Upcoming Screenings


Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Friday, December 9 @ 5:30 pm

The first Technicolor film of Hitchcock’s career (to be followed by such masterpieces as Vertigo and North by Northwest), Rope


Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Friday, December 9 @ 8 pm

In Kurosawa’s (Cure, Pulse, Tokyo Sonata) return to genre filmmaking, a broken ex-detective (Hidetoshi Nishijima) seeks to unlock the mystery

Happy Hour

Directed by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

Saturday, December 10 @ 1 pm

Focused on the daily lives and labors of four 30-something women living in Kobe, Happy Hour refreshingly breathes space, contemplation,

Lowlife Love

Directed by Eiji Uchida

Saturday, December 10 @ 7 pm

Tetsuo (the fast-rising, thrillingly unhinged Kiyohiko Shibukawa) is a lowlife film director with one minor hit under his belt—10 years

Wet Woman in the Wild

Wet Woman in the Wind

Directed by Akihiko Shiota

Saturday, December 10 @ 9:15 pm

The Nikkatsu Roman Porno film—a subset of the broader “pink film” genre—has a long and not-quite-illustrious history, having been inaugurated

The Case of Hana & Alice

Directed by Shunji Iwai

Sunday, December 11 @ 2 pm

A prequel to Shunji Iwai’s 2004 live action film, The Case of Hana & Alice utilizes a distinctive rotoscope animation


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.

December 19-23: Digital Moviemaking for 4th-6th

Have fun with creative storytelling styles and techniques. Try your hand at

December 19-23: Digital Editing for Teens

Create visual remixes and mashups using Final Cut Pro software. Using Final

December 26-30: Stop-Motion Animation for 4th-6th

Bring your characters to life using Dragonframe software. Bring your drawings and
Digital Movie Making

December 26-30: Digital Moviemaking for 6th-8th

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

iFilmmaking Basics: Editing Tips and Tricks

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

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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