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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.

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Proximity

Directed by Joshua Cox

A Victorian gentlemen and a sixties cowgirl explore the kitschy depths of love and betrayal.

Recycled Realizations

Directed by Jon Behrens

Combining an optical printer, found footage, and handmade filmmaking techniques, Behrens achieves a new visual experience.

Road Trip

Directed by Xaver Xylophon

A hand-drawn film about failure, insomnia, a red motorbike, pretty bargirls, the desolateness of Berlin (even in summer), and waterproof

Road Trip

Directed by John Summerson

A look at memory as a young man goes on a roadtrip with a few of the people he has

Rocks in My Pockets

Directed by Signe Baumane

Latvian-born, New York-based animator Signe Baumane’s charming film is a witty and moving examination of the director’s battle with depression,

Romance with Double Bass

Directed by Jiří Trnka

This dreamily beautiful puppet work adapts a short story by Chekhov into a magical, moonlit reverie about a musician, a

Salmon Deadly Sins

Directed by Steven Vander Meer

Five thousand salmon-colored index cards, the seven deadly sins, bizarre anagrams, and a host of serendipitous occurrences mingled in the

Sanjay’s Super Team

Directed by Sanjay Patel

Will Sanjay leave his comics and cartoons behind and take the world a little more seriously?

Short Circuit Touring Program

Directed by Various

Short Circuit is presented annually by CineVic Society of Independent Filmmakers in Victoria, British Columbia. Screening work from over 30



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.