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My Darling Clementine

Directed by John Ford

One of John Ford’s finest Westerns, and possibly the best known cinematic telling of the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral

The Grapes of Wrath

Directed by John Ford

Ford’s classic humanist masterpiece, an adaptation of the John Steinbeck novel, stars Henry Fonda in one of his most memorable

The Long Voyage Home

Directed by John Ford

Between 1939 and his departure for the war in 1942, director John Ford was in the middle of a remarkable

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

Directed by John Ford

“This is the West, sir. When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” That most famous of lines from John



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.