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Clementine

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present Clementine. Opens [Online] Friday, May 29. Your $12.00 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. A new noir-flecked, Oregon-shot film from Wieden + Kennedy alum Lara Jean Gallagher. Equal…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: Tuca and Bertie

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 subversiveness of women—no matter what the species—and this raunchy, real and…  Read more

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Cinema Unbound Heroes: Rose Bond

Spotlight on Rose Bond, creator of internationally recognized, large-scale, site-specific animations Rose Bond contains multitudes. In a town known for its animation talents, she has helped redefine how immersive, collaborative, and Unbound it can be. With her work, animation happens on walls, curtains, dances through thin air. It envelops you and comes alive, moving you where…  Read more

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Film and New Media Happy Hour

An online gathering of regional filmmakers holding conversations around COVID-19. Fridays at 4 pm on Zoom. Next Film and New Media Happy Hour is Friday, May 29, 2020. New Opportunities in VR & Experiential Storytelling with special guests MICHEL REILHAC, Filmmaker, Experiential Artist and Head of VR, Venice Biennale and René Pinnell, CEO & Designer,…  Read more

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The Painter and the Thief

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present The Painter and the Thief. Opens [Online] Friday, May 22. Desperate for answers about the theft of her two paintings, a Czech artist seeks out and befriends the career criminal who stole them. After inviting her thief to sit for a portrait, the two form…  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

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New Ways of Seeing: My Brilliant Friend

From Amy Dotson, NWFC Director and PAM Curator, Film & New Media My Brilliant Friend Created by Elena Ferrente; Series Creator Saverio Costanzo Available on HBO I first read—and devoured—all 1600+ pages of Elena Ferrante’s coming of age series The Neapolitan Novels after an Italian friend tipped me off to the artistic mystery that surrounds her true identity. That story is amazing…  Read more

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Cinema Unbound Heroes: John Cameron Mitchell

John Cameron Mitchell might just be from another planet. He’s a multi-talented, multi-headed hydra of an actor having played roles that include getting his start in theatre as the Virgin Mary, playing Huck Finn, nabbing a guest spot on 80s hit MacGyver and acting as the voice of the Dunkaroos Kangaroo in that earworm of…  Read more

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Spaceship Earth

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present Spaceship Earth. Opens [Online] Friday, May 8. Spaceship Earth premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and follows eight people who spent two years inside of a replica of Earth’s ecosystem called Biosphere 2. Your $3.99 ticket will directly support both NWFC and PAM and we…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: Moonlight

From Amy Dotson, NWFC Director and PAM Curator, Film & New Media Moonlight Director: dir. Barry Jenkins, United States Available on Kanopy and Netflix When most folks think “tryptic” they think about painting—lush colors, multi-textural landscapes and the power of light to make things come alive that otherwise are nothing but flat. And in a way,…  Read more