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Best of New Ways of Seeing 2020

From Amy Dotson, NWFC Director and PAM Curator, Film & New Media 2020 was a year like no other, but I take heart that artists still found a way to share innovative stories, create indelible images, and continue to inspire us. I’ve written about a few of these projects already in our ongoing New Ways of…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: David Sedaris The Best of Me

From Amy Dotson, NWFC Director and PAM Curator, Film & New Media The Best of Me by David Sedaris is available via the Multnomah County Library. David Sedaris’s work has never been made into a TV series—though I always thought it would make for a particularly delicious VR experience. The cast of characters real and imagined,…  Read more

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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: The Fits

From Ben Popp, Head of Artist Services, NWFCThe FitsDirector: Anna Rose Holmer, 2015Streaming for Free on Kanopy. In Anna Rose Holmer’s 2015 debut feature film, The Fits, the questions are plentiful, just like in growing up itself. The film follows Toni, a young girl played by Royalty Hightower, who it would seem is training to…  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: I, Pastafari: A Flying Spaghetti Monster Story

From Ben Popp, NWFC Head of Artist Services I, Pastafari: A Flying Spaghetti Monster StoryDirected by Michael ArthurI, Pastafari is available to stream online via Amazon Prime, Vimeo, and iTunes. There are many religions in this world, many of whom possess large amounts of faithful followers, each guided by particular teachings and worshiping a deity,…  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: The Assistant

From Amy Dotson, NWFC Director and PAM Curator, Film & New MediaThe AssistantDirector: dir. Kitty Green, United StatesAvailable on Amazon Prime Kitty Green’s razor-sharp and all-too-true account of a day in the life of a new assistant to a powerful movie executive is once threatening, tense, and at times terrifying. But this is no ordinary horror…  Read more