The PEACE OF THE CITY FILM SERIES was founded in the week after the 2016 presidential election, as a direct response to the landscape of political and cultural polarization that the election outcome revealed.
The series is a project of New York-based documentary distribution firm Film Sprout, and is programmed and curated by Film Sprout's founder Caitlin Boyle, who lives in Southeast Portland. Intended as a forum for nonpartisan dialogue, civic engagement and citizen education, the PEACE OF THE CITY FILM SERIES is supported by the generous donations of its audiences, the hospitality of the Portland Mennonite Church, in which it is housed, and the vibrant and dynamic documentary film community in the United States, which upholds a tradition of investigating, observing and translating the most pressing social issues of our time.
To attend a screening, please join us at 6:00 pm on select Friday nights of each month, with the exception of December and summer months. Admission is free and open to the public, but donations are gratefully accepted and will be applied 50/50 to both the ongoing operational costs of the series--including direct support to filmmakers whose work is showcased--and to a Portland-based cause related to the issues portrayed in each film.