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Aguirre, the Wrath of God

Directed by Werner Herzog

Championed by Roger Ebert as one of the top ten films of all time, Klaus Kinski plays the titular madman

Fitzcarraldo

Directed by Werner Herzog

Fitzcarraldo remains one of the cinema’s most enduring tales of man versus nature, both onscreen and (famously) in production. Brian

Heart of Glass

Directed by Werner Herzog

Herzog’s film, something of a curiosity in film history due to the fact that almost the entire cast performed while



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.