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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 Last Truck: The Closing of a GM Plant

Directed by Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar

Two days before Christmas in 2008, the General Motors assembly plant in Moraine, Ohio, shut its doors. Two thousand workers

The Law in These Parts

Directed by Ra'anan Alexandrowicz

A Grand Jury Prize winner at the Sundance Film Festival, THE LAW IN THESE PARTS is an unflinching examination of

The Look of Silence

Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer

Joshua Oppenheimer follows his riveting The Act of Killing (2012), about Indonesia’s anti-communist massacres in the 1960s, with this searing companion piece.

The Lyric Project

Directed by Ezekiel Brown

What was the song with which you first fell in love? “An anthology love letter to music” is how cinema

The Lyric Project Season 2: How to Say Goodbye

Directed by Ezekiel Brown

In this follow-up to director Ezekiel Brown’s first season of The Lyric Project, he continues to ask the question: “What

The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear

Directed by Tinatin Gurchiani

Winner of the Documentary Directing Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival, "The story begins with an experiment. A filmmaker

The Man With A Movie Camera

Directed by Dziga Vertov

We welcome Los Angeles composer and bassist Tom Peters for a live performance of his score for Vertov’s classic city

The March

Directed by James Blue

GUEST PRESENTERS—Fifty years ago, Portlander and University of Oregon graduate James Blue directed a team of fourteen in documenting the

The Missing Picture

Directed by Rithy Panh

As the only family survivor of Pol Pot’s reign of terror (1975-1979), Cambodian-French director Rithy Panh has been searching for

The Mission of Raoul Wallenberg

Directed by Alexander Rodnyanskiy

“Twenty-five years after it premiered, Alexander Rodnyanskiy’s The Mission of Raoul Wallenberg returns in a brand new restoration. The film

The Movieland Movie

Directed by Zachary KerrHolden

A portrait of the Vancouver arcade Movieland and the various players, lights, textures, and narratives that exist within its walls.



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.