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Félicité

Directed by Alain Gomis

Winner of the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival, Gomis’s film portrays a life lived on

Finding the Funk

Directed by Nelson George

FINDING THE FUNK is a road trip in search of the past, present, and future of funk music. Starting with

Hairspray

Directed by John Waters

Hairspray marked the moment when underground film’s most purposeful provocateur, John Waters, finally broke through to the mainstream--with his madcap,

Harlem Street Singer: The Guitar Gospel of Reverend Gary Davis

Directed by Simeon Hutner

One of the truly great American ragtime, blues and gospel musicians, Reverend Gary Davis’ (1896-1972) unique style and virtuoso skill

Heaven Adores You

Directed by Nickolas Rossi

When Portland singer/songwriter Elliott Smith died in 2003, it left a gaping hole in the indie rock community throughout the

Hired Gun

Directed by Fran Strine

You may know the front men of KISS, Ozzy Osbourne, and Metallica, but playing in their shadows are the prolific

Homeless: The Soundtrack

Directed by Irene Taylor Brodsky

After being taken away from her parents by the state and given up for adoption, singer-songwriter “Cami” Jenni Alpert sought

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House Party

Directed by Reginald Hudlin

Play's parents are out of town, and he's planning the house party to end all house parties. His best friend,

How Sweet the Sound–The Blind Boys of Alabama

Directed by Leslie McCleave

Gospel greats The Blind Boys of Alabama have an amazing career—since meeting at a Talladega institute for the blind in

I am Not a Rock Star

Directed by Bobbi Jo Hart

The sacrifice of self, the acclaim, the adoring crowds... classical pianist Marika Bournaki fits the role. But the title of

I Am the Blues

Directed by Daniel Cross

I Am the Blues provides a musical journey through the swamps of the Louisiana Bayou, the juke joints of the

I Go Back Home–Jimmy Scott

Directed by Yoon-Ha Chang

I Go Back Home tells the story of an unlikely pairing of jazz legend Jimmy Scott and disillusioned German music



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.