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Closed Curtain

Directed by Jafar Panahi, Kambuzia Partovi

Still banned from making films for 20 years, celebrated Iranian director Jafar Panahi defied Islamic authorities to make this daring

La Ultima Pelicula

Directed by Raya Martin, Mark Peranson

“Film and digital, documentary and fiction all do battle as an egomaniacal director journeys to the Yucatán to prepare for

Space is the Place

Directed by John Coney

Sun Ra’s cinematic vehicle of “alter-destiny” and Afro-futurism, Space is the Place is a combination neo-blaxploitation, sci-fi, performance footage, and

The Curio

Directed by Dicky Dahl

Based on his short film of the same name, Dahl’s first feature weaves documentary and narrative elements into a poignant



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.