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Ball of Fire

Directed by Howard Hawks

In this atypical Hawksian broad comedy, a group of nebbish roommate-intellectuals—led by young man of the group Bertram Potts (the

Bringing Up Baby

Directed by Howard Hawks

In Howard Hawks' celebrated comedic masterpiece, a chronically flustered paleontologist (Cary Grant) comes under the spell of a free-spirited society

His Girl Friday

Directed by Howard Hawks

One of the most famous products to come out of Columbia Pictures during its late-’30s/early-’40s heyday, His Girl Friday is

Only Angels Have Wings

Directed by Howard Hawks

Hawks’ fourth film about air-bound transit stars Cary Grant as Geoff Carter, a pilot for a small airline whose main

Rio Bravo

Directed by Howard Hawks

John Wayne, Dean Martin, and Ricky Nelson team up in this idiosyncratic take on the “singing cowboy” Western from the

The Big Sleep

Directed by Howard Hawks

One of the key noirs of the 1940s, The Big Sleep features several legends of the American page and screen—Lauren



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.