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Celebrate International Women’s Day With Some Shorts

By Mike Everleth ⋅ March 4, 2007

If you’re in the Portland, OR area on Thursday, March 8th, stop by the Milagros Boutique for a night of drinks, snacks and, most importantly, short films. Running from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. (films start at 6), the night is to celebrate International Women’s Day, a day recognizing the struggle of women for the right to vote and for overall equality. The shorts are by both local and international female filmmakers and the preliminary lineup consists of:

White: A Preview, dir. Uli Beutter. Exploring the worlds of human aesthetics, beauty, and contrast amidst an anthropomorphic color palette.

Little Red Riding Hood, dir. SJ Chiro. A dreamy re-telling of a seemingly familiar tale.

The Touch, dir. Vanessa Woods. A meditation on Anne Sexton’s poem of the same name.

Daily Specials, dirs. Rebecca Salzer and Svetlana Cuetko. A man for sale in the produce section of a supermarket fantasizes about his perfect buyer.

Gag, dir. Emily Franz. An appropriately absurd response to the state of the nation—and America’s symbol of freedom—the American Flag.

Rose City Rumble, dirs. Cristin Norine and Zach Elliott Kronser. This short documentary is a window into the revival of roller derby in Portland. Watch below!

All this, plus live music by Ging Gang (Ghoulie-Ghoulie) is being offered for just a pay-what-you-can donation at the door and all proceeds will go to fund the 2008 Portland Women’s Film Festival. And click for more info on International Women’s Day.

The night’s event is also being organized by Zonker Films and Sour Apple Productions, who also co-produce the 10 Or Less Film Festival.

Finally, as an added bonus, watch Rose City Rumble right now. Very fun documentary: