NW Film Center presents the 41st Northwest Filmmakers' Festival - Opening Night SHORTS I program

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Join the Northwest Film Center for Opening Night of the 41st Northwest Filmmakers' Festival, featuring a curated selection of short films made by filmmakers throughout the Northwest region.  If you're all about the local, you won't want to miss the Northwest Filmmakers' Festival - November 7-15!


Program details:
SHORTS I
FRI, NOV 7, 7 PM | WED, NOV 12, 8:30 PM

SNARE
DIRECTOR: LISA JACKSON / VANCOUVER, BC
(EXP) Evocative and haunting, this performance captured conveys the brutality of violence against Canada’s indigenous women. (4 mins.)

BREATHING IN WARTIME
DIRECTOR: CURTIS TAYLOR / SEATTLE, WA
(NAR) When wartime is a perpetual state, life goes on, but is gentrification progress? (11 mins.)

PAINTING JOHN
DIRECTOR: AUDREY HALL / LIVINGSTON, MT
(DOC) Through the intimacy of life portraiture, a lone rancher and a wandering artist forge an improbable bond. (10 mins.)

MAIKARU
DIRECTOR: AMANDA HARRYMAN / EDMONDS, WA
(DOC) With inspirational optimism, Maikaru doesn’t let a childhood filled with violence and human trafficking dictate his future. (7 mins.)

THE BEAST INSIDE
DIRECTOR: AMY ENSER, DREW CHRISTIE / SEATTLE, WA
(ANI) Told through spoken word rap and illustrated with hand-drawn animations, a teen in a home- less family describes his challenges and celebrates the triumph of his creative self. (4 mins.)

REZ CARZ
DIRECTOR: CLANCY DENNEHY / VANCOUVER, BC
(NAR) Abandoned cars rest silently in fields for decades, still holding secret conversations within their bodies. Starring an all-native cast, Tantoo Cardinal (DANCES WITH WOLVES) and Gary Farmer (DEAD MAN) are unseen ghosts breathing life into pivotal moments of sex, birth, and death. (7 mins.)

COOPED
DIRECTOR: MIKE A. SMITH / PORTLAND, OR
(ANI) Only a doorknob and a non-opposable thumb stand in the way of a housebound dog. (9 mins.)

MISCONTRACEPTIONS
DIRECTOR: CASSIE MORIARTY / BELGRADE, MT
(DOC) Moriarty and her husband discuss the benefits of the Rhythm Method in this cleverly crafted, funny, and informative piece. (10 mins.)

DAVE’S BEARD
DIRECTOR: EVANGELINE LAROQUE / EUGENE, OR
(ANI) A catchy song elucidates the nocturnal secret life of Dave’s adventurous beard. (4 mins.)

ANXIOUS OSWALD GREENE
DIRECTOR: MARSHALL AXANI / VANCOUVER, BC
(NAR) Oswald Greene visits a fantastical clinic to address his crippling anxiety and his fate falls into the hands of a blind nurse, a talking fly, and an eccentric doctor with a knack for rhyming. (15 mins.)

 

THE 10-MINUTE RULE
Seats for advance ticket and pass holders are held until 10 minutes before showtime, when any unfilled seats are released to the public. Thus, advance tickets or passes ensure that you will not have to wait in the ticket purchase line but do not guarantee a seat in the case of arrival after the 10-minute window has begun. Your early arrival also helps get screenings started promptly. We appreciate your understanding. Advance ticket holders who arrive within the 10-minute window but are not seated may exchange their tickets for another screening at the Ticket Outlet or obtain a cash refund at the theater. There are no refunds or exchanges for late arrivals or for missed screenings.  




Northwest Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum)

1219 SW Park Ave
Portland, OR 97205

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