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27th Portland Jewish Film Festival

June 16 – June 30, 2019

Head Cleaner

Cult & Genre Oddities

Case of the Mondays

Weekly essential film programming

Northwest Tracking

Showcasing the work of NW filmmakers

Upcoming Films

Sun, Aug 4

Georges Méliès Shorts Program

Directed by Georges Méliès

One of the fathers of the motion pictures, Méliès made hundreds of films with an often fantastic bent, in sharp

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Mon, Aug 5

Undertones II

Directed by Various

An evening of live video and analog projections in the Whitsell Auditorium and the Portland Art Museum sculpture court, paired

Sun, Aug 11


Directed by Paul Verhoeven

Nomi Malone (Elizabeth Berkley in her bid to escape “teen actress” confines) is determined to crawl her way up the

Thu, Aug 15

La Chunta

Directed by Genevieve Roudane

The Chuntá is a traditional female character reenacted every year by thousands of men (and some women) in the town

Thu, Aug 22

Nostalgia, Post-Memory and Autobiographical: The Films of Sydney Southam

Directed by Sydney Southam

Working with archival 16mm film and constructs of the documentary format, Sydney Southam is a co-founding member of the illustrious

Sun, Aug 25

The Earrings of Madame De…,

Directed by Max Ophüls

Ophüls’ masterpiece skewers upper-class mores, following an aristocratic woman (Danielle Darrieux) who has fallen on hard times and becomes forced

Thu, Aug 29

Internal Review: Films by Northwest Film Center Staff

Directed by Various

Join us for a showcase of work by filmmakers on staff at the Northwest Film Center.

Sun, Sep 1

Jules & Jim

Directed by François Truffaut

One of the foremost films of the French New Wave, with Jules & Jim Truffaut fashions a love triangle nearly