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October 1 – October 3, 2020

This year’s Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) was sadly cut short due to the pandemic in early March. PIFF 43 was a creative, multi-media feast that spotlighted artists both around the corner and across the globe—embracing the future of storytelling in all its forms. With PIFF 43, the Northwest Film Center created a bold, new artistic vision–Cinema Unbound–to reimagine what the Northwest Film Center can be.

In the spirit of continuing to redefine the notion of cinema and visual storytelling for our community, we present PIFF 43 – 2.0 October 1-3.

All PIFF 2.0 film screenings, both at the Cinema Unbound Drive-In and Virtual Screenings, are listed below.

Festival Highlights

PIFF 2.0 VIRTUAL SCREENINGS

October 1-3, 2020

PIFF 2.0 EVENTS & TALKS

October 1-3, 2020

Thu, Oct 22
Fri, Oct 23
Sat, Oct 24
Sun, Oct 25
Mon, Oct 26
Tue, Oct 27
Wed, Oct 28
Thu, Oct 29
Fri, Oct 30
Sat, Oct 31

Sibyl

Directed by Justine Triet

Sibyl Directed by Justine Triet France/Belgium | 2019 | 100 mins. A Music Box Films release Psychotherapist Sibyl (Virginie Efira)

Thu, Oct 22
Fri, Oct 23
Sat, Oct 24
Sun, Oct 25
Mon, Oct 26
Tue, Oct 27
Wed, Oct 28
Thu, Oct 29
Thu, Oct 29
Fri, Oct 30
Sat, Oct 31

Vitalina Varela

Directed by Pedro Costa

Vitalina Varela Directed by Pedro Costa Portugal • 2019 • 124 mins. in Portuguese with English subtitles In this follow-up

Thu, Oct 22
Fri, Oct 23
Sat, Oct 24
Sun, Oct 25
Mon, Oct 26
Tue, Oct 27
Wed, Oct 28
Thu, Oct 29
Fri, Oct 30
Sat, Oct 31

Pahokee

Directed by Ivete Lucas, Patrick Bresnan

Pahokee This film was originally slated to screen during PIFF 43 Directed by Ivete Lucas & Patrick Bresnan United States

Thu, Oct 22
Fri, Oct 23
Sat, Oct 24
Sun, Oct 25
Mon, Oct 26
Tue, Oct 27
Thu, Oct 29
Fri, Oct 30
Sat, Oct 31

Where the House Was

Directed by Ryan Adams

Where the House Was Directed by Ryan Adams United States | 2019 | 58 mins. This film was slated to

Fri, Oct 23
Sat, Oct 24
Sun, Oct 25
Mon, Oct 26
Tue, Oct 27
Wed, Oct 28
Thu, Oct 29
Fri, Oct 30
Sat, Oct 31

Marona’s Fantastic Tale

Directed by Anca Damian

Marona’s Fantastic Tale This film was originally slated to screen during PIFF 43 Directed by Anca Damian France/Romania/Belgium | 2019

Fri, Oct 23
Sat, Oct 24
Sun, Oct 25
Mon, Oct 26
Tue, Oct 27
Wed, Oct 28
Thu, Oct 29
Fri, Oct 30
Sat, Oct 31

The Dark Divide

Directed by Tom Putnam

The Dark Divide Directed by Tom Putnam United States | 2020 | 92 mins. Based on the story of renowned

Marona’s Fantastic Tale | Drive-In

Directed by Anca Damian

Marona’s Fantastic Tale Screening at the Cinema Unbound Drive-In as part of PIFF 2.0 Directed by Anca Damian France/Romania/Belgium |

Martin Eden

Martin Eden  - NWFC MEMBERS ONLY Directed by Pietro Marcello Italy/France/Germany | 2019 | 125 mins. A Kino Lorber release

Sylvie’s Love | Drive-In

Directed by Eugene Ashe

Sylvie’s Love Screening at the Cinema Unbound Drive-In as part of PIFF 2.0 Directed by Eugene Ashe United States |

Young Hearts (fka Thunderbolt in Mine Eye) | Drive-In

Directed by Zachary Sherman, Sarah Sherman

Young Hearts (fka Thunderbold in Mine Eye) Screening at the Cinema Unbound Drive-In Directed by Sarah and Zachary Sherman Oregon



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.