Upcoming Screenings

The Women

The Women

Directed by George Cukor

Next screening: Sunday, July 24 @ 7 PM

Though its focus on modern women’s lives unfortunately made The Women a relative outlier in the 1930s Hollywood pantheon, this

Jia Zhangke

Jia Zhangke: A Guy From Fenyang

Directed by Walter Salles

Next screening: Sunday, July 24 @ 4:30 pm

Jia Zhangke (Mountains May Depart, The World, Still Life) is perhaps the foremost chronicler of the sudden impact of globalism

She's Gotta Have It 3

She’s Gotta Have It

Directed by Spike Lee

Next screening: Thursday, July 28 @ 7 pm

Four years before his Oscar-nominated Do the Right Thing, Spike Lee burst onto the filmmaking scene with his frenetic and

Le Chambre

Chantal Akerman Short Films 1968-1997

Directed by Chantal Akerman

Next screening: Friday, July 29 @ 8 pm

This program presents a series of short films by Chantal Akerman from her earliest film Saute ma Ville (1968) to

A Touch of Zen

A Touch of Zen

Directed by King Hu

Next screening: Saturday, July 30 @ 7 pm

One of the legendary directors of the wuxia (ancient martial arts) film, King Hu mastered the filming of gravity-defying swordplay

The Letter

The Letter

Directed by William Wyler

Next screening: Sunday, July 31 @ 7 PM

This second adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham’s 1927 stage play features Bette Davis’ turn as Leslie Crosbie, an adulterous yet


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.


Sound Recording

Use professional sound gear to record scripted dialogue and interviews. The first

July 25-29: Digital Moviemaking for 6th-8th

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

July 25-29: Stop-Motion Animation for 4th-6th

Bring your characters to life using Dragonframe software. Bring your drawings and
digital editing for teens

July 25-29: Digital Editing for Teens

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

August 1-5: Digital Moviemaking for 6th-8th

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

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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