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Directed by Dan Sokolowski

Yukon 69 mins. In English

Hailing from Dawson City, Yukon, Dan Sokolowski (Sok Cinema), has produced over 24 shorts, one feature, and is the producer of the Dawson City International Short Film Festival. Dan will present a program of nine short works that uniquely blend animation and documentary. Films to be screened include: Lightyear (2001), in which still images representing 12 moon cycles are painted upon and edited together in a rhythmic fashion; Land of the Pines (2006), which investigates all things pine—trees and otherwise; Stone Bruise (2007), which takes the viewer on a journey up the legendary Dempster Highway in Yukon territory in an ever-changing mosaic of landscape, form, and processes; and  Pond (2018), which tells the life of a pond over the course of one year through photographs and paint. Sponsored in part by the Canada Council. Post-screening conversation with Sokolowski.


If you have your lunch hour free on Wednesday, December 5th, we encourage you to join us at our Admin offices / Classes building at 934 SW Salmon for the free Brown Bag Lunch-n-Learn with Dan Sokolowski to learn how this Yukon filmmaker integrates animation with painting and photography in a casual lunch hour conversation open to all. More info and to rsvp, check here.

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.