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Two films by Portland area filmmakers connected formally and stylistically through notions of time, place and the idea of “looking”.   

Films in this Program

Kelley Point

Directed by Alain Letourneau

Alain LeTourneau’s observational film focuses on North Portland’s Kelley Point Park at the confluence of the Willamette and Columbia. Here,

Nihon Kyuukei

Directed by Nick Peterson

Nick Peterson’s film offers a cinematic gaze at nine locations in the Kanto prefecture of Japan. Like Kelley Point in



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.