A couple floats over a war-torn Cologne in a scene from “About Endlessness” (Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures)
A couple floats over a war-torn Cologne in a scene from “About Endlessness” (Photo courtesy of Magnolia Pictures)
The Portland Museum of Art has added several selections to the list of films it offers for streaming. Partnering with exhibitors and distributors, PMA is renting retrospectives and first-run content to the public; a portion of proceeds benefits the museum. Newly available are:

“In the Making,” various directors. A free documentary featuring eight character-driven shorts by emerging BIPOC filmmakers who explore the artistic process of up-and-coming BIPOC artists through nonfiction storytelling. Presented with Indigo Arts Alliance.

“About Endlessness,” directed by Roy Andersson. Swedish with English subtitles. A reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendor and banality. Inconsequential moments take on the same significance as historical events: a couple floats over a war-torn Cologne; on the way to a birthday party, a father stops to tie his daughter’s shoelaces in the rain. At once an ode and a lament, the film presents a kaleidoscope of all that is eternally human, an infinite story of the vulnerability of existence. Rental includes a recorded discussion between the director and Palme d’Or- winning/Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ruben Östlund.

To view these films and others, or to subscribe to a monthly film-series email, visit portlandmuseum.org/films.