Mr. Gaga

Directed by Tomer Heymann

Ohad Naharin, artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, is celebrated as one of the most important choreographers in the

Native Wisdom Films

Directed by Lawrence Johnson

Wisdom of the Elders, a Portland cultural organization, records and preserves the history and arts — music, dance, storytelling and

Thursday, July 6

Running Fence

Directed by Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin

Some fences unite and inspire rather than divide. The Maysles’ engrossing documentary chronicles the four-year realization of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Wells

Directed by Chuck Workman

“Oscar-winner Chuck Workman’s (famed for his Academy Award clip montages and iconic trailers) impressive, comprehensive documentary tells the tragic, extraordinary

The Galapagos Affair

Directed by Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine

Darwin meets Hitchcock in this gripping, stranger-than-fiction murder-mystery. In 1929, Berlin physician Friedrich Ritter and his lover Dore Strauch left

Broken

Directed by Lynne Spencer

“This is the extraordinarily intimate portrait of Simone Orlando, Ballet BC's lead dancer for twelve years. During rehearsals for a

Oregon Art Beat: Oregon’s Animation Magic

OPB and Northwest Film Center present a free screening of Oregon’s Animation Magic in advance of the TV premiere. At

Sunday, July 9

The B-Side: Dorfman’s Portrait Photography

Directed by Erroll Morris

Portrait photographer Elsa Dorfman found her medium in 1980: the larger than life Polaroid Land 20x24 camera—her’s one of only

Maidan

Directed by Sergei Loznitsa

Loznitsa, whose My Joy and In the Fog have screened in recent PIFFs, brings his distinctively vision to a remarkable eye-witness account of the

Google and the World Brain

Directed by Ben Lewis

Lewis’s engaging documentary uses science fiction writer H.G. Wells’s prophetic declarations of a “complete planetary memory for all mankind,” or

Sud

Directed by Chantal Akerman

The work of James Baldwin and William Faulkner long influenced Chantal Akerman’s work and life, and she had long planned

Tongues Untied!

Directed by Marlon T. Riggs

To this day, probably the most important film on Black gay life in the US is Marlon Riggs’ Tongues Untied!,