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Sponsored by Oregon Film, World Foods Portland, and OMPA

Films in this Program


Directed by Nathan Sonenfeld

An animated meaning-of-self in a new world.

Your Move

Directed by Rollyn Stafford

Chess is the international game of strategy and tactic, but can it also be a beacon for love?

The Cutting Shadow

Directed by Vu Pham

Two Vietnamese half-brothers pay a visit to a Vietnamese American interested in reconnecting with his own heritage, only to discover


Directed by Leah Brown

Seven mysterious women sit around a table quietly dining until one woman disrupts the silence.

These Flowers

Directed by Noah Lambie

Flipbook and time-lapse animation interpret a poem of the same title by Hungarian poet Sandor Petofi.

Carnal Orient

Directed by Mila Zuo

A dark and strangely surreal snapshot of sexual desire aimed at the exotic.

Bare the Sun

Directed by Jesse Widener

A man wanders through a scorching desert with only the precious water in his canteen, and a bandanna full of


Directed by Jan Haaken

Women’s health providers in Kenya must negotiate access, class, and religion in a nation striving to overcome its problems.

The Child and the Dead

Directed by Karina Ripper, Marc Ripper

In this quiet thriller, a father and his son and girlfriend are left stranded on a forest road after a


Directed by Slater Dixon

Mexican food can be spicy, and sometimes, with a powerful punch, it can inflame passions we did not know existed.

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.