Upcoming Screenings

Wednesday, June 28

Cousin Bobby

Directed by Jonathan Demme

In Cousin Bobby, Demme introduces us to his cousin Reverend Robert Castle, an Episcopalian minister who worked within the African

Thursday, June 29

Shut Up Anthony

Directed by Kyle Eaton

Anthony talks too much. A neurotic creative grinding out a living at a Portland ad firm, he loses his girlfriend,

Friday, June 30

The Agronomist

Directed by Jonathan Demme

Jonathan Demme’s career as a feature filmmaker was paralleled by personal documentaries focusing on music and human rights, with a

Saturday, July 1

Swimming To Cambodia

Directed by Jonathan Demme

“It would be wrong to think of Swimming to Cambodia as a one-man show, even though it captures the performance

Thursday, July 6

Running Fence

Directed by Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin

Some fences unite and inspire rather than divide. The Maysles’ engrossing documentary chronicles the four-year realization of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's

Thursday, July 6

Christo’s Valley Curtain

Directed by Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Giffard

Christo and Jean Claude’s first monumental landscape project in the West was made of nine tons of orange nylon polymide

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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.

Pickathon Camera Crew

Spaces Available / Still Time to Register! Learn all about shooting live

Screenwriting Fundamentals

  * Please not that this class is now scheduled for Wednesdays (previously

Digital Cinematography

Develop an eye for shot composition and framing while shooting in a

July 5-14: 16MM Shoot + Process + Edit for 9th-12th

Capture scenes of the city on black-and-white analog 16mm film. This is

July 10-19: Media Arts Academy for Teens

If you’re thinking about going to film/art school, or want to experience

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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