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September 22, 2017 – December 8, 2017

Friday Film Club features classic films for just $5 admission, followed by a docent-led discussion in the galleries of the Portland Art Museum.

City Lights

Directed by Charlie Chaplin

Chaplin, neverendingly empathetic to his characters—and thus to their real-world counterparts, usually the poor and downtrodden of American society—crafted perhaps

Sullivan’s Travels

Directed by Preston Sturges

Sturges made a career on exquisitely rendered comedies with a strongly humanistic drive—and perhaps nowhere does this alchemical mixture come

The Exterminating Angel

Directed by Luis Buñuel

A very simple setup, an upper-crust dinner party whereby the guests become trapped in the dining room via unspecified reasons,

The Long Day Closes

Directed by Terence Davies

Liverpool, 1950s. A drab and dreary existence hangs over the town. 11-year-old Bud (Leigh McCormack) lives a comfortable life, surrounded



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.