The Portland Museum of Art has added several selections to the list of films it offers for streaming. Partnering with exhibitors and distributors, PMA is renting retrospectives and first-run content to the public; a portion of proceeds benefits the museum. Newly available are:

“Truth or Consequences,” directed by Hannah Jayanti. A speculative documentary set in the small desert town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, the film takes place in the shadow of the world’s first commercial spaceport. Set in a near future when space travel has begun, the film follows five residents in the town.

“Ruth: Justice Ginsburg In Her Own Words,” directed by Freida Lee Mock. The improbable story of how Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who couldn’t get a job despite making law review at Harvard and Columbia law schools, eventually became a Supreme Court justice. The film presents her 40 years as a legal icon using Ginsburg’s own words as well as animation and illustrations to visualize complex constitutional cases.

“F.T.A.,” directed by Francine Parker. In 1971, at the height of the Vietnam War, Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland toured an anti-war comedy show throughout Southeast Asia. The F.T.A. tour was controversial, and a great success among stationed soldiers. In spite of positive reviews, the film version was quickly taken out of circulation due to political pressure. “F.T.A.” has been fully restored in 4K and is preceded by a new video introduction by Fonda.

“Wojnarowicz,” directed by Chris McKim. A documentary portrait of downtown New York City artist, writer, photographer and activist David Wojnarowicz. As New York City became the epicenter of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, Wojnarowicz weaponized his work and waged war against the establishment’s indifference to the plague until his death from it in 1992 at the age of 37.

“Martha: A Picture Story,” directed by Selina Miles. In the 1970s, Martha Cooper worked as a photographer for the New York Post and captured some of the first images of New York graffiti at a time when the city had declared war on the new culture. She compiled the images into the book “Subway Art”; however, the commercial failure of the book forced her to leave graffiti behind. Twenty years later, Cooper learned she had become a legend of the graffiti world — “Subway Art” became one of the most sold art books of all time, photocopied and shared by graffiti artists for decades.

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