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SF Hitch

Renwick reflects on a 1981 trip she took with her wolf dog to San Francisco “where even the bums were good-looking.”

Genres: Documentary, Short, Northwest Filmmaker

Other Films by Vanessa Renwick


Always Coming Home A white dog with blue eyes, returning home when old. A people at home in the left coast wilds as the animals they are. Some half human. North Owl, half person, raised by a woman of the matriarchal Valley, fathered by a passing Condor warrior.  She said to me, “I am here”.

Land of the Free

Clouds drifting over land act as a backdrop for a textual exploration of colonialism and ownership.

Crack House

Fragmentary glimpses suggest a peaceful Buddhist garden surprisingly embedded within Jeffrey Bale’s Crack House paradise.

Portland Meadows

This rhythmic portrait explores the sights and sounds of Portland’s horse racetrack.


Swirling in flight, the Vaux’s Swifts layover for three weeks in Portland each fall on their migration to South America.