A Town Called Panic (France, Animated 2009) Directors: Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar
Very odd and entertaining animation from France. Crudely, but artfully, done using toy figures. A loony plot about a cowboy and Indian who live with a horse and want to build him a barbecue for his birthday. They order 50 million bricks by mistake, and the result is a catastrophe for the village. Cowboy and Indian then try to fix things up and embark on a journey that takes them under the sea to try to retrieve horse’s walls which have been stolen by...
Dmae Roberts talks with Jessica Morrell about The Writing Life. This prolific writer and teacher shares her thoughts on writing through adversity and offers insights into the craft of writing. Morrell gives advice on how to construct a great story into a publishable work as well as how to handle rejection and struggle through adversity. Morrell also reads from a new work she's wrote while recovering a serious traffic accident. Find out about the workshops she's offering.
Oscar-Nominated Short Films Various directors. By definition a mixed bag, this group of shorts is almost unfairly constituted. How can one compare a film about a victim of Chernobyl with Nick Park’s latest Wallis & Gromit? It can’t do justice to either to have them competing. First, as a passionate Wallis & Gromit fan, I ran out to buy the DVD of A Matter of Loaf and Death the day it came out last year. I was first put off by the fact that it was only a half-hour or so long. What a grump. But, then, I just thought it was inferior work.
KBOO COMMUNITY CALENDAR TUESDAY February 23rd 2010
This is Paula with the KBOO Community Calendar for Tuesday, February 23rd 2010.
Tonight beginning at 6 pm are several international films of various genres as part of the NW Film Center’s 33rd Portland International Film Festival. The Festival runs from now until Saturday, February 27th.
Eclectronic superfudge with a live performance by Graintable
Tune into KBOO this Tuesday night 3/2/10 for a live performance by GRAINTABLE. Hes been lighting up the Westcoast with his blend of electronic superfudge. Catch up with him about the new Chip Chop release, a few Portland shows and find out what goes on in the mind of the sonic scientist. It all starts at 8pm on Portlands own 90.7fm KBOO.
Emerging on the experimental electronic music scene in 2008, Graintable is quickly making a name for himself with melodically mutated hip hop beats and bass heavy bangers. Busting out MPC-style sample bashing live sets, Graintable creates heavy grooves laden with high energy sound scapes that will keep repeating in your head for days. Graintable released his first track on RUNRIOT’s Motion Sickness compilation in ‘09 and is currently working on more synthed out brain stomping tracks to rip through portable music boxes and dance floors in 2010.
Here is a review and appreciation of Turkish Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk's latest novel The Museum of Innocence. The reviewer is Josh Erdahl, and the novel is a story of class, culture and personal struggle in a changing society.