A monthly series of events curated by Mississippi Records. Events include film showings, live music and lectures featuring artists close to the heart of Portland’s Mississippi Records label and shop. Artists and collaborators featured in the past include Philip Cohran, Guy Maddin, The Space Lady, The Alan Lomax Archive, Dead Moon, Michael Hurley, the Academy Film Archive, and many many more.
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All ticket proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood and the ACLU.
Given the current political climate and the recent passing of the great Leonard Cohen, Mississippi Records and the Hollywood Theatre are teaming up to present an emergency showing of the beautiful and seldom-seen documentary BIRD ON A WIRE. The film follows Leonard on his 1972 tour. He is met with crowds who treat him like a messiah come to heal them, and he does his best. Live concert footage is combined with a very intimate look at Leonard's inner life, doubts, depressions, and triumphs.
The film will be followed by a brief presentation from Eric Isaacson of Mississippi Records about the effectiveness of the arts in fighting Fascism, featuring inspiring vignettes about times when art was a meaningful and effective tool for social change.