Kick Ass Oregon History is quite pleased to partner with 5th Avenue Cinema to present the film The Seventh Day.
Labeled by some in our current era as “The FIRST Occupy Portland,” The Seventh Day was made by Portland State University students, with the help and guidance of the university’s Center for the Moving Image, during the student strikes that erupted on college campuses across the nation in May of 1970. PSU’s campus became the site of a violent confrontation between the Portland police and protesters that sent over 30 to area hospitals. The events leading up to, and the melee itself are all chronicled in this important film. The Oregonian film review of June 5th, 1970 called The Seventh Day “an excellent film about a truly historic event in the history of our community.” My guess is 42 years later, this statement is even more true.
Many have seen this film on a VHS transfer, but for this night only, due to the generosity of the Portland State University Library’s Special Collections, a virgin 16mm copy of The Seventh Day will be projected for your Portland Film/History Geek Pleasure! That’s right – it’s like it’s 1970 all over again, brothers and sisters! Mind if I do a J? Keep the beads, baby…
Of course, Kick Ass Oregon History will feature a podcast about the May 1970 Park Blocks Riot around May 1st.
At the film viewing on May 11th, orhistory.com‘s Resident Historian, Doug Kenck-Crispin, will provide the context for this cinematic gem. PSU History Professor David Horowitz, a witness to the riot in 1970, will be our featured speaker. Our Kick Ass Melissa The Intern will be doing some serious set magic to the theater, and just to make sure you cats keep it all mellow, man, Josh Feinberg will provide live sitar music, cause we don’t want anyone to have a heavy trip. Beer and wine will be available for sale.
When: Friday, May 11th. 7:00pm
Where: 5th Avenue Cinema, 510 SW Hall St. Portland.
How Much: $5*
Booze?: Yes, for sale
For more information reply to this message or call Doug at 503-704-838FOUR.
MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES: There are only 100 seats available in the theater. Please contact us for reserved seating if you plan on covering the event.
The Seventh Day is from the Tom Taylor Collection, Gift of the Taylor Family, Special Collections, Portland State University Library.
“In the back row. Whoah, oh, ho-oh…” -Richard O’Brien
*Suggested donation of $5 at the door – but if you don’t donate as suggested, you pretty much suck… Unless you donate more!