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Beloved Sisters

Directed by Dominik Graf

In this sumptuous costume drama set in late-18th-century Germany, two aristocratic sisters find themselves drawn inexorably to the young ‘Sturm

Bound

Directed by Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski

The Wachowski’s debut feature foreshadows their interest in the aesthetics and tropes of film noir (which will be a recurrent

Bringing Up Baby

Directed by Howard Hawks

In Howard Hawks' celebrated comedic masterpiece, a chronically flustered paleontologist (Cary Grant) comes under the spell of a free-spirited society

Charulata

Directed by Satyajit Ray

The personal favorite film of famed Bengali director Satyajit Ray (The Apu Trilogy), Charulata tells the story of the titular

Dead Hearts

Directed by Stephen W. Martin

A gothic romance, replete with throbbing hearts, startling locales, and a mortician’s undying love.

Desert Hearts

Directed by Donna Deitch

Based on Jane Rule’s novel Desert of the Heart (1964), Donna Deitch’s narrative feature debut centers on a burgeoning lesbian

Devdas

Directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali

Operatic in every sense of the word, Bhansali’s adaptation of the legendary Bengali novel features dazzling sets and costumes, impossibly

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge

Directed by Aditya Chopra

One of India’s the best-loved romances is also its longest running: the film is still in its original theatrical release,

Dirty Dancing

Directed by Emile Ardolino

Less than thrilled by the prospect of another boring summer at a posh Catskill resort with her family, 17-year-old Frances

Edward Scissorhands

Directed by Tim Burton

Tim Burton’s artistry is in full bloom in this enchanting tale of young Edward (Johnny Depp)—the unfinished creation of a

Factory Girl

Directed by Mohamed Kahn

Hiyam, a young clothing factory worker, lives in a lower-middle-class neighborhood in Cairo. Under the spell of the factory’s new

Felix & Maria

Directed by Maxime Giroux

Winner of the Audience Best Canadian Feature at the Toronto International Film Festival, Felix & Meira is set in Montreal’s Mile End



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.