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Just Because You’re Paranoid Don’t Mean They’re Not After You: Short Films by Bryan Hiltner

Directed by Bryan Hiltner

Tonight we welcome Bryan Hiltner, whose short films explore themes of horror, suspense, mystery, and dark comedy. The program includes

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Keep Busy, Canada

Directed by Robert Frank, Rudy Wurlitzer

A spontaneous, improvised story about a group of people living on an island off Nova Scotia. Obsessed with daily aspects

Lane 1974

Directed by SJ Chiro

Based on Clane Hayward’s memoir “The Hypocrisy of Disco,” Lane 1974 tells the true coming-of-age survival story of 13-year-old Lane,

Me and My Brother

Directed by Robert Frank

In Frank’s first feature-length film, documentary footage of poets Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, and Peter’s brother Julius are inserted in

Memory’s Lonely Breath: Films by Vu Pham

Directed by Vu Pham

Working from deep-seated emotion and memory, Portland filmmaker Vu Pham’s films explore climatic levels of passion through characters wrestling with

Mork Chop

Directed by Jason Rosenblatt

A man from the future brings a dire warning to a rural couple.

Movement and Flow: Portland Dance Films

Directed by Conrad Kazcor, Fuchsia Lin, Dylan Wilbur Media, Gabriel Shalom, Jackie Davis, Amy Yang Chiao

Tonight’s program features six Portland-made films featuring dance and movement. Conrad Kazcor’s We’re From Here (2015, 18 mins.) documents three

My Summer as a Goth

My Summer As A Goth

Directed by Tara Johnson-Medinger

The OregonMade Creative Foundation has teamed up with four of the best independent cinemas in Portland, The Northwest Film Center,

Never Steady, Never Still

Directed by Kathleen Hepburn

Life on Judy's remote lakefront property has always been lonely, but beautiful. The sudden death of her husband throws her

Removed

Directed by Kevin Forrest

In the deep Northwest woods, a young couple ventures down a winding road to find tranquility from life’s hustle and

Rhythm Assemblies: Films by Reed O’Beirne

Directed by Reed O’Beirne

“Cinema has more to do with dance, than it does with novels,” says Seattle filmmaker, Reed O’Beirne, “because it is

Richard

Directed by Wylie Soltes, Aaron Mamaril, Ethan Hawthorne, Ian Colbeck

A toolbox builds an unlikely friendship. From filmmakers Wylie Soltes, Aaron Mamarli, Ethan Hawthorne, and Ian Colbeck: In our current political



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.