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November 19, 2015 – November 21, 2015

We are pleased to welcome the Association of Moving Image Archivists, whose 2015 National Conference is being held in Portland from November 18-21. Join AMIA’s Conference members for these special screenings highlighting recent film preservation work. Free admission. Seating very limited.

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Archival Screening Night

Directed by Various

The Association of Moving Image Archivists, an international association dedicated to the preservation and use of moving image media, is

Paris is Burning

Directed by Jennie Livingston

“Having a ball... Wish you were here...” is the catchphrase of Livingston’s iconic film, a lively exploration of the “golden

The Thanhouser Studio and the Birth of American Cinema

Directed by Ned Thanhouser

The Thanhouser Company was a trailblazing studio based in New Rochelle, New York, where from 1910 to 1917 it released

This is Cinerama

Directed by Merian C. Cooper

Cinerama, introduced to the film-going public in 1952, was a key technology in the mid-50’s rush to innovate on the

Uksuum Cauyai: The Drums of Winter

Directed by Leonard Kamerling, Sarah Elder

Shot in 1977, this award-winning ethnographic documentary explores the traditional dance, music, and spiritual world of the Yup’ik Eskimo people



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.