Skip to content

The Punk Singer

Directed by Sini Anderson

Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, was a pivotal figure in the

The Qualities of Being Human: The Films of Evan Raymond Spitzer

Directed by Evan Raymond Spitzer

Oregon-based filmmaker Evan Raymond Spitzer presents three uniquely crafted films, each using different techniques. In Praise of Shadows (2014) is

The Rainbow Family

Directed by HALEY HUCKINS, KAILEY MILLER

A daughter's story of her two-mother family.

The Rape of Recy Taylor

Directed by Nancy Buirski

In September 1944, six young white men abducted and raped 24-year- old mother Recy Taylor in Abbeville, Alabama. Despite threats

The Reach of Resonance

Directed by Steve Elkins

The Reach of Resonance juxtaposes the creative paths of four musicians and sound artists from different parts of the world. Miya

The Reagan Show

Directed by Pacho Velez, Sierra Pettengill

Our current president wasn’t the first to ride media and celebrity fame to the White House. Ronald Reagan transitioned from

The Red Soul

Directed by Jessica Gorter

The Red Soul, on its surface, seeks to trouble the notion that modern-day Russia is totally in thrall to Putin’s

The Red Turtle

Directed by Michaël Dudok de Wit

Winner of Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and an Oscar nominee, Dutch animator Michael Dudok de Wit’s

The Reluctant Radical

Directed by Lindsey Grayzel

On October 11, 2016, a small group of activists successfully shut down all U.S. tar sands oil pipelines. They were

The Rest I Make Up

Directed by Michelle Memran

Filmmaker Memran’s directorial debut focuses on the legendary New York City-based, Cuban-born playwright María Irene Fornés (May 14, 1930 -

The Road

Directed by Zanbo Zhang

In 2008, the Chinese government initiated an ambitious plan to build a superhighway in the Hunan province in an attempt

The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé! A Trip Across Latin America

Directed by Paul Dugdale

In early 2016 the Rolling Stones toured South and Central America, performing sold-out shows in Mexico City, Lima, Buenos Aires,



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.