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Directed by Various

95 mins.

Programmed by Mark Shapiro, LAIKA

Sponsored by LAIKA

Films in this Program

One Small Step

Directed by Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas

The story of Luna, a Chinese-American girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut.


Directed by Trevor Jimenez

The story of a young boy shuffling between the homes of his recently divorced parents. Surreal dream-like moments mix with


Directed by Siqi Song

A man remembers his childhood memory of growing up with a little sister in 1990s China. How would his life

The Death, Dad & Son

Directed by Winshluss & Walgenwitz

Death is re-imagined as a devoted family man whose son doesn't entirely understand his family's role in the grand scheme

My Dad

Directed by Marcus Armitage

A dad's influence on a young boy's life. His judgmental character mixed with the boy's fondness for his dad prove

Late Afternoon

Directed by Louise Bagnall

An elderly woman drifts back through her memories. She exists between two states, the past and the present.

Conception: Catie + Jen

Directed by Moth Studio

Produced as part of the New York Times' Conception series, a six-part animated series showcasing different real-life stories about becoming a

Tweet Tweet

Directed by Zhanna Bekmambetova

Our life is like walking on a tightrope. In times we are scared or lost, we lose balance. When we


Directed by Domee Shi

A Chinese-Canadian woman suffering from empty nest syndrome gets a second shot at motherhood when one of her handmade dumplings

Father and Daughter

Directed by Michaël Dudok de Wit

A father says goodbye to his daughter.

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.