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Birdman of Alcatraz

Directed by John Frankenheimer, Charles Crichton

“In this film based on a true story, Lancaster stars as convicted murderer and lifelong prisoner Robert Stroud. Forever isolated

The Lavender Hill Mob

Directed by Charles Crichton

With the aid of two bumbling sidekicks, timid bank clerk Henry Holland (Alec Guiness) nearly gets away with the heist



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.