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Hamlet Act

Directed by Robert Nelson

Experimental filmmaker Robert Nelson brings his characteristic wit to this restaging of the famous “play rehearsal” scene from Hamlet, breaking


Directed by Stephanie Hough

Brothers Jonas and Kevin Kierkowzki struggle to navigate their grief over the death of their younger brother. Jonas has become

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Directed by Stephanie Hough

Brothers Jonas and Kevin Kierkowzki struggle to navigate their grief over the too-early death of their younger brother. Jonas has

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Here Is Where Yours Begins

Directed by Janet McIntyre

McIntyre mingles a sense of drowning with a sense of dreaming, and explores the overriding impulse to submerge our sorrows

Here Nor There

Directed by Julia Hutchings

Nothing is as what it seems as a private investigator arrives at a funeral to speak with the family of

Hers is Where Yours Begin

Directed by Janet McIntyre

Memory and emotion swell as the director revisits the death of her mother when she was a teenager.

Hey Vancouver, This is You On Craigslist

Directed by Lewis Bennet

Vancouver, BC, residents read real Craigslist ads.


Directed by Piotr Dumala

Naked women and children are bathing in a river. They are being secretly observed by a group of men who

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Home Alone

Directed by Adi Halfin

Featuring the Bat Sheva Dance Company ensemble, this short film imparts an atmosphere of “parental absence” as the dancers make

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Home Movie Day 2014

Directed by Various

The Film Center and Oregon Historical Society are excited to celebrate treasures lost and found at the worldwide Home Movie

Home Movies in Filmmakers’ Hands

Directed by Various

This program of short films celebrates how Northwest filmmakers are paying homage to home movies either through drawing inspiration from

How I Didn’t Become a Piano Player

Directed by Tommaso Pitta

Nine-year-old Ted can't find anything he's really good at until his father comes home with an old piano. Suddenly, it's

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.