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January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019

The Film Center’s Northwest Tracking program showcases 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.

Tue, Sep 24

A Perfect 14

Directed by Giovanna Morales Vargas

Presenting the parallels between society and the fashion industry, A Perfect 14 examines the segregation plus-size models face as they

Thu, Oct 17

Convergence and Cacophony: Experimental Documents from Dustin Zemel

Directed by Dustin Zemel

Combining multiple layers of visuals and audio, filmmaker, artist, and PhD recipient Dustin Zemel pushes the boundaries on stable environments

Thu, Oct 24

The I Never Trilogy

Directed by Mig Windows, Rory Owens

The I Never trilogy is an anthology of ghost stories exploring themes of heartbreak, infidelity, suicide, and the supernatural. Loosely

A Universe: Films by Laura Heit

Directed by Laura Heit

At the heart of animator, filmmaker, and puppeteer Laura Heit’s creative universe is a yearning to connect to human emotions.

Best of the BendFilm Festival

Directed by Various

Now in its 16th year, BendFilm Festival, which takes place every October, showcases short and feature-length films from around the

Black Pool

Directed by Dustin Morrow

Set over the course of a single night, Michael, an Irishman living in the United States, believes he has found

Canopy Stories

Directed by Various

Presented as part of the Portland Circuit, a partnership between the Oregon Made Creative Foundation, the Hollywood Theatre, The Clinton

EXTRA ORDINARY: Short Films & Videos About Everyday Life by Julie Perini

Directed by Julie Perini

Portland-based filmmaker Julie Perini has created two feature-length documentaries examining socio-political subjects and issues in the Northwest. In addition to

Internal Review: Films by Northwest Film Center Staff

Directed by Various

Join us for a showcase of work by filmmakers on staff at the Northwest Film Center. Films to be screened

Karen Doesn’t Dream

Directed by Zach Huckaby

Karen is having issues with insomnia. She also works at an adult video store and sells alcohol to kids from

Mary Janes: The Women of Weed

Directed by Windy Borman

As legalization spreads, cannabis is one of the fastest-growing industries in the nation. It is also an industry led by

Nostalgia, Post-Memory and Autobiographical: The Films of Sydney Southam

Directed by Sydney Southam

Working with archival 16mm film and constructs of the documentary format, Sydney Southam is a co-founding member of the illustrious

NW Music Video Showcase

Directed by Various

Join us as we present another installment of our annual showcase for some of the best music videos being made

Our Trails Too

Directed by Liz Haan, Emilia Quinton

The Northwest Film Center is proud to partner with QDoc Film Festival, Women In Film Portland, and Northwest Documentary to celebrate

Phoenix, Oregon

Directed by Gary Lundgren

Directed and produced by Ashland, Oregon based filmmaker duo Gary and Anne Lundgren, Phoenix, Oregon tells the story of Bobby

Prospect

Directed by Zeek Earl, Chris Caldwell

This engaging science fiction thriller tells the story of a young girl, Cee, played by the up-and-coming Sophie Thatcher, as

Solo: The Evolution of the One Man Band

Directed by Billy Dimes

There are many solo musical acts, however for the creative musicians who wield multiple instruments at once, the unique moniker

The Animated Films of Richard Reeves, 1992-2018

Directed by Richard Reeves

Working in the tradition of animation greats such as Norman McClaren, Len Lye, and Mary Ellen Butte, Canadian animator Richard

The Chunta (Las Chuntá)

Directed by Genevieve Roudane

In a small town in Mexico, once a year, men transform into women and become the Chunta. Follow two gender-bending

The Last Gospel of The Pagan Babies

Directed by Jean Donohue

In 1960s Kentucky, the old-world gay scene took a dramatic turn towards the future as the The Pagan Babies, a

The Native Wisdom Documentary Film Series

Directed by Lawrence Johnson, Tim Keenan Burgess

Presented in conjunction with Portland-based non-profit Wisdom of the Elders, this short series explores how climate change is affecting native

The Qualities of Being Human: The Films of Evan Raymond Spitzer

Directed by Evan Raymond Spitzer

Oregon-based filmmaker Evan Raymond Spitzer presents three uniquely crafted films, each using different techniques. In Praise of Shadows (2014) is

This Mountain Life

Directed by Grant Baldwin

British Columbia is a province in which 75% of its geographical landscape is made up of large mountains. While many

Undertones II

Directed by Various

An evening of live video and analog projections in the Whitsell Auditorium and the Portland Art Museum sculpture court, paired

Whitman at the Whitsell

Directed by Marilyn Zornado, Various, Joan Gratz, Devon Damonte

An evening of animation and poetry in celebration of the American poet Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday. Portland-based animator Marilyn Zornado

Women in Film PDX: Member Screening

Join Women in Film PDX as they present their fourth annual member screening, in which recent films made by members

Zulu Summer

Directed by Joseph Litzinger, Eric Michael Schrader

What began as an assumed spam email at a local radio station—something along the lines of a Nigerian prince asking