Upcoming Screenings

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My Own Private Idaho

Directed by Gus Van Sant

Next screening: Thursday, October 13 @ 7 pm

Drawing upon the inherent “road movie” qualities of Prince Hal and Falstaff’s adventures in Henry IV, indie auteur Gus Van

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The Fencer

Directed by Klaus Härö

Next screening: Sunday, October 23 @ 7 pm

Fleeing from Russian secret police in early 1950’s, a young Baltic dissident leaves Leningrad to settle in the small coastal

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True Stories

Directed by David Byrne

Next screening: Thursday, August 25 @ 7 pm

With its Talking Heads soundtrack and multiple instances where characters begin to sing, it’s easy to make the assumption that True

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Forest For the Trees

Next screening: Friday, August 26 @ 9pm

Over the past four years, local and international artists have created over 50 public murals in the city of Portland through

Sudden Fear

Sudden Fear

Directed by David Miller

Next screening: Friday, August 26 @ 7 PM

Joan Crawford stars alongside noir mainstays Gloria Grahame and Jack Palance (both excellent) in this suspenseful, doomed love triangle directed

Johnny Guitar

Johnny Guitar

Directed by Nicholas Ray

Next screening: Saturday, August 27 @ 4:30 PM

Widely cited as an allegory for the anti-Communist hearings overseen by the House Un-American Activities Committee that led to the


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.


iFilmmaking Basics: Editing Tips & Tricks

Turn your iPhone or iPad into a video editing station.  This beginner-level
iFilmmaking Shooting

iFilmmaking Basics: Shooting Tips & Tricks

Shoot on your iPhone or iPad with skill and confidence. This beginner-level

Super 8 Camera Operation

Learn to shoot in the classic, home movie, analog format and become
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Super 8 Processing & Handling

Learn the "throw your film in a bucket and pour chemistry all
Art of Film I

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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