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Oregon, Washington, Montana 80 mins. In English

As modes of distribution and shifts in the culture of viewing have emerged with the rise of Netflix, Hulu, and other online streaming sites, what used to be referred to as miniseries or webisodes have started to fall under the banner of Episodic. Part television, part internet, part feature film, the content of these programs are broken into smaller segments and presented in a way that allows fluidity with regard to where and how they are seen. This program takes a look at new work made in the Northwest that embraces this emerging genre. Co-presented with Members Media.

Dark Dungeons, Seattle, WA, 2016
dir. Gabriel Gonda (18 mins.)
Two young college students investigate the realm of role playing games with the goal of uncovering an evil agenda behind the RPG community. Episode 1 and 2.

Two Kates, Portland, OR, 2016
dir. Zach Schultz (6 mins.)
When Kate clones herself, it seems like a great idea for getting things done, but sometimes having a second self can be more problematic. Episode 4.

M Squad, Missoula, MT, 2016
dir. Austin Valley (5 mins.)
A team of mismatched heroes take on a variety of villains with cartoonish zest. Episode 1.

The Drunk Series, Portland, OR, 2015
dir. Chris R. Wilson (5 mins.)
A series in which all scripts are written and acted in by drunk people. Episode 5.

Manic Pixie Dream Wife, Seattle, WA, 2015
dir. M. Elizabeth Eller (12 mins.)
A man’s free-spirited wife unintentionally turns his life upside down. Episode 1 and 2.

Basics, Portland, OR, 2016
dir. Yusuf Word and Brian Butterfield (6 mins.)
The powers are peer pressure are great for young teenagers when faced with looking cool. Episode 4.

Hot Bikini Beans, Portland, OR, 2016
dir. Jon Meyer (6 mins.)
Two baristas deal with everyday oddities while working at a drive up coffee shack called Hot Bikini Beans. Episode 3 + 4 combined.

The Benefits of Gusbandry, Portland, OR, 2016
dir. Alicia J. Rose (32 mins.)
A woman and man with no sexual chemistry for one another manage to still tackle sex, drugs and the quest for love. Episodes 1, 2, and 3.

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.