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WHERE THE HOUSE WAS Coming to NW Film Center for 43rd Portland International Film Festival

The word is out! The lineup has just been announced for the 43rd Portland International Film Festival, and we’re proud to be on the marquee.

Banner for the 43rd Portland International Film Festival

We're joining a robust, timely documentary slate as well—Advocate follows Israeli human rights lawyer Lea Tsemel, Present.Perfect collages clips of Chinese livestreamers for an on-the-ground political and social zeitgeist, and Haida Modern profiles landmark Haida artist Robert Davidson.

And as of this year, PIFF is integrating the Northwest Filmmakers' Festival, which means that we'll be screening alongside luminaries of the Northwest scene as well as the international ones. We're just as excited to be showing alongside PNW polymath Lara Jean Gallagher's Clementine and Brandon Wilson's moss-drenched Home in the Woods as we are the expressively animated French-language film Marona's Fantastic Tale and To the Ends of the Earth, a new film from Kiyoshi Kurosawa that walks the delicious knife's edge between pathos and humor. We’re even sharing the roster with "Remembrance," a stop-motion video by Sabina Haque and our very own editor Ian Lucero.

PIFF is perhaps just as much a home launch as our Seattle premiere was—Ian is based in Portland, and made the film driving up and down the I-5 corridor between shoots and home editing sessions. Some of the technical services for Where the House Was were even done at NW Film Center, which puts on the film festival.

Catch us at Cinema 21 at 6:15 on March 12, or 5:45 on March 15. Read up on the full slate of festivities here, and get your passes while the getting's good.

Frances in the Hugo House theater

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