Films

Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon

Event: 
Thu, 03/05/2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Rachel Corrie Foundation presents
ARRESTING POWERResisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon
Film Screening and Post-film Discussion and Q&A with Filmmakers Erin Yanke, Julie Perini & Jodi Darby and Documentary Subject Shirley Isadore 
Olympia Film Society - Capitol Theater, 206 5th Avenue SE, Olympia, Washington
6:00pm doors / 6:30pm film
$5.00 – $10.00 sliding scale admission
Tickets available at the box office

The Throwaways: Film Screening and Q&A with Director

Event: 
Sat, 01/24/2015 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

After screening at film festivals and theaters across the country, award-winning documentary The Throwaways is coming to the Olympia Timberland Library for its PNW premiere.  The film is a personal exploration of the devastating impact of police brutality and mass incarceration on the black community told through the eyes of formerly incarcerated activist filmmaker Ira McKinley.

Screening - New Elwha River Film

Event: 
Fri, 10/24/2014 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
From today's inbox:
 
I'm writing to invite you to a screening of the newly completed documentary, Return of the River. The film documents the take-down of the Elwha Dam—the largest dam removal project to ever take place in the United States—and the work to restore the river eco-system and salmon runs it supported. The take-down represents the culmination of persistent efforts by the Lower Elwha Klallam tribe, who, after many years, were able to enlist the support of environmental and government agencies to forge the agreements that led to the demolition of the dam and restoration of the river to its free-flowing state.
 
The film was directed and produced by Jessica Plumb and John Gussman, Washington State residents. They spent 4 years making it. It is beautifully photographed and meticulous in its attention to community process. The film not only addresses the environmental imperatives and cultural values that motivated people to work towards the restoration of the river, but the process by which diverse communities and constituencies came to agree on the importance of taking down the dam.

MOVIE NIGHT: Double Feature at the Midnight Sun presented by Theater Artists Olympia

Event: 
Wed, 06/25/2014 - 7:30pm - 11:30pm


Join us for our first ever movie night!

Localoops Phantasmagoria at The Northern

Event: 
Thu, 04/24/2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

America's Music film series tonight: "Swing Jazz"

Event: 
Fri, 04/18/2014 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm

These film sessions are FREE and open to the public.

The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Main Stage     512 Washington St. SE, downtown Olympia

America’s Music uses documentary films and texts to engage the public in a study of the history of some of America’s most enduring popular music. The series consists of six sessions, each built around a different genre of American popular music.  Each session features either a complete documentary film, or excerpts from longer documentaries, to provide the basis for scholar-led discussion. The Swing Jazz is the third session in the series. Presented by KAOS Community Radio 89.3 FM and the Timberland Regional Library. The series is produced by Tribeca Film Institute of New York City 

Session Three features excerpts from two films:

Ken Burns Jazz, Episode 6: Swing: The Velocity of Celebration
Episode 6 of Ken Burns’ acclaimed series on the history of jazz picks up Swing jazz in the late 1930s.

As the Depression deepens, Swing thrives, becoming unprecedentedly popular across all social classes. While some think the music is becoming too commercialized, in Kansas City a new sound is emerging that will redefine Swing.

America’s Music Film Series at the Washington Center

Event: 
Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Attention music and film lovers!  The Washington Center for the Performing Arts presents America’s Music, a series that uses documentary films and texts to engage the public in a study of history of some of America’s most enduring popular music. The series is a production of the Tribeca Film Institute of New York City and presentation here is sponsored in part by KAOS Community Radio, 89.3 FM and the Timberland Regional Library.

The series consists of six sessions, each built around a different genre of American popular music.  Each session features either a complete documentary film, or excerpts from longer documentaries, to provide the basis for scholar-led discussion. The next session Friday, April 11 explores Broadway and Tin Pan Alley. Read a complete essay on this great musical subject here: http://americasmusic.tribecafilminstitute.org/session/view/broadway-and-tin-pan-alley

The remaining schedule:
April 11: Broadway and Tin Pan Alley
April 18: Swing Jazz
April 25: Country and Bluegrass
April 26: Rock
May 2: Latin Rhythms From Mambo to Hip Hop

You can catch them at Washington Center’s Main Stage, 512 Washington St. SE, downtown Olympia.  The films begin at 6:30 PM.  More information is available at washingtoncenter.org. Admission is FREE.

America’s Music Film Series at the Washington Center

Event: 
Fri, 04/04/2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Attention music and film lovers!  The Washington Center presents America’s Music, a series that “uses documentary films and texts to engage the public in a study of history of some of America’s most enduring popular music.” The series is a production of the Tribeca Film Institute of New York City and presentation here is sponsored in part by KAOS Community Radio, 89.3 FM.

The series consists of six sessions, each built around a different genre of American popular music.  Each session features either a complete documentary film, or excerpts from longer documentaries, to provide the basis for scholar-led discussion. The Blues and Gospel Music is the first session on Friday, April 4. Explore the birth of the blues from its Africian roots to its eventual prominence in places like Memphis, Chicago, New York and beyond.

The schedule:
April 4: The Blues and Gospel Music
April 11: Broadway and Tin Pan Alley
April 18: Swing Jazz
April 25: Country and Bluegrass
April 26: Rock
May 2: Latin Rhythms From Mambo to Hip Hop

You can catch them at Washington Center’s Main Stage, 512 Washington St. SE, downtown Olympia.  The films begin at 6:30 PM.  More information is available at washingtoncenter.org. Admission is FREE.

Also:  http://americasmusic.tribecafilminstitute.org/session/view/the-blues-and-gospel-music

The Movie Mashup: Wild Literary Adaptations on Film

Event: 
Sat, 04/12/2014 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Did the movie "ruin the book" again? Well, maybe, or... Come to Tumwater Timberland Library and join in a conversation with Robert Horton, who will talk about the process of adapting a book into a film while touching on a variety of notably creative adaptations. Horton writes about film and teaches at Seattle University. The program is cosponsored by Humanities Washington.

Thought Woman- The Life and Ideas of Paula Gunn Allen - film by Ellen Marie Hinchcliffe

Event: 
Wed, 01/22/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm

From today's inbox:

Thought Woman- The Life and Ideas of Paula Gunn Allen
A film by Ellen Marie Hinchcliffe about the Two Spirit writer Paula Gunn Allen

January 22, 2014 - 6:00 pm (55 min running time)
Longhouse Education and Cultural Center
The Evergreen State College

Thought Woman- The Life and Ideas of Paula Gunn Allen from Ellen Marie Hinchcliffe on Vimeo.

Paula was a Two Spirit/lesbian from the Laguna Pueblo people and of Lebanese, Scottish and Metis descent. She wrote the groundbreaking book The Sacred Hoop- Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions as well as novels, essays, poetry and literary criticism. Please join the filmmaker, Ellen Marie Hinchcliffe (Evergreen graduate 1998) for a conversation after the film.

All are welcome to this free, public event.

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