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All the Labor

Directed by Douglas Hawes-Davis

For two decades, The Gourds have played their rock/folk/country tunes, gathered cult listeners, and always managed to float just under

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American Gladiators

Directed by Lara Jean Gallagher

Jean’s little sister, Mae, may be gravely ill, but Jean is sick of it.

American Lawn

Directed by Robert Sickels

Some folks have very strong opinions about lawns.

And We Were Young

Directed by Andy Smetanka

Andy Smetanka’s work has ranged from creating a short segment for Guy Maddin’s MY WINNEPEG to ‘The Bachelor and the

Animation By Design

Directed by Various

Presented in association with Design Week Portland, this short program of abstract animation features a variety of diverse work by

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Anxious Oswald Greene

Directed by Marshall Axani

Oswald Greene visits a fantastical clinic to address his crippling anxiety and his fate falls into the hands of a

Arca Archa

Directed by Sarah El Bakkouri

A man alone in an apartment experiences a series of visible internal changes and alternate realities

Backbone: Early Vancouver Experimental Cinema, 1967-1981

Directed by Richard Martin

From the mid-1960s through the 1970s, Vancouver, BC, was an international hub for experimental film and the source of an

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Baling Baling

Directed by Lawrence Johnson

In rice fields of the Indonesian island of Bali, farmers keep the birds away with rhythmic noisemakers, plastic bags, and

Barzan

Directed by Alex Stonehill

To neighbors, Sam “Barzan” Malkandi was the model immigrant and perfect, hard-working family man. To investigators, Malkandi was a cold-blooded

Beauty & The Sea

Directed by Ivy Lin

Sensitively filmed and edited, this portrayal follows an elderly woman and her daily wanderings, from getting a haircut to buying

Bella Vista

Directed by Vera Brunner-Sung

Having recently moved to Missoula, Montana to teach English to a group of international students, thirty-something Doris finds herself alone.



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.