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MCKENZIE BLAKE

// cinema coordinator //

McKenzie is a film major, business minor who grew up in the Portland metro and has a love/hate relationship with it. You can usually find her hanging out in a local coffee shop (s/o to Coffee Time). She loves experimental film making and has a fondness for films from the Soviet Union/Eastern Bloc era, especially ones with a sad ending. McKenzie aspires to finish reading all of the books she buys, to create documentaries about labor rights, her experience with hearing loss and to help younger filmmakers share their stories. 

Amy EPPERSON

//  lead projectionist  //

Amy is an architecture major, film minor, hoping to one day work in production design recreating the architectural eras she so-admires through film. She finds joy in working with her hands, whether sewing a garment or threading a projector. In terms of film, her favorites are thematically a combination of quirky, quippy + cynical with meticulously maintained colour palettes (i.e. Badlands, Populaire, Interiors). Find her in the tiny window in the back of the theatre, aka the booth.

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MAKAVELI GRESHAM

// events coordinator //

Makaveli is the Events Coordinator at 5th Ave! An architecture major / photo minor hailing from Oklahoma, Makaveli hopes to be a name people vaguely remember in the world of Art and Design. He can be found answering emails behind a computer, in art galleries on PSU campus, making something that could vaguely pass as art, or using an unnecessary amount of exclamation points! He holds the opinion that music videos are the best short films (Vince Staples - Prima Donna is Fire, as is Kevin Abstract - Empty). If you see him say hi, and hope you don’t get into an argument about hip hop with him.

 

AMELIA EICHLER

// projectionist //

Amelia Eichler is a native Portlander. As a film major she hopes to someday be in California, saving films from deterioration in an archival warehouse. She most enjoys watching films, hopping from one antique store to another, collecting vintage postcards, roller skating to disco music, and listening to her plethora of Dean Martin records. She loves a good musical and her favorite era in film is the 1930s (but her passion is strong for all films made during the classic hollywood era). You can find her at The Hollywood Theatre or at the local roller rink.

JENNY WECHtER

// publicity coordinator //

Originally from Minneapols, Minnesota Jenny
enjoys her days off hiking, spending time in the sun, and petting dogs. As a psychology major she hopes to apply art and animal therapy with her major. She loves painting and drawing to old music when shes not watching animated films.

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