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The Trials of Spring

Directed by Gini Reticker

Three courageous women in post-2011 Egypt fight for the original goals of the Arab Spring: “Bread, Freedom, and Social Justice”

The Undocumented

Directed by Marco Williams

THE UNDOCUMENTED tells the story of Marcos Hernandez, an undocumented Mexican living and working in Chicago. Marcos came to the

The Unicorn

Directed by Isabelle Dupuis, Tim Geraghty

In 1974, outsider musician Peter Grudzien made the first openly-gay country album, pressing 500 copies and selling few. Rediscovered in

The Way We Talk

Directed by Michael Turner

Michael Turner (The Life of Vesper Geer), winner of the 2015 Oregon Media Arts Fellowship, struggles with one of medical

The Winding Stream

Directed by Beth Harrington

“THE WINDING STREAM begins at the source of what we know as classic country music—the original Carter Family from the

The World of Jacques Demy

Directed by Agnès Varda

Not satisfied after making one of cinema’s most lovely tributes to a lover/husband/artist of all time (1991’s Jacquot de Nantes),

The Young Girls Turn 25

Directed by Agnès Varda

Jacques Demy’s The Young Girls of Rochefort is one of French cinema’s true gems, a candy-colored musical extravaganza that, once

The Zionist Idea (AKA Colliding Dreams)

Directed by Joseph Dorman, Oren Rudavsky

This ambitious examination of the origins, meaning and future of the Jewish national movement chronicles birth at a moment of

Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholem Aleichem

Directed by John Lollos

Portraits of beloved icons Sholom Aleichem and Theodore Bikel are woven together to reveal two men with much in common:

Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents

Directed by Don Hardy

The avant-garde music and multimedia collective known as The Residents has never revealed the identity of its members, who always

There Goes The Neighborhood

Directed by Dan Evans

The visual experience of gentrification fit into a 3-minute time-lapse.

Thin Ice: A Polar Bear’s Plight

Directed by Dave Killen, the Oregonian/OregonLive

Be prepared to fall in love with Nora the polar bear. The 2-year-old bear has overcome incredible odds. Abandoned by



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.