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The Murder of Fred Hampton

Directed by Howard Alk

The Murder of Fred Hampton has never felt more relevant. It serves as a document of the late 1960s, but

The Muses of Isaac Bashevis Singer

Directed by Asaf Galay, Shaul Betser

Considered one of the most influential Jewish writers of the twentieth century, best known for Yentl the Yeshiva Boy and

The Native Wisdom Documentary Film Series

Directed by Lawrence Johnson, Tim Keenan Burgess

Presented in conjunction with Portland-based non-profit Wisdom of the Elders, this short series explores how climate change is affecting native

The New Rijksmuseum

Directed by Oeke Hoogendijk

“The renovation of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum went on for ten long, expensive years, so it is fitting that a documentary on

The Other Side

Directed by Roberto Minervini

“By turns tender and disturbing, Minervini’s powerful docu-fiction hybrid profiles people living on the fringes of society. While they essentially

The Other Side of Everything

Directed by Mila Turajlić

Turajlić’s probing documentary is part portrait of her mother, the dissident academic Srbijanka Turajlić, and part portrait of a country

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The Owner Of a Silver Hatchback

Directed by Zach Weintraub

Would the owners of a silver hatchback please move their car?

The Painter and the Thief

Directed by Benjamin Ree

Desperate for answers about the theft of her two paintings, a Czech artist seeks out and befriends the career criminal

The Pearl

Directed by Jessica Dimmock, Christopher LaMarca

We seldom hear from those who have had to conceal their true identities their entire lives. The Pearl follows four

The Pearl Button

Directed by Patricio Guzmán

A poetic meditation on the history of brutal colonization and devastation throughout Chile’s history, Guzmán elegantly builds an argument for

The Prairie Trilogy

Directed by John Hanson, Rob Nilsson

In the late 1970s, Rob Nilsson (Northern Lights) and John Hanson visited North Dakota for a series of interviews with

The Prison in Twelve Landscapes

Directed by Brett Story

While mass incarceration has quietly become a hugely pressing issue bubbling beneath the surface of the US political and social



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.