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CFA Film Night: Short Cuts

  • The Center for Architecture 403 NW 11th Ave Portland, OR, 97209 United States (map)

Short Cuts: 4 Stories from the center's collection on art, craft, the environment, history and humor.

 

NW Documentary presents:
'IT'S A RING THING'
11 minutes, Alison Hiatt and Chris Jones
In this short film from local filmmaking institution Northwest Documentary's 2011 program, a Portland street artist creates daily delights by using the city's historic sidewalk horse rings in his creations.

 

NW Documentary presents:
'ASCENDING THE GIANTS'
12 minutes, John Waller
In another local documentary, Portland arborists Will Koomjian and Brian French set out to locate, scale, and measure the tallest, oldest spruce tree along the windswept Oregon Coast.

 

'I AM AN ARTIST'
6 minutes, Evan Mather
Three's a crowd in this imagined mash-up between a Serbian performance artist, her Mon Calamarian ex-partner, and a contemporary Dutch architect - animated with vintage Star Wars action figures.

 

'TEMA HIMA: THE ART OF LIVING IN TOHOKU'
30 minutes, Tom Vincent and Yu Yamanaka
Headlining the evening's event, and brought back by popular demand is a beautifully shot series of vignettes of life in Tohoku, a region in Japan severely hit by the March 2011 earthquake.  The film showcases the work and philosophy of the craftspeople in the region, making a range of artisanal crafts involving metal and woodworking, weaving, and food production.  Set against stark and elegant landscapes, the film illustrates the tema (effort) and hima (time) traditionally devoted in Tohuku to making things - slowly and exquisitely.

 

Special thanks to Rejuvenation (our film night sponsor) and to the Portland Japanese Garden and NW Documentary (our community partners.)