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Paprika

Directed by Satoshi Kon

As mind-bending as it is insightful, Satoshi Kon’s final animated feature, Paprika, has been a source of inspiration and admiration

Passion (aka Obsession)

Directed by Jiří Trnka

A boy’s need for speed causes problems throughout his life in this triumph of modernist design, which blends puppet, stop

Patema Inverted

Directed by Yasuhiro Yoshiura

“An exhilarating tale of star-crossed love and overcoming impossible odds, Patema Inverted is the richly inventive new film from young

Perfect Blue

Directed by Satoshi Kon

Satoshi Kon’s first feature is an exceptional and dark debut that quickly drew attention to Kon’s singular vision in the

Pistachios

Directed by Terese Cuff

Pistachio nuts are brought to hand-manipulated, illusory life through playful filmmaking techniques.

Places Where We Lived

Directed by Bernardo Britto

His parents are selling his childhood home. What a terrible, terrible feeling.

Plena Stellarum

Directed by Matthew Wade

Perhaps a vision of a realm beyond the life of a video game; perhaps a video game itself. The Unreal

Pom Poko

Directed by Isao Takahata

In this brilliant and often overlooked Studio Ghibli masterpiece, the forests are filled with groups of magical tanuki, mischievous raccoon-like

Porco Rosso

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

This unsung Miyazaki treasure nestles a tale of morality and identity inside a soaring airborne adventure—a tribute to early aviation

Primal Flux

Directed by Joan Gratz

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

Princess Mononoke

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

A landmark of animation and a film of unsurpassed power and beauty, Miyazaki’s epic story of conflict and balance between

Prologue

Directed by Richard Williams

In the Spartan-Athenian wars 2,400 years ago, a small girl bears witness as warriors battle to the death.



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.