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Directed by Various

Films in this Program


Directed by Jodi Darby

A cinematic essay using clips from Hollywood cinema, religious films, newsreels, and home movies on what it means to have


Directed by Erik Fox

Footage shot during the Vietnam War has been scrubbed to depict rolling hills, descending fog, and an otherwise tranquil existence

In the Shadow of the Mountain

Directed by Brendan Prost

Two young adults venture into the mountains to escape their emotional discontent, only to have their paths converge in the


Directed by Salise Hughes

Erased and scratched film histories set the tone for a voyage across economic production.

Corpse Quatrain

Directed by Miles Sprietsma

An examination of ruin.

Vestibular Matching Soundtrack

Directed by McKenzie Blake

Advances in technology also create linguistic rifts. Having been born largely deaf, a cochlear implant has provided the director access

Do We Leave This Here

Directed by Julia Hutchings

A journalist travels to the Peace River Valley to speak with residents about their community, which will soon be erased

Land of the Free

Directed by Vanessa Renwick

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

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.