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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 Devil’s Mill

Directed by Jiří Trnka

A barrel organ grinder meets the devil on a mysterious moonlit night in this haunted house fable, which showcases Trnka’s

The Emperor’s Nightingale

Directed by Jiří Trnka, Miloš Makovec

Trnka’s adaptation of a classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale is an enchanting animated jewel box. Framed by live action

The Five Minute Museum

Directed by Paul Bush

A romp through museums in which the objects on display come to life and reveal the stories of their creation.

The Gift

Directed by Jiří Trnka, Jiří Krejčík

Trnka reached new heights of modernist abstraction with this innovative, surrealist mini-masterwork, which critic Jean-Pierre Coursodon likened to the Citizen

The Good Soldier Švejk, Part Three

Directed by Jiří Trnka

Adapted from the scathingly funny, hugely influential anti-war classic by anarchist writer Jaroslav Hašek, this satirical farce charts the exploits

The Great Escape

Directed by Ibrahim Salim

Quick action saves the day. This project was produced as part of Northwest Film Center's 2017 Summer Film Camp. Ibrahim's

The Hand

Directed by Jiří Trnka

Trnka’s last work is a powerful, deeply personal allegory about the plight of the artist toiling under the restrictions of

The King and the Mockingbird

Directed by Paul Grimault

Widely considered one of the best animated features of all time and a masterpiece of French animation, the Prix Louis

The Legend of King Solomon

Directed by Albert Hanan Kaminski

In this animated family adaptation of the Biblical story, the young Solomon must save the kingdom of Jerusalem from the

The Little Cousteau

Directed by Jakob Kouril

In this animated homage to Jacques Cousteau, a little boy longs for deep-sea adventure.



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.