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Directed by Sam Kuhn, Austin Will, Fantavious Fritz

Canada, United States 2014 80 mins.

Filmmakers Austin Will, Sam Kuhn and Fantavious Fritz form a collective known as Lion Attack Motion Pictures. The energetic group began their careers in the Pacific Northwest before expanding their operations to New York, Toronto and Miami. Join us on this special night as the three filmmakers return to their home state of Oregon to screen a selection of their award-winning films. The program will include Paradise Falls (2014), an idiosyncratic tale of two boys’ adventures in an abandoned suburban mansion, In Search of the Miraculous (2015), an ironic homage to the enigmatic Dutch artist Bas Jan Ader, and Long Way Gone (2014), a surreal portrait following a lost soul navigating ghostly landscapes in search of shelter from a vicious storm.

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.