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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.

Thu, Apr 11

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

Wed, Apr 24

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

Wed, May 1

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

Thu, May 2

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

Sat, May 18

The Native Wisdom Documentary Film Series

Directed by Teem Keenan Burgess, Lawrence Johnson

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

Thu, May 23

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

Thu, May 30

Whitman at the Whitsell

Directed by Marilyn Zornado, Various

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

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.

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

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

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