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January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020

A Body in Fukushima

Directed by Eiko Otake

Eiko Otake presents a screening of a specially edited version of A Body in Fukushima, a film created by the

Art and Craft

Directed by Sam Cullman, Jennifer Grausman, Mark Becker

Mark Landis, an unassuming yet prolific art forger with formidable technical skills, has been donating forged works—spanning six centuries and


Directed by Oscar Micheaux

In one of the legendary black filmmaker Oscar Micheaux’s final films, young black Harvard graduate Peter (Carman Newsome) seeks to

Chez Jolie Coiffure & The Two Faces of a Bamiléké Woman

Directed by Rosine Mbakam

Cameroonian filmmaker Rosine Mbakam now has two exceptional features under her belt: The Two Faces of a Bamiléké Woman and

City Limits: The Problems and Virtues of City Life

Directed by Laurence Hyde, Hilary Harris, Kent Mackenzie

This program digs into the archive to offer past examples of the question of what makes a city. Each film

Dirty Looks: 8 Years On

Directed by Various

Queer film collective Dirty Looks compiles eight years of experimental screenings for a shorts program of signature delights that queer

Héroes Magníficos

Directed by Various

As part of its ongoing efforts to give voice to under-represented youth in our community, the Film Center and its

Island of the Hungry Ghosts

Directed by Gabrielle Brady

Off the southern coast of Indonesia lies Christmas Island, a stunningly beautiful Australian territory, and the natural migratory land for

Los Sures

Los Sures

Directed by Diego Echeverria

Comprised of predominantly working-class Puerto Rican and Dominican residents, Los Sures in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn, was in the early 1980s

Media • Exploration • Emergence !Women Art Revolution

Directed by Lynn Hershmann-Leeson

In the 1960s, women artists formed Women Artists in Revolution (WAR), a coalition to cope with exclusion from museum exhibitions,

Northwest Film Center Student Screening

Directed by NWFC Students

Celebrate the many short films created by our students during the 2019 Winter Term, including from Art of Filmmaking I,


Directed by Ross Lipman

Lipman, longtime film restorationist at the UCLA Film & Television Archive and film essayist, dives into the production of Samuel

NWFC Student Screening – FREE

Directed by Various

Everyone is invited to watch the many short films created by students in the classes of Fall Term 2017. Whether

Portland Dance Film Festival Program 1

Directed by Various

PDFF PICKS 1 Going Home Director  Harrie Verbeek Director of Photography Richard Spierings Choreographer Jelena Kostić Dancer(s)  Huub Smit, Liz

Portland Dance Film Festival Program 2

PDFF PICKS 2 Cygnus  Directors Cara Hagan and Robert Uehlin Director of Photography  Robert Uehlin  Choreographer & Dancer  Cara Hagan

Portland Dance Film Festival Program 3

PDFF PICKS 3 Initiation Director & Choreographer  Iwona Pasińska Director of Photography  Marek Grabowski Dance artists Polish Dance Theatre: Fabian

River of Fundament

Directed by Matthew Barney

Mature audiences only. Please note that the June 5, Part 1 screening originally scheduled for 2:30pm has been cancelled. Set


Directed by Leilah Weintraub

SHAKEDOWN is the story of Los Angeles’ black lesbian strip club scene and its genesis. Owned and operated by women,

Strange Territories: The Short Films of Miri Gossing & Lina Sieckmann

Directed by Miri Gossing, Lina Sieckmann

Strange Territories features six short films by German filmmakers Miriam Gossing and Lina Sieckmann. As an artist duo they have

The Scar of Shame

Directed by Frank Peregini

Historically notable as one of the first feature films with an all-black cast and specifically made for a black audience,

Titicut Folllies

Directed by Frederick Wiseman

"Frederick Wiseman burst onto the scene in 1967 with what remains his most controversial film, a detached yet rigorous examination

Walking on Water

Directed by Andrey Paounov

Ten years after the passing of his wife and creative partner, Jeanne-Claude, Christo sets out to realize The Floating Piers,