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Not Wanted

Directed by Ida Lupino, Elmer Clifton

This atmospheric noir focuses on a bored young waitress (Sally Forrest) who follows a suave musician (Leo Penn) on the

The Bigamist

Directed by Ida Lupino

A mid-American-Dream film about secret polygamy, The Bigamist is one of the classic noir cycle’s most overtly homebound films. Harry

The Hitch-Hiker

Directed by Ida Lupino

One of Lupino’s fiercest, most to-the-point films is The Hitch-Hiker, a slim tale of a fishing trip gone horribly awry.



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.