Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Portland Film Festival Monthly Indie Film Night

Environmental (Earth Day)

Kennedy School - Kennedy School Theater

6pm doors, 7pm movies

All ages welcome

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About Portland Film Festival Monthly Indie Film Night

Portland Film Festival Monthly Indie Film Night

Join us to celebrate local independent film makers with our Indie Film Night, presented by Portland Film Festival. Each month we'll feature a different series of independent films by local directors, with a Q&A to follow.

About Environmental (Earth Day)

Environmental (Earth Day)

The Portland Film Festival's Indie Film Series is proud to present two films focused on the environment, and humanity's impact on it: Nisqually Moving Forward, a short film about a son's efforts to carry on the legacy of his father, Trashy: A Zero Waste Film, a feature-length documentary about one woman's struggle to give up trash for a year. Stick around after the screening for a Q&A.

About the Films:

Nisqually Moving Forward • Director: Caleb Jacobson

On May 5, 2014, legendary Nisqually Tribal leader Billy Frank Jr., passed away after a lifetime of fighting for Tribal fishing and land rights. Known as one of the greatest leaders in Pacific Northwest history, his life's work led from being violently arrested at age 14 for exercising the right to fish to being honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom a year after his death. Today Billy Frank Jr.'s son Willie Frank III, recently elected as Nisqually Tribal Chairman and one of the youngest leaders in his Tribe's history, continues these efforts. Over the next year, he will carry out the honoring of his father with a statue in Washington D.C. in Statuary Hall. As his father once said, "The fight is never over-the fight for who we are and our culture and our way of life."

Trashy: A Zero Waste FilmDirector: Heather Gustafson

One of the easiest ways to help the planet is by giving up every single piece of disposable plastic in your life. And it's the only way to battle the growing plastic pollution problem churning away in our oceans right now. TRASHY is a feature-length documentary following the film's director over the course of a year as she gives up trash for 365 days. It's not always easy, and sometimes it's actually funny to watch her struggle her way through a year of zero-waste. Hopefully, the film inspires others to make small changes in their daily lives and work towards a less trashy future. And if nothing else, you'll laugh watching her struggle to set up a worm compost in her one-bedroom apartment.