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The Northwest Film Center is pleased to announce a partnership with Potboiler Story, a narrative-focused production company. Potboiler will be creating short videos as part of their deep focus series about Northwest filmmakers who are screening their film or films as part of our Northwest Tracking Series.

Dustin Morrow

Portland State University professor and prolific filmmaker Dustin Morrow shares his method for directing actors with a theater background, and how his family’s first VCR provided him the first opportunity to appreciate the craft of cinema.

Genevieve Roudané

Filmmaker Genevieve Roudané, director of “Las Chuntas,” shares the story of her search for queer community in Chiapas, Mexico, and the regional celebration that both traditionalists and the LGBT community claim as their own.

Dustin Zemel


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.