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Directed by Dave Hanagan

Seattle, Portland 78 mins. In English

VISITING ARTIST—A recent transplant from Seattle, Hanagan joins the Portland film community (and the Northwest Film Center staff) with a body of short film work that traverses a wide span of experimental and narrative approaches to visual storytelling. Each film is set in a world uniquely different from our own—one where buffoonery and eeriness are abundant in equal measure. With a passion initially sparked by the art of cinematography, his work demonstrates a concentrated study of experimentation with cameras, lenses, and all manner of visual trickery. His films playfully recreate cinematic genres, moving from the atmosphere of classic Universal horror films to ’60s psychedelic science fiction and beyond. Included in this screening are eight films: LANDING SHIP X-1 (2014, 8 mins.); ATLAS (2011, 7 mins.); HARVEY WULFE (2009, 4 mins.); SPANISH STEPS (2007, 3 mins.); TOASTERLAND (2007, 2 mins.); CIRCADIA SEES THE MOON (2005, 17 mins.); JACK STRANGE, LITERARY HERO (2001, 32 mins.); and HIT THE OFFICIAL IN THE FACE (2000, 5 mins.).



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.