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About Just out. (Portland, OR) 1983-2013 | View Entire Issue (May 1, 1985)
The NW Film Study C enter presents
College is sponsoring a Health Fair offer
Revising Romance: Revisionist
Romance These com ic revisions of “love
ing free ad m ission, booths, blood pres
sure screening, m assage, fun and
aam es nutritional and fitness counseling.
The c o lleg e is located at 2900 N E
132nd Avenue C a ll 253-0082 for more
. inform ation.
sto ry" conventions include Barbara
Broughel's The Frigid Heiress, which ex
poses what is left im p lic it in perfume and
liquor ads. Performance artists Nancy
Buchanan and Barbara Sm ith's With
Love from A to B attacks the theme of
unrequited love; llene Segalove's Why I
Got Into TV reveals, in autobiographical
fashion, the relaionships between pop
culture and rom antic expectation; and
Yonem oto's Vault presents a cam p love
a ffa ir between a fem ale pole-vaulter and
her cow boy/artist.
A lso show ing. All of Our Lives. Laura
Ksy's touching film , reveals the economic
and personal isolation faced by many
women today. Women from various
backgrounds and w alks of life recall g irl
hood dream s contrasted to the reality of
their current situations.
The H a lleluja h Chorus. Portland's first
com ical sing ing group w ill be perform ing
at the W hite Eagle Cafe and Saloon, on
836 N. Russe ll at 8:30 p.m.
The chorus perform s o rig ina l irreverent
hum or for thick skinned (not headed)
C over is $1.50.
Jim Bla sh fie ld 's new anim ated film
Suspicious Circum stances w ill be pre
m iered in a M edia Project showing at
C inem a 21, tonight at 7 00 p.m.
Suspicious Circumstances uses a
co lo r xerox cut-out anim ation technique
in novel w ays to create a sense of realism
unusual for anim ated film . S till panoram as
create the backgrounds. O bjects and
people — shot in movement sequences,
transferred to xerox, then cut out and
anim ated — are the actors. The result is a
three dim ensional sense more common to
live action than anim ation. This is
countered by the introduction of fantastic
elem ents only p ossib le in anim ation
(duck heads dance on couches, phones
flo a t through rooms, and am algam ated
objects pop out of books and cupboards).
Bla shfield adm its that, "It w as difficult at first
to m ake these elem ents work together. I
began thinking I had the license one o rd i
na rily has in anim ation. Fina lly. I learned
what I could and couldn't do and pushed
what I could do as far as I could."
Suspicious Circumstances has a
1950s feel to it, and the strong graphic
sense Bla shfie ld has d ispla yed as art d i
rector of the C linton St. Quarterly. Like his
dram atic film . The Mid-Torso of Inez,
Circum stances has a skeletal story
structure. A man is awakened by noises.
He em erges from his bedroom to discover
that com m on objects are possessing his
home. Disturbed, he consults his “Popular
M e c h a nic s" for advice — to no avail. F i
nally, he is left to battle these inanim ate
intruders on his own. A sound track of ef
fects, and m usic underline the drama.
In ad d ition to Suspicious Cir
cumstances, Bla shfield w ill also be
show ing The Mid-Torso of Inez, and The
Business Dinner. The latter is an experi
ment with live, m ultiple location, im provi-
sa tiona l com edy starring W aggie 8c
Friends. The lo g istics of this project are
com plicated, and shall be saved for the
screening, but one particularly funny se
quence features Scott Parker as a new
age bum b ling detective recreating the
scene of the crim e with Barbie dolls.
Th is program is made possible by Micro
star, the Oregon Arts C om m ission, Rocky
M ountain Film Center and the National
Just Out. Mav 1985
The Frie nd s o f Multnom ah County
Lib ra ry w ill hold their annual Booksale
today from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Get used books at very tempting prices.
The sa le w ill be held at the NW Service
Center, N.W. 18th and Everett.
Endowm ent for the Arts.
17 _________ FRIDAY
The Portland Democratic Socialists
of America (DSA), the National DSA Anti-
Racism Comm ittee and the Associated
Students of Portland State University are
sponsoring a series of events designed to
help activists in their work opposing ra
cism . Th is series w ill be held at Portland
State University, Sm ith Center, Room 296,
today at 8 p.m. and tomorrow. Saturday,
M ay 18, at 9:30 a.m. to 12 Noon and 1 30
p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (no charge for either
day). Duane C am pbell (Sacramento,
C A ). National DSA Anti-Racism C om m is
sio n and Ron Herndon, Co-Chair, Black
United Front w ill be key speakers.
For more inform ation, ca ll 282-1300.
Motherlode and Geof Morgan w ill
be perform ing at 8 p.m. at 75 Lincoln Hall
on the P.S.U. campus. The concert is a
benefit for Perform ers and A rtists for
N uclear Disarm am ent and tickets are
$6.00. Tic ke ts are a va ila b le at A Woman's
Pla ce Bookstore, Artichoke M usic and the
PAND office at 2308 NW Lovejoy.
M otherlode is a dynam ic band of four
women who, with strong vocals and close
harm onies, sing o rig ina l, contemporary
and traditional m usic accom panied by
guitar, 'cello, bass, m andolin, flute,
harm onica and percussion. They w ill be
sha ring songs from their recently released
album . Dance the Afternoon Away
and much more.
G eof M organ is a singer, songwriter
and recording artist from Bellingham ,
W ashington. After spending seven years
in N a shville perform ing and w riting songs
for a rtists such as Barbara M andrell.
Earnest Tubb and othrs. Geof moved to
the Northwest and has been perform ing
for audiences a ll over the West Coast and
C anada (appearing at the Vancouver
Folk Festival and others). He has album s
out on the Nexus and Flying Fish labels
and is currently celebrating the release of
his third album . At the Edge. He is “a
songw riter of new and different species, a
sensitive man who sings of relationships
and attitudes with an overview of exten
sive scope and depth."
Nancy Vogl. form erly with the Berkeley
W om en's M usic C ollective, w ill perform in
concert tonight, 8 p.m., at Metropolitan
Com m unity Church (MCC), 1644 N.E. 24th
Em barking on he rfirst solo tour, Vogl has
previously recorded and toured with
W oody Sim m ons, Robin Flower, and Holly
Near. V o g l's album Something to Go On
w as relased in January.
Vogl sees her work as a vital part of
w om en's culture. “M usic to me is more
than entertainment — it is a reflection of
the culture which inspires it. Playing with
women has let me feel a force of change
and growth and I have been at tim es
soothed, healed, and m otivated by m usi
c ia ns I know. What I bring to my m usic is a
com m itm ent to b uild ing a better environ
ment for us a ll."
C hild ca re w ill be provided. The
concert w ill be ASL interpreted for the
hearing im paired. MCC is w heelchair ac
cessible. Tickets are $4 in advance, $5 at
the door. Tickets w ill be a va ila b le at A
W om an's Place Bookstore. For more infor
m ation ca ll 234-7080.
19 ________ SUNDAY
Shan Carr, a lesbian com edienne, w ill
perform at the Primary Doman, 8 p.m.
Th is show w ill kic k-off C a rr's sum m er U.S.
C arr perform s routines on "C om ing
O ut," “How to Be a Lesbian," and much
Concerned about g a y/le sb ia n rights
and the p o ssib ilty of a referendum? Want
to help orga nize future action? There w ill
be a lesb ia n community m eeting to d is
cuss the recent Multnomah County Com
m ission gay rights ordinance and its re
peal. Other topics to be discussed
include: how to get the word out to the
com m unity when an em ergency occurs,
and what action can we take now to
avoid a c risis situation later.
If you are interested in further inform a
tion about these issues, or in strategizing
for the future, meet in room 294 Smith
Center, PSU, at 7 p.m.
Joan Arm atrading w ill appear at the
A rlene Schnitzer Concert Hall at 8 p.m.
C elebrating her newest release, Secret
Secrets, A rm atrading is touring the
United States a s part of an international
tour that w ill take her through Europe.
A ustra lia , and Canada.