Northwest Tracking

  • April 6, 2017 — June 8, 2017

Northwest Tracking programs showcase the work of independent filmmakers living and working in the Northwest—Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and 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. Northwest Tracking is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Thursday, April 27

Best of the We Like ‘Em Short Film Festival

Directed by Various

Each Summer in the Eastern Oregon town of Baker City, the We Like ‘Em Short Film Festival springs to life

Friday, May 5

James Beard: America’s First Foodie

Directed by Beth Federici

James Beard (1903-1985), dubbed the “Dean of American Cookery” by The New York Times, was a Portland native who loved

Saturday, May 6

Documenting J20; On the Streets of DC

Directed by Georg Koszulinski

On January 20, 2017, protesters took to the streets of Washington, DC to disrupt the inauguration of President Donald J.

Thursday, May 11

That Way Madness Lies

Directed by Sandra Luckow

Sandra Luckow’s very personal documentary chronicles her 46-year-old brother's rare late-onset paranoid schizophrenia told, in-part, from his point-of-view with a

Thursday, May 25

Electronic Elsewhere: Videos by Carl Diehl

Directed by Carl Diehl

Portland filmmaker Carl Diehl, a founding member of the audiovisual group Weird Fiction, works in re-tooling narrative and documentary conventions

Wednesday, May 31

An Evening with Kathy Kasic

Directed by Kathy Kasic

Kathy Kasic is best known for her work on nature documentaries which have aired on public television and nature channels.

Apple Pie

Directed by Sam Hamilton

Our species' relationship with celestial bodies as told through a series of lush choreographed vignettes, this first feature from Sam

Five Minute Form

Directed by Scott Ballard

Portland director Scott Ballard turns his focus to the world of writers as he engages award-winning local and regional authors

Moving History: Portland Contemporary Dance Past and Present

Directed by Eric Nordstrom

Working with interviews from founding company members and archival performance footage, Nordstrom explores how today’s dancers stand on the shoulders

Native Wisdom Films

Directed by Lawrence Johnson

Wisdom of the Elders, a Portland cultural organization, records and preserves the history and arts — music, dance, storytelling and

Oregon Art Beat: Oregon’s Animation Magic

OPB and Northwest Film Center present a free screening of Oregon’s Animation Magic in advance of the TV premiere. At