The Film Show
The Film Show is KBOO's lens on the local and independent film scene, airing the Fourth Thursday of each month from 11:30am to noon.
The Film Show appreciates the ongoing support and collaboration of the local production community, most notably the Oregon Media Production Association.
In this extended cut of The Film Show we hear more from filmmaker Toby Froud — best known as the enchanted infant from the 1986 fantasy movie Labyrinth — about his puppet-creating family and his scuptural work at Laika Studios. Toby's short film Lessons Learned is playing at the Portland Film Festival's Shorts Series this weekend at the Clinton Street Theater.
Elliott Smith is the subject of a new documentary screening at the Northwest Film Center's Reel Music festival. In this extended version of Jenn Chavez's interview with producers Kevin Moyer and Marc Smolowitz, we hear more about how the friendship between a musician and a filmmaker led to the ambitious cinematic portrait Heaven Adores You.
We also hear from Dennis Nyback of Oregon Movies A to Z about an upcoming retrospective — part of the Mid-Century Oregon Genius series — at the Hollywood Theatre, featuring little-seen works by filmmakers James Ivory and James Blue.
This month, The Film Show celebrates film archivists, beginning with a return visit from Mississippi Records co-founder Eric Isaacson. Eric's latest multimedia presentation in the Music & Film Series at the Hollywood Theatre will be A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music According to Mississippi Records, and will feature a slide show, soundscape, lecture, and film screening.
Then, we'll welcome archivist extraordinaire Rick Prelinger, of San Francisco's Prelinger Library and the non-profit Internet Archive. Rick's new interactive film project No More Road Trips?, a cinematic collage of home movies and found footage, will be screening at the Northwest Film Center, with Rick on hand to lead discussion.
The Film Show welcomes Dario Van Vree, founder of the Netherlands' KLIK! Animation Festival, which is currently on a tour of the west coast. Also joining us are Lauren Grant and Lizzy Freeman from Free Arts NW, as well as Hannah Piper Burns and Benjamin Popp of the Experimental Film Festival, who previewed some of their upcoming lineup at the recent NW Animation Fest.
This month, The Film Show welcomes Janet Wasko of the the What is Documentary? Conference, organized by the School of Journalism and Communications at the University of Oregon's Portland campus.
- Title: Documentaries, Archives, and Retrospectives - Extended Cut
- Date: April 24
- Genre: Public Affairs
- Year: 2014
- Producer: S.W. Conser
- Length: 34:06 minutes (13.66 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 22kHz 56Kbps (CBR)
In this extended web-only roundtable discussion, Oregon filmmakers Kimberly Warner (9), Stephanie Hough (Heart), and Irene Taylor Brodsky (One Last Hug) talk more about the inspiration and the heavy lifting that went into their short works selected for the 37th annual Portland International Film Festival's Short Cuts - Oregon Filmmakers' Showcase.
Didn't hear the original broadcast audio of Kimberly, Stephanie, and Irene? Audio can be found here (from about the 12:30 mark to 24:30).
In Part One of this series, Jenn Chavez spoke with the proprietors of two historic theaters, one commercial and the other non-profit, about how they've been raising the funds to update their equipment. In this extended version of the second part of the series, S.W. Conser focuses on two Portland institutions, both dedicated not only to the educational value of film screenings and events, but also to keeping traditional 35mm films on their programming schedules.
Nick Bruno and Morgen Ruff give an audio tour of the Whitsell Auditorium's projection booth at the Portland Art Museum, where fifty-year-old film projectors sit side-by-side with multiple digital projection systems, and outline the Northwest Film Center's continuing mission to screen international, archival, and alternative programming. Then, Portland State University's Matt Ellis offers a hopeful but cautious assessment of the future of Oregon's only student-run movie theater, the 5th Avenue Cinema on the PSU campus.
To listen to Part One of the Go Digital or Go Dark series, click here.
Films to Raise Consciousness: Cascade AIDS Project's World AIDS Day Film Series and JHS Multicultural Film Festival
- Title: Docs to Raise Consciousness: Cascade AIDS Project's World AIDS Day Film Series and JHS Multicultural Film Festival
- Producer: Jenn Chavez
- Length: 28:58 minutes (39.77 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)
Jenn Chavez talks with two Portland exhibitors who have found creative ways to fund digital conversion while also leaving room in their programming for traditional film formats. Heyward Stewart, co-owner of the Academy Theater, has mounted a fundraising campaign, while Dan Halsted of the Hollywood Theatre is taking the opportunity to diversify the formats available in each of the venue's three cinemas.
On the subject of local media, we hope that you'll take this opportunity to become a member of KBOO Community Radio by calling (877) 500-KBOO. Available thank-you gifts include tickets to any regular screening at Portland's Northwest Film Center.
Oregonians and cinephiles who don't recognize the name Penny Allen could be forgiven. There's no Wikipedia page for her, and only partially accurate information on the Internet Movie Database. But Penny helped kickstart Portland's independent film scene in the 1970's, hiring budding talents Eric Edwards, Gus Van Sant, and Henk Pander to run camera, sound, and scenic design on iconic Portland-centric features such as Property and Paydirt.