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Now Begins a Long Time of Loneliness

“The Left-Handed Woman” is an unlonely story of being alone. In a scene from the opening ten minutes of Peter Handke’s “The Left-Handed Woman,” Marianne picks up her husband, Bruno at the [See More]


A Bizarre Holiday

The Cinema Project screened two hyper-hypnotic and abstract films last weekend — the aural-optical dreamy kaleidoscopic Chumlum and the similarly psychedelic, dissociating yet relatively graspable Christmas on Earth. It was an off-beat celebration of the [See More]

Powerless Towns in Fukushima

Nuclear Nation II is a Window into the Lives at Ground Zero. Futaba, a small coastal city in the Fukushima Prefecture of Japan, is where the TEPCO Daiichi nuclear power site failed, [See More]


The Mother Load of Mother Earth

This Changes Everything illustrates what  Naomi Klein grapples with in her internationally bestselling book. At the beginning of This Changes Everything, Avi Lewis’ new documentary inspired by his wife’s climate change manifesto, a polar [See More]

Doctors on the Edge of Syria

50 Feet From Syria at the heart of civil war In April of 2011, the Syrian Civil War began after months of peaceful protest against the Assad Family and the dictatorship of his [See More]

The Mirror is Sebastião Salgado

I have seen nothing in my years on this planet. Not a thing. Of course, you realize this is not a revelation and that I’m speaking figuratively as we know I’ve not [See More]

Listening to Creative Kids

A week ago I went to see Arts Exit: Saving the Creative Kid at the Hollywood Theatre, a documentary film about the lack of funding for arts education in Portland’s public schools. [See More]