THANK YOU!!!

A giant and heartfelt thanks to all the artists who presented work at the BHMC, and the wonderfully supportive audience that made the BHMC one of the hottest tickets in town this spring.  We truly could not have done it without you!

Keep in touch, we’ll be announcing future BHMC plans in the coming weeks!

xo,

Matt and Chris

Going out with style

The season finale of the BHMC’s spring season featured a trio of Portland’s most assiduous artists.  Julie Perini, Pam Minty, and Jody Darbi got the show started by offering a direct-animation workshop in which the audience scrapped, painted, scratched, and otherwise hand-manipulated 16mm filmstrips of some of history’s most vile characters (Hitler, Joseph McCarthy, etc).  The screening then began, highlighting new, old, and still-in-progress work, and was capped off by screening the hand-manipulated film the audience had created previous to the show.

PDX DOCS!!!

Giant thanks to Irene Taylor-Brodsky, Sophie Harris, Courtney Hermann, KB Elliott, and Brian Lindstrom for illuminating the BHMC screen with their beautiful and thought-provoking documentaries.

Short Stories / Short Films

We had an excellent night of short narrative films here at the BHMC last week, headlined by <a href=”http://heartsandsparksproductions.com/about”>Dawn Jones-Redstone</a>’s <em>Sista In The Brotherhood</em>, a powerful look at the challenges women and people of color face in the work force:

It was an all-round great night and are appreciative of Dawn, along with Michael Hull, Lara Gallagher, Jordan Ros, Shannon Willis, Josh Lunden, and The Whiteman Brothers put together a great program. Big thanks to the filmmakers and everyone who came out!

picts from recent screenings

We’ve gotten a little behind with our post-screening reports, but here are a few pictures from our “PDX Experimental Animation” and “Great Notion Filmmakers Collective” screenings.  Thanks again to the artists and everyone who came out!

Kurtis Hough, Laura Heit, and Ben Popp after their ‘PDX Experimental Animation’ screening.
Scott Ballard discusses his work after the Great Notion Filmmakers Collective screening.
Pamela Chipman’s ‘Seeking Grace’ on the video wall.
Kevin Forrest, Scott Ballard, Dicky Dahl, and Edward Pack Davee of the Great Notion Filmmakers Collective.
Laura Heit, Ben Popp, and Rose Bond discuss business after the ‘PDX Experimental Animation’ screening.
Eli Copeland next to his piece ‘Vertical Coil’ on the video wall.

vertical coil

This week we are featuring Auden Lincoln-Vogel and Eli Coplan cinematic experiment Vertical Coil on the video wall.  Vertical Coil is a hybrid animation/documentation that was made using 16 point-and-shoot cameras and echos the early pre-cinema experiments of Eadweard Muybridge.

Vanessa R and Lori D and the BHMC!

It was another fantastic show and sold out night at the Boathouse Microcinema last Wednesday as Vanessa Renwick and Lori Damiano lit up the screen with an eclectic collection of their short films and animations.

Matt McCormick introducing Vanessa Renwick and Lori Damiano before their BHMC screening.
Vanessa, Lori, and FOX!