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Directed by Marc Turtletaub

United States 2018 102 mins.

Agnes (Kelly Macdonald), who has reached her early 40s without ever venturing far from home, family, or her tight-knit immigrant community, begins to change in a quietly dramatic way when she receives a jigsaw puzzle as a birthday gift and experiences the heady thrill of not only doing something she enjoys, but being extremely good at it. Pursuing her new hobby, she meets Robert (Irrfan Kahn), a reclusive inventor who recognizes her talent and recruits her as his partner for an upcoming world jigsaw tournament. Each day takes her further along on the road to a new understanding of herself and her strengths. With charming and funny honesty, Puzzle charts the awakening of a woman who achieves her potential after a lifetime of looking after others. “It’s the kind of mid-life crisis story that so rarely centers on a woman and Macdonald shines in the role, riveting even in the quietest of moments.”—Indiewire. Preview screening open to Silver Screen Club members and their guests.

Genres: Drama

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.