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November 29, 2018 – December 1, 2018

The Northwest Film Center is pleased to host screenings of new film restoration work in the Whitsell Auditorium during the annual AMIA conference. AMIA, the Association of Moving Image Archivists, is the world’s largest international association of professional media archivists. Members represent film studios, libraries, corporate and national archives, broadcasters, artist collections, historical societies, universities, public television. The AMIA conference is where they come together in a single forum to address the best ways to preserve and provide access to our media heritage today and in the future. For more information, visit

All screenings are open to the public, with free admission on a first-come, first-served basis, once conference attendees have been admitted.


Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer

From the gutters of Poverty Row came a movie that, perhaps more than any other, epitomizes the dark fatalism at

I Am Cuba

Directed by Mikhail Kalatozov

New 4k digital restoration! For a film ostensibly dealing with the Cuban Revolution, and produced essentially as Communist propaganda, I Am

Santo Contra El Cerebro del Mal

Directed by Joselito Rodríguez

Santo Contra El Cerebro del Mal (Santo vs. the Evil Brain) is the second of two Mexico-Cuba co-productions released—but the

The Juniper Tree

Directed by Nietzchka Keene

Set in medieval Iceland, The Juniper Tree follows Margit (Björk in a riveting performance) and her older sister Katla (Bryndis

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.