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September 11, 2015 – October 16, 2015

Our inaugural Friday Film Club discussion series—presented monthly when the Portland Art Museum’s galleries are open late on Friday evenings—features works with implicit or explicit focus on landscape: rural and urban, physical and emotional. Presented in conjunction with the Museum’s “Seeing Nature” exhibition, on view October 10-January 8, we hope these films will spark dialogue, both between audience members and between artistic mediums. The screenings are accompanied by post-film discussions led by a Museum docent, sometimes with a short exhibition tour component.

Days of Heaven

Directed by Terrence Malick

Set against the landscape of early-20th century industrial Chicago and subsequently the rippling grain fields of the Texas Panhandle (in

In the Mood for Love

Directed by Wong Kar-Wai

A tiny, sparsely populated slice of early-1960s Hong Kong forms the backdrop for Wong’s hyper-stylish yet thorny dissection of the

Taste of Cherry

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

Winner of the Palme d’Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival and celebrated as the critical rival of his own

The Great Northwest

Directed by Matt McCormick

Portland filmmaker Matt McCormick’s film is inspired by—and recreates—a 3,200-mile road trip made in 1958 by four Seattle women who