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American Lawn

Directed by Robert Sickels

Some folks have very strong opinions about lawns.

Seven Ways From Sunday

Directed by Robert Sickels

Seven powerful anecdotes of racial injustice, each told against a backdrop of industrial locales that are populated by unlikely stand-ins

Vernacular Viewings with Robert Sickels

Directed by Robert Sickels

Tonight we welcome Walla Walla filmmaker Robert Sickels, whose short documentaries, while focused on life in the Eastern Washington community



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.