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New Ways of Seeing: Diamantino

From Morgen Ruff, Exhibition Program Manager & Programmer A sui generis gems from the 2019 Portland International Film Festival. Diamantino Directors: Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt, Portugal/France Streaming on the Criterion Channel (offers a free trial; also available for rent through various services) This unclassifiable film follows the world’s biggest football (soccer) star, the titular…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Andrea Bowers

“I hope this neon work by Andrea Bowers can help remind us to slow down and exercise compassion, for others as well as ourselves, in this extremely challenging moment. For those of us not serving on the front lines of this crisis, we must serve each other and the greater social welfare by staying at…  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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New Ways of Seeing: Fleabag

From Amy Dotson, Director of NWFC: Fleabag, Seasons 1 & 2 Creator: Phoebe Waller-Bridge Available on Amazon Prime Fleabag—and the talents of Phoebe Waller-Bridge—first burst onto the scene in 2016 showcasing a six-part series with a seemingly simple premise: a complex and hilarious British woman attempts to cope with her grief, her family and herself.…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project

From Morgen Ruff, Exhibition Program Manager & Programmer Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project Creator: Various Filmmakers Available on the Criterion Channel (offers free trial subscriptions) Martin Scorsese, one of American cinema’s leading filmmakers of the past several decades, has done so much behind-the-scenes work to illuminate cinematic gems from all over the globe through his…  Read more

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Daily Art Moment: Sally Haley

“Artist Sally Haley shows us the common yet simple elegance of a red mesh bag of yellow onions. Typical of Haley’s work, detailed and simple still-lifes are set against minimal and flat backgrounds. Onions are a common presence in most kitchens, they are a base for many cuisines around the world, building up rich flavors…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: I, Apostate 

From Ben Popp, Filmmaker Services Manager I, Apostate Director: Jeremy Moss Available for free on the filmmaker’s Vimeo Page Filmmaker Jeremy Moss was born and raised in Utah under the religious umbrella of Mormonism. Now living in Pennsylvania where he teaches film at Franklin & Marshall College, Moss created an experimental documentary tracing his family’s own path…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: Hausu

From Micah Vanderhoof, Theater Manager Hausu Director: Nobuhiko Obayashi Available on the Criterion Channel Nobuhiko Obayashi’s classic horror-comedy is a-never-to-be-missed cult essential when it plays at your local theater, but relocating your watching experience to the exhibition space of your living room, has the potential to draw out new layers of meaning.  After a group…  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

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Daily Art Moment: Dyani White Hawk

This week we debuted a daily art moment from the Portland Art Museum curators on Instagram and Facebook. Follow along as we share works from the collection that our curators have selected as a personal response to these unprecedented times. “This print is from a portfolio dedicated to the role of caretaking by Native Women. Right now we need…  Read more