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Jaco

Directed by Paul Marchand, Stephen Kijak

In 1976, Jaco Pastorius’ (1951-1987) melodic “singing” bass style redefined the role of the bass in modern jazz and rock

Jimmy Scott: If You Only Knew

Directed by Matthew Buzzell

Jazz vocal legend Jimmy Scott’s (1925-2014) distinctive voice was able to effortlessly caress high notes in a range that no

Johnny Winter: Down & Dirty

Directed by Greg Olliver

Director Greg Olliver spent two years following Johnny Winter to France, Japan and beyond to create this intimate, aptly named

Korla

Directed by John Turner

With his sparking jeweled turban, organist Korla Pandit (1921-1998) was an alluring enigma, television pioneer, and the godfather of exotica

Lady be Good: Instrumental Women in Jazz

Directed by Kay Ray

The International Sweethearts of Rhythm. The Syncoettes. Carol Kaye. The substantial contributions of woman to jazz music have been largely

Lee Scratch Perry: Visions of Paradise

Directed by Volker Schander

A visionary record producer and pioneer in both reggae and dub music, Lee Scratch Perry’s life has been an ongoing

Lisztomania

Directed by Ken Russell

In his flamboyant, anachronistic style, Russell transposes the excesses of 1970s superstardom onto Franz Liszt (played by Roger Daltrey), while

Magical Mystery Tour

Directed by Francis Hanly

Buoyed by the earlier success of A HARD DAY’S NIGHT and the triumphant success of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club

Magicarena

Directed by Niccolo Bruna, Andrea Prandstraller

“Built 2,000 years ago, the majestic Verona amphitheater—the biggest opera venue in the world—is, indeed, a ‘magic arena.’ Prandstraller and

Mavis!

Directed by Jessica Edwards

At age 75, soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group, The Staples Singers, are

Mistaken for Strangers

Directed by Tom Berninger

About to take off on their “High Violet” world tour, The National front man Matt Berninger decides to hire his

Monica Z

Directed by Per Fly

Winner of Guldbagge Awards for Best Direction, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Costume Design, Monica Z chronicles the



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.