Boathouse Microcinema has ended its run!
Boathouse Microcinema was a screening series of local filmmakers in Portland, Oregon. Screenings took place at The Boathouse, a long-running art studio space in a converted fire boat station on the banks of Willamette River. It was originally conceived of by Matt McCormick, who asked Chris Freeman to join. Originally meant as a 10-week project, its initial success after launching in the spring of 2017 led them to continue hosting screenings.
In 2018, Chris Freeman continued the series with new collaborators Amy Epperson and Shannon Neale. These two brought a renewed energy and focus on centering queer and minority voices.
Boathouse Microcinema filled a unique space in Portland’s film and art community as the only artist-run space holding regular screenings. Its three year run had over 50 screenings and events with over 250 filmmakers and artists showcased.
It was an honor to be able to show the work of talented Portland filmmakers during our three years of screenings. We always aimed to foster community and give both emerging and veteran filmmakers a comfortable place to screen their work and connect with their audience. There is such a breadth and diversity of work in Portland that we know that film community will remain vibrant!