ECO Stories – Indie Film Series 24/25 at McMenamin’s Kennedy School, Portland Oregon April 2nd 2024

The Portland Film Festival’s Indie Film Series is proud to present Eco Stories. Buy tickets now.

Celebrate Earth Day with Indie Eco Stories! Don’t miss April’s Eco Stories at McMenamin’s Kennedy School in their comfy theater.

Nisqually Moving Forward – Short

On May 5, 2014, legendary Nisqually Tribal leader Billy Frank Jr., passed away after a lifetime of

fighting for Tribal fishing and land rights. Known as one of the greatest leaders in Pacific

Northwest history, his life’s work led from being violently arrested at age 14 for exercising the

right to fish to being honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom a year after his death.

Today Billy Frank Jr.’s son Willie Frank III, recently elected as Nisqually Tribal Chairman and

one of the youngest leaders in his Tribe’s history, continues these efforts. Over the next year,

he will carry out the honoring of his father with a statue in Washington D.C. in Statuary Hall. As

his father once said, “The fight is never over—the fight for who we are and our culture and our way of life.”

Trashy: Zero Waste – Feature

One of the easiest ways to help the planet, is by giving up every single piece of disposable

plastic in your life. And it’s the only way to battle the growing plastic pollution problem churning

away in our oceans right now. TRASHY is a feature-length documentary following the film’s

director over the course of a year as she gives up trash for 365 days. It’s not always easy, and

sometimes it’s actually funny to watch her struggle her way through a year of zero-waste.

Hopefully, the film inspires others to make small changes in their daily lives and work towards a

less trashy future. And if nothing else, you’ll laugh watching her struggle to set up a worm

compost in her one bedroom apartment. Stick around after the screening for a Q&A


Discover the Oregon Swallowtail at the Portland Film Festival presented by Comcast in Portland, Oregon

Celebrate with Us: The Oregon Swallowtail Takes Flight at the Portland Film Festival, presented by Comcast October 16-20, 2024

This year, from October 16-20, 2024, the Portland Film Festival, presented by Comcast, is proud to celebrate the beauty and transformation symbolized by the Oregon Swallowtail. With its vibrant yellow and black wings, this local butterfly reflects the spirit of our city and the art of cinema—constantly evolving and captivating.