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January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019

The Northwest Film Center is committed, where possible, to screen films in their original formats. For much of cinema’s 100+ year history, the dominant distribution format was 35mm for studio/major release films, and 16mm for independent films, documentaries, experimental films, and the like.

This page contains everything we’re screening on celluloid film in 2019 — join us and see for yourself!

A City of Sadness

Directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien

Set between the end of WWII—Japan’s withdrawal from Taiwan—and the imposition of martial law under the Kuomintang government (a proxy

Barton Fink

Directed by Joel Coen

Sporting a hairdo straight out of David Lynch's Eraserhead, John Turturro plays Barton Fink, an elitist 1940s New York playwright

Brighton Rock

Directed by John Boulting

Adapted from the novel by Graham Greene, John Boulting's noir tale of a violent mobster who murders a reporter—and then

Make Way for Tomorrow

Directed by Leo McCarey

Director Leo McCarey made a wonderful career out of comedies like Duck Soup and The Awful Truth, but this underrated


Directed by Claude Lanzmann

In memoriam Claude Lanzmann (November 27, 1925 - July 5, 2018). Lanzmann’s groundbreaking durational documentary, an extensive look into remembrances

The Passenger

Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni

The original Italian title of Antonioni’s existential masterpiece, which directly translates to Profession: Reporter, belies none of the dread or


Directed by Agnès Varda

In Varda’s own words a poetic soliloquy for an unknown woman, this 1985 masterpiece follows Mona (an unforgettable Sandrine Bonnaire),

Wisconsin Death Trip

Directed by James Marsh

A near-perfect adaptation of Michael Lesy's 1973 book that retains the starkness, gothic tone, and voyeuristic perspective of its source