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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: Martin Eden

Martin Eden This film was originally slated to screen during PIFF 43 Directed by Pietro Marcello Italy/France/Germany | 2019 |

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

New Ways of Seeing: The Best of Me by David Sedaris

From Amy Dotson, NWFC Director and PAM Curator, Film & New Media The Best of Me Written by David Sedaris, United

New Ways of Seeing: Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts

From Amy Dotson, NWFC Director, and PAM Curator, Film & New Media Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts Created by Radford

New Ways of Seeing: Tilda Swinton Venice Film Festival Golden Lion Award Winner 2020

From Amy Dotson, NWFC Director and PAM Curator, Film & New Media Sometimes, it’s not about the work. It’s about the

New Ways of Seeing: Kinshasa Now

From Amy Dotson, NWFC Director, and PAM Curator, Film & New Media Kinshasa Now  Directed by Marc-Henri Wajnberg Screening as part



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.