Northwest Tracking

  • June 7, 2015 — August 12, 2015

Northwest Tracking highlights 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, this ongoing showcase offers testimony to the creativity and talent in our flourishing media arts community.

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The Best of the 41st Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival

Directed by Various

Each year, following November’s Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival, a program of shorts tours the region to find new audiences and inspire


Bard in the Backcountry

Directed by Cindy Stillwell, Tom Watson

Bard in the Backcountry chronicles a summer season of Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, a professional traveling theater company based


50 Foot Challenge

Directed by Various

Northwest Film Center Presents The 50 Foot Challenge A 50th Birthday Celebration for Super 8   A screening of new


The Way We Talk

Directed by Michael Turner

Michael Turner (The Life of Vesper Geer), winner of the 2015 Oregon Media Arts Fellowship, struggles with one of medical

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School of Film Student Screening

Directed by Various

Everyone is invited to watch the many short films created by students in the Winter Term and Spring Term 2015


And We Were Young

Andy Smetanka’s work has ranged from creating a short segment for Guy Maddin’s My Winnepeg to ‘The Bachelor and the


Songs She Wrote About People She Knows

Directed by Kris Elgstrand

“A timid office worker becomes both pariah and Pied Piper when she unleashes her confessional, scathingly honest pop compositions upon

I am Chris Farley

I Am Chris Farley

Directed by Brent Hodge, Derik Murray

Chris Farley lived his life full speed and committed to make everyone around him laugh out loud, and I Am

Mothering Inside

Mothering Inside/The Family Preservation Project

Directed by Brian Lindstrom

The Family Preservation Project at Wilsonville’s Coffee Creek Correctional Facility works to keep imprisoned mothers in contact with their children,

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Finding Normal

Directed by Brian Lindstrom

Lindstrom’s powerful documentary takes an unflinching look at the daunting difficulties in overcoming addictions and the dynamic within Portland’s Central


Sitting on the Edge of Marlene

Directed by Ana Valine

Vancouver director Ana Valine’s first feature follows clean living, but experienced, 16 year-old Sammie, who, waiting for her father to