Long-Distance Calls

Long-Distance Calls

Open Screen presents Long-Distance Calls: Films made about, for, with & by seniors, curated by Salty (Xi Jie Ng.)

Bringing together two fringe worlds, this night of films celebrates the raw, wise, wrinkled and different—curated by artist Salty (Xi Jie Ng.)

Programming will include films from an open call for amateur senior-themed films as well as films made by seniors from the Hollywood Senior Center following a filmmaking workshop. Among the films featured are Salty’s 'I am a beautiful beached whale by the Straits' (19 mins), an intimate documentary about the quiet, sparkling universe of elderly women.

About the artist:
Xi Jie Ng (Salty) is from the tropical metropolis of Singapore. Her works dance across disciplines and have been made and presented in Singapore, USA, Finland and India. She is currently in the MFA in Art & Social Practice program at Portland State University with support from the National Arts Council (Singapore) postgraduate scholarship. In 2017, she was awarded second place in the Arlene Schnitzer Visual Arts Prize. Find more information at saltythunder.net.


Apr 25


8:00pm – 10:00pm


Open Signal, Portland Community Media Center

2766 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97212
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For More Information

For general information or directions to our space, please contact our front desk at (503) 288-1515 or info [at] opensignalpdx.org.

For questions about this event please contact Community Engagement Director, Lindsay Kaplan, at (503) 673-8637 or lindsay [at] opensignalpdx.org.

Getting Here

Open Signal is located off the #6 or #4 bus line. If you are driving to Open Signal, we have a parking lot located on NE Graham. Our main entrance is located on NE Graham off of NE MLK.

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Open Signal is fully wheelchair-accessible. Reasonable accommodations may be made upon request.