Upcoming Screenings

Tuesday, January 17 @ 7 pm

NW Music Video Showcase

Directed by Various

Music video making thrives in the Northwest as this showcase of new collaborations by bands and directors working in Portland,

Tuesday, January 17 @ 7:00 pm


Directed by Joel Schlemowitz

Rather than an ethnographic documentation of obsessive record collectors in their basements, Schlemowitz’s film is a fond paean to an

Wednesday, January 18 @ 7 pm

The Devil’s Horn

Directed by Larry Weinstein

From Adolphe Sax’s workshop of the 1840s to the legendary era of jazz and bebop, the saxophone was forbidden (even

Thursday, January 19 @ 7:00 pm

A Poem is a Naked Person

Directed by Les Blank, Maureen Gosling

Les Blank’s portrait of Leon Russell went unreleased for 40 years before hitting the screen. Russell, who also coproduced the

Friday, January 20 @ 7:00 pm

Two Trains Runnin’

Directed by Sam Pollard

In June, 1964, college students from throughout the country, impassioned by the civil rights movement, traveled to Mississippi in what

Friday, January 20 @ 9:00 pm

Gregory Porter: Don’t Forget Your Music

Directed by Alfred George Bailey

Shot over four years, Bailey’s film spans the life and career of singer and songwriter Gregory Porter, one of jazz’s most


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.

Narrative Production

Immerse yourself in the art and technique of shooting a scripted, dramatic

Screenwriting Fundamentals

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

Digital Cinematography

* Postponed until Spring Term, which starts in early April. Stay tuned

Documentary Production

Get your cause, concern, and/or fascination out into the media universe. This

Art of Filmmaking I

Shoot and edit two beginning-level short films as an introduction to visual,

Silver Screen Club

Join the Silver Screen Club to find your front row seat to some of the best cinematic programming Portland has to offer! The Northwest Film Center boasts over 500 screenings per year, including the Portland International Film Festival, Top Down rooftop series and Reel Music Festival.

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