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Directed by Jon Behrens

Washington 80 mins.

A pioneer of the Northwest’s experimental film scene, Seattle filmmaker Jon Behrens has been making visually striking optically printed films for over 25 years, and is also known for his viscerally haunting soundscapes, which combine field recordings and ambient synthesizer tones. Join us as he presents a selection of his colorful work, ranging from Undercurrents (1994), which superimposes urban landscapes over naturally forming patterns, to The Colors of Boulder in the Summer (2015), in which airbrushed, kaleidoscopic images dance around a warm summer’s day.

Genres: Experimental, Short

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.