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Directed by Gail Noonan, Rose Bond, Marilyn Zornado, Ruth Hayes, Joan Gratz, Joanna Priestley

As a preview of the Film Center’s post-festival Northwest Tracking series showcasing six independent animation innovators, we are  pleased to offer this program sampler of their outstanding work to be featured. After the screening head on over to the Northwest Filmmakers’ Summit for a panel and conversation with the animators about their craft working in the Northwest.

Northwest Tracking is supported in part by an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Films in this Program

Missed Aches

Directed by Joanna Priestley

A witty commentary on ignorance, idiocy and over- reliance on spell check.

Primal Flux

Directed by Joan Gratz

Colors and shapes shift and change as images emerge and disperse in a play on the nature of conscious and

Cooper Perforation Loop Triptych

Directed by Ruth Hayes

Direct animation created by scraping emulsion against a circular disc of perforated cooper.

Spring Lines

Directed by Marilyn Zornado

The beauty of Spring comes to life through animated calligraphy.

More Sensitive

Directed by Gail Noonan

A topsy-turvy trip into a hotel room where a performer valiantly strikes the evening’s first piano chords.

Turangalila

Directed by Rose Bond

An excerpt from the expanded animation piece set to the avant-garde orchestral music by Olivier Messiaen.



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.