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The Glamour & The Squalor

Directed by Marz Evans

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame disc jockey Marco Collins became a radio star in the 1990s, serving as the

The Globe as a Graph

Directed by Marcus Cotten

Cotten’s film/music essay examines the average day with the intervention of a little bit of imagination. Through melody, image, color,

The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle

Directed by Julien Temple

“To be bad is good. To be good is simply boring.”—Malcolm McLaren. The urge to self-mythologize is written into rock’s DNA.

The Lyric Project

Directed by Ezekiel Brown

What was the song with which you first fell in love? “An anthology love letter to music” is how cinema

The Lyric Project Season 2: How to Say Goodbye

Directed by Ezekiel Brown

In this follow-up to director Ezekiel Brown’s first season of The Lyric Project, he continues to ask the question: “What

The Punk Singer

Directed by Sini Anderson

Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre, was a pivotal figure in the

The Reach of Resonance

Directed by Steve Elkins

The Reach of Resonance juxtaposes the creative paths of four musicians and sound artists from different parts of the world. Miya

The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé! A Trip Across Latin America

Directed by Paul Dugdale

In early 2016 the Rolling Stones toured South and Central America, performing sold-out shows in Mexico City, Lima, Buenos Aires,

The Savoy King: Chick Webb and the Music That Changed America

Directed by Jeffrey Kaufman

Born poor in Baltimore, Chick Webb broke his back as a boy and faced life as a hunchback dwarf afflicted

The Winding Stream

Directed by Beth Harrington

“THE WINDING STREAM begins at the source of what we know as classic country music—the original Carter Family from the

Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents

Directed by Don Hardy

The avant-garde music and multimedia collective known as The Residents has never revealed the identity of its members, who always

True Stories

Directed by David Byrne

With its Talking Heads soundtrack and multiple instances where characters begin to sing, it’s easy to make the assumption that True



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.