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Women in Film Portland Member Screening

The Northwest Film Center is proud to present a screening of films from members of the meet up group Women in Film Portland. The screening will be preceded by an open networking event in the Andrée H. Stevens room next to the Whitsell auditorium at 6:30pm. Come learn more about Women in Film Portland, whose mission is to elevate women in film through education, outreach, and professional development,  then watch a program of fantastic films from some of the group’s members including: Marilyn Zornado and Barbara Tetenbaum’s new movie French Film, an animated film using a Vandercook Press combining imagery from an 1890’s fitness book and language exercises from French text books the directors used in high school; Joan Gratz’s lush new film Primal Flux; and Joanna Priestley’s Split Ends.  

Additional films to be screened tonight include

5% WTF PSA… By Juliana Lukasik

Catty B’s: Women in Film… By Angela Webber

Book Club PDX… By Dawn Macleod

Empower Nepali Girls Mission… Erin Galey

The Gender Gap Year… By Laura Gleim

Childish Enthusiasm… By Lisa Bolden

Free Beat Nation Drum Camp… By Joanie Fox

Emancipator Seven Seas… By Erin Galey

We are Clouds… Stuart Getty, (Cinematographer/Producer: Erin Galey

Pig N Ford Race: Is this the year?…. By Linda Freedman

Poison… By Hester Schell

My Summer As A Goth… Tara Johnson-Medinger

Appears in: Northwest Tracking

Genres: Short

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Spring Lines

The beauty of Spring comes to life through animated calligraphy.

Animation By Design

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Night Weaver

A tapestry of computer mandalas and intricate animated weavings.

Primal Flux

Colors and shapes shift and change as images emerge and disperse in a play on the nature of conscious and unconscious communication.

Other Films by Joanna Priestley

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Missed Aches

A witty commentary on ignorance, idiocy and over- reliance on spell check.

Bottle Neck

A veteran animator gives us a jazzy vision of figures hovering between abstraction and definition amidst luminous imaginary landscapes.

Split Ends

Abstract compositions inspired by vintage wallpaper and wrapping paper stimulate a collective memory of youthful self-hypnosis and visual absorption.