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Directed by Scott Ballard

Oregon 2016 70 mins. In English

Portland director Scott Ballard turns his focus to the world of writers as he engages award-winning local and regional authors on their creative process. Lifting the veil on work of novelists, poets, songwriters, and memoirists, interviews are accompanied with short readings accompanied by visual collages inspired by the works. Among the authors included are PEN Hemingway Award Finalist for First Fiction, Margaret Malone; Ken Kesey Fiction Award winner Willy Vlautin; author and screenwriter (Wendy & Lucy, Meek’s Cutoff) Jon Raymond; and Guggenheim Fellow Peter Rock.

Genres: Documentary



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.