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Bella Vista

Directed by Vera Brunner-Sung

Having recently moved to Missoula, Montana to teach English to a group of international students, thirty-something Doris finds herself alone.

Bellissima

Directed by Luchino Visconti

One of Luchino Visconti’s (The Leopard, Death in Venice) little seen films—not in distribution in the US—Bellissima is a sly

Bends

Directed by Flora Lau

Bends straddles the Hong Kong-Shenzhen border and tells the emotionally touching story of Anna, an affluent housewife, and Fai, her chauffeur,

Beyond the Mountains and Hills

Directed by Eran Kolirin

Nominated for six Israeli Academy awards, including Best Picture, this film by writer-director Eran Kolirin (The Band’s Visit) weaves several

BFE

Directed by Shawn Telford

In his debut feature, Seattle filmmaker Shawn Telford follows four individuals living in
 a small town dominated by drugs and

Bicycle Thieves

Directed by Vittorio De Sica

De Sica’s social drama, along with Roberto Rossellini’s Rome, Open City, is the most emotionally engaging film of the Italian

Big Bad Wolves

Directed by Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado

After a girl goes missing in the woods and is later found beheaded, suspicion immediately falls on a timid religious

Bigger Than Life

Directed by Nicholas Ray

Moving to 20th Century Fox for this indictment of traditional masculinity in the American home — in addition to the

Birdman of Alcatraz

Directed by John Frankenheimer, Charles Crichton

“In this film based on a true story, Lancaster stars as convicted murderer and lifelong prisoner Robert Stroud. Forever isolated

Birthright

Directed by Oscar Micheaux

In one of the legendary black filmmaker Oscar Micheaux’s final films, young black Harvard graduate Peter (Carman Newsome) seeks to

Black Girl

Directed by Ousmane Sembene

Sembene, the unofficial “father” of African cinema, made his feature film debut with the ravishing Black Girl, a meditation on

Black Jack

Directed by Ken Loach

Adapted from Leon Garfield’s novel of the same name, this whimsical yet terrifying children’s adventure strays from Loach’s usual realist



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.