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Directed by Salise Hughes

Washington 80 mins.

Known for her unique technique of digitally erasing and layering images from found footage, Seattle animator Salise Hughes will share some of her fantastical, award winning films including, The Tourist (2008), which takes fragments of Michelangelo Antonioni’s The Passenger, with the background removed, leaving only Jack Nicholson’s character climbing in the scratched remnants of the emptied frames; Erasable Cities (2011), in which two people who may or may not be Marco Polo & Kublai Khan speak of cities, dreams, and the fragility of memory; Charade (2012), Based on, and using manipulated footage from the 1963 film of the same name with Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn; Lucky (2015)—Imagine Dirty Harry as a political assassin; and Election Year (2015), a meditation on politics and the political beast formed by footage of the first nationally televised debate.

Join Salise earlier in the day at Noon as she gives a free workshop and lecture on her own particular style of moving image creation.



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.