Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon


Julie Perini, Jodi Darby & Erin Yanke


Fri, 09/18/2020 - 12:01am
Sat, 09/19/2020 - 12:01am
Sun, 09/20/2020 - 12:01am
Mon, 09/21/2020 - 12:01am
Tue, 09/22/2020 - 12:01am
Wed, 09/23/2020 - 12:01am
Thu, 09/24/2020 - 12:01am

Special Notes

Films are available to view 24 hours per day.

featuring a live Q&A with Julie Perini ’00 – Wed 9/23 @ 7:30

Release year/country

2015 USA




1 hr 24 mins


image from the film Arresting Power: Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon

Please note: Arresting Power is available to watch for free at the Arresting Power website: Because of this, we are not taking RSVPs for this title; however, you can RSVP to the Sept 23 discussion with co-directors Julie Perini ‘00 & Jodi Darby via our virtual-cinema-order-form.

Documenting the history of conflict between the Portland police and community members over the past 50 years, the film features personal stories of resistance told by victims of police misconduct, the families of people who were killed by police, and members of Portland’s reform and abolition movements. Utilizing meditative footage taken at sites of police violence, experimental filmmaking techniques, and archival newsreel, the documentary creates a space for understanding the impacts of police violence and imagining a world without police.

Cornell alum Julie Perini ‘00 creates experimental and documentary videos/films, installations, community-based media projects, and live events. Her work focuses on relationships between politics and aesthetics, identity and representation, and the everyday. Julie exhibits her work internationally and has had several artist residencies at Yaddo, Byrdcliffe, and Signal Fire. She has received grants and fellowships in support of her work from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and The Regional Arts and Culture Council. Her writing has been published by A.K. Press, Afterimage, and INCITE: The Journal of Experimental Media. Perini holds an MFA from the Department of Media Study at the University at Buffalo and a BS in Communication from Cornell University. She is an Associate Professor in Art Practices and Video & Time-Based Media at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon.

Check out this video: Julie Perini: Filmmaking as Personal and Political Practice


Ithaca Premiere


ARRESTING POWER Trailer from Arresting Power on Vimeo.