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The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present Clementine. Opens [Online] Friday, May 29.

Your $12.00 ticket will directly support both NWFC and PAM and we encourage all of our members, staff, and supporters to join us—and spread the word.

A new noir-flecked, Oregon-shot film from Wieden + Kennedy alum Lara Jean Gallagher. Equal parts psychological thriller and sexual coming-of-age story, Clementine is a tense rumination on who to love and how to let go.

Reeling from a one-sided breakup, anguished Karen (Otmara Marrero) flees Los Angeles for her ex’s idyllic lake house in the Pacific Northwest. There, she becomes entangled with a mysterious, alluring younger woman (Sydney Sweeney), whom she cannot seem to resist. Equal parts psychological thriller and sexual coming-of-age story, CLEMENTINE is a tense rumination on who to love and how to let go.


Directed by Lara Jean Gallagher
World Premiere: 2019 Tribeca Film Festival
United States | Drama | 2019 | 90 min

WINNER Best Narrative Feature & Best Cinematography BendFilm Festival
Breakthrough Performance, Otmara Marrero Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles
Audience Choice Award – Local Sightings Film Festival
Best Shout Feature – Special Mention – Sidewalk Film Festival Outstanding Cinematography – Tallgrass International Film Festival

About Lara Jean Gallagher – Writer / Director

Lara Jean Gallagher is a writer and director originally from rural Pennsylvania where she was raised on a steady stream of television, polka, processed food, and wooded warfare with her three sisters. Her work focuses on small towns, dysfunctional families, and the kind of relationships only possible when everything else is screwed up. Lara earned her Directing MFA from Columbia University and was named one of IFP’s 2015 Emerging Storytellers. Her award-winning shorts and music videos have screened at SXSW, Palm Springs Shortfest, Mill Valley, Portland International, and online via Pitchfork, Spin, Rolling Stone, and NPR, among others. Her debut feature film, CLEMENTINE, premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and was made with the support of the Venice Biennale College-Cinema, the Sundance Institute, Film Independent, and IFP. CLEMENTINE recently won awards for best cinematography and best narrative feature film at the Bend Film Festival. It will be distributed in 2020 by Oscilloscope Laboratories.

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.