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Shorts II: Visions of Reality

Directed by Various

A visit to a room, dark-adapted; an opportunity to leave-without-traveling. Please remain seated. These are our momentary intersections of place

Sista in the Brotherhood

Directed by Dawn Jones Redstone

Laneice's first day at a male-dominated job site is met with harassment and contempt as she fights to prove herself.

Six Men Getting Sick

Directed by David Lynch

Short film by David Lynch.

Sleeping District

Directed by Tinne Zenner

Combining outside and inside views of residential areas built during the Soviet Era with disjointed conversations translated from Russian into

SLow

Directed by Karel Van Laere

The human body is rendered defenseless as a man is dragged through Taiwan by an electric winch.

Slow Glass

Directed by John Smith

“A nostalgic glazier shows off his knowledge and expounds his theories. Taking glassmaking processes and history as its central theme,

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Smal Paranoid Machines

Directed by Alvaro Torres-Crespo

When Oliver, a 12-year-old boy, takes his first steps as a wordsmith, his father has an interesting way of encouraging

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Snare

Directed by Lisa Jackson

Evocative and haunting, this performance captured conveys the brutality of violence against Canada’s indigenous women.

Son In the Barbershop

Directed by Nathan Douglas

A wrenching double character study of a teenager and his businessman father, each out of touch and view of the

Sonata

Directed by Nadia Micault

An animation of rotoscoped choreography.

Sourdough

Directed by Kirk Rasmussen

A son’s home movies and reminiscences, recorded in the early ‘90s, are reshaped into a deeply personal portrait of his

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Spark

Directed by Boris Seewald

An encounter between classical dance, geometry and electronic music.



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.