Northwest Tracking: AN EVENING WITH ORLAND NUTT w/ Orland Nutt in attendance

Orland Nutt

Portland’s Orland Nutt is a prolific filmmaker whose uniquely accessible experimental short works burst with an otherworldly sprightliness, humor, and charm. Tonight, Nutt will share selections from over a decade of work and premiere his latest, BEAR OF HEAVEN (2014), which features stop-motion animation, a miniature paper set, a choreographed performance of a poem, and contributions from many Portland friends. Among the older highlights are: ESCALATOR MEDITATION (2003), an early abstract work; video letter movies from his DEAR PETER (2008-2012) series, which intimately share his worldview; and selections from his visually ornate poetry series including I AM INTO YOUR FIRE (2011), where odd characters perform poems in fantastical settings. (90 mins.)

Director Orland Nutt will introduce the films.


AN EVENING WITH ORLAND NUTT screens Thursday, July 10 at 7pm in our Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum).  The film is being presented as part of our ongoing Northwest Tracking series.

Tickets are available online or at the door.


  1. […] Orland received a grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council last year. He has just completed the primary project funded by the grant—a film version of the James Broughton poem Bear of Heaven. To mark the occasion, a retrospective of his most outstanding work to date, including the world premiere of Bear of Heaven, will show at the Northwest Festival Film Center this Thursday, July 10, at 7 pm. It has been dubbed: An Evening With Orland Nutt. […]

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