And Special Shorts
The Portland Unknown has compiled a few of our favorites for your viewing pleasure. Keep checking back as new films will be added periodically.
A hybrid of documentary and fiction, 'Rukus' is a queer coming of age story set in the liminal spaces of furry conventions, southern punk houses, and virtual worlds. Rukus is a 20-year-old furry artist, living with his boyfriend Sable in the suburbs of Orlando, Florida. In his sketchbooks, Rukus is constructing an imaginary universe - a sprawling graphic novel in which painful childhood memories are restaged as an epic fantasy. Brett is a 16-year-old filmmaker with OCD, working on a documentary about kinky subcultures in spite of his own anxiety. After an interview leads to an online friendship, their lives entwine in ways that push them into strange, unexplored territories.
A film by Brett Hanover
Mata Laya Pata
A film by Kevin Vu
Through the haze of weed smoke and the rattle of skateboard wheels, Jazz, Jared, and Troy guide us down the gritty back streets of New Orleans. We follow these young men on endless nights, from parking garages to rooftops. Fellow skaters emerge from the shadows to join the pack, and strangers approach curious by the commotion. As nights and days blend together, they connect with family, friends, and strangers alike for brief moments - a type of fearless connectivity that can be found in New Orleans. Gnarleans is a glimpse inside the culture of youth and the city they live in, brought together by skateboarding.
A film by
A Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf for Trump's America of sorts, Sometimes Our Friends Come Over... is the story of a couple realizing there is no future while living in a world that also has no future.
Sometimes Our Friends Come Over
(and sometimes we're all alone)
A film by
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