Northwest Film Center Movers and Makers

  • Directed by Various
  • United States, 2015, 90 mins.

More than just a staff show-and-tell, we celebrate short films by Northwest Film Center faculty and staff. The program includes A Year & A Day by Pam Minty, a series of images of Bond Butte taken monthly over the course of a year and then the same butte taken hourly on one day; Baling Baling by Lawrence Johnson captures the efforts of famers in Bali to keep the birds away with rhythmic noisemakers, plastic bags, and scarecrows; Slacker Cats by Paul Harrod, a pilot demo for a proposed animated WB Network series; June by Lee Krist, an early 21st century visual memoir of Portland shot on 35mm slides; Landing Ship X-1 by Dave Hanagan, in which two space traverlers explore a desolate planet and discover a glam rock icon; Light’s Journey by Mark Eifert, a meditation on our presence in the cosmos; Mango by Geoff Peterson, in which a confident psychic challenges a skeptic’s beliefs; Out of This World by Melissa Tvetan, an investigation of sex and string theory, promiscuity and parallel dimensions; Spooky Action at a Distance by Stephanie Hough, which offers a look at the unsettling nature of affected action—feeling home and lost simultaneously; The Rough Rider by Jarratt Taylor Aline follows an effort to make it to the state Wrestling Championship; Picture by Amy Beth O’Brien, sometimes a picture is worth more than a thousand words; and Unrequited by Andrew Price, in which an amateur science fiction writer finds himself torn between two worlds.

Appears in: Northwest Tracking

Genres: Short

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Historias de Objetos & Héroes Magníficos

Portland Latino teens and artists reflect on the everyday heroes and precious objects in their lives in these documentaries collaboratively produced by Milagro Theatre Group and the Northwest Film Center School of Film. Historias de Objetos examines the long and rich tradition of personal objects in the Latino community as told through the eyes of

Shorts II: Visions of Reality

A visit to a room, dark-adapted; an opportunity to leave-without-traveling. Please remain seated. These are our momentary intersections of place and time.

Shorts I: Known and Unknown (Or Unknowable)

The observable universe–isotropic in orientation–does not conform to all observers equally. As perspectives shift, that which is known and unknown (as well as knowable and unknowable) shifts accordingly. It fails to remain the same in all directions.

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Open Screening

Tonight the screen is yours. We throw open the doors of the Whitsell Auditorium inviting you to show your new short work. If you have something you’re proud of, sign up by contacting Thomas Phillipson by July 13 at thomas@nwfilm.org. First come, first served as time allows, with preference given to works under 10 minutes. Bring

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Winter Term Student Screening

Are you curious to know what goes on behind the doors of the School of Film? Come check out our open screening of the finished class and student projects from Winter Term 2014! Watch our student work, enter a free raffle, and join us afterwards at an informal reception where you can meet the filmmakers.