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In honor of Women’s History Month (and in recognition of the fact that it's a tough time to be a feminist film fan), we’re taking this opportunity to celebrate the films we love and the women who have shaped the film industry.

We've invited programmers and community partners to share the films that influenced them as feminists, and have curated a selection of films that feature women in front of the camera and behind it. We aim to celebrate the contributions that women have made, and continue to make, to the film industry, while acknowledging the ongoing need for intersectional advocacy on behalf of marginalized voices in the film industry, specifically trans and nonbinary filmmakers and filmmakers of color.

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The Gentleman Bank Robber

Director Julie Perini in attendance!

A portrait of revolutionary rita bo brown, a white working class butch from rural Oregon who became known as “T...

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Friday, March 09
Chasing Grace

THE CHASING GRACE PROJECT

The premiere screening event for episode one of The Chasing Grace Project: Eighty Twenty. This first episode in the docuseries about women in tech focuses on...

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Sunday, March 25
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Barbara Kopple Double Feature

The Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival (POW Film Fest) is proud to present A Night with Barbara Kopple. Join the festival in meeting the 2018 Gue...

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Saturday, March 10
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Unveiled

POW Film Festival is pleased to co-present with Women Sports Festival this feature documentary about freedom and identity.

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Saturday, March 10
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Tangerine

Join us for a special benefit screening with NXT LVL PDX! Learn about NXT LVL’s work and hear from collective members. NXT LVL is a collective of womxn who t...

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Monday, March 26
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Broadcast News

A high-functioning news producer (Holly Hunter) finds herself strangely attracted to a vapid anchorman even though she loathes everything he personifies. To ...

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Monday, March 05
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9 to 5

Three female secretaries - the power trio of Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton - decide to get revenge on their "sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocrit...

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Monday, March 19
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Faces Places

89-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33-year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-dir...

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Sunday, March 11
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Sparrows

Molly, the eldest child at a baby farm hidden deep in a swamp, must rescue the others when their cruel master decides that one of them will be disposed of. M...
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Saturday, March 24
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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

We’re proud to present this new documentary about legendary actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr!

BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY (2017): When Nazi U-B...
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Sunday, March 11
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It Came From Outer Space with Kathleen Hughes

A 35mm 3D print, with actress Kathleen Hughes in attendance for a post screening Q&A! 


IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE (1953):
While looking throug...
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Saturday, March 31
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Becks

Inspired by the real life of singer/songwriter Alyssa Robbins, BECKS follows a musician who moves back to her childhood home in St. Louis after a crushing br...
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Wednesday, March 14
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Chisholm '72: Unbought & Unbossed

In 1968, Shirley Chisholm became the first black woman elected to the United States Congress. In 1972, she was the first African American of either gender to...

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Monday, March 12
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Woman Power 6

Our yearly series paying tribute to vintage TV shows about empowered women gives you a magnificent triple feature: 

First up, late '70s Sid & Marty Krofft...

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Wednesday, March 28
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Bend It Like Beckham

Presented in 35mm!

18-year-old Jess Bhamra (Parminder Nagra) wants nothing more than to play soccer, but her parents (Anupam Kher, Shaheen Khan), strict Punja...

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Sunday, March 18
Saturday, March 17
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Demon Lover Diary

A rare screening of the cult documentary, introduced by filmmaker Kelly Reichardt (MEEK'S CUTOFF, WENDY & LUCY, CERTAIN WOMEN)!

Don and ...

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Thursday, March 15