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November 3, 2016 – November 6, 2016

Our second year in collaboration with Literary Arts’ Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival—November 5 at the Portland Art Museum—features four 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.

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Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

The recent death of Abbas Kiarostami (1940-2016), one of our greatest filmmakers, was, and will continue to be, a huge

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Directed by Robert Zemeckis

Adapted from the Carl Sagan novel of the same name, Zemeckis’ film is a landmark in the big-budget Hollywood sci-fi

Dead Ringers

Directed by David Cronenberg

In one of Cronenberg’s finest—and creepiest—efforts, Jeremy Irons unforgettably stars as twins Elliot and Beverly Mantle, both gynecologists in private

Gas Food Lodging

Directed by Allison Anders

Anders’ startling and deeply-felt second feature—in the wake of her success with 1987’s Border Radio—follows hard-working waitress Nora (Brooke Adams)



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.