In this extended conversation about the 44th Portland International Film Festival, we spend an extra 20 minutes with three local filmmakers whose new projects are highlights of the festival lineup.
Dawn Jones Redstone has teamed up with Artists Repertory Theatre to create the quarantine slice-of-life short film See Me with an all-BIPOC cast and crew. And Alicia J Rose has adapted Alicia Jo Rabins' one-woman stage musical A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff into a psychedelic musing on art, finance, law, and mysticism..
Thanks to the pandemic lockdown, all of this year's events are presented either remotely or at the Cinema Unbound Drive-In. The Northwest Film Center's Ben Popp joins S.W. Conser to talk about PIFF's shift to an online festival while maintaining its connection to the community with workshops, happy hour events, and filmmaker Q&A's.
The original broadcast version of this episode can be found at this link.