Legacy Short Film Festival at the Hollywood Theatre

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If you haven’t ever visited the historic Hollywood Theatre in Portland, you might still recognize their name from this blog. Hollywood Theatre is the fiscal sponsor for “Who Am I To Stop It.” We appreciate their support tremendously. And we love the kinds of work they bring to audiences. Go Hollywood!

On February 1st, the Community Legacy Program of Our United Villages will be screening a handful of locally-made short films at the Hollywood Theatre. The event is FREE, family-friendly, and open to the public.

Community Legacy Program Short Film Festival 2015 flyer. Contains images from films: a lamprey, a glacier cave, African-American families fleeing the Vanport flooding, the Chinelos dancers, and the Santos United soccer club. Contact information and the Community Legacy Program logo are at the bottom.

February 1, 2015
2:00-4:00 pm
The Hollywood Theatre
4122 NE Sandy Blvd. 97212
Please note: films are not Captioned or Audio Described

[Community Legacy Program Short Film Festival 2015 flyer. Contains images from films: a lamprey, a glacier cave, African-American families fleeing the Vanport flooding, the Chinelos dancers, and the Santos United soccer club. Contact information and the Community Legacy Program logo are at the bottom.]

From the festival’s website: “The Legacy Film Festival  is a colorful collection of  locally produced films that strive to strengthen social and environmental vitality through visual storytelling. The filmmakers who share their work at the festival weave their visual stories together with passion and dedication to the craft.”

The Community Legacy Program also says that “[e]ach film features people working together for a culture of care and community in Oregon….We hope that these real-life examples will illuminate possibilities and inspire action.”

I recently contacted someone at the festival to find out if they were captioning their films. At this point in time, they have no plans to have Open or Closed Captions or Audio Description. But let me be the first to say that their response when I asked was spectacular and completely non-defensive. My experience is rarely so positive. Most people get either defensive or aggressive about the question. Community Legacy Program was curious and open to the idea of captioning films in the future.

From glacier caves to the decline of lampreys in our local waters to recapturing memories of Vanport to the webseries Native Showcase, this promises to be a very exciting, dynamic event. There will be much to talk about after viewing these films. And they’re free.