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March 7, 2019 – March 21, 2019

Acid Forest

Directed by Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė

The Curonian Spit, situated on the Baltic Sea on the border between Lithuania and Russia, is one of the world’s

Afghan Cycles

Directed by Sarah Menzies

Following several young Afghan women who have taken up competitive road cycling and joined the national team, Menzies’ eye-opening film

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Directed by Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, Edward Burtynsky

Previously collaborating on 2006’s Manufactured Landscapes— itself a monumental film about human impact—Baichwal, Burtynsky, and de Pencier now turn their

Black Mother

Directed by Khalik Allah

Photographer-turned-filmmaker Khalik Allah returns to Jamaica, his mother’s birthplace, to fashion a multifaceted and highly collaged audio-visual portrait of the

Central Airport THF

Directed by Karim Aïnouz

Berlin’s Tempelhof airport, built in 1923 but heavily renovated during the Nazi period, was one of Europe’s busiest until its

Infinite Football

Directed by Corneliu Porumboiu

One of the funniest documentaries of the year, Porumboiu’s (Police Adjective, The Treasure) deceptively simple work follows Laurențiu Ginghină, a

Los Reyes

Directed by Iván Osnovikoff,, Bettina Perut

In the heart of Santiago, Chile, a nondescript skateboarding park abuts a sleepy residential neighborhood—not an unusual situation in most

Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements

Directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky

Twelve years after her award-winning documentary Hear and Now, director Irene Taylor Brodsky once more turns the camera on her

Our Bodies Our Doctors

Directed by Jan Haaken

Documentarian Jan Haaken’s sixth feature highlights a significant group of individuals in the highly politicized world of women’s reproductive health

Shorts 1: Documentary Views

Directed by Various

Still Recording

Directed by Saeed Al Batal, Ghiath Ayoub

The conflict in Syria, under the brutal Assad regime, has raged on for many years with no end in sight;

The Hidden City

Directed by Victor Moreno

A sensory journey with few parallels this year, Moreno’s (Edificio España) latest investigation into infrastructure plunges us deep underground in

The Image You Missed

Directed by Donal Foreman

Billed as a “film between Donal Foreman and Arthur McCaig,” The Image You Missed is a powerful excavation of historical

The Proposal

Directed by Jill Magid

Renowned New York-based artist Jill Magid rose in the art world with both contempt and praise in 2016 for her

The Silence of Others

Directed by Robert Bahar, Almudena Carracedo

Under General Francisco Franco’s fascist military dictatorship in Spain, lasting from 1939 until his death in 1975, the Spanish people

The Trial

Directed by Maria Ramos

The Brazilian right’s 2016 impeachment (or “soft coup”) of President Dilma Rousseff of the democratic-socialist Workers’ Party (PT) remains one

The Waldheim Waltz

Directed by Ruth Beckermann

Kurt Waldheim, one of Austria’s most notorious and well-known diplomats, was UN Secretary General from 1972 to 1981, eventually running

Theatre of War

Directed by Lola Arias

Today, the Falklands War of 1982 lives on in the collective memories of the Argentinian and British soldiers who fought

What Is Democracy?

Directed by Astra Taylor

The question posed by the title of Astra Taylor’s (Examined Life, Zizek!) latest documentary is undoubtedly a huge one with

Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

Directed by Arwen Curry

Ursula K. Le Guin (1929–2018) is one of America’s finest writers. Early in her career, she sought to break the

Young Solitude

Directed by Claire Simon

Documentary filmmaker Claire Simon returns for a third time to the subject of French school life in her latest feature

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.