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Directed by Fred Wolf

United States 1971 74 mins.

AM radio icon Harry Nilsson provides the story in addition to the dynamic soundtrack—including the hit single “Me and My Arrow”—for Fred Wolf’s endearing film about a boy named Oblio (voiced by Mike Lookinland, Bobby from “The Brady Bunch”) who lives in a magical world where everything is pointed except for one thing: his head. When a prickly count banishes Oblio and his blue dog Arrow to the Pointless Forest for being different, the pair encounter several fascinating characters who collectively help Oblio realize that, despite his idiosyncrasies, there is more of a point to life than simply being pointed. Featuring voiceover narration by Ringo Starr.



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.