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Shirley

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum present Shirley. Streaming online through July 31, 2020. Renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson is on the precipice of writing her masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds upends her meticulous routine and heightens tensions in her already tempestuous relationship with her philandering husband. The middle-aged couple, prone to…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: Monsters and Men

From Amy Dotson, NWFC Director and PAM Curator, Film & New Media Monsters and Men Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green Monsters and Men is screening for free on YouTube via NEON. The best independent films not only introduce viewers to new ways of seeing but also hold within a unique perspective and personal artistic vision unlike…  Read more

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Just Mercy

Just Mercy, Daughters of the Dust & Select Criterion Films Screen for Free Civil rights legal drama starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx will be free for the month of June in light of the George Floyd protests. “We believe in the power of story,” representatives from Warner Bros. said in a statement. “Our film Just…  Read more

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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

From Amy Dotson, NWFC Director and PAM Curator, Film & New Media 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…  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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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: Ozark

From Amy Dotson, NWFC Director and PAM Curator, Film & New Media Ozark Series Creators: Mark Williams & Bill Dubuque Available on Netflix I’d been warned as a day-one fan of Ozark that season three packed a wallop, but even still, I was unprepared for its final moments. Beloved by everyone from my Oklahoma relatives to Guillermo Del Toro…  Read more

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New Ways of Seeing: World on a Wire

From Micah Vanderhoof, Theater Manager World on a Wire Director: Ranier Werner Fassbinder, West Germany, 1973 – 2 Episodes Streaming on the Criterion Channel Fassbinder’s bafflingly prescient and deeply paranoid made-for-TV science fiction mini-series combines the height of ‘70s sci-fi aesthetics with a film noir-esque form. After witnessing some odd goings-on within the simulation that…  Read more