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The Roper

Directed by Anna Sandilands, Ewan McNicol

The true short story of Kendrick, a young calf roper in Lafayette, Louisiana, who dreams of one day making it

The Salt of the Earth

Directed by Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado

For the last 40 years, Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling through the continents, witnessing some of the major

The Sandwich Nazi

Directed by Lewis Bennet

We meet 50-something Salam Kahil in full (off)-color in his Vancouver delicatessen, where one sign says “Best Sandwiches in North

The Savoy King: Chick Webb and the Music That Changed America

Directed by Jeffrey Kaufman

Born poor in Baltimore, Chick Webb broke his back as a boy and faced life as a hunchback dwarf afflicted

The Settlers

Directed by Shimon Dotan

The Settlers traces the history of Israeli settlements in the West Bank since the 1967 Six-Day War. While government leaders

The Sion Sono

Directed by Arata Oshima

Sion Sono is one of Japan’s most daring and prolific filmmakers, having directed 14 feature films since 2010 alone after

THE SKY TREMBLES AND THE EARTH IS AFRAID AND THE TWO EYES ARE NOT BROTHERS

Directed by Ben Rivers

“A labyrinthine and epic film that moves between documentary, fantasy, and fable, shot against the staggering beauty of the Moroccan

The song of Styrene

Directed by Alain Resnais

Written by acclaimed essayist Raymond Queneau, THE SONG OF STYRENE, commissioned by French plastics giant Péchiney, is ostensibly an investigation

The Store

Directed by Frederick Wiseman

In this fly-on-the-wall examination of the surrealism of the everyday, Wiseman points his camera at the flagship luxury department store

The Sturgeon Queens

Directed by Julie Cohen

The Sturgeon Queens visits the four generations who built Russ and Daughters, the Lower East Side New York lox and herring

The Thanhouser Studio and the Birth of American Cinema

Directed by Ned Thanhouser

The Thanhouser Company was a trailblazing studio based in New Rochelle, New York, where from 1910 to 1917 it released

The Thoughts That Once We Had

Directed by The Thoughts That Once We Had

Renowned California Institute of the Arts film professor Thom Andersen—whose previous essay films include the acclaimed LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF



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.