Go Back Thu 24 Jan 6:15PM - 9:30PM
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Go Back Thu 24 Jan 6:15PM - 9:30PM

Adventure Time Film Fest

The Hoxton, Portland, 15 NW 4th Ave, Portland
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Join us and Wy'east Wolfpack  as we chat with five inspiring characters – Faith E BriggsYassine DibounBrian DonnellyDee Palagi and Willie McBride. Each will share their passion for staying adventurous and active before sharing a short film. Fancy a quick run before the fest? Train leaves at 6:15PM. We'll have some free snacks and even drinks for purchase starting at 7:30PM. Get after it!

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Faith Briggs:

Faith is a documentary film producer and outdoor enthusiast with a focus on diversity and representation. both behind and in front of the camera, she works with brands, non-profit organizations, institutions and individual creatives to create media representative of the world we live in and the better one we are working together to create.

Film & Description:

Brother of Skiing

Since, 1973, the National Brotherhood of Skiers has overcome barriers by bringing soul, smiles and a party to the mountain. Formed during the height of the civil rights movement, the organization is dedicated to creating a welcoming space for people of color on the slopes and supporting black youth in snowsports. Today, the Brotherhood hosts the largest gathering of black skiers in the United States and represents 53 ski clubs in four regions across the country and 3,000 members.

 

Brian Donnelly:

Brian Donnelly is a writer, musician and ultra runner living beside the vast green space of Forest Park in Portland, Oregon. As a lifelong outdoor enthusiast, he’s an accomplished climber, whitewater kayaker, nordic skier, fast packer, and runner. He currently holds the record for the fastest known time on the Oregon section of the Pacific Crest Trail (7d, 22h, 37m), which he set in 2013.

Film & Description:

From the Doorstep

Adventure is all around us, right there at our doorsteps. From the Doorstep is an urban bike and packrafting tale right here in Portland, OR featuring adventurer Brian Donnelly, made by filmmakers Steven Mortinson and Bryson Steele.

 

Willie McBride

Willie has been fortunate to climb, hike, and run around in the outdoors since age 10. He headed West as soon as he was able and has since climbed mountains, run trails, and adventured on numerous continents, having many stunning and life-changing experiences along the way. Since 2005 he has increasingly focused on trail and ultra-marathons, ski mountaineering, "fast"packing adventures, and his greatest passion of all: sharing his infectious enthusiasm for the outdoors with others.

Yassine Diboun

Yassine is a running and fitness coach with a passion for endurance sports such as triathlons, marathons, and most recently since 2007...trail and mountain ultra marathons up to 100-miles and more! He currently resides in Portland, Oregon and absolutely loves the Great Pacific Northwest.

Film & Description:

Cactus to Clouds: Patricia's Journey

Wy'east Wolfpack and Billy Yang Films are proud to present a short film about Patricia Benadi-Crespi and her ascent of Mt. San Jacinto and the Cactus to Clouds Trail in Southern California, the biggest vertical gain in the U.S.! She is accompanied by Willie McBride, her coach/trainer and friend and co-owner of Wy'east Wolfpack with Yassine Diboun. In this film Willie shares some of the philosophy that Wy'east Wolfpack is based upon, while celebrating Patricia and other courageous, inspiring clients like her.

 

Dee Palagi:

Dee Palagi is an inspiring 28 year old triathlete and a teacher at a therapeutic school for students with Autism and other disabilities. Before relocating to Portland in 2017 from her hometown of Chicago, she endured a horrific cycling accident, having her lower leg amputated after getting hit by a semi-truck. Since then she has risen to the myriad challenges of her new life and continues training hard and racing well against other athletes with disabilities.

Film & Description:

Feed the Good Wolf 

This short film by Steven Mortinson focuses on the old Cherokee legend of the "Two Wolves" told over the day-to-day lives of three local Portlanders: Gregory Gourdet, Kevin Smith, and Dee Palagi. We all face challenges; what makes the difference is how we deal with them, where we put our energy, whether we stay positive of let negativity take hold. The take away message that everyone can benefit from: "Feed the Good Wolf."