NW Film Center/Whitsell Auditorium

1219 SW Park Avenue, Portland, OR, 97205

Located on the lower level of the Belluschi Building, this auditorium is the perfect venue for public lectures and performances and private film screenings and premieres. The Whitsell Auditorium features a stage, 376 fixed seats, and the most contemporary audio and visual capabilities. Combined with the nearby Andrée Stevens Room, it's ideal for a lecture-reception package. For conferences, it's an ideal location for a large group; add our Stevens Room, Sondland/Durant Trustee Room, West Conference Room, Crumpacker Family Library and/or Miller Gallery to accommodate group activities and smaller lectures.

The Whitsell Auditorium is the primary screening venue for the Northwest Film Center, which conducts an active year-round exhibition program featuring foreign, classic, experimental, and independent works presented in thematic series, special retrospectives, and visiting artist programs.

Phone

503-226-2811

Website

portlandartmuseum.org

Neighborhoods

Portland, SW Portland, Downtown

Upcoming Events

Microcosmos

Using specially designed cameras and powerful magnifying lenses, biologists-turned-filmmakers Nuridsany and Pérennou delve into a simple French meadow on a...

3/10 4:30pm
Rubin and Ed

Wannabe self-help guru Ed (WKRP in Cincinnati’s Howard Hesseman) is peddling spots in a get-rich-quick real estate seminar when he meets eccentric recluse...

3/10 9:30pm
Mary and Max

In this touching, clay-animated tale of profound intergenerational connection, Elliot spins the story of Mary, a lonely Australian girl from a broken home,...

3/11 2pm
Images of the World and the Inscription of War

In 1944, at the height of the Nazi threat, the U.S. military planned to bomb an IG Farben industrial plant, which happened to be next to Auschwitz. This...

3/12 7pm
Struggles to Connect: Short Films by Jason Rosenblatt

Portland filmmaker Jason Rosenblatt, in addition to his features Vicious (2016) and the forthcoming Intersection (2018), has a body of compelling short films...

3/15 7pm

Recent Events

Keep Busy, Canada, Life Dances On, Energy and How to Get It

Keep Busy, Canada A spontaneous, improvised story about a group of people living on an island off Nova Scotia. Obsessed with daily aspects of their lives...

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A Life in Waves

A Life in Waves 1/30 7pm

A Life in Waves explores the life and innovations of composer and electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani. From her earliest days learning the piano, to her...

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Reel Music Festival

Welcome to the 35th annual edition of Reel Music. Whether your passion is jazz, blues, folk, rock, electronic, world, classical — or anything between — the...

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The Departure

The Departure 1/29 7pm

Set in the gorgeous countryside of Giju prefecture, Japan, Wilson’s (After Tiller) film follows Ittetsu Nemoto, a former punk and troubled youth turned Zen...

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Reel Music Festival

Welcome to the 35th annual edition of Reel Music. Whether your passion is jazz, blues, folk, rock, electronic, world, classical — or anything between — the...

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