The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present Shirley. Streaming online through July 31, 2020.

Renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson is on the precipice of writing her masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds upends her meticulous routine and heightens tensions in her already tempestuous relationship with her philandering husband. The middle-aged couple, prone to ruthless barbs and copious afternoon cocktails, begins to toy mercilessly with the naïve young couple at their door.

Your $5.99 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.

Tickets will be available here through July 31st.

At a time when the bulk of cinemas are expected to remain shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic, our plan is to continue bringing new films to the PAM and NWFC audiences that allow us to follow social distancing rules.

We are proud to partner with NEON, the film production and distribution company that released Oscar winners such as Parasite and I, Tonya, on this innovative strategy to bring Shirley to our audiences during COVID-19.

We are excited to offer this film at an affordable price because of the economic hardship that Americans are facing during the pandemic.

Directed by Josephine Decker
United States | 2020 | 107 min | Drama/Thriller | Rated R

Shirley FAQ

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum have partnered with Academy Award-winning studio NEON to present Shirley.

The proceeds from each ticket purchased will help support us.

Please see brief instructions on how to watch the film at home, below, and thank you so much for your support. Please enjoy Shirley!

Rental Details: 
Each ticket will be $5.99 and once you have purchased your ticket, you will have 72 hours to watch the film. It launches June 5. 

How to watch:

  1. Click our special link to visit NEON’s virtual cinema platform, where your one-time purchase of $5.99 will give you access to your virtual ticket to view the film.
  2. To ensure that you are able to pause and revisit the film within your rental period, you will be required to create a free Vimeo account.
  3. After you have created an account and entered your payment information, your rental period will start immediately and last for 72 hours. You can view the film via the link in the receipt sent to your email, or simply click “Watch Film” when the confirmation page appears directly after purchase.
  4. You will be able to easily watch the film at any time within this period on any of the following platforms: 
    1. SMART TV (using the browser on your Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Roku or Chromecast)
    2. MOBILE DEVICE (iPhone, iPad, Android)
    3. COMPUTER (by clicking on the link in your email receipt)
  5. Need help? Please contact

Does the film have captions?
Yes. Captioning is an available feature on our films.

I didn’t get a chance to watch the movie in time. Can I get a new link or a refund?
If the rental period is expired, we unfortunately are unable to provide a refund. If you would still like to see the film, please repurchase for a new rental period.​ ​If you need a refund for another reason, please contact ​​ ​to request one.

Why do I need to create a Vimeo account to watch a film?NEON’s Virtual Cinema is supported by Vimeo. Creating an account allows you to pause and revisit the film anytime within 72 hours of your purchase, and helps prevent potential piracy.

This is a Vimeo service. How does this benefit my favorite theatre?
Revenue from your purchase is split evenly between NEON and the exhibitor, similar to a traditional box office split. The purchase link you choose will alert us which venue you wish to support with your virtual ticket.

Why isn’t my favorite local business on the list?
NEON is currently expanding our list of Cinema Everywhere partners. We encourage you to check back soon as we continue to add new participating venues! If you are a local business interested in participating, please contact ​

Is my payment secure?
Our platform uses ​Stripe​ to process payments. Stripe has been audited by a PCI-certified auditor and is certified to PCI Service Provider Level 1. This is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry.