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Butter Lamp

Directed by Hu Wei

An inventive and heartfelt travelogue through reality, dreams, and memory, told through the eyes of two Tibetan photographers and their

By the Salish Sea

Directed by Serge Gregory

On the Northwest coast in the early 19th century, a Salish native’s dream quest is disturbed by the arrival of

Canadian Pacific

Directed by David Rimmer

A stationary journey (and everything that follows). Rimmer’s classic film, a Festival winner from the past, seems a fitting way

Canned Fit

Directed by Woodruff Laputka

Sound artist Christine Shorkhuber uses an array of “non-traditional” instruments to create minimalist melodies meant to bring us a little

Carface

Directed by Claude Cloutier

Is this the future?

Cargo Cult

Directed by Bastien Dubois

It’s the middle of WWII and inhabitants of a remote Pacific island are captivated by mysterious cargo gods who appear

Carry On

Directed by Yatao Li

During the brutal withdrawal of Japanese forces at the end of WWII, a Chinese father does whatever he can to

Catherine

Directed by Britt Raes

An animated look into the origins of a crazy cat lady.

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Cats

Directed by Neely Goniodsky

This poem by A. S. J. Tessimond receives an absurd interpretation.

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Chant En Fugue

Directed by Lombard Twins

The Lombard Twins dancing in the streets of Manhattan.

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Chapel of Rest

Directed by Ben Mercer

Two mischievous young brothers attending their grandfather’s wake experience the surreal ceremony of death.

Charade

Directed by Salise Hughes

Through manipulated footage of the classic film CHARADE, Hughes contemplates identity and celebrity.



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.