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Virtual Screening: First Cow

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present First Cow. Opens [online] Thursday, July 9, 2020. Kelly Reichardt

Virtual Screening: Proud

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present PROUD. In 1981, it was still illegal to be gay in

Virtual Screening: Miss Juneteenth

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present Miss Juneteenth. Opens [Online] Friday, June 19. Turquoise Jones is a single

Virtual Screening: Shirley

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present Shirley. Screens [Online] June 2020. Renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson is

Virtual Screening: Clementine

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present Clementine. Opens [Online] Friday, May 29. Your $12.00 ticket will directly

Virtual Screening: The Painter and the Thief

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present The Painter and the Thief. Opens [Online] Friday, May 22. Virtual

Virtual Screening: Spaceship Earth

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present Spaceship Earth [Online]. Spaceship Earth premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival

Cinema Unbound Heroes: Julie Goldman

Spotlight on Julie Goldman, Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning producer of over 50 feature documentaries, including Life, Animated, Buck, Weiner. (more…)

Cinema Unbound Heroes: Rajendra Roy

Spotlight on Rajendra Roy, The Celest Bartos Chief Curator of Film MOMA (more…)

New Ways of Seeing: NWFC’s What to Watch

Looking for something new to watch? We welcome everyone who loves art in all its forms, a great story well

New Ways of Seeing: NWFC’s What to Watch

Looking for something new to watch? We welcome everyone who loves art in all its forms, a great story well

Cinema Unbound Heroes: Michel Reilhac

Spotlight on Michel Reilhac, Founder & Head Of Venice Biennale VR & XR (more…)



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.