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Hairspray

Directed by John Waters

Hairspray marked the moment when underground film’s most purposeful provocateur, John Waters, finally broke through to the mainstream--with his madcap,

Multiple Maniacs

Directed by John Waters

One of John Waters’ first feature length films, Multiple Maniacs exemplifies his early free-wheeling, crime/transgression/trash obsessed, deranged story lines and



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.