Thu, 09/26/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Filmmaker Penny Allen on Oregon film history and her newest feature "Late for My Mother's Funeral"
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.
Penny Allen now lives in France, but still keeps a home in Portland. This Thursdaymorning (September 26th) from 11:30 to noon, The Film Show gives our full half hour over to a freewheeling conversation with Penny, recorded in the KBOO