Montavilla Jazz Film Project: Call & Response Screening

August 20, 2021 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Madison Plaza and Courtyard

Please join us in partnership with Montavilla Jazz, for an inspiring night of live music activation in the Madison Plaza at 8:00 PM, followed by a film screening in the Museum Courtyard at 9:00 PM.

Montavilla Jazz presents Call + Response, a collaborative effort of three local jazz artists paired with three local filmmakers. In the first few months of 2021 project participants Noah Simpson, Micah Hummel each composed, performed, and recorded seven to ten minutes of original music. Filmmakers Shilpa Sunthakar, Jeff Oliver, and DeeJuliano Scott responded with visual “scores” with access to production facilities and the Independent Filmmaker Kit provided by our project partner Open Signal.

Each artist had total creative freedom within the Call + Response framework. The result: three entirely original collaboratively conceived short works of art-music-film. The shorts are compiled as one longer film which will premiere at an outdoor “screening”, projected by Mobile Projection Unit at the Portland Art Museum courtyard in downtown Portland on Friday, August 20. In addition to the mobile projection premier, the film will be shown both days of the 8th Annual Montavilla Jazz Festival live-streamed from Portland Metro Arts on both August 21 and 22.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.