Behind the Screen
The Film Show has a new name but the same mission, to feature insights, interviews, and events related to the independent film scene. The program airs the 4th Thursday of each month from 11:30am to 12 noon.
Host S.W. Conser previews the locally-sourced Northwest Filmmakers Festival, which runs from November 11th through the 20th. Thomas Phillipson introduces listeners to the 5th annual BarCamp "un-conference," a free leaderless event designed to encourage local filmmakers to meet and exchange information. Back at the KBOO studios, Chel White and Laura McGie talk about their debut feature, Bucksville, the closing night film at the NWFF. And as always, Jenn Chavez brings listeners her calendar of the most offbeat film events for the coming month.
Additional audio of Chel White and Laura McGie to be posted soon. Check back in at the Behind the Screen page.
On this month's show, host Jenn Chavez speaks with Dan Handelman and PC Peri, two of the founding members of the Flying Focus Video Collective. They're celebrating the 20th anniversary of their cable access show on activism and public policy with rebroadcasts of yearly retrospectives and an event at the Red and Black Cafe on November 17th. Also, we'll feature a piece on the ongoing monthly screening series Organ Grinders, brought to you by Filmusik at the Hollywood Theatre. This month, Jenn talked to Filmusik's Galen Huckins and members of the ensemble Jazz West Multiverse about their live scoring of Josef von Sternberg's 1927 gangster noir classic Underworld.
- Title: Behind the Screen September 2011
- Length: 38:45 minutes (35.48 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
Brock Fansler and Eva Aguila, the creators of the Portland Community Media show Experimental Half Hour, are bringing their mix of cutting-edge music, choreography, video art, and improvised performance to The Works, the after-hours venue for PICA's annual Time-Based Art festival. Host S.W. Conser talks to Brock and Eva about the future of cable access, the local and international live performance scenes, and the challenges of guerrilla cooking.
The Northwest Film Center, in collaboration with Teatro Milagro (Miracle Theater Group) has produced a series of short documentaries about significant objects in the lives of local residents. Filmmakers Maya Muñoz-Tobon and Ivonne Saed, along with musician and editor Geraldo Calderon and School of Film faculty member Sue Arbuthnot join host S.W. Conser to expand on the concepts of remembrance, displacement, iconography, collection, and value.
On this month's edition of Behind the Screen, Jenn Chavez talks with Oregon documentarian Peter Richardson about his new feature How To Die in Oregon, which premieres tonight on HBO after winning the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. Meanwhile, S.W. Conser asks Malory Graham about the controversy between Seattle's Reel Grrls foundation and Comcast; Bev Standish previews this summer's Cinema Arts Camp in Portland; and Dennis Nyback and Craig Adams celebrate the centennial of voice artist Mel Blanc with a series of screenings and presentations throughout May and June.
- Length: 40:23 minutes (16.17 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 22kHz 56Kbps (CBR)
"I know what you did this summer"...
Host Natalie Butto features filmmaking education opportunities for youth this summer.
We discussed film classes/camps, what youth are learning and expressing, and the value of these programs.
Jenn Chavez also shares the upcoming film events calendar.
Doug Whyte, Film Action Oregon's new executive director, shares his visions for community-based programming at Portland's Hollywood Theatre. Doug is joined by Dan Halsted, curator of the Grindhouse Film Festival and PIFF After Dark, who's been named head programmer of Film Action Oregon. Dan tells the story of uncovering a treasure trove of classic kung-fu movies in an abandoned cinema. Plus, we pay a visit to Animate It!, a local filmmaking workshop for children.
Photo: Strange Powers by Rachel Stone.
Conch Conser shares a conversation with Tony Lux about Green Light Night movie trailer contest; and Jenn Chavez announces the upcoming film calendar.