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Norte, The End of History

Directed by Lav Diaz

Known as “a Filipino freedom fighter that choses cinema as his weapon, a rebolusyonario that shoots film instead of people,”

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

On Dangerous Ground

Directed by Nicholas Ray

Injecting atmosphere and detailed character development to an already very strong script by A.I. Bezzerides, Robert Ryan stars as Jim

Over the Edge

Directed by Jonathan Kaplan

Jonathan Kaplan’s too-likely-to-incite-a-riot-for-theaters cult classic follows the disaffected youth of “New Granada”—a planned suburb community with nothing for its younger

Party Girl

Directed by Nicholas Ray

A latter-day mob tale made for glamorous MGM—ironic, at that most softboiled of studios—Ray follows the gritty gangster classics of

Repo Man

Directed by Alex Cox

“Of all the low-budget films to come out of the 1980s, this dark cult comedy about urban sprawl and alien

Rocco and His Brothers

Directed by Luchino Visconti

VISITING ARTIST—A chronicle of family loyalty and disintegration, Visconti’s epic masterpiece is one of the most powerful and emotionally charged

Salvo

Directed by Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza

A hit man for the Sicilian mafia, Salvo is solitary, cold, and ruthless. When he sneaks into a house on

Satya

Directed by Ram Gopal Varma

Satya, the surprise breakout hit of 1998, has been critically lauded for its realistic depiction of gang violence in Mumbai,

Sexy Beast

Directed by Jonathan Glazer

Famed music video director (Radiohead, Blur) Jonathan Glazer’s first feature updates the classic heist film with equal doses of sharp

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

Shoot the Piano Player!

Directed by François Truffaut

Truffaut, hot off The 400 Blows, his masterpiece of adolescent dread, completely changes directions with Shoot the Piano Player!, a



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.