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Watch Learn Make Party

Thanks to everyone who joined us on Thursday, November 10 as we celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Northwest Film Center and the Opening Night of the 43rd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival. At the party we announced our goal to raise $45,000 in our 45th year for our Scholarship Fund. If you’d like to contribute, please

October 18, 2016: Do Not Resist

Do Not Resist Director Craig Atkinson will be in attendance for a Q&A immediately following the film. Screening Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 at 12:15 p.m. Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Ave.   Directed by Craig Atkinson United States, 2016, 73 mins., in English Themes & Subjects: American Studies, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Law, Racism, Urban

September 20: Beaverton City Library

Best of the 42nd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival Tour Tuesday, September 20, 2016 7:00 pm Beaverton City Library 11200 SW Murray Scholls Pl #102 Beaverton, OR 97007

Watch Learn Make

Join us on the opening night of the 43rd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival for a night of food and fun benefiting our next generation of Northwest filmmakers and celebrating the Northwest Film Center’s 45th anniversary. Join us on the opening night of the 43rd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival for a night of food and fun benefiting our next

November 16: Whitman College

Best of the 42nd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival Tour Wednesday, November 16, 2016 7:00 pm Whitman College 345 Boyer Ave Walla Walla, WA 99362

August 27: Johnny Guitar (1954)

  Praised as Joan Crawford’s “greatest triumph”, Johnny Guitar is a 1954 western drama directed by Nicholas Ray. Featuring the Academy Award winning actress, Johnny Guitar follows Vienna, a strong-willed and independent saloonkeeper with a volatile relationship between herself and the community of an Arizona cattle town. Vienna and her unstable relationship with the town

Director Spotlight: Bill Brown and Sabine Gruffat

On Tuesday August 2, the Northwest Film Center is proud to present Speculation Nation, the latest documentary by artists Bill Brown and Sabine Gruffat, who will introduce the film and lead a Q&A following. Speculation Nation is an incisive look into the housing crisis in Spain, exploring through first-hand accounts the intersections between money, politics, and

McMinnville Short Film Festival Entry Deadline Aug. 1

Filmmakers with projects shorter than 20 minutes are encouraged to submit to the 2016 McMinnville Short Film Festival. The Festival is scheduled for October 1-2 at the McMinnville Cinema in McMinnville, OR. MSFF Awards & Prizes Grand Jury Prize – $250 prize plus trophy Best Director – trophy Best Story – trophy Best Cinematography –

July 13: Whitsell Auditorium

Best of the 42nd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival Tour Wednesday, July 13, 2016 7:00 pm Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

July 26: Portland Community College

Best of the 42nd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival Tour Tuesday, July 26, 2016 7:00 pm Portland Community College Cascade Campus: Moriarty Building 705 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, OR 97217 Filmmakers in Attendance: Ira Flowers, Kurtis Hough, Stuart Eagon



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.