Portland International Film Festival 2010 : 02/25-02/27 Weekend Round-Up

This weekend (plus Thursday)’s recommended picks! This is the last weekend of the Portland International Film Festival, so if you haven’t seen a movie yet, get out there.

Forever Enthralled

Chen Kaige tells the story of Chinese opera singer, Mei Langfang, who experienced world-wide fame, only to have his career threatened when he refused to sing under the Japanese occupation.

SHOWTIMES
Tue, Feb. 23 @ 8:15pm (B1)
Thu, Feb. 25 @ 7:00pm (C21)

The Inheritors

The Inheritors takes you behind-the-scenes of the daily lives of hard-working people in Northern Mexico. Often working long hours under rough conditions, entire families partake in labor in order to survive.

SHOWTIMES
Thu, Feb. 25 @ 6:00pm (B3)
Sat, Feb. 27 @ 2:45pm (WH)

The Sicilian Girl

A crime drama inspired by the true story of a 17-year-old girl who came forward against organized crime in Sicily, in order to avenge the deaths of her brother and father.

SHOWTIMES
Fri, Feb. 26 @ 6:15pm (B1)
Sat, Feb 27 @ 8:00pm (WH)

Videocracy

Explore the crazy world of Italian television, which is crammed full of game shows and reality TV. Oh, and did we mention the media is controlled by the governing body?

SHOWTIMES
Wed, Feb. 24 @ 6:15pm (B1)
Sat, Feb. 27 @ 2:30pm (B1)

Ward No. 6

Shot in an operating mental ward, this film is a rehashing of Chekhov’s tale about a doctor turning patient in his own asylum.

SHOWTIMES
Wed, Feb. 24 @ 6:00pm (WH)
Thu, Feb. 25 @ 8:15pm (B3)

Woman without Piano

Rosa seems to live a boring, lonely married lifestyle, but when her husband is asleep, she sneaks out to meet a young Polish construction worker. Going with the flow, she explores nocturnal Madrid in ways she’d probably never imagined.

SHOWTIMES
Sun, Feb. 21 @ 2:00pm (B4)
Mon, Feb. 22 @ 9:15pm (B4)
Sat, Feb. 27 @ 8:00pm (C21)

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Vee Hua 華婷婷

Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/she) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

In 2017, Vee released the narrative short film, Searching Skies — which touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States — and co-organized The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. 2022 sees the release of their next short film, Reckless Spirits, which is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature film.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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