Oregon Documentaries

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Thu, 04/27/2017 - 11:30am to 12:00pm
Eric Slade, producer of the Oregon Art Beat special Oregon's Animation Magic on OPB, joins S.W. Conser on KBOO's The Film Show
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Lindsey Grayzel and Deia Schosberg, producers of The Reluctant Radical, join Jenn Chavez on KBOO's The Film Show
Beth Federici, director of the American Masters special James Beard: America's First Foodie on OPB, joins S.W. Conser on KBOO's The Film Show
Filmmakers profile local animators, activists, and foodies


A flurry of documentaries about Pacific Northwest newsmakers are making the rounds of film festivals and television shows, locally and around the country.

The Reluctant Radical profiles climate activist Ken Ward, one of the Valve Turners in the campaign to shut down the Kinder Morgan TransMountain tar sands pipeline.  Jenn Chavez talks with producers Lindsey Grayzel and Deia Schlosberg about their film and about their coverage of pipeline protests that resulted in their arrest and trial.

Then, S.W. Conser welcomes Beth Federici, director of America's First Foodie: The Incredible Life of James Beard, a portrait of the Portland native who revolutionized the way Americans dined and inspired a generation of celebrity chefs.

And we're also joined by Eric Slade, producer of Oregon's Animation Magic, a whirlwind overview of the innovative animation scene in and around Portland.

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