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A City of Sadness

Directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien

Set between the end of WWII—Japan’s withdrawal from Taiwan—and the imposition of martial law under the Kuomintang government (a proxy

A Day with the Boys

Directed by Clu Gulager

Winner of the Palme d’Or for Best Short Film at the 1970 Cannes Film Festival, actor Clu Gulager’s only directorial

A Face in the Crowd

Directed by Elia Kazan

A parable about the dangers of media sensationalism, the problems with “15-minute” fame culture, and unchecked greed, Kazan’s film came

A Gentle Creature

Directed by Sergey Loznitsa

Inspired by the Dostoevsky short story, A Gentle Creature follows a stoic Russian woman trying to get a care package

A Girl at My Door

Directed by July Jung

After a personal scandal, young police officer Young-Nam gets transferred from Seoul to a small fishing town. There, the police

A Grain of Truth

Directed by Borys Lankosz

Once the star of the Warsaw prosecutor’s office, Teodor Szacki, has retired to a small town to start a new

Sat, Sep 12

A League of Their Own – SOLD OUT

Directed by Penny Marshall

This screening is SOLD OUT. Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and struggle to help it succeed

A Matter of Life and Death

Directed by Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger

“Set in a gorgeously photographed Technicolor England and a monochrome heaven, A Matter of Life and Death took the imaginative

A Morning Light

Directed by Ian Clark

A young couple reunites while on a summer excursion into the forest. An otherwise peaceful experience becomes jolted, however, by

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

Directed by Roy Andersson

Winner of the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, Andersson’s new film mirrors a bird’s panoramic perspective of the

A Place in Heaven

Directed by Yossi Madmoni

In this tale within a tale, an uncompromising army officer nicknamed Bambi, who wins every military battle in the name

A Season in France

Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Focusing on the precarious plight of undocumented asylum seekers, Haroun’s soul-searching film portrays the daunting challenges of overcoming a vast



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.