Skip to content
The Whitsell Auditorium and the Northwest Film Center Equipment Room are closed to the public in an effort to further stem the spread of COVID-19. All classes canceled until further notice. Stay connected to art, film, and more by signing up for our newsletter.

Awaara

Directed by Raj Kapoor

Known as “The Showman” by his contemporaries, Raj Kapoor produced, directed and starred in some of the most lasting classics

Devdas

Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Operatic in every sense of the word, Bhansali’s adaptation of the legendary Bengali novel features dazzling sets and costumes, impossibly

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

Directed by Aditya Chopra

One of India’s the best-loved romances is also its longest running: the film is still in its original theatrical release,

Lagaan

Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker

At the height of the British Raj (colonial rule) in the district of Champaner, extreme drought forces a poor village

Mother India

Directed by Mehboob Khan

Unabashedly patriotic, Mother India is an epic celebration of the indomitable spirit that weathered seemingly insurmountable hardships following the country’s

Omkara

Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj

One of three Shakespearean “Bollywood” adaptations by director Vishal Bhardwaj, this take on Othello seamlessly transposes the play from Elizabethan

Pyaasa

Directed by Guru Dutt

Sensitive, lyrical filmmaker Guru Dutt was only 39 when he died of an apparent suicide, but he nevertheless left behind

Sholay

Directed by Ramesh Sippy

Often credited as the most popular film in the history of India and perhaps the one with the greatest impact



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.