Local Premiere of Film Professor Dustin Morrow's "Black Pool"
Thursday, August 1, 2019 - 7:00pm
Local Premiere of Film Professor Dustin Morrow's "Black Pool"

PSU Film Professor Dustin Morrow’s New Film Makes Local Premiere


The new feature film thriller from PSU Film’s Associate Professor Dustin Morrow will make its Portland premiere at 7:00pm on August 1st at the Northwest Film Center. Prof. Morrow will be present at the screening for a Q&A.


Black Pool is a gripping thriller about a revenge-fueled, cat-and-mouse game of imprisonment and interrogation between two Irish immigrants. 


With the film, Prof. Morrow sought to tell a story about the conflict in Ireland, and contemporary Irish identity, through the lens of immigration. Says Prof. Morrow of the film, “The two characters, who engage in a deadly game of wits and willpower, are both really set adrift. They’ve left their homeland to seek something better in the U.S., only to find that they can’t outrun their troubled pasts. Black Pool is my attempt to question politics, religion, human rights and nationalism in the culture of contemporary Ireland through a small-scale story about a conflict between two immigrants. And of course, I wanted to make a suspenseful thriller about vengeance and retribution that will keep the audience on the edge of its seat, even if they have no interest in Irish politics or history.”


Black Pool was shot partially in Dublin and Belfast and partially in Portland. It is the 14th film Morrow has shot in Ireland. The film premiered at an Irish film festival in NYC, and has screened at festivals in Europe, Africa, and across the U.S., winning Best Film at two festivals so far. The film was picked up for distribution at the Cannes Film Festival and will be released on DVD, bluray, and through streaming services after its run in U.S. and international film festivals. Learn more about the film at


Advance tickets for the screening are available from the Northwest Film Center: