Canopy Stories

Produced at NW Documentary and presented as part of The Portland Circuit, a unique partnership between the Northwest Film Center, Oregon Film, Cinema21, Clinton Street Theater, and The Hollywood Theatre.

Every tree has a story. They tell the stories of families, of neighborhoods, of transformations long forgotten. Tree stories are community stories.

Canopy Stories is NW Documentary’s first anthology film project featuring 12 stories made by 11 Portland filmmakers. Each film focuses on a specific tree to tell a story. The stories range from activists camping in trees to strangers caring for the ghosts of pioneers, from globe trekking botanists in search of rare specimens to everyday citizens transforming their neighborhood into an urban oasis.

Full synopsis of each film is available on Canopy Stories’ website.

This documentary will be presented in two parts over four nights, all screenings start at 7pm.

Specific titles playing in Parts 1 and 2 can be found here.

Part 1 - 85 mins
Hollywood Theatre, July 8th & Cinema21, July 10th

Part 2 - 98 mins
Clinton Street Theater, July 9th & Northwest Film Center at the Whitsell Auditorium July 11th

Each screening will be followed with a themed discussion and Q&A with local environmental and community groups.

Wheelchair accessible
Assistive Listening