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BendFilm presents Lessons in Livability with film "The Human Scale" at the Tower Theater, tonight 7pm

Lessons in Livability

Thu, Jun 2 at 7pm

at Tower Theater

Join BendFilm and The Bend Livability Project for the highly acclaimed film, "The Human Scale:"

How do the spaces that surround us enhance or disturb our interactions with others? How can we make our streets more accessible by foot or bike? Through his world acclaimed work, revolutionary Danish architect and urban planner Jan Gehl has been leading a revolution in urban planning that has been transforming cities worldwide. From the expanded pedestrian spaces in New York's Union Square, to Copenhagen's famed bike lanes, to the rebuilding of earthquake devastated Christchurch, New Zealand, Gehl's team bring real solutions that promise a more humanistic dimension to cities where people are not displaced by congested streets, skyscrapers, and the car-centric urbanism of the 1960s and '70s.

Following the film, Erin Foote Morgan, Bend 2030 Executive Director, will facilitate a conversation with Bend Tech Ecosystem organizer Preston Callicott, Bend City Councilor Victor Chudowsky, Brooks Resources' Romy Mortensen and Scalehouse's Rene Mitchell about how innovations in planning, housing and transportation will transform Bend in the coming decade. $5. The Tower Theatre.


BendFilm presents Academy Award Nominee "Embracing the Serpent" at McMenamin's Monday Night


5:30 PM

 "On Monday April 18th at McMenamins Theater at 5:30pm, BendFilm will present the first in a new series of programs entitled “In Case You Missed It…”  This series will feature films that were part of last year’s festival that have been getting rave reviews. EMBRACE OF THE SERPENTi won 16 international awards, including one at Cannes, and 12 nominations, including Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film of the Year.  And  at the popular Rotten Tomatoes website, it gets 99% on their Tomatometer!

EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT (d. Ciro Guerra,Columbia, 2016, 125 min)  centers on an Amazonian shaman, the last survivor of his people, and two scientists who are searching the Columbian Amazon for a sacred psychedelic healing plant that attaches itself to rubber trees.  Based on the real-life journals of an American biologist Richard Evans Shultes, who is revered as the father of modern ethnobotany, and the German ethnologist and explorer Theodor Koch-Grünberg, and the real-life ravages of colonial exploitation  ruthless rubber barons, the film is part documentary and part poetry.  And it is gorgeous.  Shot along the border of Columbia and Brazil,  the intrepid film crew had to content with snakes in the water and the likelihood of contracting horrible diseases.  It is also shot in black and white, a surprising choice for a film set in a tropical rainforest, but it works by giving the jungle textures and depth that colors hide."


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