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The Century Plaza


“Expressionistic and compassionate…” The Los Angeles Times

The Century Plaza is a first-hand look into a Single Room Occupancy hotel, or SRO, in downtown Portland, Oregon. The hotel cat is a silent narrator, traveling through the rooms of the hungry, the needy, the drug addicts, and as one journalist put it, “half a step up from rock bottom.” Director Eric Lahey took up residence at The Century Plaza Hotel for almost a year to document this forgotten fragment of society.

Awards and Screenings

Winner of "Best Documentary" in the Far From Hollywood Film Festival.
Official Selection at the Los Angeles International Film Festival (LAIFF).
Official Selection at the Northwest Film & Video Festival (NFVF).


Client   Showtime Network »
Editor, Fine Cut   Jeremy Troy »
Director   Eric Lahey »

Updated July 2009