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Visual Fluidity: The Animated Films of Neely Goniodsky

Directed by Neely Goniodsky

Seattle-based filmmaker Neely Goniodsky presents an evening of her visually hypnotic animated films that span the course of 13 years.

Water Stories

Directed by Shelley Jordon

A hand-painted stop-motion animation that chronicles the artist’s grandfather's journey escaping Czarist Russia, traveling through Cuba to New York City,

Waves ’98

Directed by Ely Dagher

Disillusioned with his life in the suburbs of segregated Beirut, Omar's discovery lures him into the depths of the city

We Can’t Live Without Cosmos

Directed by Konstantin Bronzit

Two cosmonauts, two friends, try to do their best in their everyday training life to make their common dream a

When Marnie Was There

Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi

As the swan song of Studio Ghibli, one of the foremost animation studios in the world, When Marnie Was There

Whitman at the Whitsell

Directed by Marilyn Zornado, Various, Joan Gratz, Devon Damonte

An evening of animation and poetry in celebration of the American poet Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday. Portland-based animator Marilyn Zornado

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Directed by Robert Zemeckis

A private dick (played with gruff sincerity by the late Bob Hoskins), whose life has been ruined by ’toons, is

Why UNESCO?

Directed by Jiří Trnka

Commissioned by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (which considered Disney for the assignment before settling on Trnka),

Wild Bichons

Directed by Stefan Nadelman

A surreal encounter between man and Bichon ensues in the bucolic setting of a Pacific Northwest forest.

Wild Woman

Directed by Vanessa Sweet

In an animated poem to mankind that invokes current world issues, scenes transform and melt as the animator explores her

Wind

Directed by Robert Lobel

About the daily life of people living in a windy area who seem helplessly exposed to the weather. The inhabitants

Wolf Children

Directed by Mamoru Hosoda

In this new anime from former Studio Ghibli animator and acclaimed director (SUMMER WARS) Mamoru Hosoda, a university student named



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.