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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

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

Friday, October 30 at 6 pm (PST). Spectral Transmissions: A ghost story radio show. Join us for a short welcome introduction on Zoom leading into a 35 min streamable ghost-themed radio show with hosts Donal Mosher and Michael Palmieri (renowned NW documentarians and storytellers). Spectral Transmissions is an audio and video/multi-media event created in the style…  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

We invite you to join us in closing out our series of Portland Book Festival partner programs with the Northwest Film Center & Literary Arts Zoom Happy Hour on Friday, November 20, at 4 p.m. (PST)  with award-winning writer Charles Yu (Interior Chinatown) and Director of the Northwest Film Center and Curator of Film and New Media…  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