Opening Night Films

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Opening Night Films

Opening Night Narrative Film: Women is Losers PG-13

Director: Lissette Filiciano

Runtime: 85min

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/530590054

In 1960’s San Francisco, bright and talented Catholic school girl Celina Guerrera (Lorenza Izzo) survives a difficult home life by following the rules. That is until an indiscretion creates a series of devastating consequences. As Celina faces the compounded obstacles of being young and alone, she sets out to rise above the oppression of poverty and invest in a future that sets new precedents for the time. Inspired by real women and the Janis Joplin song of the same title, WOMEN IS LOSERS world premiered at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival, where it finished as one of the most-watched of the festival.

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Opening Night Documentary Film: When Claude Got Shot

Director: Brad Lichtenstein

Executive Producer: Snoop Dogg, Snoopadelic Pictures

Runtime: 96min

When Claude Got Shot follows five years in the life of Claude Motley as he tries to recover mentally and physically from being shot in the face by 15-year old carjacker, Nathan King. The day after the shooting Claude, Nathan was shot and paralyzed by Victoria Davison who used a conceal and carry gun to stop his attempt to rob her. With Claude’s journey at the center, three-strikingly unique experiences of gun violence, justice and healing unfold. A striver seeking to get back on track to a legal career, Claude persists through multiple surgeries, catastrophic health care bills and trauma that affect him and his family. All the while he and his wife remain engaged in the criminal justice process determining his shooter’s fate. Torn between punishment and the injustice of mass incarceration of young black men, Claude reflects on this own life and its similarity to Nathan’s. Ultimately, Claude discovers that the path to healing leads back to the boy who shot him.

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We dedicate Portland Film Festival to support independent voices. We hope you will join us in this action to amplify unrepresented artists challenging the beliefs of what’s possible and the future of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

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Kids Monster Movie Contest extended entry to October 22nd.

Three kids with a video camera preparing to shoot a movie for the future filmmakers workshop.
Future Filmmakers DIY Monster Movie Contest and Workshop are now open to all school-aged kids in our local community. (Oregon and Southwest Washington.)

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