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Sonita

Directed by Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami

If 18-year old Sonita had a say in things, Michael Jackson would be her father and Rihanna her mother, and

Sourdough

Directed by Kirk Rasmussen

A son’s home movies and reminiscences, recorded in the early ‘90s, are reshaped into a deeply personal portrait of his

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

Directed by Mike Meyers

Mike Myers (Austin Powers, Wayne's World) makes his directorial debut with this witty, loving tribute to his friend Shep Gordon,

Syl Johnson: Any Way the Wind Blows

Directed by Rob Hatch-Miller

Aside from a couple of minor hits, Chicago soul singer Syl Johnson retired from the music industry in the 1980s

The Look of Silence

Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer

Joshua Oppenheimer follows his riveting The Act of Killing (2012), about Indonesia’s anti-communist massacres in the 1960s, with this searing companion piece.

The Missing Picture

Directed by Rithy Panh

As the only family survivor of Pol Pot’s reign of terror (1975-1979), Cambodian-French director Rithy Panh has been searching for

The Trials of Mohammad Ali

Directed by Bill Siegel

Cassius Clay's transformation to Muhammad Ali—his conversion to Islam and refusal to serve in the Vietnam War—was one of the

The Wind Rises

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Miyazaki, co-founder of the legendary Studio Ghibli, eschewing his typically fictional characters ensconced in a fantasy world, instead brings to

Walesa: Man of Hope

Directed by Andrzej Wajda

This remarkable historical epic, tracing Lech Walesa’s rise from simple shipyard electrician to leader of Poland’s Solidarity movement and Polish



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.