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Upcoming Screenings

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

Tue, Dec 18

Sky Hopinka: I’ll Remember You as You Were

Directed by Sky Hopinka

Hopinka will present a selection of his moving images works, including Jaaji Approx. (2015), a film that approximates a relationship

Fri, Dec 21

Mata Hari

Directed by George Fitzmaurice

One of MGM’s greatest commercial successes of the pre-Code era and the biggest box-office hit of Greta Garbo’s career is

Sat, Dec 22

Shanghai Express

Directed by Josef von Sternberg

The film that completely cemented Marlene Dietrich in Hollywood lore, Shanghai Express features some of von Sternberg’s most indelible compositions

Sat, Dec 22

Blonde Venus

Directed by Josef von Sternberg

Six months after the massive success of their other 1932 collaboration, Shanghai Express, Marlene Dietrich and Josef von Sternberg tackled

Sun, Dec 23

Queen Christina

Directed by Rouben Mamoulian

Queen Christina was a massive commercial hit for MGM both at home and abroad—this time perhaps due to Greta Garbo’s

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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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