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Directed by Bill Gunn

Bill Gunn (Ganja & Hess) directed this “experimental soap opera” from a script he co-wrote with his friend and collaborator

Pillars of Portland

Directed by Tom Chamberlin

Twenty-five years before Portlandia, the idea of a television show capturing the zeitgeist of life in the Rose City became



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.