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Upcoming Screenings

Fri, Dec 13

A New Leaf

Directed by Elaine May

May, as one half of the legendary comedy team Nichols and May, established herself as a comedic powerhouse on stage

Sat, Dec 14

Malcolm X: Make it Plain

Directed by Orlando Bagwell

Produced for PBS’s American Experience series and narrated by actress Alfre Woodard, this trenchant, eye-opening doc traces the radical civil

The Heartbreak Kid
Sat, Dec 14

The Heartbreak Kid

Directed by Elaine May

Elaine May’s sophomore feature, from an extremely sharp screenplay by Neil Simon, takes the broad slapstick-lite comedy of her debut

Sat, Dec 14

Mikey & Nicky

Directed by Elaine May

A deep departure from Elaine May’s previous two features—A New Leaf (1971) and The Heartbreak Kid (1972)—this New Hollywood picture

Sun, Dec 15

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs

Directed by Grace Lee

American Revolutionary poignantly charts the life and legacy of Asian-American activist and writer Grace Lee Boggs, noted for her barrier-breaking

Sun, Dec 15

Out-Takes from the Life of a Happy Man

Directed by Jonas Mekas

Mekas’s final diary film, after nearly 50 years of his integration of life and art-making with a camera always in

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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.

Arri Alexa Camera Operation

Learn the basics of shooting with our flagship digital cinema camera. Known

Cinematic Lighting

Explore expressive lighting styles for different genres of filmmaking (narrative, interviews, commercials

Computer Animation

Learn to use Adobe Animate to enhance your video projects or to

Narrative Filmmaking

Immerse yourself in the art and technique of creating a scripted, narrative

Stop Motion Animation

Looking to put some animation mojo into your creative practice? Come try

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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