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March 7, 2019 – March 21, 2019

A Family Submerged

Directed by Maria Alché

Argentinian actress Maria Alché (Lucrecia Martel’s The Holy Girl) steps behind the camera with the sensitively-pitched A Family Submerged, one

An Elephant Sitting Still

Directed by Hu Bo

A student of Hungarian master Béla Tarr, Hu Bo completed this stunning debut feature at age 29 before taking his

Blind Spot

Directed by Tuva Novotny

Making her feature debut with this immersive single-take family drama, actress-turned-director Novotny delivers one of the year’s most emotionally gripping

Chained for Life

Directed by Aaron Schimberg

A conventionally beautiful actress Mabel (Jess Weixler) finds herself starring in a misguided, independent film production alongside a collection of

Crystal Swan

Directed by Darya Zhuk

With a shock of dyed hair and a wildly colored wardrobe to match, 20-something Velya (a breakout role for relative

Dead Pigs

Directed by Cathy Yan

Yan’s playful, compulsively entertaining debut brings several storylines together around an ecological crisis in a mid-sized Chinese city outside Shanghai.

Djon África

Directed by João Miller Guerra, Filipa Reis

Co-scripted by Pedro Pinho (The Nothing Factory, PIFF 41), this intensely colorful and alive fiction debut by documentarians Guerra and

Jessica Forever

Directed by Caroline Poggi, Jonathan Vinel

Up-and-coming filmmakers Poggi and Vinel bring us a video-game-influenced, hyper-stylized blast. Led by the mysterious Jessica (Aomi Muyock), a pack

One Day

Directed by Zsófia Szilágyi

A day (and a half) in the life of a married middle-class mother of three adolescents with a husband and


Directed by Wanuri Kahiu

A star-crossed love story between two young women, Kena (Samantha Muatsia) and Zika (Sheila Munyiva), whose fathers are political adversaries

Ray & Liz

Directed by Richard Billingham

Known for his unflinchingly intimate portraits of his family, fine art photographer Billingham turns in one of the year’s most

The Chambermaid

Directed by Lila Avilés

Set entirely inside an opulent, one-percenter Mexico City high-rise hotel, Avilés’ stunning debut follows Eve (Gabriela Cartol), a maid working

The Dead and the Others

Directed by João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora

Directors Salaviza and Messora spent several years living and working with the indigenous Krahô people in Tocantins, a northern Brazil

The Load

Directed by Ognjen Glavonic

Opening on a gray landscape in Bosnia are distant explosions from NATO airstrikes, setting the scene for this quietly piercing

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.