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Smashing the O-Line

Directed by Seijun Suzuki

This crime thriller features one of the most nihilist characters in Suzuki’s early films: Katiri, a reporter so ambitiously amoral

Song of the Thin Man

Directed by Edward Buzzell

The last of the six classic Thin Man films pairs William Powell as Nick Charles—the nattiest ex-cop you’ll ever meet—and

Strangers on a Train

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Tennis pro Guy Haines is in a bad marriage when he’s approached by a perfect stranger, Bruno (Robert Walker), who

Stray Dog

Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Kurosawa’s neorealist, post-war tale of urban malaise follows homicide detective Murakami (Kurosawa regular Toshiro Mifune) during a sweltering heat wave

Sweet Country

Directed by Warwick Thornton

Combining elements of classic period Westerns and courtroom drama, Sweet Country is set in the Australian outback of the late

Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song

Directed by Melvin Van Peebles

Director Melvin Van Peebles stars as a gigolo on the run in this 1973 proto-blaxploitation classic. When the rescue of

Tattooed Life

Directed by Seijun Suzuki

Set in the 1930s, Tattooed Life is the story of two brothers: Kenji, an art student, and Tetsu, who is

The American Friend

Directed by Wim Wenders

Jonathan Zimmermann (Bruno Ganz) believes that he will soon die of leukemia. An unscrupulous American named Tom Ripley (Dennis Hopper)

The Call of Blood

Directed by Seijun Suzuki

Though Suzuki created it in the midst of his stylistic breakthrough, The Call of Blood has never received the same

The Clan

Directed by Pablo Trapero

The Clan tells the true story of a middle-class family pulled into a world of kidnapping, ransom, and murder by

The Killers

Directed by Robert Siodmak

A critical and commercial smash featuring Lancaster’s screen debut as Swede, a man running from his past who’s too tired

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie

Directed by John Cassavetes

Cassavetes’ foray into the crime genre follows small-time nightclub owner Cosmo Vitelli (Ben Gazzara), who jumps from one big debt



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.