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Directed by Reed O’Beirne

Washington 70 mins.

“Cinema has more to do with dance, than it does with novels,” says Seattle filmmaker, Reed O’Beirne, “because it is fundamentally rhythm and movement over time.” Join us as Reed screens a selection of films from his 23-year career, including No Time For Shopping (2000), a dynamic look at the anti-WTO demonstrations in Seattle featuring a soundtrack by Tucker Martine; Last of Our Kind (2012), a modern interpretation of the Persephone myth featuring a soundtrack by Robin Guthrie; and Phantom Limbs (2015), a cameraless film created from animated MRI scans with a soundtrack by Seattle band St. Kilda. Reed is a founding member of the un-dependent film group EXcinema in Seattle.



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.