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Cinema Unbound Drive-In at OMSI

Running throughout July 2021, the space at the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI), on the east bank of the Willamette River, will offer Thursday & Friday night drive-in screenings of great movies, offering food and drink, dress-up nights, and space for “bike-in” participation too. This drive-in at the OMSI Bridge Lot is part…  Read more

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Slow Machine

Slow MachineDirected by Paul Felten, Joe DeNardoThriller | 72 minutes | 2020 | United StatesOpens on June 11, 2021 Stephanie, a restless and vibrant actress, meets Gerard, an NYPD counter-terrorism specialist who’s an aficionado of experimental theater (and maybe out of his mind). Flirtation ensues, ends disastrously, and forces Stephanie to the ramshackle upstate home…  Read more

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Rooftop Cinema at Lloyd Center

The Cinema Unbound Summer Movie Series, running July, August and September 2021, welcomes guests to safely gather and experience the power that truly radical and entertaining cinematic storytelling can bring. Unbound from the traditional movie theater setting, we’re creating new venues throughout the city starting with the Open-Air Cinema at the Lloyd Center. Cinema Unbound…  Read more

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2021 Oregon Media Arts Fellowship Honorees

The Northwest Film Center has announced that filmmakers Masami Kawai and Reed Harkness have been awarded the Oregon Media Arts Fellowship for 2021. The Oregon Media Arts Fellowship is an award given every other year for filmmakers who have shown a commitment to the moving image arts and pushing their practice with new and engaging…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: Ted Lasso

Cinematic storytelling, like art, comes in all forms—movies, serialized stories, TikTok, and even transporting podcasts. All to say, inspiration and innovation come sometimes from unlikely sources these days while we watch and wait at home. For example, I’m not a particularly avid European football fan, nor am I prone to fish-out-of-water stories. Before this moment,…  Read more

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Virtual Screening: In Silico

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present In Silico. Screens online April 30, 2021, through May 29, 2021. The story of a synthetic human mind as polarizing as its creator. A young filmmaker sets out to document a brilliant neuroscientist who has become frustrated with his field’s status quo. With time elapsing and millions…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: Nomadland

Some folks really love sports. In our house, Oscar Night is the World Series, Stanley Cup, and Super Bowl all rolled into one. We roll out a mangy red carpet, sculpt Oscars out of butter, and crowd around the TV clutching our ballots and falling in love (again, and again) with the power of movies…  Read more

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Małni—Towards the Ocean, Towards the Shore

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present Małni—Towards the Ocean, Towards the Shore. Screens online starting April 9, 2021. A poetic, experimental debut feature circling the origin of the death myth from the Chinookan people in the Pacific Northwest, Małni—Towards the Ocean, Towards the Shore follows two people as they wander through their surrounding…  Read more

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Night of the Kings

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present Night of the Kings. This film screens online through March 12, 2021. Your 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 young man is sent to “La Maca,”…  Read more

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The Mauritanian

THE MAURITANIAN — FREE MEMBER SCREENING The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present The Mauritanian. Streaming online Wednesday, February 24 at 7 p.m. This special sneak preview one-night screening is FREE for PAM & NWFC members only. Directed by Kevin Macdonald and based on the New York Times best-selling memoir Guantánamo Diary by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, The Mauritanian…  Read more