Portland, May 12th. The Northwest Film Center’s 40th Anniversary Gala, “Lights! Camera! Action!” drew over 400 guests to the Portland Art Museum, including Board Chair Jim Winkler, Susan Winkler and Kim and John Bradley. The event was co-chaired by Oscar nominated director Gus Van Sant (who had a last minute scheduling issue) and Oregon Consular Corps Executive Assistant Michou Jardini. It raised $100,000 for Film Center exhibition and education programs.    

Don and Mary Blair

Don and Mary Blair at the Red Carpet arrivals.

 

Gaylyn and Mahmood Sher-Jen and Steve Smith and Kim DeMent

Gaylyn and Mahmood Sher-Jen with Steve Smith and Kim DeMent

 

 Pink Martini’s China Forbes was headlining a big band orchestra.

Pink Martini’s China Forbes was headlining a big band orchestra.

 
 
 

Amber Hinsvark, Henry Hillman, Courtney Singer and Will Vinton

Amber Hinsvark, Henry Hillman, Courtney Singer and Will Vinton

 
Mary Chomenko Hinckley, Pat Wall, Harry Peterson-Nedry, Didi Nowers, and Olga Kiena.

Mary Chomenko Hinckley, Pat Wall, Harry Peterson-Nedry, Didi Nowers, and Olga Kiena.

 
Ted Wheeler and his wife Katrina Wheeler

Ted Wheeler and his wife Katrina Wheeler

 
 
Vintage images had supporters in the mood.

Vintage images had supporters in the mood.

  
projectionist is Jonathan Dick and he was projecting a 16mm print of "My Man Godfrey," over the audience onto a floating screen above the party.

Projectionist, Jonathan Dick, shows a 16mm print of "My Man Godfrey," over the audience onto a floating screen above the party.

 
Trudi Morrison Bob Warren Mark and Brenda Whitlow

Trudi Morrison and Bob Warren with Mark and Brenda Whitlow

 
The event was at the Portand Art Museum

The event featured dinner and dancing.

Established in 1971, the Northwest Film Center is a regional media arts resource and service organization founded to encourage the study, appreciation, and utilization of the moving image arts, foster their artistic and professional excellence, and to help create a climate in which they may flourish. The Center provides a variety of film and video exhibition, education, and information programs primarily directed to the residents of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska.