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An Evening With Ruth Hayes

Directed by Ruth Hayes

Beginning with the earliest forms of animation and optical toys, Olympia animator Ruth Hayes has created handmade objects such as

Animation By Design

Directed by Various

Presented in association with Design Week Portland, this short program of abstract animation features a variety of diverse work by

Cooper Perforation Loop Triptych

Directed by Ruth Hayes

Direct animation created by scraping emulsion against a circular disc of perforated cooper.

Copper Perforation Loop Triptych

Directed by Ruth Hayes

Direct animated film made from a five-inch diameter disc of perforated copper scratching away at black leader.

Northwest Tracking: Trailblazing Women of Independent Animation

Directed by Gail Noonan, Rose Bond, Marilyn Zornado, Ruth Hayes, Joan Gratz, Joanna Priestley

As a preview of the Film Center’s post-festival Northwest Tracking series showcasing six independent animation innovators, we are  pleased to



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.