2018 Portland Black Film Festival

Brother from another planet

February 5-25, the Hollywood Theatre is proud to present the 2018 Portland Black Film Festival! Curated by Portland writer/filmmaker David F. Walker, the festival examines the black experience in America and showcases the cinematic achievements of African American stars and filmmakers.

This year's festival is made possible through the generous support of the Multnomah County Cultural Coalition and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

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Stormy Weather

STORMY WEATHER (1943): Lena Horne stars as a singer whose rising career provides a retrospective of the great African American entertainers of the ...

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Monday, February 05
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Blade

BLADE (1998): 20th anniversary screening! A half-vampire, half-mortal man (Wesley Snipes) becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil ...
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Thursday, February 08
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Afrofuturism

The Portland Black Film Festival is proud to present a series of shorts exploring the other worldly genres of science fiction, horror, and afrofuturism...

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Sunday, February 11
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The Spook Who Sat By The Door

THE SPOOK WHO SAT BY THE DOOR (1973): The film the government doesn't want you to see! When the CIA is forced to integrate, their first black agent s...
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Saturday, February 17
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Spotlight on Elijah Hasan

Photographer, filmmaker, and educator Elijah Hasan has emerged as one of the region's most daring and innovative artists. His work knows no boundaries or g...

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Wednesday, February 21
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Charles Bradley: Soul of America

This screening is free for Hollywood Theatre members!

Mississippi Records, in partnership with the Portland Black Film Festival,  presents this documentary ab...

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Thursday, February 22
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Brother From Another Planet with Joe Morton

Post-screening Q&A with guest of honor Joe Morton!

BROTHER FROM ANOTHER PLANET (1984): "The Brother" (Joe Morton) is a mute alien and escaped sl...

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Saturday, February 24
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Local Showcase

Join us for an eclectic mix of shorts made by local filmmakers, running the gamut from music videos to narrative to experimental. Catch a glimpse of incred...

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Sunday, February 25
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Rap City 2

RE RUN THEATER and THE PORTLAND BLACK FILM FESTIVAL PRESENT:  RAP CITY 2

THE REVOLUTION WILL BE MUSIC TELEVISED. Following up where RA...

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Wednesday, February 28