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November 10, 2017 – November 11, 2017

Our third year in collaboration with Literary Arts’ Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival—November 11 at the Portland Art Museum—features two screenings with nationally-renowned writers discussing films that have influenced their work over the years and represents a diverse array of cinematic styles and literary concerns. All screenings will feature an introduction by the author and be followed by a wide-ranging dialogue with a member of the literary community.

The Decameron

Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini

The first of three “tales of life"—to be followed by his adaptations of The Canterbury Tales and Arabian Nights—Pasolini’s take

Troop Beverly Hills

Directed by Jeff Kanew

In this ripe-for-rehabilitation classic of 80s pop camp, Shelley Long unforgettably stars as Phyllis Nefler, a spoiled Beverly Hills social butterfly who takes



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.