In celebration of Black History Month, Portland Community College is hosting the annual Cascade Festival of African Films.
The Cascade Festival of African Films was founded in 1991 by four Portland Community College faculty members. Now in its 33rd year, the festival is the longest running annual, nonprofit, non-commercial, largely volunteer-run African Film Festival in the United States.
The films featured during the festival represent different countries and cultures as well as a range of lifestyles from pre-colonial to modern times in rural and urban settings. The films celebrate Africa’s achievements, expose its failures, and reveal possibilities for a hopeful future.
This year the festival is a hybrid in-person and virtual festival with many opportunities to participate in its expansive schedule.
2023 Cascade Festival of African Films Schedule
The 2023 Cascade Festival of African Films is February 3 through March 4. Every film screening is free.
Festival screenings can be viewed in-person or online. In-person screenings will take place at Hollywood Theatre and the PCC Cascade Campus. All in-person films will be screened for free on a first-come, first served basis.
Here’s the schedule:
Friday, February 3
7 p.m. The Blue Caftan at the Hollywood Theatre, 118 min.
Saturday, February 4
7 p.m. You’re My Favourite Place viewed online, 90 min.
7 p.m. You’re My Favourite Place at PCC Cascade, 90 min.
Thursday, February 9
7 p.m. We, Students! viewed online, 82 min.
Friday, February 10
7 p.m. The Gravedigger’s Wife at PCC Cascade, 82 min.
7 p.m. The Gravedigger’s Wife viewed online, 82 min.
Saturday, February 11
2 p.m. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind at PCC Cascade, 113 min.
7 p.m. Father’s Day at PCC Cascade, 111 min.
7 p.m. Father’s Day viewed online, 111 min.
Thursday, February 16
7 p.m. I Am Samuel at PCC Cascade, 69 min.
7 p.m. I Am Samuel viewed online, 69 min.
Friday, February 17
7 p.m. Juwaa at the Hollywood Theatre, 85 min.
7 p.m. Juwaa viewed online, 85 min.
Saturday, February 18
2 p.m. Egúngún (Masquerade) viewed online, 15 min.
2 p.m. Baba viewed online, 15 min.
2 p.m. #BlackBoyJoyGone viewed online, 25 min.
7 p.m. Neptune Frost at PCC Cascade, 105 min.
Thursday, February 23
7 p.m. Music is My Life at PCC Cascade, 90 min.
7 p.m. Music is My Life viewed online, 90 min.
Friday, February 24
7 p.m. Feathers at PCC Cascade, 112 min.
7 p.m. Feathers viewed online, 112 min.
Saturday, February 25
7 p.m. Moto Taxi / Bendskins at PCC Cascade, 90 min.
7 p.m. Moto Taxi / Bendskins viewed online, 90 min.
Thursday, March 2
7 p.m. No Simple Way Home at PCC Cascade, 83 min.
7 p.m. No Simple Way Home viewed online, 83 min.
Friday, March 3
7 p.m. Souad at PCC Cascade, 96 min.
7 p.m. Souad viewed online, 96 min.
Saturday, March 4
2 p.m. Burkinabé at PCC Cascade, 75 min.
7 p.m. Queen of Glory at PCC Cascade, 78 min.
7 p.m. Burkinabé viewed online, 75 min.
7 p.m. Queen of Glory viewed online, 78 min.
The Cascade Festival of African Films is free and open to all. For more information, visit the festival website.
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