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The Ballad of Shirley Collins

Directed by Rob Curry, Tim Plester

Shirley Collins, one of UK folk’s most storied voices, is a legend in her own time, but her career could

The Ballad of Shovels and Rope

Directed by Jace Freeman

When filming started, Cary Ann Hearst was waiting tables and Michael Trent was working as a studio artist while the

The Battered Bastards of Baseball

Directed by Chapman Way, Maclain Way

A lively chapter in Portland’s indie, “keep things weird” history is the unheralded story of the renegade Portland Mavericks baseball

The Beaches of Agnès

Directed by Agnès Varda

One of Varda’s most beautiful tributes to life as we know it, The Beaches of Agnès is a cine-memoir which

The Big Beat: Fats Domino and the Birth of Rock and Roll

Directed by Joe Lauro

From New Orleans to Blueberry Hill, the teaming of Antoine “Fats” Domino Jr. and Dave Bartholomew is remembered as a

The Byrd Who Flew Alone: The Triumphs and Tragedy of Gene Clark

Directed by Paul Kendall, Jack Kendall

Bob Dylan described Missouri-born country boy Gene Clark as one of the three best songwriters in the world. The original

The Cage Fighter

Directed by Jeff Unay

Joe Carman is a 39-year-old mixed martial arts fighter. He also works in the boiler room of a ferry, and

The Case Against 8

Directed by Ben Cotner, Ryan White

VISITING ARTISTS—The Northwest Film Center is pleased to co-present the opening night film of this year’s QDoc: Portland Queer Documentary

The Case of the Three-Sided Dream

Directed by Adam Kahan

Rahsaan Roland Kirk (1935-1977) was more than a blind musician who could play three horns at once, more than one

The Central Park Five

Directed by Sarah Burns, David McMahon, Ken Burns

Based on Sarah Burns's powerful book and co-directed by her husband, David McMahon, and father, Ken Burns, their film tells

The China Hustle

Directed by Jed Rothstein

Executive produced by Alex Gibney and Mark Cuban, Rothstein’s investigative film explores the need for transparency in an increasingly deregulated

The Circus

Directed by Sharon Grimberg

The Circus explores the colorful history of this popular, influential, and distinctly American form of entertainment, from the first one-ring



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.