In February, APA Compass critically discussed the Clint Eastwood folk Gran Torino, which features Eastwood as a cranky old veteran living in a neighborhood with an influx of Hmong immigrant neighbors. Aslo, an interview with one of the film's stars, Hmong actor Bee Vang.
John Gibler, periodista y activista por los derechos humanos, acaba de publicar "México no conquistado. Crónicas del Poder y la Revuelta". A través de sus escritos y de sus fotografías John crea un "evocador reportaje sobre los poderes épicos de la violencia y la corrupción en México, y de los desvalidos y rebeldes que arriesgan sus vidas para construir justicia desde la base".
El autor presentó su libro en Portland la noche del 6 de febrero, en Powells City of Books.
Host/Producer Dmae Roberts talks with Bill Foster, executive director of Northwest Film Center who gives us some best picks with film clips of the Portland International Film Festival. Featured films include Coraline, the animated stop-action film made in a studio in Hillsboro. Also featured are O-Hoerton, Mermaid, Hunger, Jeruselema, In a Dream and Dreamweavers.
Stop-motion animator Henry Selick (The Nightmare Before Christmas) spent more than three years bringing the Neil Gaiman story Coraline to the big screen. On the eve of Coraline's world premiere at the Portland International Film Festival, Selick sits down with S.W. Conser to talk about art, commerce, and the future of hand-crafted animation.
For his current show at Fourteen30, Jesse Durost combined simple architectural forms with layers and transparency, resulting in sculptural works of both logic and fantasy. The artist talks about the current work and how his past exhibitions tie into it. More images are also available at JesseDurost.com.