off SE Division · 2011
Street Books. a bicycle-powered mobile library for people living outside
· Check out the Reading Local Portland interview with street librarian Laura Moulton
· Willamette Week’s blog posting about our film
· The Christian Science Monitor blogging about Street Books
· Coverage in The Portland Mercury
· Article in LibraryJournal.com
People Can’t Wait is “A charming film about an unusual subject: the need for public toilets.” – Kenneth Turan,L.A. Times film critic.
Winner of a 2010 Telly Award and a Judge’s Award at the 36th Northwest Film and Video Festival.
“The strongest films of any length in this year’s festival both undermine the putative glamour of life on the Portland streets, a myth almost as old as the city’s filmmaking culture. Portland director Travis Shields profiles Randy Leonard’s 24-hour loos with People Can’t Wait; his comprehensive interviews (which include Victoria Taft again making an ass of herself) are distinguished by a chat with toilet cleaner Rodney Haven, who summarizes his assignment to “make sure everything’s sanitized properly, each and every day”—then glances away, lost in existential reflection.” – Willamette Week film review.
Portland City Hall giving our film some love.Portland Loo website.Loo Facebook.PHLUSH blog.Willamette Week coverage.
Spotlighting the freegan movement in Portland Oregon, Meet the Freegans aired on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s series Oregon Lens and has screened locally at Portland’s Hollywood Theater, at the 2008 Dokufest in Kosovo, 2008 Hot Docs in Toronto, and at the 2009 Big Sky Documentary Film Festival. Judge’s Award Winner at the 36th Northwest Film and Video Festival and winner of a 2009 Telly Award.
Meet the Freegans “Dumpster diving for the socially conscious. Who knew?” – Kenneth Turan, L.A. Times film critic.
near N. Denver Street · 2011
Old Town Chinatown · 2010