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Directed by Nathan Juran

United Kingdom, United States 1958 88 mins.

While today’s digitally rendered animated films astound in looking virtually real, Ray Harryhausen’s timeless, hand-crafted wonderwork —his first film in color—retains its own convincing reality and visual splendor. Sailor Sinbad and his betrothed, Princess Parisa, must overcome the ruthless evil sorcerer and battle monsters on the island of Colossa. Harryhausen’s set pieces—the Cyclops, the dancing snake woman, and the famous sword fight between Sinbad and the skeleton—make for unforgettable adventure for all ages. Added bonus: the exciting score by Bernard Herrmann.

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.