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April 4, 2015 – June 7, 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.

A River Between Us

Directed by Jeff Martin

A three-term State Senator, Jason Atkinson took a sabbatical from politics in 2012 to produce this film about the decades-old

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

Big in Japan

Directed by John Jeffcoat

“Real-life Seattle rockers Phillip A. Peterson, David Drury, and Sean Lowry, known collectively as Tennis Pro, play reasonable facsimiles of

Death on a Rock

Directed by Scott Ballard

Portland filmmaker and Film Center instructor, Scott Ballard’s (A Standing Still, Welcoming Departure) latest feature follows a young woman coming

For the Record

Directed by Marc Greenberg

If a court reporter is doing their job well, they go virtually unnoticed. The goal is to capture the record

Northwest Film Center Movers and Makers

Directed by Various

More than just a staff show-and-tell, we celebrate short films by Northwest Film Center faculty and staff. The program includes

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



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.