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Upcoming Screenings

Sat, Dec 15

Morocco

Directed by Josef von Sternberg

Marlene Dietrich and Josef von Sternberg’s first Hollywood collaboration, Morocco is a gauzy, dust-covered tale of lust and betrayal, following

Sat, Dec 15

Paprika

Directed by Satoshi Kon

As mind-bending as it is insightful, Satoshi Kon’s final animated feature, Paprika, has been a source of inspiration and admiration

Sat, Dec 15

Perfect Blue

Directed by Satoshi Kon

Satoshi Kon’s first feature is an exceptional and dark debut that quickly drew attention to Kon’s singular vision in the

Sun, Dec 16
Mon, Dec 17

French Cancan

Directed by Jean Renoir

Jean Renoir’s return to France in the early 1950s, following more than a decade of self-exile, culminated in his first

Sun, Dec 16

Dishonored

Directed by Josef von Sternberg

A spy thriller featuring Josef von Sternberg’s considerable talents at creating and evoking both atmosphere and deeply buried emotion, Dishonored

Sun, Dec 16

People’s Republic of Desire

Directed by Hao Wu

Social media stardom in China is a very unique ecosystem, one in which people become famous simply for logging on

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Classes

The Northwest Film Center is one of the largest community-based film arts programs in the country. It offers the Northwest’s most comprehensive curriculum in media production and appreciation.

Digital Movie Making

December 17-21: Digital Moviemaking for 6th-8th

Make a sci-fi-inspired drama working as a film crew. Learn the basics

Arri Alexa Camera Operation

The basics of shooting with our flagship digital cinema camera. Known for

Basic Lighting

Use basic light kits to dramatically vary the mood and quality of

Digital Cinematography

Winter is the perfect time for learning cinematography, as students are engaged

Screenwriting Fundamentals

Get the story in your head ready for the screen. This class

Silver Screen Club

The Northwest Film Center boasts over 500 screenings per year. Find your front row seat to some of the best cinematic programming Portland has to offer!

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Equipment & Facility Rental

The Film Center rents film/video equipment, facilities, and edit labs to artist and nonprofit users at subsidized rates. Equipment is also available for commercial productions as availability allows.

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