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In accordance with the recent mandate from Oregon Governor Kate Brown, masks are required during Open-Air Cinema at OMSI. Masks continue to be required for all staff and visitors at the Portland Art Museum, including Venice VR Expanded.
Virtual Programming

While it's not the same as sitting together in a cinema, the Northwest Film Center will continue to curate new films and programs that allow our audiences to discover new voices and stories that might not otherwise be heard. Focusing on work that changes for whom, by whom, and how cinematic stories are told, the monthly featured films will be offered at a range of price points to our members and new audiences. International, documentary, animation, new media, and independent films will all be on offer, transporting us to worlds real and imagined. Your ticket will directly support both the Northwest Film Center and Portland Art Museum, and we encourage all of our members, staff, and supporters to join us—and spread the word to all who love a great story well told.

Virtual Screening: Slow Machine

Slow Machine Directed by Paul Felten, Joe DeNardo Thriller | 72 minutes | 2020 | United States Opens on June

New Ways of Seeing: Nomadland

From Amy Dotson, NWFC Director and PAM Curator, Film & New Media Nomadland Director: Chloé Zhao Available on Hulu Some folks really

Virtual Screening: In Silico

In Silico Directed by Noah Hutton Documentary Feature | 83 minutes | 2020 | United States Screens online through May

Virtual Screening: Małni

Małni—Towards the Ocean, Towards the Shore Directed by Sky Hopinka USA | 2020 | 80 min Official Selection Sundance Film

Virtual Screening: Night of the Kings

Night of the Kings Directed by Philippe Lacôte France, Côte d'Ivoire | 2021 | 93 min | Drama/Fantasy Screens online

Virtual Screening: Minari

Minari Directed by Lee Isaac Chung United States | 2020 | 115 min | Drama Screens online through April 4,

Cinema Unbound Heroes: Alex Bulkley

Spotlight on Alex Bulkley, Producer & Co-Founder, ShadowMachine Studios Alex Bulkley is an animation rock star. From his company Shadow

Cinema Unbound Heroes: Mollye Asher

Spotlight on Mollye Asher, producer   Mollye Asher is a delightful human being and a producer par excellence. Her creative

Cinema Unbound Heroes: Gus Van Sant

Spotlight on Gus Van Sant, filmmaker and artist Gus Van Sant is a legendary filmmaker who makes art in all

Cinema Unbound Heroes: Garrett Bradley

Spotlight on Garrett Bradley, filmmaker and artist Garrett Bradley's heterodoxical stories blend fact and fiction in a way that seems

Cinema Unbound Heroes: Steve McQueen

Spotlight on Steve McQueen, critically-acclaimed artist and filmmaker; 12 Years a Slave, Small Axe Steve McQueen paints pictures with pixels, with film,

Cinema Unbound Awards

Virtual Event: 2021 Cinema Unbound Awards

2021 Cinema Unbound Awards Virtual event on March 4 | 6:45 PM PST The Cinema Unbound Awards is an annual



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.