EverOut is The Mercury's new website devoted to things to do in Portland and across the Pacific Northwest. It has all the same things you're used to seeing from Mercury EverOut, just in a new spot!
If you're lucky enough to have your power and internet back up and running, we recommend tucking into new streaming options like the documentary 17 Blocks, the Tag! Queer Shorts Festival, or the Stanley Tucci/Colin Firth tearjerker Supernova. But if you're still without power and you're jonesing for a cinematic experience, head to Living Room Theatres to see Chloé Zhao's Nomadland, starring Frances McDormand, or Lee Isaac Chung's indie hit Minari. Plus, don't forget that the Mercury's amateur stoner short film fest SPLIFF is accepting submissions through March 5!
LOCALLY STREAMING: NEW & NOTEWORTHY
From 1999 to 2020, four generations of a Black family living 17 blocks from the Capitol in D.C. captured their daily lives on film (and agreed to be filmed professionally as well), chronicling two decades of racist gun violence through their own personal saga, which included the tragic death of a family member. "It’s rare that a documentary has the ability to take the kind of long view of events that establishes context and consequence," reads a Washington Post review.