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Directed by Amy Adrion

United States 2018 94 mins. In English

Half the Picture seeks to document this unique time in the filmmaking industry where systemic change seems possible (thanks in part to the ACLU and US Department of Justice’s EEOC investigation, and organizations like Free the Bid) and asks the question: unlike previous efforts to address gender inequality in Hollywood, will this time be different?

Presented in collaboration with Couch Film Collective, NW Documentary, POW Film, and Women In Film – PDX.

Post-film panel discussion featuring filmmaker Amy Adrion, POW Fest’s Tara Johnson-Medinger, Rose Hall from Film Fatales and more to be announced. Join us for a reception following the screening & panel at the NW Film Center’s School & Admin Office at 934 SW Salmon St. This complimentary event will be a wonderful networking event for filmmakers & students to learn more about each other’s work and organizations in town who support them.

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.