As part of the Northwest Film Center’s NW Tracking program, The JUMP Society will be screening a collection of short films at the Whitsell Auditorium in the Portland Art Museum on Wednesday, April 14th at 7:00pm.
Juneau, the small and isolated capital of Alaska, boasts whales, glaciers, great beer, and a surprisingly active filmmaking scene. In a community where you have to learn to entertain yourself, the JUMP (Juneau Underground Motion Picture) Festival provides a flickering coming together to make the long winters and gray summers more endurable and warm. Since its inception eight years ago, the JUMP Society has screened over 350 short films, and this traveling collection features some of the curator’s favorites. The program includes work from Lou Logan, Aaron Suring, Paul Disdier, Greg Chaney, Brice Habeger, Mukhya and Hari Dev Khalsa, Clint Farr, Arlo Midgett, and others. (90 mins.)