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Directed by Julia Oldham

Oregon 75 mins.

Julia Oldham, who works in New York City and Portland, is both a scientist and an artist. Using both spheres of the brain to create film works and animations that weave together love stories out of the complexities of physics and math, the mating dances of insects, and chance encounters with wild animals in the forest, Oldham creates a mythology of the heart with her videos, drawings and songs. Tonight’s screening will include new works such as Laika’s Lullaby (2015), In the Beginning There was Nothing (2015) and Consider the Wild Boar (2015), along with earlier films. “[Oldham] stretches the notion of drawing and carries a comforting message: The urge to make art can thrive just about anywhere.”—The Village Voice.

Genres: Experimental, Short

Appears in: Northwest Tracking



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.