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Directed by Various

United States 2016 80 mins. In English

The observable universe–isotropic in orientation–does not conform to all observers equally. As perspectives shift, that which is known and unknown (as well as knowable and unknowable) shifts accordingly. It fails to remain the same in all directions.

Films in this Program

Secret I

Directed by Matt McCormick

Would not be called a secret for a reason.

Antipodes Rising

Directed by Georg Koszulinski

Traveling through a tunnel on a mountain road in Alaska becomes a portal for an alternate vision of the Pacific

Modern Dark

Directed by Josh Lunden

A young man living in the inner city attempts to see the stars through his childhood telescope. An Outer-Space Reality

Outer Darkness

Directed by Hannah Piper Burns

What happens when the monotony of “reality” television becomes quite real for one of its subjects and thus its audience

Blue Discord

Directed by Arianna Gazca

A synesthetic take on the desire for hope, shrouded in a blanket of madness. Only-Apparently-Reality Award.

Secret II

Directed by Matt McCormick

Well now!


Directed by Isaiah Corey

A man’s life is forever changed when his roommate introduces him to a producer he never knew he needed. The

Plena Stellarum

Directed by Matthew Wade

Perhaps a vision of a realm beyond the life of a video game; perhaps a video game itself. The Unreal

Shared Grief

Directed by Adam Sekuler

Present day communication and sharing are examined as ways of connectivity during times of heartache and pain.


Directed by Sandra Ignagni, Trevor Meier

A portrait of the Canadian vessel M.V. Northern Ranger which has traversed the narrow straits and unpredictable weather along the

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.