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A Place of Truth

Directed by Barrett Rudich

Abigail Mott is a 21-year-old woman traveling from city to city as a nomadic street poet. Inspired by watching a

A Poem is a Naked Person

Directed by Les Blank, Maureen Gosling

Les Blank’s portrait of Leon Russell went unreleased for 40 years before hitting the screen. Russell, who also coproduced the

A Quiet Inquisition

Directed by Alessandra Zeka, Holen Sabrina Kahn

At a public hospital in Nicaragua, OBGYN Dr. Carla Cerrato must choose between following a law that bans all abortions

A River Between Us

Directed by Jeff Martin

A three-term State Senator, Jason Atkinson took a sabbatical from politics in 2012 to produce this film about the decades-old

A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story

Directed by Keith Maitland

On the air for over 40 years, Austin City Limits is the longest running music program on television. Originally intended

A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness

Directed by Ben Rivers, Ben Russell

“As collaborators, Ben Rivers and Ben Russell, two intrepid and nomadic talents of experimental film and art, have created one

A World Not Ours

Directed by Mahdi Fleifel

Drawing on a family history of videomaking, Fleifel offers an intimate glimpse into the crumbling Ain el-Helweh (“Sweet Spring”) refugee

A Year in Champagne

Directed by David Kennard

Only sparkling wine produced within the boundaries of the Champagne region is truly “Champagne.” Wine importer Martine Saunier leads us

A.K.

Directed by Chris Marker

Marker’s (La Jetee, Sans Soleil) hyper-observational style is on full display in A.K. as he skirts around Akira Kurosawa’s legendary,

A.K.A Doc Pomus

Directed by Peter Miller, William Hechter

Doc Pomus’s dramatic life is one of American music’s great untold stories, despite his being the only member of the

Abandoned Generations

Directed by Linda Fenstermaker

Generations of a family’s commitment to its Pacific Northwest farmland are portrayed through a 1945 diary and the haunting reminiscences

ABC Africa

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

In 2000, Kiarostami traveled to Africa at the request of the United Nations to document a humanitarian crisis unfolding in



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.