Encircle films Presents

Documentaries to Inform and Inspire Action

Welcome To Season 11!

March 21st film at Art House


Into The Canyon

March 21st, 2024 6:30PM

Into The Canyon

Filmmaker/photographer Pete McBride and writer Kevin Fedarko set out on a 750-mile hike through the entire length of the Grand Canyon. From the outset, the challenge was far more than they bargained for. More people have stood on the moon than have completed a continuous through hike of the Canyon. McBride and Fedarko took a sectional approach, achieving a feat that many adventurers have taken decades to complete. Others have lost their lives trying. But their quest was more than just an endurance test — it was also a way to draw attention to the unprecedented threats facing one of our most revered landscapes. 

Throughout their passage, McBride and Fedarko encountered an astonishingly diverse and powerful landscape, rich in history, that is now facing perhaps the gravest crisis in the 98-year history of the Grand Canyon National Park.

INTO THE CANYON is a story of extreme physical hardship that stretches the bonds of friendship and a meditation on the timeless beauty of this sacred place. It is an urgent warning about the environmental dangers that are placing one of America’s greatest monuments in peril and a cautionary tale for our complex relationship with the natural world.

84 minutes

Discussion Panel

Q&A Panel following the film TBA:


Encircle Films Presents: News and Updates

The October screening of the documentary film US & THEM was a great success with and excellent panel discussion following the showing. Panelists shared personal and professional insights addressing challenges facing Eugene’s unhoused community. For more resources, full panelist profiles, and an audio recording of the post film Q&A discussion with the panelists, click HERE to access the film’s Act Up! page.

Encircle Films Recognition Celebration – Former EF Board Members, Volunteers, Art House and Metro theaters, and Encircle Films attendees were honored at Gratitude Revealed film showing. Season 11 opening remarks video clip is here.

We are now officially a 501(c)(3) Qualified non-profit member of The Oregon Cultural Trust! This means that when you donate to Encircle Films you can then donate to The Oregon Cultural Trust and receive an Oregon State tax credit up to allowable amounts.  To get details and questions answered, Click HERE!

Art House (formally The Bijou) will be our home (again). We began our journey bringing documentaries to Eugene 10 years ago at The Bijou, then moved to The Metro theater 5 years ago, and now we’re coming back to the Bijou’s new incarnation as Art House. We appreciate your loyalty in moving with us and we’re excited about the better viewing angles for all theater seats, improved sound system for panel discussions, and a lobby and courtyard that facilitates conversations before and after the films that Art House provides. And we’re thrilled to continue to support general manager Edward Schiessl as he creates a venue dedicated to community events. Check out the July Be sure to check out the Act Up! pages for all of the Season 10 films. They are full of excellent resources for each of the films shown this past season. Access HERE! or from the main website navigation bar.

See you at the Art House third Thursday’s each month! ~ The EF Board

Encircle Films Series

We are looking forward to engaging audiences at our new home venue, the Art House, for our 11th season, bringing you documentaries to inform and inspire action!

Seating is NOT reserved, advanced tickets are recommended. All seats have excellent screen view.

Art House Info (Click Here)

492 E. 13th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401

(541) 686-3229

$12.00 ADULTS
$9.00 SENIORS (62+)


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About Us

The mission of Encircle Films is to create awareness of important social issues by showing impactful documentaries, inviting guest speakers to facilitate audience discussions, and inspiring citizens to get involved. Now in our eleventh season, we are a group of community-minded individuals dedicated to exploring issues that affect us on a global and local level. Our goal is to give voice to our spirit of concern for community, country, and planet. 

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