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[Who]

Directed by Abbey Sacks

Faces and objects come into view and suddenly vanish in this texturally dense, surprising animation.

365-One Year. One Film. One Second a Day.

Directed by The Brothers McLeod

Illustrator Greg and writer Myles produced one second of animation every day for a year. No storyline, script or storyboard—just

A Beginning, A Middle, and An End

Directed by Jon Behrens

A truck explodes into a kaleidoscope of painted, optically printed animation.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Directed by Jiří Trnka

In this bewitching adaptation of Shakespeare’s romantic fairy tale, the love lives of mortals and forest sprites mingle during one

A Rat’s Life

Directed by Zak Margolis

A rat’s somewhat peaceful existence is shattered when he is confronted by a large, growing hotdog during a routine fishing

A Star from the Start: Early Jiří Trnka Shorts

Directed by Jiří Trnka

Trnka’s early shorts work quickly established him as a master filmmaker. This program includes The Animals and the Brigands (1946),

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A Tale of Momentum & Inertia

Directed by Kirk Kelley, Kameron Gates

Rock Giant holds the fate of a small coastal village in his hands.

A Universe: Films by Laura Heit

Directed by Laura Heit

At the heart of animator, filmmaker, and puppeteer Laura Heit’s creative universe is a yearning to connect to human emotions.

Adama

Directed by Simon Rouby

The year is 1916. Adama is 12-years-old and lives in a remote West African village. When his elder brother Samba

Akira

Directed by Katsuhiro Ohtomo

Ohtomo’s influential work reinvigorated Western interest in Japanese anime and still feels cutting-edge to this day. Adapting the voluminous cyberpunk

Aliens with a Side of Milk

Directed by James Sauve

From Northwest Film Center Surprises fall from the sky.

Ameya

Directed by Mackie Mallison

18-year-old artist and activist Ameya Marie fights for change by creating pieces that address topics such as police brutality, school



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.