If you’ve ever wondered just how far a reach the NW Film Center has in the local film community, Portland Monthly has done a fine job of substantiating it in their November issue. Not to toot our own horn or anything, but their Portland Film Family Tree centerfold spread locates the NWFC alongside many of the movers and shakers in the PDX film scene. In addition to the usual suspects, like Gus Van Sant, Todd Haynes, and Kelly Reichardt, the constellation of filmmakers includes many creatives who have taught at (Will Vinton, Matt McCormick), attended classes at (James Westby), or exhibited their work (most everyone featured, including Chel White, Joanna Priestley, Westby, and producer David Cress who all have work featured in this month’s 39th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival) at the Film Center.
Obviously, we’re proud to have had such an intrinsic role in nurturing and sustaining the continually growing local scene, since the regional film world is a large part of what we’re all about at the Film Center. If you’d like to take a gander at the family tree or its accompanying write-up, the piece is viewable here on the Portland Monthly website.