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Bodied

Directed by Joseph Kahn

A UC Berkeley grad student whose thesis explores the use of racial slurs in rap battles finds himself drawn into

Bombshell

Directed by Victor Fleming

Under the leadership of the tragic figure Irving Thalberg, by 1933 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer was the house of Hollywood glamour, producing sophisticated,

Boogie Nights

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

With a script first developed in his teens and a story previously filmed as a short, Anderson delivered this wake-up

Born in Flames

Directed by Lizzie Borden

Borden’s landmark, low-budget revolutionary treatise addresses a semi-documentary, semi-fictional parallel world to ours, where competing feminist groups wander the streets

Bottle Rocket

Directed by Wes Anderson

An expansion of his short film made at the University of Texas, Anderson’s first feature signaled a unique fusion of

Brewster McCloud

Directed by Robert Altman

Following his enormously successful M*A*S*H, Brewster McCloud, with its deliberately faltering beginning and wandering narrative line, took a determinedly different

Bringing Up Baby

Directed by Howard Hawks

In Howard Hawks' celebrated comedic masterpiece, a chronically flustered paleontologist (Cary Grant) comes under the spell of a free-spirited society

Broadway Danny Rose

Directed by Woody Allen

Tonight we welcome Reed College professor Marat Grinberg, who will introduce one of Woody Allen’s classic, quip-rich comedies and talk

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Directed by Fran Rubel Kuzui

Before it was a beloved TV show, Fran Rubel Kuzui directed Joss Whedon’s original feature script that follows reluctant Chosen

Bugsy Malone

Directed by Alan Parker

Alan Parker's laugh-filled debut film is a nostalgic, prohibition-set gangster musical cast entirely with children. Exploiting every crime cliché imaginable

Bulworth

Directed by Warren Beatty

Jay Bulworth, a democratic US Senator from California up for re-election in 1996, is losing on several fronts: in his

Busy Bodies

Directed by Lloyd French

In this masterpiece of physical comedy by Laurel and Hardy, Stan and Ollie report for work at the sawmill, haplessly



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.