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Directed by Various

Oregon 2017 70 mins. In English

Each Summer in the Eastern Oregon town of Baker City, the We Like ‘Em Short Film Festival springs to life in celebration of animated and short comedic films. Tonight we welcome Festival founder and director Brian Vegter to present a program of highlights from the past few years showcasing both regional and international films. Among the films are Personal Effects (2015) by Elena Megalos, in which a heartbroken woman procures a goat to consume her ex-lover’s belongings; Hard Money (2015) by Armin Silijovic, the story of  a shrewd businessman who calls random people to practice his negotiation skills; For My Youth the Bell Tolls (2014) by Anthony Estrada, about a boy recounting the ups and downs of his life during his tenth birthday party; and Gnosis (2013) by Tamara Hahn, which follows a group of baby-robbing monsters whose continuous failures leave them in precarious situations.  Brian will introduce the program and talk about the festival.

Genres: Narrative, Animation



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.