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Chavela

Directed by Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi

Chavela is a vivid salute to the wild, unconventional life of beloved performer Chavela Vargas, whose passionate renditions of Mexican

Cheryl’s Spin

Directed by Kathy Witkowsky

A mother wades through her life of domestic abuse with a resilience and cheery willingness to continue to try new

Chez Jolie Coiffure & The Two Faces of a Bamiléké Woman

Directed by Rosine Mbakam

Cameroonian filmmaker Rosine Mbakam now has two exceptional features under her belt: The Two Faces of a Bamiléké Woman and

Christiania — 40 Years of Occupation

Directed by Robert Lawson, Richard Jackman

For over 40 years a squatter community has occupied an abandoned military base in the center of Copenhagen, Denmark. The

Chronic Means Forever

Directed by Kadazia Allen-Perry

Kadazia Allen-Perry uses her debilitating illness as a way to explore what it means to follow one’s dreams in the

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Chuck Israels: Rhythm and Romance

Directed by Elijah Hasan

Portland filmmaker Elijah Hasan’s portrait of acclaimed jazz bassist Israels from his days playing with Bill Evans to current collaboration

Chulas Fronteras

Directed by Les Blank, Chris Strachwitz

Chulas Fronteras is a zesty introduction to the music and culture of the Texas-Mexican border. From joyous, lively dance tunes

Cinevardaphoto

Directed by Agnès Varda

A meditation on the medium of photography and the power of a still image to poignantly capture a moment in

Citizen Blue: The Life and Art of Cinema Master James Blue

Directed by Dan Miller

University of Oregon professor Dan Miller’s new film explores the legacy of Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker, educator, and historian James Blue.

City Limits: The Problems and Virtues of City Life

Directed by Laurence Hyde, Hilary Harris, Kent Mackenzie

This program digs into the archive to offer past examples of the question of what makes a city. Each film

Cocksucker Blues

Directed by Robert Frank, Danny Seymour

In 1972, famed photographer (The Americans) and filmmaker Robert Frank followed the Rolling Stones on their first North American tour

Code Black

Directed by Ryan McGarry

“C-Booth,” the trauma bay at the LA County Hospital, was the first, the toughest, and the best training ground for



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.