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Directed by Michel Gondry

United States 2004 108 mins. In English

From a Charlie Kaufman script, Gondry’s fantastical vision finds an estranged couple (Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey)  meeting again after undergoing a surgical procedure to erase each other from their memories.

Presented as a companion program to the Portland Art Museum exhibition of the same name, artist Hank Willis Thomas has selected several films that have influenced his work and worldview. The Film Center’s Morgen Ruff worked closely with Hank to hone selections, secure film prints, and organize the series through the run of the exhibition. This project is a year in the making and required close collaboration to ensure film availability and feasibility. Admission is free to Portland Art Museum members and same-day museum ticket buyers.

“These films impacted my life and whole understanding of the power of art to shape our notions of the truth and therefore reality.”—Hank Willis Thomas.



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.