About the Season
Cinema Project is entering its 13th year (we’re a teen!) and this spring we are looking hard at the world around us, exploring themes of gender, sexuality, race, nationalism, and self. It’s a sort of state of being in the 21st century. To do this, we’re bringing six artists to Portland this season, including analog filmmakers Nazli Dinçel and David Domingo, guest curators Bradford Nordeen and Clara López Menéndez, and filmmaking and musical duo Silver Ochre made up of Thollem Electric and ACVilla. Two programs this spring are new initiatives: In March we welcome curators Nordeen and Menéndez of Dirty Looks for our inaugural program in a new three-program series focused on work made by, for, and about GLBT filmmakers and artists, and supported by the Regional Arts & Culture Council. In April we’re teaming up with local organization Black Creative Collective: Brown Hall for a new two-program series focused on work made by, for, and about black filmmakers, and supported by the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition.
All our programs this spring are, we think, incredibly thoughtful with both difficult subject matter and joyous, vibrant moving-images. While you’ll find us at various venues this season, our new home base is the creative loft space NXT Industries on NW 2nd and Davis in downtown Portland. We hope you’ll join us this season.
See you at the cinema!
Melinda Kowalska, Mia Ferm, Michael McManus, Heather Lane, and volunteers Melina Coumas and Enrique Fuentes-Lungo