2015 Cascade Festival of African Films | FREE, 34 Films, 10 Visiting Directors, Full Length Features, Documentaries, Discussion

From website:
 Cascade Festival of African Films 2015 Cascade Festival of African Films
Free | All Ages
February 6-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-28, March 1, 5-8, 2015
More info: africanfilmfestival.org

Hollywood Theatre
4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland OR 97212

Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building, Room 104
Portland Community College Cascade Campus
705 N Killingsworth St, Portland OR 97217

Portland Community College’s 25th Cascade Festival of African Films is set to bring 34 films and 10 visiting film directors to Portland in February.

The longest-running annual African film festival in the United States is set to entertain from Friday, Feb. 6 through Sunday, March 8 (click for schedule [pdf]). The festival, which is free and open to the public, shows films ranging from full-length features to documentaries and short films. This year, the festival will open with visiting director Biyi Bandele’s “Half of a Yellow Sun” (Nigeria) on Feb. 6. During the second weekend of the festival, there will be a tribute to the rise of “Nollywood,” the fast emerging film industry of Nigeria, with screenings of contemporary and early Nollywood films and a symposium.

More than 5,000 people attend the festival annually. Each evening screening is followed by a discussion led by individuals with expert knowledge of the region shown in the film. The festival celebrates and highlights Black History Month (February) and Women’s History Month (March). All films will be shown in the Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building Auditorium at PCC’s Cascade Campus (705 N. Killingsworth St.) with the opening night and the centerpiece film screenings to be held at the Hollywood Theatre (4122 NE Sandy Blvd.) on Friday, Feb. 6 and Friday, Feb. 20, respectively. Feature films are on Friday and Saturday evenings (most features are also screened on Thursday afternoons) and documentaries are shown on Thursday evenings.

The Cascade Festival of African Films offers something for everyone. This year, organizers will showcase a Retrospective Series of the festival’s top-10 films through its 25-year history on each Sunday of the film festival. In addition, there will be a Student Fest for high school and college-age students, and Family Fest featuring films for children. Women Filmmakers Week will welcome four female directors to PCC for panel discussions about their films.

2015 Schedule

Friday, February 6th 2015

Saturday, February 7th 2015

Sunday, February 8th 2015

Thursday, February 12th 2015

Friday, February 13th 2015

Saturday, February 14th 2015

Sunday, February 15th 2015

Thursday, February 19th 2015

Friday, February 20th 2015

Saturday, February 21st 2015

Sunday, February 22nd 2015

Thursday, February 26th 2015

Friday, February 27th 2015

Saturday, February 28th 2015

Sunday, March 1st 2015

Thursday, March 5th 2015

Friday, March 6th 2015

Saturday, March 7th 2015

Sunday, March 8th 2015

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