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A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness

Directed by Ben Rivers, Ben Russell

“As collaborators, Ben Rivers and Ben Russell, two intrepid and nomadic talents of experimental film and art, have created one

Good Luck

Directed by Ben Russell

“Shot on Super16mm, Good Luck is a bifurcated portrait of two mining communities operating on opposite sides of a hostile



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.