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slides: Party Report: QDoc Opening Night With Game Face & Jason Collins

Saturday, May 16, 2015

 

Jason Collins

Jason Collins at QDoc Fest opening night screening of "Game Face." Photo by Byron Beck.

The compelling sports documentary, "Game Face" just might change the face of sports and is a definite game changer in the world of documentary film. It was the opening night film for the QDoc Film Festival in Northeast Portland on May 14.

Director Michiel Thomas, subjects Fallon Fox and Terrence Clemens, and sports superstar (and the first openly gay player in the NBA) Jason Collins, joined QDoc co-directors David Weissman and Russ Gage at the Hollywood Theater for the opening night of the QDoc Film Festival. 

Game Face, which opened the fest, is Thomas’s first feature film. Beautifully shot and sensitively and intelligently constructed, the film follows college basketball player Terrence Clemens and Fallon Fox, a trans, lesbian and well-known Mixed Martial Arts competitor. These two extraordinarily courageous athletes are followed by filmmaker Michiel Thomas as they navigate the delicate process of coming out within their respective sports. Both Fallon and Terrence generously share their inner selves, their strengths and their vulnerabilities. Jason Collins is also in the film. He befriends and mentors Clemens.

Following the screening the opening night party was held nearby at Velo Cult Bike Shop. Handcrafted beers and nibbles from Pambiche were provided to the guests who included the cast of the film, Roey Thorpe, Jewel Robinson, Carl Halvorson and others. 

The QDoc is one of only two festivals in the world dedicated to LBGTQ documentaries. The QDoc Fest continues through May 17. 

 

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The compelling sports documentary, "Game Face" just might change the face of sports and is a definite game changer in the world of documentary film. It was the opening night film for the QDoc Film Festival in Northeast Portland. 

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David Robinson and Jewel Robinson 

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Photo by Byron Beck.

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The compelling sports documentary, "Game Face" just might change the face of sports and is a definite game changer in the world of documentary film. It was the opening night film for the QDoc Film Festival in Northeast Portland. 

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"Game Face" Terrence Clemens​ and director Michiel Thomas

The compelling sports documentary, "Game Face" just might change the face of sports and is a definite game changer in the world of documentary film. It was the opening night film for the QDoc Film Festival in Northeast Portland. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Khalil Edwards

The compelling sports documentary, "Game Face" just might change the face of sports and is a definite game changer in the world of documentary film. It was the opening night film for the QDoc Film Festival in Northeast Portland. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Nike's Robert Goman's & Friend 

The compelling sports documentary, "Game Face" just might change the face of sports and is a definite game changer in the world of documentary film. It was the opening night film for the QDoc Film Festival in Northeast Portland. 

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QDoc Crowd at Velo Cult After-Party 

The compelling sports documentary, "Game Face" just might change the face of sports and is a definite game changer in the world of documentary film. It was the opening night film for the QDoc Film Festival in Northeast Portland. 

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Jason Collins 

The compelling sports documentary, "Game Face" just might change the face of sports and is a definite game changer in the world of documentary film. It was the opening night film for the QDoc Film Festival in Northeast Portland. ​

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Fallon Fox 

The compelling sports documentary, "Game Face" just might change the face of sports and is a definite game changer in the world of documentary film. It was the opening night film for the QDoc Film Festival in Northeast Portland. ​​

Photo by Byron Beck.

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Terrence Clemens 

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Photo by Byron Beck.

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"Game Face" Director Michiel Thomas

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Photo by Byron Beck.

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Jessica Lynnes and Jimmy Radosta

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Panel Discussion following screening of "Game Face"

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"Game Face" cast taking selfie onstage at Hollywood Theater

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Jason Collins and Robert Goman

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Brian Sinclair 

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Jason CollinsGame Face Director Michiel Thomas and ODoc's David Weissman

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