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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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Spectral Transmissions: A ghost story radio show with hosts Donal Mosher and Mike Palmieri

Friday, October 30 at 6 pm (PST). Short live-scored Zoom intro leading into a 45 min downloadable ghost-themed radio show with hosts Donal Mosher and Mike Palmieri  Spectral Transmissions is an audio and video/multi-media event created in the style of 1930s/1940s radio show that includes folk tales, memories, and personal accounts of hauntings from the supernatural to the…  Read more

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Totally Under Control

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present Totally Under Control. Opens [Online] Tuesday, October 13.  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 to the virtual screening will be on sale Tuesday, October 13 –…  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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Film and New Media Happy Hour

The next Film and New Media Happy Hour is Saturday, October 3 at 4 pm. Place As Practice – A virtual ZOOM chat with author and screenwriter Jonathan Raymond (Wendy & Lucy, First Cow) and artist and curator Libby Werbel, Curator for the Portland Museum of Modern Art as they discuss the role of place…  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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Cinema Unbound Drive-In at Zidell Yards

The Northwest Film Center and Portland Art Museum are creatively collaborating during these socially distanced times to connect with audiences and bring innovative film and new media exhibitions to our community. The Cinema Unbound Drive-In, running August 6–September 27, 2020, welcomes guests to safely gather and experience the power that truly radical and entertaining cinematic…  Read more