Join PICA and Outside the Frame for a closing celebration of Abigail DeVille’s exhibition The American Future, as we co-present a free screening of short films by houseless youth, including three films selected by Abigail DeVille as well as the premiere of new projects. A panel discussion with participating youth filmmakers will follow. The American Future is on view at PICA through January 12, 2019. This event will be the last opportunity to experience the exhibition before its closing.
Films being screened
Outside the Frame will premiere two new film projects as well as screen the following three films selected by Abigail DeVille:
Rest, Not Arrest
The Right to Rest Act is a bill spearheaded by the Western Regional Advocacy Project calling to allow unhoused people to rest, eat and congregate in public without being criminalized. Made by youth directly affected by these issues; one of Outside the Frame’s most widely-shared and watched online videos.
A PSA for the Affordable Housing Bond, produced by some of the people who need it the most — young folks experiencing houselessness.
Four young people share their reasons for leaving “home” and coming to Portland, each challenging the relationship between ‘family’ and ‘home’ through their unique journeys as their paths intersect.
About Outside the Frame
Outside the Frame trains houseless and marginalized youth to be the directors of their own films and lives. We are proving that houseless youth are not a liability, they are an asset to our communities. As they make their own films, they gain employable skills, and build the confidence and motivation to embrace and contribute to society. In our film workshops, youth learn all aspects of film production and create work about issues that matter to them. Workshops are facilitated by professional filmmakers and trained program alumni who work as peer mentors. Youth filmmakers then take the films out into the world and facilitate screenings and discussions that shift the way houseless youth and other marginalized communities are seen, breaking down stigma and building community through their media making.