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Station to Station

Directed by Doug Aitkin

Provocative mulitmedia artist Doug Aitken’s STATION TO STATION is high-speed road trip through modern creativity made-up of 62 one-minute films.

Stop

Directed by Jeff Preiss

"STOP is a feature-length chronicle distilled from 2,500 100-ft camera rolls (354 assembled lab rolls) of 16mm film that I

Stop the Pounding Heart

Directed by Roberto Minervini

Blurring the line between documentary and fiction, Italian director Roberto Minervini’s absorbing film is a portrait of adolescence as experienced

Stories from the River

Directed by Woodrow Hunt

A shorts series created in partnership with Confluence and Woodrow Hunt (Klamath/Modoc, Cherokee) of Tule Films. Indigenous elders and leaders

Straight into a Storm—Deer Tick

Directed by William Miller

Straight Into A Storm centers on Deer Tick's 10th anniversary run in New York City. It is a portrait of a

Strange Fruit

Directed by Joel Katz

While many people assume Strange Fruit was written by Billie Holiday, it actually began as a poem by a Jewish

Strange Victory

Directed by Leo Hurwitz

Hurwitz, while known best for his Emmy- and Peabody-award-winning film covering the 1962 Adolf Eichmann war crimes trial as well

Streetwise

Directed by Martin Bell

Seattle, 1983. Taking their cameras to the streets of what was supposedly America’s most livable city, filmmaker Martin Bell, photographer

Strictly Sacred: The Story of Girl Trouble

Directed by Isaac Olsen

Tacoma garage rock band Girl Trouble has always traveled on their own unique and idiosyncratic musical path. For over 30

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

Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise

Directed by Robert Mugge

Director Robert Mugge spent two years documenting Sun Ra and members of his jazz Arkestra starting in 1979, capturing ensemble

Sunshine Superman

Directed by Marah Strauch

After graduating from USC and a stint as an engineer, Carl Boenish devoted himself to “freefall cinematography” (John Frankenheimer’s The



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.