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Inherent Vice

Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

Adapting a Thomas Pynchon novel for the screen is a task at which none have succeeded before Anderson, who sculpts

Jackie Brown

Directed by Quentin Tarantino

Tarantino’s perhaps underappreciated crime drama stars Pam Grier as Jackie Brown, a flight attendant for a small Mexican airline who

Kanto Wanderer

Directed by Seijun Suzuki

Based on a book by Taiko Hirabayashi, one of Japan’s most famous female novelists, Kanto Wanderer puts a Suzukian spin

Kind Hearts and Coronets

Directed by Robert Hamer

“Murder, being a delicate matter, needs to be kept within the family. What surer cause for it is there than

Knock on Any Door

Directed by Nicholas Ray

Nearing the end of a highly productive era at Warner Brothers, Humphrey Bogart started his own company, Santana Productions, and

Krásno

Directed by Ondrej Sokol

A black comedy with a touch of detective genre begins with Michal and Adam, two childhood friends coming back to

Laura

Directed by Otto Preminger

Widely hailed as one of the most influential and expertly crafted film noirs ever made, Laura is also one of

M

Directed by Fritz Lang

Featuring a new digital restoration by the Munich Film Archive, M is one of the most influential films in the

Marshland

Directed by Alberto Rodriguez

Winner of ten Goya Awards, including best film, director, actor, and screenplay, Marshland is a taut neo-noir set in 1980

Mean Streets

Directed by Martin Scorsese

Based in part on his own experiences in the darker corners of New York’s Little Italy, Scorsese provides a parable

Metro Manila

Directed by Sean Ellis

“Seeking a brighter future in Manila, Oscar and his family flee their impoverished life in the rice fields of the

Multiple Maniacs

Directed by John Waters

One of John Waters’ first feature length films, Multiple Maniacs exemplifies his early free-wheeling, crime/transgression/trash obsessed, deranged story lines and



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.