X-Ray Visions

67mins | 2000 | DocumentaryNR
Director
Benjamin Arthur Ellis
A casual, in-depth account of the life and times of one of the most important cultural epicenters in Portland's history, X-RAY VISIONS tells the story of the X-Ray Cafe, R.I.P. 1994. Did you ever wonder how Portland appeared on the map as THE epicenter for weird, alternative arts and culture - it was because of the X-Ray - a wholly singular all-ages venue with a true "anything goes" aesthetic--a punk band, a circus act, toddlers banging on things, and a man spanking volunteers might all appear on a single bill--and its presence in Old Town in the early 90's put Portland on the map as a radical, rock and roll kind of town.
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