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Spring for Thrive: We Are Home Film Festival

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Thrive Central Oregon’s annual fundraising event – all ticket sales and donations go directly back into our community through our Housing Fund.

April 13 @ 7:30 pm

$24 Buy Tickets

Join us for a night of wonderful short films by new and upcoming filmmakers that explore how we find home and belonging in our world today. These films are sure to engage, pull at your heartstrings, and inspire you to become more connected to our community!

In addition to the films, our event opens doors an hour before films at 6:30 to learn more from Thrive Central Oregon and other local resource providers and buy tickets for our famous raffle. The awesome prizes are large and small, and winners will be announced throughout the evening.

All proceeds from our annual film festival (100% of ticket sales, raffle tickets and donations) go straight back into our Central Oregon community thanks to our generous sponsors. Funds raised will bolster our Housing Fund: providing our community with application fees, rental assistance, and deposit assistance for those attaining secure and sustainable housing.

*All films will be subtitled in Spanish for our Spanish-speaking community*

You can find trailers and more info on our films on our website.

Companion (Unlocked Films)
Filmed in Central Oregon, the film explores the deep bonds between humans and their loyal companions living outdoors and highlights partner organization, Companion Animal Medical Project (CAMP).

Ultimate Citizens (Flock this Way Films)
Ultimate Citizens is not a movie about Frisbee. The “flat ball” is one tool that Jamshid Khajavi uses in his work as a primary school counselor. A fiery, funny 65-year-old Iranian immigrant and ultra-endurance athlete, Jamshid does his best work on the playing field with his students, the children of refugees and immigrants.
Jamshid’s efforts to build a community where all kids can thrive are heroic. But it’s the parents who work low-paying jobs around the clock, and their first-generation American kids, who are the champions. They save themselves, with a little help from a counselor in a supportive school.

Arrivals: What’s left behind, what lies ahead? (Mainspring Media)
Survival, resilience, and renewal are the common threads woven through the narrative of the human journey. ARRIVALS: What’s Left Behind, What Lies Ahead shares the compelling stories of refugee, immigrant, and Native American diasporas that are foundational to our culture and help us to create a shared future.

Stoop chat with Jimmy & Shanaya (Stoop Stories: Marj Kleinman, Gabriella Canal)

“Stoop Chat with Jimmy & Shanaya” follows the unlikely friendship of blind Brooklyn poet, “Harmonica Jimmy,” and his younger neighbor, Shanaya, as they forge an uplifting bond based on their love of poetry, music, and the things that make New York, New York.

Folk Frontera (Alejandra Vasquez and Sam Osborn)
Far West Texas is a place where local folklore looms as large as the landscape. Two fronteriza women—one a public radio music show host, the other a Mariachi and folklórico dancer—live in two cultures at the same time, as they struggle to find their place in the vast Chihuahuan Desert. Touches of magical realism infuse this portrait of life along the U.S.- Mexico border.

Dream Carriers (Esmeralda Hernandez)
Framed through the migration of monarch butterflies, a college-bound Chicana reflects on the generations of women before her.


Thank you to our generous sponsors:
Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace
Foundation for Affordable Housing
Central Oregon Health Council

General Admission $24 or General Admission + Pay It Forward $48