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Upcoming Screenings

Thu, Oct 24

The I Never Trilogy

Directed by Mig Windows, Rory Owens

The I Never trilogy is an anthology of ghost stories exploring themes of heartbreak, infidelity, suicide, and the supernatural. Loosely

Fri, Oct 25

Certified Copy

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

A late career masterpiece that returned Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami to the world stage, Certified Copy is a shapeshifting film

Sat, Oct 26

City Limits: The Problems and Virtues of City Life

Directed by Laurence Hyde, Hilary Harris, Kent Mackenzie

This program digs into the archive to offer past examples of the question of what makes a city. Each film

Sat, Oct 26

Paradise Not Yet Lost, or Oona’s Third Year

Directed by Jonas Mekas

Mekas’s fourth major diary film was shot in 1977, the third year of his daughter Oona’s life, in which they

Sat, Oct 26

Chez Jolie Coiffure & The Two Faces of a Bamiléké Woman

Directed by Rosine Mbakam

Cameroonian filmmaker Rosine Mbakam now has two exceptional features under her belt: The Two Faces of a Bamiléké Woman and

Sun, Oct 27

James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket

Directed by Karen Thorsen

An emotionally stirring journey through famed writer and intellectual James Baldwin’s life, The Price of the Ticket compiles rare archival

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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.

Lighting Basics

Use basic light kits to dramatically vary the mood and quality of

Super 8mm and 16mm Hand Processing

Learn the "throw your film in a bucket and pour chemistry all

Diary Filmmaking: Blurring the Boundary Between Art & Life

Inspired by our fall exhibition series, Jonas Mekas In His Own Images,

Motion Graphics

Flying logos, character animations, and motion backgrounds can add flair to any

Sound Recording

Use professional sound gear to record scripted dialogue and interviews. Topics Overview

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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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