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Directed by Caryn Cline

70 mins.

Tonight we welcome Seattle filmmaker and Evergreen College faculty member Caryn Cline for an evening of her work focusing on biological processes, found footage, and documentary. The program will include In the Conservatory (2010), in which organic materials from a Seattle conservatory were placed directly onto clear 16mm film leader. With its use of an optical printer and ambient sound, the viewer experiences the auditory and visual essence of place. Compost Confidential (2012) documents the deterioration process of a compost bin. Perchance (2008) combines two educational films and uses an optical printer to create a new tale of a young boy dreaming of a different self. Cline will also conduct a production workshop on Botanicollage on Saturday, September 23.

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.