Featured Films

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The Films of Chantal Akerman

Reel Music Festival

January 13-February 5

Friday Film Club: Dark Fables

The Night of the Hunter - March 10

Upcoming Films

Tuesday, January 17 @ 7 pm

NW Music Video Showcase

Directed by Various

Music video making thrives in the Northwest as this showcase of new collaborations by bands and directors working in Portland,

Tuesday, January 17 @ 7:00 pm


Directed by Joel Schlemowitz

Rather than an ethnographic documentation of obsessive record collectors in their basements, Schlemowitz’s film is a fond paean to an

Wednesday, January 18 @ 7 pm

The Devil’s Horn

Directed by Larry Weinstein

From Adolphe Sax’s workshop of the 1840s to the legendary era of jazz and bebop, the saxophone was forbidden (even

Thursday, January 19 @ 7:00 pm

A Poem is a Naked Person

Directed by Les Blank, Maureen Gosling

Les Blank’s portrait of Leon Russell went unreleased for 40 years before hitting the screen. Russell, who also coproduced the

Friday, January 20 @ 7:00 pm

Two Trains Runnin’

Directed by Sam Pollard

In June, 1964, college students from throughout the country, impassioned by the civil rights movement, traveled to Mississippi in what

Friday, January 20 @ 9:00 pm

Gregory Porter: Don’t Forget Your Music

Directed by Alfred George Bailey

Shot over four years, Bailey’s film spans the life and career of singer and songwriter Gregory Porter, one of jazz’s most

Saturday, January 21 @ 4:30 pm

Mali Blues

Directed by Lutz Gregor

It is generally believed that the slaves who brought their music and traditional West African string instrument the ngoni—which evolved

Saturday, January 21 @ 7:00 pm

Contemporary Color

Directed by Bill Ross, Turner Ross

Only David Byrne could mastermind this surprising fusion of pop music and swirling pop ceremony. Byrne is joined on stage

Saturday, January 21 @ 9:00 pm

One More Time with Feeling

Directed by Andrew Dominick

Andrew Dominik’s One More Time with Feeling is a remarkable black-and-white document of the creation of Nick Cave & the

Sunday, January 22 @ 4 pm

Carvalho’s Journey

Directed by Steve Rivo

Steve Rivo’s fascinating 19th-century adventure story documents the extraordinary career of Solomon Nunes Carvalho (1815–1897) and his life as a

Sunday, January 22 @ 7:00 pm

Bang! The Bert Berns Story

Directed by Bob Sarles

Though he died at age 37, Bert Berns managed to become one of the most important songwriters of the 1960s.

Tuesday, January 24 @ 7:00 pm

Bobby Blue Bland: Two Steps from the Blues

Directed by Paul Spencer

Memphis legend Bobby "Blue" Bland (1930-2013) began his career with B.B. King and ballad singer Johnny Ace in the 1950s,