loss of her mother by finding community in Portland.  From filmmaker Mackie Mallison: This film

Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba

Directed by Mika Kaurismäki

Miriam Makeba’s (1932–2008) music was anchored in her traditional South African roots. With her unique blend of Afro-pop, world music,