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Kusama’s Self Obliteration

Directed by Jud Yalkut

A frenetic polka-dotted fever dream complete with psychedelic soundtrack, the 1967 short is both a performance document and highly collaborative

Land of the Free

Directed by Vanessa Renwick

Clouds drifting over land act as a backdrop for a textual exploration of colonialism and ownership.

Level Five

Directed by Chris Marker

French film essayist Chris Marker (La Jetee, A Grin Without A Cat, Le Joli Mai) singular place in cinema is


Directed by Mario Peixoto

Revered as perhaps the greatest Brazilian film ever produced, Brazilian novelist Peixoto’s lone film is deeply expressionistic, created following a

Lincolnshire Groove

Directed by Jasper Thun

The secrets of the Cold War still linger…in miniature. I like history, the fall of the Soviet Union, maps, and

Lost, Lost, Lost

Directed by Jonas Mekas

Covering the years 1949-1963, this trove of “lost” material features Mekas’s arrival in New York and the subsequent hand-to-mouth years;

Mad Ladders

Directed by Michael Robinson

Heavily processed video footage from 1980s and early 1990s awards ceremonies are blended beneath the prophetic ramblings of an unseen

Malden Ave & E Mercer

Directed by Luke Sieczek, Citizen Minutes

Seattle poet Sarah Galvin performs their poem “Contents of My Pockets After an Evening of Communicating with the Dead” while


Directed by Ute Aruand

An observational portrait of the filmmaker’s dear friend.

Maya Deren Short Films

Directed by Maya Deren

Maya Deren’s work as a filmmaker, programmer, writer, ethnographer, and lecturer became a catalyst for an entire movement of avant-garde

Maya Deren’s Divine Horsemen + Two Shorts

Directed by Maya Deren

In the late 1940s, Maya Deren took increasing artistic control over her films, including detailed scripts and shot plans, seen

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.