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.

Formerly known as Behind the Screen, the name of the show has changed but not the mission!  We hope you'll visit the prior audio archives from 2009 to 2011 at kboo.fm/BehindtheScreen.

The Film Show appreciates the ongoing support and collaboration of the local production community, most notably the Oregon Media Production Association.

Episode Archive

Tributes to Gus Van Sant and Thanhouser Studio

Program: 
The Film Show
Air date: 
Thu, 04/23/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
A preview of the Northwest Film Center's Essential Gus Van Sant retrospective

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.

Down-to-Earth Documentaries

Program: 
The Film Show
Air date: 
Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Local cinemas host documentaries that entertain as well as inform

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.  And S.W. Conser welcomes Todd Darling back to Portland.

Only in Portland!

Program: 
The Film Show
Air date: 
Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
The Film Show for February 2015

Portland has long been an incubator for idiosyncratic art, and this month 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.

Everything Old is New Again

Program: 
The Film Show
Air date: 
Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
The Film Show spotlights new puppet animation and 70mm film

This month, The Film Show is joined by filmmaker Toby Froud — best known as the enchanted infant from the 1986 fantasy movie Labyrinth — to tell S.W. Conser how a new generation of Hensons and Frouds is helping keep the art of puppet animation fresh.

The Film Show on 09/25/14

Program: 
The Film Show
Air date: 
Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
The Film Show features news and interviews about the independent film scene in Portland

Elliott Smith is the subject of a new documentary screening at the Northwest Film Center's Reel Music festival.  

Film Festival Season

Program: 
The Film Show
Air date: 
Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
The Film Show previews the Portland Film Fest, Time-Based Art and the Movies in Black & White series

In this special hour-long edition of The Film Show, we'll be joined by visiting filmmakers and local organizers who'll help preview the Portland Film Festival, as well as PICA's Time-Based Art Festival and the Movies in Black and White series at the Hollywood Theatre.


Drive-In Movies

Program: 
The Film Show
Air date: 
Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
The Film Show visits Oregon drive-in theaters and previews the 2014 Portland Film Fest

Wait, drive-in theaters still exist in Oregon?  Yes, and they seem to be more popular than ever!  All summer long, you can bring your classic car, your bike, or even your two legs to a screening under the stars.

Film and Music Archivists

Program: 
The Film Show
Air date: 
Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
The Film Show welcomes archivists Eric Isaacson and Rick Prelinger

This month, The Film Show celebrates film archivists, beginning with a return visit from Mississippi Records co-founder Eric Isaacson.  Eric's latest multimedia presentation in the Music & Film Series at the Hollywood Theatre will be A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music According to Mississippi Records, and will feature a slide show, soundscape, lecture, and film screening.

Summer Film Festivals

Program: 
The Film Show
Air date: 
Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
The Film Show for May 2014

The Film Show welcomes Dario Van Vree, founder of the Netherlands' KLIK! Animation Festival, which is currently on a tour of the west coast.  Also joining us are Lauren Grant and Lizzy Freeman from Free Arts NW, as well as Hannah Piper Burns and Benjamin Popp of the Experimental Film Festival, who previewed some of their upcoming lineup at the recent NW Animation Fest.

Documentaries, Archives, and Retrospectives

Program: 
The Film Show
Air date: 
Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
The Film Show for April 2014
This month, The Film Show welcomes Janet Wasko of the the What is Documentary? Conference, organized by the School of Journalism and Communications at the University of Oregon's Portland campus.




Audio

Tributes to Gus Van Sant and Thanhouser Studio - Extended Edition

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 04/23/2015

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.

Down-to-Earth Documentaries - Extended Cut

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 03/26/2015

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.


Only in Portland - Extended Audio

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 02/26/2015

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.


Stories of Struggle and Uprising

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 01/22/2015

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.


Stories of Struggle and Uprising - Expanded Audio

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 01/22/2015

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.


Everything Old is New Again - Extended Cut

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 10/23/2014

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.
 
Then, Jenn Chavez asks Dan Halsted about the Hollywood Theatre's move to bring 70mm film screenings back to Portland's historic movie palace.
 
And OMSI's Kristi Picio and Russ Repp talk about the local museum's current animation exhibition and to preview their upcoming film screenings and panel discussions.

 

Elliott Smith and James Ivory - Extended Version

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 09/25/2014

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.

Film and Music Archivists - the Extended Cut

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 06/26/2014

This month, The Film Show celebrates film archivists, beginning with a return visit from Mississippi Records co-founder Eric Isaacson.  Eric's latest multimedia presentation in the Music & Film Series at the Hollywood Theatre will be A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music According to Mississippi Records, and will feature a slide show, soundscape, lecture, and film screening.

Then, we'll welcome archivist extraordinaire Rick Prelinger, of San Francisco's Prelinger Library and the non-profit Internet Archive.  Rick's new interactive film project No More Road Trips?, a cinematic collage of home movies and found footage, will be screening at the Northwest Film Center, with Rick on hand to lead discussion.

Summer Festivals and Free Arts NW

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 05/22/2014

The Film Show welcomes Dario Van Vree, founder of the Netherlands' KLIK! Animation Festival, which is currently on a tour of the west coast.  Also joining us are Lauren Grant and Lizzy Freeman from Free Arts NW, as well as Hannah Piper Burns and Benjamin Popp of the Experimental Film Festival, who previewed some of their upcoming lineup at the recent NW Animation Fest.

Documentaries, Archives, and Retrospectives - Extended Cut

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 04/24/2014

This month, The Film Show welcomes Janet Wasko of the the What is Documentary? Conference, organized by the School of Journalism and Communications at the University of Oregon's Portland campus.


 

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