Boathouse Microcinema was started by Matt McCormick and Chris Freeman in early 2017. Originally meant as a 12-week project, its initial success led the them to continue hosting screenings. In 2018, Chris Freeman continued the series with new collaborators Amy Epperson and Shannon Neale. Boathouse Microcinema continues to fill a unique space in Portland’s film and art community as the only artist-run space holding regular screenings.
Boathouse Microcinema works to program artists of underrepresented identities, including promoting the work and voices of women, people of color, and sexual minorities. We acknowledge that our screenings take place on the stolen and colonized lands of the Multnomah, Clackamas, and Chinook people. And that our location in Portland’s Eliot neighborhood is a historically black community that is continually gentrifying.
Unfortunately The Boathouse is not ADA accessible. Please contact us for accommodations.
Boathouse Microcinema is supported in part by The Precipice Fund, Calligram Foundation, and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Special thanks is also due to PICA.