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New Ways of Seeing: Foxfire

From Micah Vanderhoof, Theater Manager Foxfire dir. Annette Haywood-Carter, US, 1996 Streaming on Hulu Annette Haywood-Carter directs this modernized-to-1996 adaptation which follows a girl gang led by “Legs” (Angelina Jolie), and new-to-school “Maddie” (Hedy Burress) as they band together to fend off the sexism surrounding them at school and life all set against the backdrop…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: The Prison in Twelve Landscapes 

From Morgen Ruff, Exhibition Program Manager & Programmer The Prison in Twelve Landscapes dir. Brett Story Canada/US, 2016 Available on Amazon Prime During this time of crisis, it’s important to remember the millions of incarcerated individuals in the US, confined to tiny cells or placed in tightly-packed prison populations with little/no access to the sanitary infrastructure…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Grant Wood

This week we’re sharing works from the collection every day that our curators have selected as a personal response to these unprecedented times. First is our Curator of Prints and Drawings, Mary Weaver Chapin: “In this lithograph, Grant Wood paid homage to the healing arts, using his personal physician, Andrew William Bennett, MD, as his…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: Climax

From Ben Popp, Filmmaker Services Manager Climaxdir. Gaspar Noé, France, 2018 Streaming on Amazon Prime The climax in any story is the point at which everything comes to a heightened point before cresting downwards into resolution. What might it look like then to tell a story riding the climax, or in which a gradual rise…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: Portrait of a Lady on Fire

From Amy Dotson, Director of NWFC Portrait of a Lady on Fire dir. Céline Sciamma, France, 2019 Streaming on Hulu I’ve always been a sucker for a great period drama. And if they happen to be set internationally, all the better. I think I spent half my childhood watching them with my Mom on rainy days and…  Read more

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PIFF Playlist: Streaming Recommendations

The list below represents a selection of films from the PIFF Programming team which are currently available to be streamed online. Where multiple streaming venues were available, all currently known options have been listed.  Inside a vertical prison system, inmates are assigned to a level and forced to ration food from a platform that moves…  Read more

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Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art Walk-through

Take a virtual walkthrough of Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art. This video features exhibition photography and select narration by exhibition curator Dawson Carr, Ph.D., The Janet and Richard Geary Curator of European Art Large Print exhibition texts and labels Exhibition panels View the works online Photos by Ben Cort #MuseumFromHome

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Cinema Unbound Awards

Moments from the first Cinema Unbound Awards–an offbeat evening with dinner, entertainment, and inspiration honoring artists, curators, and industry leaders who inspire new ways of seeing. Honoring: Astonishing Auteur Todd Haynes (Academy Award-nominated and Emmy-winning writer and director; Carol, Far from Heaven, Mildred Pierce) Creative Powerhouse John Cameron Mitchell (Tony Award-winning writer, director, and actor;…  Read more

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Rose Bond Interview

Cinema Unbound Award recipient Rose Bond talks about her process and animation techniques.

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Filmmaker Profiles

The Northwest Film Center is pleased to announce a partnership with Potboiler Story, a narrative-focused production company. Potboiler will be creating short videos as part of their deep focus series about Northwest filmmakers who are screening their film or films as part of our Northwest Tracking Series.