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Directed by Nico Toll

An isolated leaf moves subtly down a stream and through different forest vistas.

People in Places

Directed by Juan Cavestany

To uncover the strange in the ordinary, the unsettling in the everyday: this is the mark of imaginative wizardry that

Personal Problems

Directed by Bill Gunn

Bill Gunn (Ganja & Hess) directed this “experimental soap opera” from a script he co-wrote with his friend and collaborator

Phone Call

Directed by Tyler Trautman

When all forms of online communication leave an inquiry unanswered, Patrick must undertake the unthinkable: a phone call.

Poetic Migrations

Directed by Roland Dahwen Wu, Stacey Tran, Jonathan Raissi, Kalimah Abioto, Samiya Bashir

Poetry, science fiction, and the immigrant experience collide in these three films by Portland filmmakers. Haft Seen (30 mins.) combines

Premonitions Following an Evil Deed

Directed by David Lynch

Experimental short film by David Lynch.

Pull My Daisy

Directed by Robert Frank, Alfred Leslie

Pull My Daisy is a classic look at the soul of the beat generation, made with writers Jack Kerouac and

REconstructing Identity: A Shorts Program

Directed by Ulysses Jenkins, Akosua Adoma Owusu, Kevin Jerome Everson, Ina Archer, Chris Harris, Ja'Tovia Gary

As a way to investigate and work through the oppression that stereotypical images in the media can cast upon people

Rectangles & Straight Lines

Directed by Courtenay McLeod

A cityscape full of patterns, shapes, shadows, and movement. The reality and the obsession of simplicity and structure and people

Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania

Directed by Jonas Mekas

In the early 1970s, Mekas returned to his homeland, Lithuania, with trusty Bolex 16mm camera in hand, creating this diary

Rendering by LIMITS

Directed by Corrie Befort, Jason E. Anderson

Sound, space, and movement emerge as characters in a hypnotic, parallel universe that yields unusual psychological and physical states.



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.