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.
In this expanded version of the first Film Show episode of 2016, Jenn Chavez enjoys a longer conversation with local documentarian Kelly Kend about her new film Yeah Maybe No, an exploration of sexual consent and coercion.
Also, S.W. Conser previews the Portland International Film Festival's Oregon Shorts program with the help of filmmakers Dawn Jones Redstone and Howard Mitchell, and the Northwest Film Center's Ben Popp.
And we're joined by Ian Sundahl, curator of the Hollywood Theatre's monthly Repressed Cinema series, which is dedicated to screening "movies that are obscure, neglected, and from the fringe."
The original broadcast version of this episode is available at this link.
The Oregon Historical Society has teamed up with the Hollywood Theatre to welcome avant-garde filmmaker Robert McGinley to town on Friday June 26, and we'll be talking with Robert about his films Shredder Orpheus and Orpheus and Eurydice.
We also welcome back into the studio animation trailblazer Rose Bond, who will once again be conducting the PNCA summer intensive program Boundary Crossings. And Josh Leake joins us to share highlights of the upcoming Portland Film Festival.
- Length: 35:03 minutes (14.04 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 22kHz 56Kbps (CBR)
In this extended version of our May 2015 show, we find out more about Projecting West, the projection-mapping cross-country video odyssey. S.W. Conser talks with artists Craig Winslow and Michael Ackerman about their upcoming road trip, which will feature an immersive video screening each night in fifteen different locations
Also, Jenn Chavez introduces listeners to the Women's Rights Project with guest Ariela Migdal of the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU's #FilmEquality campaign is investigating gender discrimination in film and TV hiring practices, asserting that "Hollywood doesn't get a free pass to violate civil rights laws."
And we hear about the new documentary Little Saints — a film about the historical, cultural, and religious significance of psylocibin mushrooms— from director Oliver Quintanilla.
The original air version of the May 2015 show can be found at this page.
In this extended version of our Gus Van Sant special, we hear more about Portland's most iconic contemporary filmmaker in advance of the Northwest Film Center's Essential Gus Van Sant retrospective.
Jenn Chavez talks with Mario Falsetto, the author of the new book Conversations with Gus Van Sant. We're also joined by KBOO's own Walt Curtis, the author of the book Mala Noche, which was adapted into Gus' very first feature film.
Then, S.W. Conser welcomes Ned Thanhouser, the director of the documentary The Thanhouser Studio and the Birth of American Cinema. Ned is the grandson of Edwin and Gertrude Thanhouser, the founders of the namesake studio where groundbreaking independent films were produced from 1909 through 1917.
If you'd like to hear the original air version of this episode, it can be found at this page.
- Title: Tributes to Gus Van Sant and Thanhouser Studio - Extended Edition
- Date: April 23
- Genre: Public Affairs
- Year: 2015
- Producer: S.W. Conser
- Length: 41:57 minutes (16.81 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 22kHz 56Kbps (CBR)
In this extended version of our Documentaries Special, we hear provocative stories behind the making of Todd Darling's new film Occupy the Farm. Todd will be appearing at Portland's Clinton Street Theater to lead a panel discussion following the April 2 screening.
Also, Jenn Chavez talks with "story midwife" Laura Lo Forti, who directs the NPMTC Vanport Multimedia Project and will be part of the Northwest Film Center's Evening with Community Based Storytellers.
Portland has long been an incubator for idiosyncratic art, and in this extended web-only episode we bring you three bold new examples. Carla Rossi (aka Anthony Hudson) brings a festival of Queer Horror films and "campfire storytelling" to the Hollywood Theatre, with the support of the Pacific Northwest College of Art. Local filmmaking siblings Sean and Christof Whiteman debut their oddball first feature Childhood Machine, which will debut at the Northwest Film Center. And POWfest's Tara Johnson-Medinger returns to tell KBOO listeners about the next generation of women filmmakers, facilitated by the POWGirls 2015 workshop.
Two new documentaries about our prison system and its effects on society are opening in Portland. Alien Boy director Brian Lindstrom is rolling out his new film Mothering Inside, a documentanry about the Family Preservation Project at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, Oregon’s only women’s prison. And Bhawin Suchak's first feature The Throwaways throws a light on the plight of the homeless and unemployed as it follows the daily life of fellow filmmaker and ex-felon Ira McKinley. Finally, Ronna Neuenschwander and Mary Holmstrom join us in the studio to preview the 25th annual Cascade Festival of African Films, this year highlighting the Nollywood film industry with the participation of ten visiting Nigerian directors.
In this special expanded edition of The Film Show, we hear more from two filmmakers who are releasing documentaries about our prison system and its effects on society.
Alien Boy director Brian Lindstrom is rolling out his new film Mothering Inside, a documentanry about the Family Preservation Project at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, Oregon’s only women’s prison. And Bhawin Suchak's first feature The Throwaways throws a light on the plight of the homeless and unemployed as it follows the daily life of fellow filmmaker and ex-felon Ira McKinley.
Finally, Ronna Neuenschwander and Mary Holmstrom join us in the studio to preview the 25th annual Cascade Festival of African Films, this year highlighting the Nollywood film industry with the participation of ten visiting Nigerian directors.
In this extended cut of The Film Show we hear more from filmmaker Toby Froud — best known as the enchanted infant from the 1986 fantasy movie Labyrinth — about his puppet-creating family and his scuptural work at Laika Studios. Toby's short film Lessons Learned is playing at the Portland Film Festival's Shorts Series this weekend at the Clinton Street Theater.
Elliott Smith is the subject of a new documentary screening at the Northwest Film Center's Reel Music festival. In this extended version of Jenn Chavez's interview with producers Kevin Moyer and Marc Smolowitz, we hear more about how the friendship between a musician and a filmmaker led to the ambitious cinematic portrait Heaven Adores You.
We also hear from Dennis Nyback of Oregon Movies A to Z about an upcoming retrospective — part of the Mid-Century Oregon Genius series — at the Hollywood Theatre, featuring little-seen works by filmmakers James Ivory and James Blue.