Welcome to the Portland Film Festival 2014 Schedule. Also on FacebookTwitterMeetup and Instagram. Use #PDXFF14 in your posts, so we can follow your festival experience. Don’t miss Opening Night and the RED CARPET on Tuesday August 26th at CRYSTAL BALLROOM. SEX ED - A new teacher quickly finds that his highly pubescent pupils are receiving no form of sex ed.  He wants to teach them – but he’s not exactly “experienced.” [MORE]


Aralyn Hughes, Film Subject

For over 33 years Aralyn has been an icon in Austin helping to keep the city as bright, colorful, and unique as she is.  Aralyn is one of Austin’s favorite “Keep Austin Weird” characters, featured on HGTV, Discovery Channel, both national and local CBS networks, various radio stations, and local venues like Zachary Scott Theater. She is co-author of IN THE WEST, one of the longest running monologue shows in Austin, which also played the Kennedy Center and was later adapted into the movie DEEP IN THE HEART.

Aralyn became a performance artist, storyteller and non fiction monologist in her sixties.  She performed eight original pieces in her series “Aralyn’s Home Economics” and was then accepted to perform her newest show in NYC at the International Solo Theater Fetival in Nov 2013.

Aralyn recently completed her first book, an anthology about child-free women who came of age in the 1960s. KID ME NOT features stories of women who made the decision to not have children.  They were the first generation of women to have truly had a choice, due to the advent of the birth control pill.

Wednesday, August 27

10:15pm PDT

Sunday, August 31

11:00am PDT