The Northwest Film Center announces:
The Free Premiere Screening of
May 1, 2013 @ 6PM - In the Whitsell Auditorium, located in the Portland Art Museum.
May Day Evening - come see these videos after the march -
PROJECT VIEWFINDER began in January 2013 after the Film Center sought out young adults transitioning from homelessness to self-sufficiency that were interested in learning media production techniques. Working three days per week and led by School of Film lead faculty member Bushra Azzouz and supporting filmmakers, the project empowers participants to tell their stories using the medium of film. PROJECT VIEWFINDER is endeavoring to engage the Film Center's School of Film with underserved members of our community, seeking to enact change on a direct level.
"I appreciate that Project Viewfinder could see us, the homeless, and say, 'We see value in these youth, right here in our own city.'" says participant Antwoine Thomas. "I want the world to hear the message I have to relay and hopefully consider it."
The evening will consist of short films, made by the participants, about the myths and realities of homelessness along with interviews and footage of their experiences and struggles. The event will begin with a 5pm reception celebrating the accomplishments of the filmmakers. The films will be followed by a Q&A with the participants.
This project was inspired by the uplifting story of Hazel Malone, a School of Film student who, mentored by our faculty, turned her life around from one of homelessness to one of hope, joy, and creativity. Her story was first told last year in a short film made for the Film Center's 40th Anniversary Gala. (80 mins.)
1:00 minute Promo clips:
May 1 - Wednesday 6p.m.
The Northwest Film Center is a regional media arts organization offering a variety of exhibition, education programs, and artist services throughout the region. The Center presents a program of foreign, classic, experimental, and independent works year-round at the Whitsell Auditorium, located in the Portland Art Museum. For more information, visit www.nwfilm.org.
Northwest Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium Portland Art Museum-1219 SW Park Avenue
Additional information: http://www.nwfilm.org/screenings/48/516/#2928