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New Ways of Seeing: Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts

From Amy Dotson, NWFC Director, and PAM Curator, Film & New Media Kipo and the Age of WonderbeastsCreated by Radford Sechrist, adapted from his 2015 webcomic Kipo.Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts is screening on Netflix Empathy is a powerful emotion, one that sometimes makes you feel like a mutant jaguar in tune with the universe and…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing – Tilda Swinton Venice Film Festival Golden Lion Award Winner 2020

From Amy Dotson, NWFC Director and PAM Curator, Film & New Media Sometimes, it’s not about the work. It’s about the culmination of all you do, about what those around you do that inspire, make you take pause, make you re-evaluate all you knew and thought you knew. It’s about being creative on a continuum. My…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: Kinshasa Now

From Amy Dotson, NWFC Director, and PAM Curator, Film & New Media Kinshasa Now Directed by Marc-Henri WajnbergKinshasa Now is screening as part of the Venice VR Expanded Kinshasa Now transports you to the streets of the Congo, placing you alongside 35,000 other children who find themselves cast out of their homes after being accused of witchcraft. Fourteen-year-old Mika…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: John Lewis: Good Trouble

From Amy Dotson, NWFC Director and PAM Curator, Film & New Media John Lewis: Good TroubleDirected by Dawn PorterSee John Lewis: Good Trouble at the Cinema Unbound Drive-In at Zidell Yards. We are honored to show Dawn Porter’s incredible new documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble opening weekend at NWFC & PAM’s Cinema Unbound Drive-In on August…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: Swallow

From Amy Dotson, NWFC Director and PAM Curator, Film & New Media SwallowDirected by Carlo Mirabella-DavisSwallow is available to stream online via Amazon Prime. I have always been a sucker for a cult movie, something under the radar that feels like sharing a secret amongst friends. So I’m whispering to you now: ‘Swallow’ is astonishing. When…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: House of Leaves

From Amy Dotson, NWFC Director and PAM Curator, Film & New Media A brilliant, difficult-to-describe documentary chronicling a house that takes on a life of its own, House of Leaves is a cinematic adventure worth taking. At once a romance, a horror story and the poignant tale of one young man slowly losing his grip on reality, the…  Read more

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Miss Juneteenth

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present Miss Juneteenth. Streaming [Online] now! Turquoise Jones is a single mom who holds down a household, a rebellious teenager, and pretty much everything that goes down at Wayman’s BBQ & Lounge. Turquoise is also a bona fide beauty queen—she was once crowned Miss Juneteenth, a title commemorating…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: Monsters and Men

From Amy Dotson, NWFC Director and PAM Curator, Film & New Media Monsters and Men Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green Monsters and Men is screening for free on YouTube via NEON. The best independent films not only introduce viewers to new ways of seeing but also hold within a unique perspective and personal artistic vision unlike…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: Tuca and Bertie

From Amy Dotson, NWFC Director and PAM Curator, Film & New Media Tuca and Bertie, Lisa Hanawalt’s VERY adult animated series was just resurrected this week from digital purgatory, returning blessedly for a second season next year. Watching the first 10 episodes, I marveled at the deep empathy that the creator had for the complexity and…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: Lynn Shelton’s Humpday

From Amy Dotson, NWFC Director, and PAM Curator, Film & New Media Humpday Director: dir. Lynn Shelton, United States Available on Amazon Prime Lynn Shelton and I once took a ride on a Memphis riverboat. We sat on flimsy chairs day drinking, watching the mighty Mississippi drag by. There we were, amidst a mix of…  Read more