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Christo’s Valley Curtain

Directed by Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Giffard

Christo and Jean Claude’s first monumental landscape project in the West was made of nine tons of orange nylon polymide

Gimme Shelter

Directed by Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin

This tragic, harrowing film follows the Rolling Stones on their 1969 US tour, which ended with the violent debacle at

Running Fence

Directed by Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin

Some fences unite and inspire rather than divide. The Maysles’ engrossing documentary chronicles the four-year realization of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's



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.