Cinema Project announces Spring 2016 schedule

The Portland avant-garde film exhibitor's upcoming shows include a visiting Turkish-American filmmaker, a short film program during PIFF, and a season-ending outdoor screening

Portland avant-garde stalwarts Cinema Project have announced the schedule for their 13th season, which kicks off next week with a screening of the work of Turkish-born Nazli Dinçel, whose handmade 16mm films, according to her website, “record the body in context with arousal, immigration, dislocation and desire in juxtaposition with the medium’s material: texture, color and the passing of emulsion. Her use of text as image, language and sound attempts the failure of memory and her own displacement within a western society.”

The winter/spring schedule, which includes Cinema Project’s annual contribution to the Portland International Film Festival, and culminates in a June outdoor screening, follows:

Monday, February 8
Note to Self: Psychosexual Films of Nazli Dinçel
NXT Industries, 222 NW Davis, Loft 301
7:30pm, $8 Suggested
Filmmaker Nazli Dinçel will be in attendance
About: A program of all 16mm films that both reveals and revels in the body, emulsion, and
those things we’re not yet used to talking about, like the sexual awakening of girls.


A still from Nazli Dinçel's "Solitary Acts #4," part of the season-opening program at Cinema Project

A still from Nazli Dinçel’s “Solitary Acts #4,” part of the season-opening program at Cinema Project


Tuesday, February 23
Short Cuts VII: Space Time Being
Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Ave
8:30pm, $12
Curated by Cinema Project for the 39th Portland International Film Festival
About: New avant-garde short videos from around the world that explore the resonance of
space and how one can be in two places at once.

Saturday, March 5 and Sunday, March 6
Dirty Looks: First Three Years + Hardcore Home Movies
NXT Industries, 222 NW Davis, Loft 301
7:30pm, $8 Suggested
Guest curators Bradford Nordeen and Clara López Menéndez in attendance
About: Two nights of experimental queer film and video from the curators of Dirty Looks NYC
and Dirty Looks LA.

Friday, April 8
Black Cinema 1: Image and Mirage, Meaning and Identity
PCC Cascade Campus (705 N Killingsworth St), Terrell Hall Auditorium, Room 122
7:30pm, $8 Suggested
Co-presented with Black Creative Collective: Brown Hall
About: Experimental short films from black filmmakers of past and present, exploring the
theme of identity.

Monday, April 25
A Super 8 Odyssey: Films of David Domingo
NXT Industries, 222 NW Davis, Loft 301
7:30pm, $8 Suggested
Filmmaker David Domingo will be in attendance
About: Super 8 films from Spanish filmmaker David Domingo that are poppy and fun with
flashes of the erotic.

Sunday May 22
Who Are US Tour 2016: Observations from the 21st Century American Road
NXT Industries, 222 NW Davis, Loft 301
7:30pm, $8 Suggested
Filmmaker/Musician duo Silver Ochre will be in attendance
About: Artists following the campaign trail make and add to a movie along the way, performed
anew at each stop with live soundtrack.

Friday, June 17
Down a Hard Hole
612 NE Thompson
9pm, $8 Suggested
Outdoor screening!
About: Contemporary avant-garde films and videos that explore the hard realities in our world
and sometimes make fun of them.

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