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Family Crypt – A Love Letter to My Mother

Directed by Maria Lang

The filmmaker as daughter speaks about herself, her family, and their love, despite invisible walls and barriers.

Memory & Observation

Directed by Various

This program of old and new explores memory, observation, and film’s unique and varied abilities to visualize the act of



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.