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The Hottest August

Directed by Brett Story

A complex portrait of a city and its inhabitants, The Hottest August gives us a window into the collective consciousness

The House of the World

Directed by Esther Podemski

Podemski’s deeply felt, excavating documentary sees her traveling to Poland with a group of her parents’ contemporaries in an attempt

The Illinois Parables

Directed by Deborah Stratman

Stratman’s latest feature—following such crucial works as O’er the Land (2009)—is an 11-part historical compendium, comprised of discrete stories of

The Innovator

Directed by Tristan Stoch

Mike Friton is a shoe designer, weaver, and paper sculptor.

The Invisible Front

Directed by Jonas Ohman, Vincas Sruoginis

The Invisible Front was the code name used by the Soviet Union’s Interior Forces for the armed resistance in Lithuania,

The Iron Ministry

Directed by J. P. Sniadecki

“This thrilling new film, shot over three years during a series of train journeys across China, begins with metal: the

The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith

Directed by Sara Fishko

In 1957, heralded LIFE Magazine photo essayist W. Eugene Smith moved into an old building in Manhattan’s Flower District. Populated

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

Directed by Mami Sunada

Studio Ghibli, Japan’s most influential animation studio and one of the world’s most famous, is the subject of this fascinating

The Last Days of Peter Bergman

Directed by Ciaran Cassidy

In 2009 a mysterious man showed up in Sligo Town, Ireland. He then went to great lengths to eradicate himself

The Last Gospel of The Pagan Babies

Directed by Jean Donohue

In 1960s Kentucky, the old-world gay scene took a dramatic turn towards the future as the The Pagan Babies, a

The Last of the Unjust

Directed by Claude Lanzmann

In 1975, while making his landmark Holocaust documentary Shoah, Claude Lanzmann interviewed Benjamin Murmelstein. Age 70 and living in exile

The Last of the Unjust

Directed by Claude Lanzmann

In 1975, while making his landmark Holocaust documentary Shoah, Lanzmann interviewed Benjamin Murmelstein. Age 70 and living in exile in Rome,



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.