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Direct Route

  • Directed by Pam Minty
  • Portland, 2015, 54 mins., English

A blind woman (Minty’s mother) navigates her domestic surroundings and landscapes while recollecting these places prior to losing her vision. Through conversations and word puzzles, a story emerges about the relationship between memory, sense of direction, and the texture of experience.

Genres: Biography, Experimental Documentary

Other Films by Pam Minty

High Lakes

Director Pam Minty returns to the Oregon resort of High Lakes to document the housekeeping staff she had been a part of in her youth.

Possessed

Joan Crawford returns to the screen in a thrilling trailer mash-up.

A Year & A Day

A series of images of Bond Butte taken each month over the course of a year precede a series of the same butte taken hourly on June 21, 2014.

2016 Oregon Media Arts Fellowship Awards

For the past nine years the Northwest Film Center has presented the Oregon Media Arts Fellowship, an award funded by the Oregon Arts Commission and organizations such as the Oregon Media Production Association and Oregon Public Broadcasting. Fellowships have gone to Oregon filmmakers who have proven their ability to create unique and challenging personal works

Memory & Observation

This program of old and new explores memory, observation, and film’s unique and varied abilities to visualize the act of remembering. Portland filmmaker Pam Minty’s Direct Route (2015) observes a blind woman navigating her domestic surroundings alongside landscapes and recollections prior to losing her vision. Through conversations and word puzzles with her daughter, a story