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Virtuous Virtuell

Directed by Thomas Stellmach, Maja Oschmann

Exciting and poetic by turns, Stellmach and Oschmann’s animation uses the music of Louis Spohr’s opera The Alchymist to fuel a colorful

Voice of the Hi-Line

Directed by Doug Hawes-Davis

Profile of KGVA in Fort Belknap, Montana which is among a growing number of Native American run radio stations in

Waking the Green Sound: A Dance Film for Trees

Directed by Erik Ferguson, Yulia Arakelyan

The performance art troupe Wobbly transforms their bodies and spirits as they move through fantastical and dreamlike landscapes.

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Directed by Tsai Ming-Liang

Is Hong Kong beautiful, strangely beautiful, or beautifully strange? A meditative and visually striking film about a monk walking slowly

Waves ’98

Directed by Ely Dagher

Disillusioned with his life in the suburbs of segregated Beirut, Omar's discovery lures him into the depths of the city

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Way Out

Directed by Jacopo Landi, Vanessa Michielon

What happens when we suspend all our actions to question them? What do we think about before performing a new

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We Came To Dance

Directed by Tasha Blank

Everything we need is already inside us, just waiting to be moved.

We Can’t Live Without Cosmos

Directed by Konstantin Bronzit

Two cosmonauts, two friends, try to do their best in their everyday training life to make their common dream a

Well Contested Sites

Directed by Austin Forbord

A dance of previously incarcerated men filmed on Alcatraz Island.

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Wendy’s Shabbat

Directed by Rachel Myers

A portrait of a group of Jewish senior citizens who celebrate their weekly Shabbat at the local Wendy's with Hebrew

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Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe

Directed by Les Blank

Herzog fulfills a promise to filmmaker Errol Morris upon the completion of Morris’s first film, GATES OF HEAVEN (screening August

Whale Valley

Directed by Gumundur Arnar Gumundsson

Two young brothers living in a remote Icelandic fjord come to terms with the hard truths that make kids grow

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.