Northwest Tracking

  • April 3, 2014 — May 22, 2014

Our Northwest Tracking programs showcase the work of independent filmmakers living and working in the Northwest—Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington—whose work reflects the vibrant cinematic culture of the region. Whether presenting single artist retrospectives, new features, documentaries, or inspired collections of short works, Northwest Tracking offers testimony to the creativity and talent in our flourishing media arts community.

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Ich Hunger

Directed by Isaac Olsen

VISITING ARTIST—Tacoma writer, director, photographer, editor and animator Isaac Olsen’s expressionistic art film follows the exploits of an elusive “creature

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Romantic Macabredy: Short Films By Dave Hanagan

Directed by Dave Hanagan

VISITING ARTIST—A recent transplant from Seattle, Hanagan joins the Portland film community (and the Northwest Film Center staff) with a

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Winter in the Blood

Directed by Alex Smith, Andrew Smith

“True to the tough, lyrical, magical spirit of James Welch’s classic novel of Native American life, this hauntingly beautiful movie

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One Last Hug and a Few Smooches: Three days at Grief Camp

Directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky

Irene Taylor Brodsky’s diverse films have earned her numerous awards, including an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Short for THE

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The Final Inch

Directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky

Nearly 50 years after a vaccine for polio was developed in the United States, the polio virus still finds refuge

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A Standing Still

Directed by Scott Ballard

VISITING ARTIST—Scott Ballard, who has worked extensively as a cinematographer and short filmmaker, follows up his first feature WELCOMING DEPARTURE

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Open Road

Directed by Alain Letourneau

VISITING ARTIST—Building on the quiet, evocative 16mm images that marked his earlier EMPTY QUARTER (2011), LeTourneau’s new experimental documentary examines

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Blueberry Soup

Directed by Eileen Jerrett

VISITING ARTIST—Blueberry soup, an Icelandic comfort food, is an apt metaphor for this insightful documentary that explores the unique and