Ollin Film Series

First Year of Ollin: Social Justice Film Series is a HUGE Success!

We would like to thank everyone who came and supported our first annual social justice film series at The Hollywood Theatre! The Pan’s Labyrinth, Salt of the Earth, and El Norte screenings and discussions were an incredible opportunity to share Latino stories with our communities, our partners, and our allies. We are always grateful to be able to connect with the community.

Together, we were able to raise $2,000 to support critical programs for our Latino youth and families!

The goal of this series was to connect people through a common passion and theme: Leadership and Social Justice. Thank you to all our speakers and moderators who helped facilitate rich discussions: Commissioner Nick Fish, Maria Elena Campisteguy, State Representative Diego Hernandez, Andrea Valderrama, Serena Cruz, and Joaquin Lopez.

From discussing sanctuary city policies with Commissioner Nick Fish and the resilience of Latino communities with State Representative Diego Hernandez, to the issues surrounding healthcare in minority communities with Former Commissioner Serena Cruz, Ollin Films helped attendees relate themes in art and film to current issues within our community in Portland.

Enjoy these photos from the last film in our series, El Norte, with a discussion led by our own Arts & Culture Manager Joaquin Lopez and Former County Commissioner and Executive Director of the Virginia Garcia Memorial Foundation, Serena Cruz!

Thank you SO MUCH to the Hollywood Theatre for hosting this amazing series! We can’t wait to see you at Ollin Films next year in 2018!

Pan's Labyrinth - A Success!

What a successful night for Ollin: Social Justice Film Series!

Thank you to all who attended and supported this inspiring event. It was wonderful to see the movie theater almost sold out! We raised $1,600 last night, and ALL of it will go toward our advocacy efforts!

After we showed Pan's Labyrinth, Commissioner Nick Fish and Latino Board Chair Maria Elena Campisteguy led an enriching discussion about how everyone in the community can take action and fight for social justice. 

We look forward to the next two films and discussions in the series:

  • March 13th at 7:30 - Salt of the Earth (1954) - with a community discussion led by District 47 State Representative Diego Hernandez
  • April 13 at 7:30 - El Norte (1984) - with a community discussion led by Former Commissioner Serena Cruz

Check out some of the awesome moments from last night: 

(From left) Commissioner Nick Fish, Latino Network Board Chair Maria Elena Campisteguy, Latino Network Executive Director Carmen Rubio, Latino Network Arts & Culture Manager Joaquin Lopez, and Hollywood Theatre Executive Director Doug Whyte

Maria Elena Campisteguy and Nick Fish lead the discussion after Pan's Labyrinth. Topics of conversation included how we can pledge to take action, ways to stay involved in the community, and how we can work with our local government to ensure rights for everyone.

Arts & Culture Manager - and organizer of this event - Joaquin Lopez discusses how Pan's Labyrinth relates to our current political circumstances in the U.S.

Thank you to all who came!

Thank you to all who came!

Thank you to The Hollywood Theatre for hosting, and thank you to our featured discussion leaders! See you in March!

You're Invited: Ollin Social Justice Film Series

We’re coming together to advocate for social justice through film and discussion, and we want YOU to join us.

Ollin: Social Justice Film Series aims to unite communities, begin important discussions about social justice, and advocate for the rights of everyone - all through film and community-led discussions. 

On January 23rd at 7:30pm, we will be showing Pan’s Labyrinth at the Hollywood Theatre, and Commissioner Nick Fish will join us in responding to the film's social justice themes while commenting on policy, advocacy, and leadership in our communities. 

Get your tickets here!

Pan’s Labyrinth is one of three films that Latino Network and The Hollywood Theatre will screen throughout the winter and spring:

  • January 23rd - Pan’s Labyrinth with Commissioner Nick Fish
  • March 13 - Salt of The Earth with Elected Official Diego Hernandez
  • April 13 - El Norte with Former Elected Official Serena Cruz

In the Hollywood Theatre lobby before the film, Latino Network will have a table with opportunities to volunteer, donate and/or learn how to become involved in making a collective impact for the success of Latino youth and families. 

We look forward to seeing you there!