Cinema Unbound Awards Return on June 22

The Portland Art Museum’s cutting-edge media arts organization, PAM CUT // Center for an Untold Tomorrow, is hosting the 4th annual Cinema Unbound Awards on June 22, 2023, highlighting artists, innovators and leaders who are not content to be contained.

The 2023 celebration will include a transformative meal conceived of by Portland’s most celebrated chef, Gregory Gourdet, whose restaurant, Kann, was named the Best Restaurant in America by Esquire and one of the top 50 restaurants in America by The New York Times.

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One Night Only – World Premiere: A Midsummer Night’s Dream In Prison

With editor Enie Vaisburd (Pacific University), Ellen Thomas (Educational Director PAMCut) co-lead the Portland creative team which just completed experimental filmmaker, Bushra Azzouz’s new feature documentary, A Midsummer Night’s Dream In Prison.  The film is about a group of inmates at the Two Rivers Correctional Facility in Umatilla who put on a Shakespeare play and, in the process, reimagine their lives.

The World Premiere is Sunday, August 7, 6pm at Cinema 21.  A number of the inmates, now released, will be in attendance for a post film Q&A. 

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Sustainability Labs Return to PAM CUT

The 2022 Sustainability Labs applications are now open. This NEA funded program is in its second year and seeks to place focus on mid-career artists and creative makers themselves, rather than a specific project. Creative story-telling field can be a difficult one to continually navigate without fears of burn out and feeling overwhelmed. These labs were created for that very purpose, to give makers an edge as they move forward in their career, by being able to pitch themselves while expanding their talents to a multitude of creative pathways. Continue reading... “Sustainability Labs Return to PAM CUT”