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Directed by Cambria Matlow

Oregon 2016 83 mins. In English

Tucked in the trees of Mt. Hood, a young snowboarder camps alone. Meet 19-year-old Sadie Ford, an introspective young rider who spends the winter season living with her dog Scooter on the slopes above Government Camp in the simple pursuit of coasting down the hill on her board. Much like surfers who roam the world searching for the perfect wave, Sadie has her own simple pleasures, which Matlow reveals with a quiet eye and calm flow like that of snow falling. House parties and brief interactions with family are the only break in a solo quest tempered by melancholy when the winter season begins to grow shorter. (83 mins.)

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.