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New Ways of Seeing: Moonlight

From Amy Dotson, NWFC Director and PAM Curator, Film & New Media Moonlight Director: dir. Barry Jenkins, United States Available on Kanopy and Netflix When most folks think “tryptic” they think about painting—lush colors, multi-textural landscapes and the power of light to make things come alive that otherwise are nothing but flat. And in a way,…  Read more

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An Art Imposter in the Museum

Teachers across the country have been rising to the challenge presented by this spring’s abrupt school closures due to Covid-19. Here in Portland, teachers are not only adapting their lessons to new distance-learning formats, they’re also thinking hard about students’ emotional well-being and about equity in education. They’re checking in with students as often as…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: John Outterbridge

“In his Containment Series, John Outterbridge combined industrial materials with handcrafted pieces and found objects. In form and concept, he explores what makes up boundaries: structural ones like frames; material ones like straps and metal sheets; all of which are suggestive of physical constraints like cells and belts. Five carved faces emerge from within the…  Read more

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Cinema Unbound Heroes: Todd Haynes

When Todd Haynes premiered Safe in 1995, he could have never foretold the moment in time we find ourselves in today. While the film was firmly set in 1987, the New York Times notoriously gaffed as a film “set in the future.” And that’s where Todd Haynes lives—both of the now and of the past.…  Read more

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Make and Keep an Art Journal at Home

Think of an art journal as your own personal paper world where you get to be 100% YOU. However you want to express yourself, whatever you want to say, in whatever colors or words or songs or scribbles come to you, those empty pages are yours to fill. Visit our wonderful partner Create More, Fear Less for…  Read more

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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. One month ago, the world was different. We were different. But even in this new reality, the Northwest Film Center remains committed championing storytellers who are helpers, artists who dare to try new things, and innovators…  Read more

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Cinema Unbound Heroes: Rajendra Roy

Spotlight on Rajendra Roy, The Celest Bartos Chief Curator of Film MOMA One month ago, the world was different. We were different. But even in this new reality, the Northwest Film Center remains committed championing storytellers who are helpers, artists who dare to try new things, and innovators who find ways to transform and shape…  Read more

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Cinema Unbound Heroes: Michel Reilhac

Spotlight on Michel Reilhac, Founder & Head Of Venice Biennale VR & XR One month ago, the world was different. We were different. But even in this new reality, NWFC remains committed championing storytellers who are helpers, artists who dare to try new things, and innovators who find ways to transform and shape the future…  Read more

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Poster Project: George Johanson

Portland-based artist George Johanson once said, “I feel like I’m doing a portrait over and over again of the city.” Following Mount St. Helens’ eruption in 1980, the volcano became a motif in those portraits. Sometimes it sends a black column of smoke into the sky. Other times, as in this glorious print featured in…  Read more

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COVID-19 Film & New Media Resources

A list of resources for local and regional creatives. NWFC Film and New Media Happy Hours COVID-19 Economic Stabilization Resources – Expanded Unemployment Claims Oregon Film: Production and COVID19 RACC’s Emergency Fund for Artists and Creative Workers Prosper Portland – Portland Small Business Relief Fund Prosper Portland – COVID-19 Business Resources Earl Bluemenaur Covid-19 Resource…  Read more