Skip to content
MUSEUM AND NWFC CLOSED: The Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center are closed in an effort to further stem the spread of COVID-19. All public programs, screenings, and events are canceled until further notice. Stay connected to art, film, and more by signing up for our newsletter.

The Color of Love

Directed by Peggy Ahwesh

Ahwesh re-works badly deteriorated (and bad) 70s porn into a playful experimental collage where nude bodies and the physicality of

The Forbidden Room

Directed by Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson

A film that “has more ideas in ten minutes than most filmmakers have in their entire oeuvres” (Sight and Sound),

The Girl He Wants

Directed by Maya Rodrigo-Abdi, Shine St. Goddard

Texture and poetry question patriarchal standards of beauty.

The Globe as a Graph

Directed by Marcus Cotten

Cotten’s film/music essay examines the average day with the intervention of a little bit of imagination. Through melody, image, color,

The Great Northwest

Directed by Matt McCormick

Portland filmmaker Matt McCormick’s film is inspired by—and recreates—a 3,200-mile road trip made in 1958 by four Seattle women who

The Illinois Parables

Directed by Deborah Stratman

Stratman’s latest feature—following such crucial works as O’er the Land (2009)—is an 11-part historical compendium, comprised of discrete stories of

The Man With A Movie Camera

Directed by Dziga Vertov

We welcome Los Angeles composer and bassist Tom Peters for a live performance of his score for Vertov’s classic city

The Mirror

Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky

The most visually poetic and personal of Tarkovsky’s films, THE MIRROR has no conventional plot. Rather, the film takes the

The Perception of Moving Targets

Directed by Weston Currie

“In this haunting feature, Currie stages an intervention into habituated and supposedly natural ways of making meaning onscreen. In collaboration

No image available

The Sin of Jesus

Directed by Robert Frank

Frank’s second film is one of his most stylized and reflects an increasingly sophisticated cinematic eye. Based on a short

The Somnambulists

Directed by Mark Andres

Self-described as a “kinographic novel,” The Somnambulists combines stylized drawings, inter-titles and music to fashion an intriguing combination of graphic

The Thief of Mirrors / Looking For Love in the Hall of Mirrors

Directed by Daniel Barrow

Since the early '90s, Daniel Barrow has developed a unique style of "manual" animation, layering and manipulating his intricate drawings