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.
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.
To listen to Part Two of the Go Digital or Go Dark series, click here.
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.
For their Summer Documentary Series, POWfest is bringing award-winning filmmaker Ondi Timoner to Portland to screen her docs DIG! and We Live in Public. Jenn Chavez gets Ondi on the line to talk about her career in feature films as well as her new web-channel A Total Disruption. Then, S.W. Conser previews TBA's late-night series The Works, with Getting To Know You (Tube) presenters Crystal Baxley and Stefan Ransom. And the Cascade Festival of African Films' Allison Mobley and Wiley G. Barnett stop by to announce a special encore screening of the historical epic Toussaint Louverture.
Note: The audio for the extended interview with Ondi Timoner can be found at this page.
Kicking off tomorrow, August 23rd at the Mission Theater is the POWFest Summer Documentary series, brought to you by the folks at Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (or POWFest) and NW Documentary. It’ll begin tomorrow at 7pm with this season’s Homegrown Doc Fest, a showcase of NW Documentary student work, and will continue throughout the week with best-of screenings of documentaries from past POWFests, themed shorts programs, family programming and more: for a complete schedule of those screenings check out POWFest's or Mission Theater's websites.
The fest plans to save the best for last though, with a special screening hosted by featured guest Ondi Timoner, the Sundance award-winning documentarian behind the cult-status rock doc DIG! and the acclaimed doc We Live in Public, a darker meditation on technology and media. She’ll be screening those two films back to back at the Mission on Friday August 30th starting 7pm, as well as showing clips of other films and hopefully discussing her current work on the web-channel A Total Disruption, which follows tech innovators, and the show BYOD, or Bring Your Own Documentary.
- Length: 37:34 minutes (85.99 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 320Kbps (CBR)