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Directed by Karl Lind

70 mins.

With an eye and taste for the uncanny, Portland director Karl Lind’s videos expound upon the bizarre. Along with new surprises, the program will include 122 Random Seconds (2010), winner of the best documentary award at the 36th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival, which begins with an attempt to create an oddity and ends up documenting the bizarreness of reality; Lullaby (2003), which combines military found footage with techno beats to underscore an unstable relationship between art and war; Striping (2006), a collaboration with the poet Cat Tyc that describes “a hacked vcr remembering a poem”; and Fearless Leader (2012), a music video for Rustla featuring a demonic cult leader.

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.