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The Boathouse Microcinema is a DIY operation run on volunteer energy.  If you’d like to help us out financially, one way to do so is to support us on Patreon.  Please check out our Patreon page and let us know if you have any questions.  Of course we are more than happy to take donations directly as well!


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!  To relive the glory, or see what you missed, find the Spring ’17 archived calendar here.

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


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.


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=””>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!