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Directed by Vanessa Renwick

Swirling in flight, the Vaux’s Swifts layover for three weeks in Portland each fall on their migration to South America.

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Long Way Gone

Directed by Austin Will

This surreal portrait follows a lost soul navigating ghostly landscapes by motorcycle in search of shelter from a vicious storm.

Lucinda Parker: Water and Clouds

Directed by Michael Annus

During the course of three years and three sets of paintings, we enter the working world of noted Northwest painter

Lullaby of Birdland

Directed by Edgar Bridwell

In a near-abstract landscape, we follow two birds and a hippo as they make their way around a strange and

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Directed by Amanda Harryman

With inspirational optimism, Maikaru doesn’t let a childhood filled with violence and human trafficking dictate his future.

Make Mine Country

Directed by Ian Berry

In the 1940s, the US military built an airbase on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia and brought with them


Directed by Gabe Van Lelyveld

Amanda, isolated and unfulfilled, is the sole provider for and caretaker of her joyful and loving sister, Rose, who has

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Melvin the Birder

Directed by David Emmite, Spencer Lott

Melvin is a lonely fellow who is obsessed with capturing every species of woodpecker known to man.


Directed by Stuart Eagon

A little city symphony in 16mm black and white that portrays people, buildings, parks and streets with photographic sensitivity and

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Mind Zone

Directed by Jan Haaken

Filmmaker/Psychologist Jan Haaken’s MIND ZONE follows therapists with the 113th Army Combat Stress Control detachment as they carry out two

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Directed by Cassie Moriarty

Moriarty and her husband discuss the benefits of the Rhythm Method in this cleverly crafted, funny, and informative piece.


Directed by Ian Clark

Named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2012, Ian Clark’s latest work is an observational

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.