Join us as we screen and celebrate new work from present students and alumni of the Northwest Film Center’s Certificate Program in Film, and acknowledge the faculty, visiting artists, staff, family and friends who have supported them on their filmmaking journey. The program includes the premiere of Edward Derby’s (2016) WISHBONE, about a post-college book lover who looks for affirmation of her whimsy by hiding postcards in a bookstore; along with AWOKEN FROM TOLO, a profile of local dancer Conrad Kaczor (2015) by Zsuzsanna Mangu (2015); FITTING THE DESCRIPTION IN NORTH PORTLAND, a look at how students of color at Portland’s Roosevelt High School and police in North Portland are trying to understand each other by Jarrat Taylor (2011); Melissa Rue’s (2011) THE LAND BETWEEN, a drama about a young girl who helps an Iraq Veteran emerge from the nightmare of war; and Michael Roberson’s (2011) DELIVERY, about a woman who wants to complete what she started at prom 16 years ago.
A reception in the Stevens Room (adjacent to the Whitsell Auditorium) honoring the filmmakers begins at 6:30pm. The film program begins at 7pm.
The screening and reception are both free and open to the public.