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PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN. Streaming online Thursday, January 14 at 7 p.m. This special sneak preview one-night screening is FREE for PAM & NWFC members only. From groundbreaking director, Emerald Fennell (Killing Eve) comes a delicious new take on revenge. Everyone said Cassie (Carey Mulligan) was a promising young woman … until a mysterious…  Read more

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Spectral Transmissions: Holiday Ghost Stories

Spectral Transmissions returns with another collection of sonic spirits and multimedia uncanny. Spectral Transmissions is an audio broadcast and multimedia tribute to 1930s/1940s radio shows. Our holiday edition of Ghost Stories and Winter Tales brings you haunted video games, mid-western ghost towns, postcolonial time travel, bad landlords, boyhood out-of-body experiences, photographs of children’s dreams, a Nina Hagen –…  Read more

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GUNDA

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present GUNDA. Screening online through January 21, 2020. Your $11.99 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. Experiential cinema in its purest form, GUNDA chronicles the unfiltered lives of a…  Read more

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Sylvie’s Love

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present Sylvie’s Love. Streaming online Thursday, December 17 at 7 p.m. This special sneak preview one-night screening is FREE for PAM & NWFC members only. Please RSVP. In Sylvie’s Love, the jazz is smooth and the air sultry in the hot New York summer of 1957. Robert (Nnamdi Asomugha), a saxophonist, spends…  Read more

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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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Sound of Metal

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present Sound of Metal. Streaming online Thursday, December 3 at 7 p.m. This special sneak preview one-night screening is FREE for PAM & NWFC members only. After premiering at Toronto Film Festival, this groundbreaking and gutsy performance by Riz Ahmed is one of the most talked-about of the…  Read more

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Coded Bias

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present Coded Bias. Opens online Friday, November 20, 2020. Coded Bias explores the fallout of MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini’s startling discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces accurately, and her journey to push for the first-ever legislation in the U.S. to govern against…  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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Feels Good Man

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present Feels Good Man. Screening [Online] November 2020. Directed by Arthur Jones, Written by Giorgio Angelini based on Original Artwork by Matt Furie, 92 min, Documentary When indie comic character Pepe the Frog becomes an unwitting icon of hate, his creator fights to bring Pepe back from the darkness.…  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