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New Ways of Seeing: John Lewis: Good Trouble

From Amy Dotson, NWFC Director and PAM Curator, Film & New Media John Lewis: Good TroubleDirected by Dawn PorterSee John Lewis: Good Trouble at the Cinema Unbound Drive-In at Zidell Yards. We are honored to show Dawn Porter’s incredible new documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble opening weekend at NWFC & PAM’s Cinema Unbound Drive-In on August…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: I, Pastafari: A Flying Spaghetti Monster Story

From Ben Popp, NWFC Head of Artist Services I, Pastafari: A Flying Spaghetti Monster StoryDirected by Michael ArthurI, Pastafari is available to stream online via Amazon Prime, Vimeo, and iTunes. There are many religions in this world, many of whom possess large amounts of faithful followers, each guided by particular teachings and worshiping a deity,…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: Swallow

From Amy Dotson, NWFC Director and PAM Curator, Film & New Media SwallowDirected by Carlo Mirabella-DavisSwallow is available to stream online via Amazon Prime. I have always been a sucker for a cult movie, something under the radar that feels like sharing a secret amongst friends. So I’m whispering to you now: ‘Swallow’ is astonishing. When…  Read more

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Cinema Unbound Drive-In at Zidell Yards

The Northwest Film Center and Portland Art Museum are creatively collaborating during these socially distanced times to connect with audiences and bring innovative film and new media exhibitions to our community. The Cinema Unbound Drive-In, running August 6–September 27, 2020, welcomes guests to safely gather and experience the power that truly radical and entertaining cinematic…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: The Assistant

From Amy Dotson, NWFC Director and PAM Curator, Film & New MediaThe AssistantDirector: dir. Kitty Green, United StatesAvailable on Amazon Prime Kitty Green’s razor-sharp and all-too-true account of a day in the life of a new assistant to a powerful movie executive is once threatening, tense, and at times terrifying. But this is no ordinary horror…  Read more

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Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present Marjoun and the Flying Headscarf. Screens [online] Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 5 pm (Pacific Time). In honor of the virtual international premiere of MARJOUN AND THE FLYING HEADSCARF, The Portland Art Museum and the Northwest Film Center are pleased to present a special screening of a film…  Read more

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First Cow

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present First Cow. Screens [online] Thursday, July 9, 2020 ONLY. First Cow will be available to stream on Amazon Prime and Apple TV as of Friday, July 10. Kelly Reichardt once again trains her perceptive and patient eye on the Pacific Northwest, this time evoking an authentically hardscrabble…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: House of Leaves

From Amy Dotson, NWFC Director and PAM Curator, Film & New Media A brilliant, difficult-to-describe documentary chronicling a house that takes on a life of its own, House of Leaves is a cinematic adventure worth taking. At once a romance, a horror story and the poignant tale of one young man slowly losing his grip on reality, the…  Read more

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Proud

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present PROUD. Opens [Online] Friday, June 26. In 1981, it was still illegal to be gay in France. Today, same-sex marriage is recognized and has paved the way for legalizing the adoption of children by LGBTQ families. PROUD tells the story of Charles, Victor, and Diego, three generations…  Read more

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Miss Juneteenth

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present Miss Juneteenth. Streaming [Online] now! Turquoise Jones is a single mom who holds down a household, a rebellious teenager, and pretty much everything that goes down at Wayman’s BBQ & Lounge. Turquoise is also a bona fide beauty queen—she was once crowned Miss Juneteenth, a title commemorating…  Read more