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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 …
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.
Directed by McKenzie Blake
Advances in technology also create linguistic rifts. Having been born largely deaf, a cochlear implant has provided the director access …
Directed by Julia Hutchings
A journalist travels to the Peace River Valley to speak with residents about their community, which will soon be erased …
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.