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Rise Up! Resistance & Revolution

Sun, May 27 at 3:30PM

This is part of Northwest Animation Fest 2018

Tickets no longer available for this showtime.

Queer pride, black lives, women who strike back, and people around the world marching for liberation! Whether the characters are fighting openly for regime change, or going underground to survive a cultural revolution, these stories amplify marginalized voices and inspire one's strength to persist. With beautiful tenderness, they remind us what is most precious: simply getting to live and take care of each other. Through cinematic ritual, mourn together for the dead — and get fired up to fight like hell for the living!

Here's some of what you'll see: A young gay Egyptian recounts trying to protect a pair of boys from being bullied on the street, and then his personal path to joining in organized protests. In a hilarious send-up of cultural imperialism, an upwardly mobile native of India casts off tradition in favor of western ways, gradually turning into a gorilla as he studies the "art of aping." An elderly veteran of World War II recalls her experiences as a pilot with the all-female bombing squad nicknamed the "Night Witches." When an innocent black man is killed by the French police, a community's unbearable grief and anger must finally be expressed. A traveler joins friends in a bar, tells stories of his life in different countries, the people he's loved, and the discovery that all these places have become "home".

Some mature themes.

Passes Accepted: Guest Pass and Member Guest Pass