The Portland Museum of Art’s PMA Films has added several selections to its roster of films 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:

“Thumbs Up for Mother Universe: Stories from the Life of Lonnie Holley,” directed by George King. Not rated. Born one of 27 children in Jim Crow Alabama, Lonnie Holley was stolen as an infant and sold for a pint of whiskey. Growing up in poverty and abuse, at age 28, Holley began to make art out of trash, garbage and debris. Now, as he nears 70 years of age, his artwork sits in the Smithsonian, the National Gallery and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, while his music has garnered international critical acclaim. Presented as a free screening with Indigo Arts Alliance, available through Tuesday, February 23.

“Welcome to Commie High,” directed by Donald Harrison. Not rated. The film details the history of public Community High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan, from its humanistic, anti-establishment origins in the early ’70s through its survival into the ’90s, when sudden demand for the small school led to long lines, camping and lottery systems. Today Community High stands as one of the few remaining public schools from America’s “free school” movement. Rental includes a Q&A hosted by NPR’s Neda Ulaby.

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