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From the stellar group of 2015 Certificate in Film graduates of the Northwest Film Center, student Conrad Kaczor has two upcoming film events in town. In addition to being an emerging filmmaker, Kaczor is an active member of the dance communities here in Portland and often turns his lens on local dancers, blending body movement with a unique eye to the landscape and environment in which it is performed. His 2014 short film Bicycle Tut, which Kaczor made with friend and Portland Art Institute student Alex Beran, stars Kaczor riding his bicycle around the city while “tutting,” a form of dance or “popping.” The film will be screening as part of the Filmed by Bike Festival Friday, May 6 at 7 pm and is up for one of the festival’s Local Awards. Then next week, in collaboration with KBOO, Kaczor’s Certificate in Film final project entitled We’re From Here, will screen at the Clinton Street Theater along with a dance showcase featuring artists from his short documentary. We’re From Here profiles four leaders in the professional dance community, all born and raised in Portland, Oregon and who are each dedicated to a different dance style, including Popping, Bboying, House/Waacking, and Krumping.



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.