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Crack House

Directed by Vanessa Renwick

Fragmentary glimpses suggest a peaceful Buddhist garden surprisingly embedded within Jeffrey Bale’s Crack House paradise.

Kesh

Directed by Vanessa Renwick

Always Coming Home A white dog with blue eyes, returning home when old. A people at home in the left

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Kesh

Directed by Vanessa Renwick

An experimental film poem inspired by the work of Ursula K. Le Guin.

Land of the Free

Directed by Vanessa Renwick

Clouds drifting over land act as a backdrop for a textual exploration of colonialism and ownership.

Layover

Directed by Vanessa Renwick

Swirling in flight, the Vaux’s Swifts layover for three weeks in Portland each fall on their migration to South America.

North South East West

Directed by Vanessa Renwick

Vanessa Renwick's films reveal the hidden stories & secret lives that define our great national weirdness, imbued with the radical

Portland Meadows

Directed by Vanessa Renwick

This rhythmic portrait explores the sights and sounds of Portland’s horse racetrack.

SF Hitch

Directed by Vanessa Renwick

Renwick reflects on a 1981 trip she took with her wolf dog to San Francisco “where even the bums were



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.