The owner of a tavern is pressured by the local mob to go into business with them, and figures it's better all around if he does that rather than cause trouble. However, when he starts to see what kind of place his nice little neighborhood bar is turning into, and when one of the mob's goons tries to rape his daughter, he decides to fight them.
The basic story of a young criminal not quite living up to his won ideals of "not to give a damn" sidesteps out of his criminal career while dragging his younger brother into it, could have been interesting. Unfortunately the implementation is simply not good enough. As so often with Danish movies, there is little appreciation for detail thus leaving us with hoodlums talking like they've done time at a business academy rather than a prison. Dialects completely out of here and idiosyncratic bikers without bikes or even character for that matter. An ever accelerating surrealism towards the end doesn't help to clear the slow pace of this film but it does give a glimpse of what the story could have unfolded to become.
A documentary road movie about travel, the fallibility of photographs, and the merging of memory and imagination.
This spin-off movie provides a different contrast to the familiar Young and Dangerous films with greater character development. This time, the story's focus is on a female character - Sister 13 (Sandra Ng) of the "Hung Hing" triad. In a triad underworld dominated by men, the film tells the story of how she faces trials and tribulations of rising to become the branch leader of Portland Street. The story shows the reasons she became a lesbian. The film also gives more details about the "Tung Sing" triad, and how the relationship between Sister 13 and Ben Hon develops.
This is the third Olympia based story from Richard Anthony Films. The story revolves around a young gay boy, the son of a Baptist preacher, who has not spoken since he witnessed a traumatic murder at a very young age. He is driven from his back country home by his abusive father, and travels to Olympia where he meets a young store owner who takes him in. This is the heartwarming story of young love set in Washington state. Follow this young pair as they fall in love and through caring and understanding the young boy regains his ability to speak.
Don and Edwina take us on a delightful tour of The wondrous Portland, Oregon. Sights and smells truly come alive in this whimsical walk through The City of Roses. Whether you're uptown, downtown, or staying at the luxurious Royal Gambino Hotel! See what all the talk is about and come on down! You can find us eating iced cream in the Brownstone District.
Yam plays Brother Pao, a respected gang leader whose rep as a street fighter is one of the best. But Pao injures his head in a fight, which reduces his mental ability to that of a ten year-old. Rendered childlike, he has to count on best pal Kao Chao (Dicky Cheung) and girlfriend Yao Yao (Anita Yuen) to get by. But with a big rumble looming, will Pao's childlike status spell doom for them all?
This is the third in a film series produced by Fugazi's Brendan Canty and directed by filmmaker Christoph Green. It features live performances by The Shins, Sleater-Kinney, The Decemberists, Mirah, The Thermals, Quasi, The Gossip, Wet Confetti, The Planet The, Lifesavas, The Ready, and Tom Heinl. The crew travels from town to town filming bands performing in houses that're about to be demolished or burned to the ground. In one day they document the house, the bands, and the demolition, then put it together in a 50-minute movie and move on to the next town. Extras include an extended slide show of stills of the day's bands as well as stills of the destruction and film production.
Recorded live at The Paris Theatre in his hometown of Portland, OR, Matt Braunger offers insights on the world, the bad decisions that have shaped him, and how they brought him to find his better half. Braunger talks about the mistakes he’s made and, if not maturity, the perspective he's gained with age.
The first live DVD from one of Modern Rock's most admired bands, Guster On Ice-Live From Portland, Maine captures Guster at its very best. Recorded during the tour for 2003's Keep It Together, which cracked the Billboard Top 40 to become the group's highest-charting album to date, Guster On Ice is a celebration for its legions of devoted fans and the ultimate introduction for those yet to experience Guster.
Media artists and social activists Jodi Darby, Julie Perini, and Erin Yanke’s film speaks to the history of police violence in our society, providing a framework for understanding the systems of social control in Portland and its history of exclusion laws, racial profiling, redlining, and gentrification practices. Through conversations with community leaders that include Walidah Imarisha, author of the “Oregon Black History Timeline,” JoAnn Hardesty, and Rev. LeRoy Haynes of the Albina Ministerial Alliance Coalition for Justice & Police Reform, Dan Handelman of Portland Copwatch, and Kent Ford, founder of the Portland Chapter of the Black Panther Party, the filmmakers explore alternatives to current policing practices and consider strategies for community safety that do not employ constant surveillance and unneeded violence.
In the late 1990s, Nikki Williams, a single mother living in Portland's only "ghetto," embraced the idea of gentrification. At that time, her neighborhood was dominated by abandoned buildings and the fear of drug dealers. Fifteen years later, Nikki was one of the last black residents on her block, as high-end restaurants and throngs of young newcomers came to dominate the area. While some black residents said good riddance to the old neighborhood, others felt betrayed by city officials who promised revitalization without displacement. As gentrification grew beyond Nikki's neighborhood and plunged the entire city into a housing crisis, Nikki found herself torn between feelings of grief about the loss of her community and the opportunity to sell her home and achieve economic freedom for the first time in her life.
A history of the WHL's Portland Buckaroos hockey team.
In a behind-the-scenes look at "Portlandia" with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, the show’s stars and creators talk about their friendship, their early days working on "Thunderant" and how they came to live in the wonderful world of "Portlandia."
With one million immigrants making their home in the U.S. annually, immigrant students are entering American public schools in record numbers. Welcome to South Portland, Maine explores a demographic shift through the lives of young women attending high school in what is considered the whitest state in America - Maine. The film's 14 teen protagonists-from Somalia, the Congo, Vietnam, Jamaica, and southern Maine-are enrolled in a hip hop, health and culture program during the most anti-immigrant period in recent U.S. history. The 2016 presidential race and recent terrorist attacks have fueled an atmosphere of mistrust, fear, and violence against recent immigrants. Viewers will watch as the girls relate to one another's hopes and fears, and manage to build trust as the charged events unfold around them.
After being dumped by his girlfriend, a man stuck in a deadend life decides to audition for a small role in a local community theatre's production of Cyrano de Bergerac. Despite having no experience as an actor, he lands the lead role, which wreaks havoc upon his life.
Satirical sketch comedy set and filmed in Portland, Oregon that explores the eccentric misfits who embody the foibles of modern culture.
The Adventures of Portland Bill is a British stop motion animated children's television series made in 1983. It was set in a fictional lighthouse located on the Guillemot Rock, just off the coast from the fictional village of McGuillycuddy.