Thursday, September 21, 2017


Our annual group show of local filmmakers featuring new and encore works. Jon Behrens' An Afternoon at Oyster Bay, Caryn Cline's All Flesh is Grass, Steve Demas' Duwamish Song, Linda Fenstermaker's Hear I Breath, Ruth Hayes' Copper Perforation Loop Triptych, Georg Koszulinski's  Time Zones, Salise Hughes' Antarctica, Eric Ostrowski's Spaceships and Timemachines, and Brian Short's Folding.

October 17, 2017
Grand Illusion Cinema
7:00 pm

Saturday, July 22, 2017


Caryn Cline’s films alter quotidian images and experiences using botanicollage, direct animation, found and sourced film footage, manipulated in-camera and in an optical printer.

September 12th, 2017
Grand Illusion Cinema 
7:00 pm

Monday, May 22, 2017


A collection of short films around the theme of resist, rebel, survive. Includes Georg Koszulinski’s Inauguration Day shot on the streets of Washington DC, Caryn Cline and Luke Sieczek’s Womxm’s March films, Reed O’Beirne’s No Time for Shopping, Kelly Sears’s Pattern for Survival, Salise Hughes’ MEOW, and a special screening of a 1960s Yugoslavian educational film on bomb shelter etiquette.

June 13th, 2017
Grand Illusion Cinema
7:00 pm

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


Beginning with the basics of the frame and the photographic principles allowing for multiple images to exist upon a singular plane, Portland filmmaker Ben Popp has set a course of exploration through the many realms of cinematic possibilities. The films presented will race between the different forms of construction by which Ben has chosen to tell a particular tale and sometimes that tale is one of the medium itself.

Ben was was a member of the Portland experimental group Grand Detour, co-founder of the experimental film festival EFF Portland, and currently Filmmaker Services Manager for Northwest Film Center. His films have travel the world including a retrospective at 2014 MUMIA International Festival of Underground Animation in Brazil. The films will span the last ten years.

May 16, 2017
Grand Illusion Cinema 
7:00 pm

Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Guest curator Jon Behrens brings a collection of films by friends including: Phil Solomon, Caryn Cline, Joel Schlemowitz, Pam Minty, Eric Ostrowski, Brian Wilson, Louise Burque, Steve Demas. and a collabaration between Stan Brakhage and Phil Solomon. "Should be a wonderful evening of beautiful cinema.” Co-hosted by Interbay Cinema Society.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017


EXcinema presents it’s latest Exquisite Corpse Cinema event, a collaborative project featuring twenty films by experimental filmmakers from Portland and Seattle. A Tale of Two Cities is a duel city symphony for two Northwest cities undergoing rapid change. It was the best of times, and it was the worst of times….

Filmmakers: Jon Behrens, Hannah Piper Burns, Claire Buss, Caryn Cline, Jodi Darby, Carl Diehl, Linda Fenstermaker, Ron Mason Gassaway, Elijah Hasan, Ruth Hayes, Stephanie Hough, Salise Hughes, Matt McCormick, Reed O’Beirne, Eric Ostrowski, Julie Perini, Brian Short, Luke Sieczek, Andy Spletzer, Miles Sprietsma, Sean and Christof Whiteman, Robert Zverina

This project was supported, in part, by an award from 4Culture.

March 21st, 2017
Grand Illusion Cinema
7:00 pm

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Alex MacKenzie's Apparitions

Inspired by early stereo imaging and the clash and collusion of socioeconomic forces, this work seeks to dismantle cinematic codes while foregrounding projector and light as sculpture: a conscious corruption of and interference with the apparatus to evoke the unexpected, reshaping representation into the realm of material and space. Using colour gels, masking, lens interference and projector movement in tandem with an exploration of binocular disparity, perspective, patterning and the film surface itself, APPARITIONS explores the transitional space between image and abstraction, nature and culture.
"MacKenzie is a key player in the revival of expanded cinema forms...his projects stretch the possibilities of the analogue form, manipulating images to beyond our received expectations." Chris Kennedy, Early Monthly Film Segments.

Grand Illusion Cinema
February 28th, 2017