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February 16, 2018 – February 27, 2018

Big Fish and Begonia

Directed by Xuan Liang, Chun Zhan

This beautifully crafted animated adventure, inspired by Chinese myths, takes place in a hidden world ruled by celestial beings. One

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children

Directed by Alberto Vazquez, Pedro Rivero

Adapted from his graphic novel, Alberto Vázquez’s debut feature, co-directed with Pedro Rivero, tackles themes of climate change, ecological disaster,

Lu Over the Wall

Directed by Masaaki Yuasa

Winner of the top prize at this year’s Annecy Animation Film Festival, Lu Over the Wall is a visually ravishing

Napping Princess

Directed by Kenji Kamayama

In the year 2020, high school senior Kokone is stuck between reality and her own dream world full of fantastic

Tehran Taboo

Directed by Ali Soozandeh

In Tehran, a city laden with restrictions and religious laws of patriarchy, modesty, and family honor, transgressions can lead to



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.