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Muscle Shoals

Directed by Greg 'Freddy' Camalier

In a small Alabama town called Muscle Shoals—on the banks of the Tennessee River—legendary musicians including Aretha Franklin and Wilson

Nas: Time is Illmatic

Directed by One9

Multimedia artist One9’s follows the trajectory of Nas’ 1994 landmark debut album, Illmatic, one of the most important and revolutionary albums in

Orion: The Man Who Would be King

Directed by Jeanie Finlay

As a teenager in 1960s Alabama, Jimmy Ellis’ wonderful singing voice was unlike any other... except, that is, for one

Razing the Bar

Directed by Ryan Worsley

Loud, messy, and often outrageous, The Funhouse was one of Seattle’s landmark punk rock venues. From 2003 to 2012, the

Roxy: The Movie

Directed by Frank Zappa

Filmed over three nights in December 1973 at the Roxy Theatre in Hollywood, Roxy: The Movie perfectly encapsulates the qualities

Sam Lay in Bluesland

Directed by John Anderson

The man some call “the greatest drummer of all time” is mostly recognized for his signature double-shuffle beat—but is almost

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Selena

Directed by Gregory Nava

In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla (Jennifer Lopez) is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham

Seymour: An Introduction

Directed by Ethan Hawke

This intimate portrait of classical pianist, composer, author, teacher, and sage Seymour Bernstein offers a wise and charismatic reflection on

Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You: A Concert for Kate McGarrigle

Directed by Lian Lunson

In this hybrid documentary and concert film tribute to the great Canadian folk singer (1946-2010), candid interviews with McGarrigle’s family

Sons of the Wind

Directed by Bruno Le Jean

Director Bruno Le Jean set out to make a musical documentary about “gypsy jazz,” but ended up with a unique

Stop Making Sense

Directed by Jonathan Demme

Thirty years after its release, Demme’s extraordinary Talking Heads concert movie, filmed over the course of three days at Hollywood’s

Strictly Sacred: The Story of Girl Trouble

Directed by Isaac Olsen

Tacoma garage rock band Girl Trouble has always traveled on their own unique and idiosyncratic musical path. For over 30



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.