211info comes to the silver screen and HBO

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Matt Kinshella

A couple years ago two ambitious and socially conscious filmmakers had the idea of shooting a documentary film that shines a light on the dramatic personal stories behind the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. They turned to 211info in Portland as the entry point for capturing the story.

For two winters – a two-week stretch to film the pilot one year and several months to shoot the documentary the next – Emmy award-winning filmmakers Joe and Harry Gantz were embedded with their crew in the 211info offices and in the community. American Winter is the final product that emerged.

Now, the film will be shown at the Portland International Film Festival and we'd love you to be a part of it. 

  • You can buy a ticket now for the world premier on Feb. 17 at the Portland Art Museum. 
  • And RSVP here to celebrate afterwards with a reception for the film. 

Can't make the Film Festival?

American Winter will debut on HBO on March 18. 

We hope to see you at the film debut and/or the reception. You can learn more about the film at americanwinterfilm.com.