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Directed by Robert Uehlin

Oregon 75 mins. In English

Specializing in the translation of contemporary choreography into the language of film, current resident curator of the annual DanceBARN Screendance Festival, director Robert Uehlin, is also one of the Northwest’s luminaries in the growing cinematic genre of “Screendance.” Tonight’s program features short works co-created over the past seven years with choreographers Molly Johnston, Faith Morrison, Rosie Yerke, Katie Scherman, Cara Hagan, Raven Jones, and Berit Ahlgren. Filmed over six days in the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, 2014’s Ensō is a collaboration with Faith Morrison and her site-specific performance that highlights the kinesthetic experience of place. 2015’s See Through utilizes the Fergus Falls Regional Treatment Center—aka the Kirkbride, an enormous, storied town landmark in Minnesota—as setting for a quiet, collaborative work, shot on Super 8 film with Rosie Yerke. 2017’s 16th and Raleigh uses audio and movement to bring to life the essence of a small patch of grass underneath the overpass located at this particular urban cross-section. In 2016’s Complicated Women, ideas of domesticity and the everyday are interpreted through choreographed movements by Katie Scherman. 2018’s Cygnus, co-directed by Cara Hagan, uses both human body and body of water to create a visual poem and elicit concepts of birth, death, and renewal. These films and more will screen, and be sure to stay for a post-film discussion with director Robert Uehlin.

Genres: Dance



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.