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I Shot Andy Warhol

Directed by Mary Harron

One could never call Mary Harron (American Psycho) a risk-averse director. Her feature-length debut is no exception: I Shot Andy

Jaco

Directed by Paul Marchand, Stephen Kijak

In 1976, Jaco Pastorius’ (1951-1987) melodic “singing” bass style redefined the role of the bass in modern jazz and rock

Kiss the Water

Directed by Eric Steel

Reading the obituaries in The New York Times, Eric Steel wondered at how a life’s essence can be captured and immortalized

Life in Stills

Directed by Tamar Tal

At the age of 96, Miriam Weissenstein never imagined that she would be facing a new chapter in her life.

Marie’s Story

Directed by Jean-Pierre Ameris

Inspired by the life of Marie Heurtin, Marie’s Story is a playful, inspirational, and moving emotional journey between teacher and student set

Mavis!

Directed by Jessica Edwards

At age 75, soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group, The Staples Singers, are

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Morning Light

Directed by Erik Anderson

This triptych follows the adventures of the filmmaker’s grandfather who sailed the Atlantic alone, his father, a reporter who died

Orion: The Man Who Would be King

Directed by Jeanie Finlay

As a teenager in 1960s Alabama, Jimmy Ellis’ wonderful singing voice was unlike any other... except, that is, for one

Robert Bly: A Thousand Years of Joy

Directed by Haydn Reiss

Poet Robert Bly stands out even among the celebrated, revolutionary generation of American artists who burst forth in the 1950s,

Salma

Directed by Kim Loginotto

When Salma, a young Muslim girl in a south Indian village, was 13 years old, her family locked her up

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Shell Game

Directed by Lou Karsen

Kathleen Flenniken grew up near, and later was an engineer at, the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and is now Washington State’s

Shirley

Directed by Josephine Decker

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present Shirley. Streaming [Online] through July 31st! Renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson



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.