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2001: A Space Odyssey

Directed by Stanley Kubrick

The most legendary and widely discussed film of the 1960s, and Kubrick’s most famous work in a string of masterpieces,

Accumulator 1

Directed by Jan Svěrák

Recently restored, Svěrák’s wild, prescient comedy remains one of the most popular films in Czech cinema history. Olda (Petr Forman),

Akira

Directed by Katsuhiro Ohtomo

Ohtomo’s influential work reinvigorated Western interest in Japanese anime and still feels cutting-edge to this day. Adapting the voluminous cyberpunk

Alien

Directed by Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott’s sci-fi horror masterpiece follows the crew of the commercial spacecraft Nostromo when, on their return journey to Earth,

Altered States

Directed by Ken Russell

Based on the novel by Paddy Chayefsky, William Hurt stars as Edward Jessup, a psychologist who begins dabbling into research

April and the Extraordinary World

Directed by Christian Desmares, Frank Ekinci

1941. Napoléon V is the ruler of an alternative France, and without modern technology, the world runs on coal and

Attack the Block

Directed by Joe Cornish

Eschewing the tired military defensive strategies of Hollywood alien invasion films like Independence Day and Battle: Los Angeles, Joe Cornish

Before We Vanish

Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa

In Kurosawa's patiently post-modern riff on The Invasion of the Body Snatchers, a trio of extraterrestrials that have assumed human

Born in Flames

Directed by Lizzie Borden

Borden’s landmark, low-budget revolutionary treatise addresses a semi-documentary, semi-fictional parallel world to ours, where competing feminist groups wander the streets

Coherence

Directed by James Ward Byrkit

A group of friends and ex-lovers learn why you should not throw a dinner party the night a mysterious comet

Contact

Directed by Robert Zemeckis

Adapted from the Carl Sagan novel of the same name, Zemeckis’ film is a landmark in the big-budget Hollywood sci-fi

Thu, Aug 20

Creature from the Black Lagoon – SOLD OUT

Directed by Jack Arnold

A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the



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.