kelley point

(2017, super 16 transfer to 2K digital, black & white/sound, 23 minutes)

Kelley Point is a short, experimental documentary about Kelley Point Park, located in North Portland at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia Rivers. Kelley Point Park was formerly part of Percy Island, and was connected to the main peninsula by river dredging for development of port terminals. In 1926, Portland residents called for the area to be named after Hall Jackson Kelley, a strong advocate for the settlement of Oregon. Kelley Point observes the park’s natural beauty (Black Cottonwood trees, open meadows, river views) set amidst the park’s industrial neighbors (nearby shipping terminals), while taking in the activities of park visitors.

Funded in part by
Regional Arts and Culture Council