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Still from King Kong, 1933

King Kong

Directed by Ernest B. Schoedsack, Merian C. Cooper

At the time of its release, King Kong was the greatest spectacle the filmgoing public had ever seen. A classic

This is Cinerama

Directed by Merian C. Cooper

Cinerama, introduced to the film-going public in 1952, was a key technology in the mid-50’s rush to innovate on the



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.