Northwest Tracking

  • June 20, 2014 — August 27, 2014

Northwest Tracking showcases 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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How a People Live

Directed by Lisa Jackson

VISITING ARTIST—The Gwa’sala and the ‘Nakwaxda’xw First Nations people lived as two distinct groups along Canada’s northwest coast. In 1964,

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Cardboard

Directed by Matt Longmire

VISITING ARTIST—Encountering panhandlers with their rumpled cardboard signs asking for help is an everyday occurrence in Seattle. Many are veterans,

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An Evening with Orland Nutt

Directed by Orland Nutt

VISITING ARTIST—Portland’s Orland Nutt is a prolific filmmaker whose uniquely accessible experimental short works burst with an otherworldly sprightliness, humor,

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A Brony Tale

Directed by Brent Hodge

Brent Hodge investigates a world you may not have considered: the “brony phenomenon”—grown, mostly heterosexual men who are earnest fans

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Mending the Line

Directed by John Waller

VISITING ARTIST—Tough as nails, gentle as a poet, and determined as a badger, 90-year-old Frank Moore has always loved to

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An Evening with Ben Popp

Directed by Ben Popp

VISITING ARTIST—Working primarily on 16mm and hand-processing his films, Ben Popp works in the traditions of experimental and underground cinema.

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Open Screening

Directed by Various

Tonight the screen is yours. We throw open the doors of the Whitsell Auditorium inviting you to show your new

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Crazywater

Directed by Dennis Allen

VISITING ARTIST—In Vancouver, Alex, from the Nisga’a Nation, talks about the abuse and violence that drove him to take his

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Down River

Directed by Ben Ratner

VISITING ARTIST—“Writer/director/actor Ben Ratner tells an emotionally stirring story of three young women—Fawn, a talented but insecure actress; Harper, a