The sprawling, across-industry Design Week Portland is coming right the hell up on October 9-13, five days packed with lectures, open studios, panels, and—not to be left out—film. From the 11th through the end of the festival, "A Design Film Festival" will screen six films dealing with design, spanning "architecture, fashion, photography, street art, motion graphics, technology, and the subcultures of design." Mostly short documentaries, the highlight to me is the final-night grouping that includes both Yohji Yamamoto: This Is My Dream, a rare look at the intensely private fashion designers, and Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry, the first feature film ever made about the famous artist and activist who's perpetually at odds with the government forces in his native China. Both screenings are taking place Oct 13 at Ziba—tickets here and here. In the meantime, check out the trailers for both:
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