Encircle films Presents

Documentaries to Inform and Inspire Action

Welcome To Season 11!

May 16th film at Art House


The Janes

May 16th, 2024 6:30PM

The Janes

In the spring of 1972, police raided an apartment on the South Side of Chicago – arresting and charging seven women who were part of a clandestine network. Using code names, fronts, and safe houses to protect their identities and their work, they built an underground service for women seeking safe, affordable abortions in the pre-Roe v. Wade era – a time when abortion was a crime in most states and even circulating information about abortion was a felony in Illinois. They called themselves “Jane.”

Oscar-nominated Tia Lessin and Emmy-nominated Emma Pildes’ revelatory documentary could not be more timely – The Janes offers first-hand accounts from the women at the center of the group, many speaking on the record for the first time. This galvanizing documentary tells the story of our past and, potentially, our future.

101 minutes

Post Film Panel Discussion

Judith Arcana is a Jane, a member of the Chicago underground service that helped thousands of women and girls get safe illegal abortions before the US Supreme Court ruled on Roe v. Wade in January of 1973.

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Encircle Films Presents: News and Updates


Encircle Film’s Women of Impact awards ceremony honored 13 women for their invaluable activism and volunteer contributions to the Eugene/Springfield community on April 18th!

We were excited to celebrate these awardees at a special awards ceremony hosted by Encircle Films at the Art House Theater (former Bijou Theater) immediately following the screening of the powerful film “No Time to Waste”, about legendary 99-year-old park ranger Betty Reid Soskin’s inspiring life, work, and urgent mission to restore critical missing chapters of America’s story.

After the ceremony, we had a meet and greet with awardees in the lobby and outdoor patio. Pictures of the event ar posted on the Woomen of Impact Awards webpage HERE!

Hult Center Sponsorship and Collaboration for “Into The Canyon” – We are excited to announce that The Eugene Hult Center for the Perfoming Arts is sponsoring the Encircle Films March showing of “Into The Canyon”. Eugene audiences will have an incredible opportunity to watch the film at the Art House, March 21st, then see the film’s filmmaker and writer in person on April 27th at the Hult Center sharing their epic adventure highlights and production of the film.

The Hult Center is also contributing 5 sets of tickets for their April 27th Changemaker Series Event: “Pete McBride & Kevin Fedarko — Into the Canyon: Between River and Run”. These tickets will go to 5 lucky winners in a raffle drawing at our March 21 “Into the Canyon” film.

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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