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March 10, 2017 – June 9, 2017

Our fourth Friday Film Club celebrates “dark fables” from around the world—a collection of fairy tales, myths, and moral parables that offer inventive and delightfully spooky forays into the deeper alleyways of the human psyche. Friday Film Club screenings are presented monthly when the Portland Art Museum’s galleries are open late on Friday evenings. Each screening is accompanied by a post-film discussion led by Film Center staff and Art Museum docents, in which a work from the Art Museum galleries is utilized to spark dialogue and debate about the film. Special Admission: $5.

Bluebeard

Directed by Catherine Breillat

French provocateur Catherine Breillat (Fat Girl, The Last Mistress, Sleeping Beauty) has built a career out of bringing complex and

The Night of the Hunter

Directed by Charles Laughton

Charles Laughton, who made his name as a wide-ranging character actor in Hollywood (famed for his roles in such films at

Ugetsu

Directed by Kenji Mizoguchi

Kenji Mizoguchi, along with Akira Kurosawa and Yasujirō Ozu, is one of the pillars of the classical Japanese cinema, and



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.