Pamplin Media Group – Portland Film Festival celebrates opening at Lloyd Center

Actors Jesse Metcalfe, Taryn Manning of ‘The Latin From Manhattan’ attend a public event on October 11.

The 10th annual Portland Film Festival welcomes fans back with its opening night, kicking off with a reception at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11 at the Lloyd Center mall, which will host several festival screenings over the course of of the next few days.

Tuesday’s free public screenings at the Lloyd Center include “The Latin From Manhattan” at 7 p.m. and “Wonderfully Made: LGBTQ+R(eligion),” about the LGBTQIA+ movement, at 7:30 p.m.

Actors Jesse Metcalfe and Taryn Manning of “The Latin From Manhattan” will be at the opening reception.

The festival will feature over 400 films this year, and moviegoers have several ways to get in on the action, including in-person events at the Lloyd Center, and virtual screenings via

For more information on the film festival, including multiple reviews from Pamplin Media Group film critic Darleen Ortega, visit our website.

Tuesday movie info:

Manhattan Latin: Vanessa Del Rio works in the adult neighborhood of Times Square and becomes a beloved adult star and burlesque performer. His rise in this world intersects with other colleagues in the adult industry as well as the gangsters operating behind the scenes and the federal and local authorities tasked with cleaning up New York City.”

Wonderfully made: LGBTQ+R (religion): Directed by Emmy-winning Yuval David and produced by Mark McDermott. This feature-length documentary gets to the root of anti-LGBTQ attitudes by exploring the challenges and aspirations of LGBTQ+ Catholics. The film focuses on the Catholic Church because it is one of the largest religious organizations in the world and because its anti-LGBTQ+ stance is well known and increasingly tough around the world. The film’s narrative is shaped through the process of an art project creating unprecedented photographic iconography depicting Jesus as a member/ally of the LGBTQ+ community, portrayed by multiple LGBTQ+ models of ethnicity, gender, race, sexuality and different identities. ”

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