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Pyaasa

Directed by Guru Dutt

Sensitive, lyrical filmmaker Guru Dutt was only 39 when he died of an apparent suicide, but he nevertheless left behind

Roman Holiday

The first Hollywood film to be shot and produced on location in Italy, Roman Holiday made Audrey Hepburn an enduring

Romeo + Juliet

Directed by Baz Luhrmann

Baz Luhrmann’s kinetic, modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet redefined the Bard for a generation of kids who came

Round Trip Heart

Directed by Yuki Tanada

Hachiko Hojo (Yuko Oshima, formerly of pop idol group AKB48) is an unassuming, hard-working attendant on the Romance Car—so named

Sholay

Directed by Ramesh Sippy

Often credited as the most popular film in the history of India and perhaps the one with the greatest impact

Show Me Love

Directed by Lukas Moodysson

Elin (Alexandra Dahlstrom) lives in the unremarkable small town Åmål, a fact over which she despairs to anyone who will

Small Change

Directed by François Truffaut

Following his critical successes with The 400 Blows, Jules and Jim, and other films, Truffaut achieved his greatest commercial success

Summer with Monika

Directed by Ingmar Bergman

Originally regarded as an erotic exploitation film, Monika enjoyed reappraisal as Bergman gained international recognition. Here he first articulates his

Summertime

Directed by David Lean

Jane (Katharine Hepburn), a lonely American spinster on vacation in Venice and hoping to find romance, succumbs to a passionate,

Swing Time

Directed by George Stevens

Gambling hoofer Lucky Garnett (Fred Astaire) leaves his bride standing at the altar one too many times and now must

The Barefoot Contessa

Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Humphrey Bogart plays Harry Dawes, a recovering alcoholic film director who plucks simple nightclub dancer Maria Vargas (Ava Gardner) out

The Big Broadcast

Directed by Frank Tuttle

In 1932 Paramount rounded up an impressive roster of radio personalities and threw them into this lightly plotted story about



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.