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Watch trailer for PORTLAND EXCLUSIVE! UNORTHODOX // Occupied City Watch trailer


Opens on March 2

Run Time: 262 min.

Doors at 5:30pm, Film begins at 6pm. Tickets $15.
Accessibility: CCAP, AD & OCAP. Click here to learn about accessibility at the Tomorrow Theater.


Mysterious, moving, and straight from Cannes 2023, world-renowned British artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen’s bravura documentary Occupied City is a Portland exclusive. Best known for his film (12 Years a Slave, Widows), television (Small Axe), and art, with work shown at MOMA, Venice Biennale, and more, his latest Occupied City is an A24 film in collaboration with his wife Bianca Stigter, based on her incredible book.

“McQueen has mastered the art of minimalist storytelling to deliver the utmost impact on his viewers.” —Marian Goodman Gallery

ON SCREEN: Occupied City

2023. Directed by Steve McQueen. 262 minutes. PG-13. 

 McQueen creates two interlocking portraits: a door-to-door excavation of the Nazi occupation that still haunts his adopted city, and a vivid journey through the last years of pandemic and protest. What emerges is both devastating and life-affirming, an expansive meditation on memory, time, and where we’re headed next.


Steve McQueen
Sir Steve Rodney McQueen is a British film director, film producer, screenwriter, and video artist. For services to the visual arts, he was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2011. In 2014 he was included in Time magazine’s annual Time 100 list of the “most influential people in the world”. He has received an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards and in 2016 the BFI Fellowship.

For his artwork, McQueen has received the Turner Prize, the highest award given to a British visual artist. In 2006, he produced Queen and Country, which commemorates the deaths of British soldiers in Iraq by presenting their portraits as a sheet of stamps.

McQueen is known for directing films that deal with intense subject matters such as Hunger (2008), a historical drama about the 1981 Irish hunger strike, Shame (2011), a drama about an executive struggling with sex addiction, 12 Years a Slave (2013), an adaptation of Solomon Northup’s 1853 slave narrative memoir and Widows (2018), a crime thriller set in contemporary Chicago. He released Small Axe (2020), a collection of five films “set within London’s West Indian community from the late 1960s to the early ’80s” and the BBC documentary series Uprising (2021).


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