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The Beast Inside

Directed by Amy Enser, Drew Christie

Told through spoken word rap and illustrated with hand-drawn animations, a teen in a homeless family describes his challenges and

The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales

Directed by Benjamin Renner, Patrick Imbert

Following up on the much-loved Ernest & Celestine, these warm, funny hand-drawn tales about life on an animal farm are

The Bigger Picture

Directed by Daisy Jacobs

Life-size animated characters tell the stark and darkly humorous tale of caring for an elderly parent.

The Boy and the World

Directed by Ale Abreu

Brazilian artist Alê Abreu’s whimsical, exquisitely-rendered, animated film views contemporary society through the eyes of a child. Cuca, a small

The Case of Hana & Alice

Directed by Shunji Iwai

A prequel to Shunji Iwai’s 2004 live action film, The Case of Hana & Alice utilizes a distinctive rotoscope animation

The Cat Returns

Directed by Hiroyuki Morita

In this magical blend of fantasy and fable from Studio Ghibli, Haru, a schoolgirl bored by her ordinary life, inadvertently

The Complete Fleischer Studio Superman Cartoons

Directed by Max Fleischer, Dave Fleischer

Coming off the success of their Betty Boop and Popeye cartoons, Paramount Studios engaged brothers Max and Dave Fleischer to

The Congress

Directed by Ari Folman

“Folman’s follow-up to his strikingly rotoscoped Waltz with Bashir is a bold, metaphysical sci-fi satire: a live-action set-up that goes down the

The Cosmic Eye

Directed by Faith Hubley

After winning three Academy Awards for her shorts made with husband John, Faith Hubley’s first and only animated feature serves

The Czech Year

Directed by Jiří Trnka

Trnka established his reputation as a world-renowned master of puppet animation with his Venice prize-winning first feature, a kinetic visual

The Day of the Crows

Directed by Jean-Christophe Dessaint

Filled with charming, gorgeous animation, The Day of the Crows is a delightful family film. A father raises his son Courge

The Deep Dark

Directed by Laura Heit

An allegorical tale of walking into the subconscious to face ones fears.



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.