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Staying Vertical

Directed by Alain Guiraudie

Léo, a filmmaker in search of a project, is scouting in the south of France when he is seduced by

Stranger By the Lake

Directed by Alain Guiraudie

Franck is a regular at a secluded lakeside beach, a popular hotspot for gay men to sunbathe in the nude



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.