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The Film Show features news and interviews about the independent film scene in Portland

Every 4th Thursday of the month, from 11:30am to 12:00pm (noon).

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

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

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Gus Van Sant

Airs at: Thu, 07/26/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Gus Van Sant's directorial work has ranged from the avant-garde (Gerry and Last Days) to the transgressive (Mala Noche and Drugstore Cowboy) to Hollywood crowd-pleasers (Good Will Hunting and Finding Forrester).  His latest feature, Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot,... Read more

Science Fiction in the Nuclear Age

Airs at: Thu, 06/28/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  We welcome Oregon State University professor Elliot Lavine back to the KBOO studios to preview his new course at Cinema 21 on classic 1950's science fiction films and their intersection with Cold War politics. We're also joined by Portland filmmakers Maria Allred and Dam... Read more

The Film Show

Airs at: Thu, 05/24/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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   Our guests are Baba Wagué Diakite and Ronna Neuenschwander, Cascade Festival of African Films mainstays, who are holding a fundraiser for KBOO and the Ko-Falen Center at the Clinton Street Theater, and a couple of teenage filmmakers, Henry Craddock and Mackie Mallison, ... Read more

Film Noir and the Blacklist

Airs at: Thu, 04/26/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Film historian Elliot Lavine examines the intersection of film and politics in 20th century America   Film Noir, now considered a classic genre of independent cinema, was often disdained by critics during its heyday.  And no critics were harsher in the 1940's and 50's tha... Read more

Exeunt Portlandia

Airs at: Thu, 03/22/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  To commemorate the final season of Portlandia, IFC's love/hate letter to Portland, we welcome three of the show's guiding talents.  Emmy-nominated series producer David Cress has been a creative force in Portland for over twenty years and has helped promote Oregon as a d... Read more

Winter Festival Lineup

Airs at: Thu, 02/08/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  As winter drizzles on, there are two golden opportunities this month to get out and see the world without leaving Oregon: the Cascade Festival of African Films and the Portland International Film Festival. Ben Popp has been gathering together regional filmmakers for the ... Read more

Ursula K. Le Guin: "Out Here"

Airs at: Thu, 01/25/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  "Women's writing tends to get disapeared when they die..." -Ursula K. Le Guin Portland's own Ursula K. Le Guin passed away this week at the age of 88. She was a novelist working mainly in the genres of fantasy and science fiction but she also authored children's books, s... Read more

Direct Cinema - Part Two

Airs at: Thu, 12/28/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  In the early 1960's a revolution in documentary filmmaking took root, inspired by both cultural uprisings and new audio-visual technologies.  The movement known as Direct Cinema rejected authorial voiceovers and other narrative devices, opting instead for immediacy, ambi... Read more

Northwest Filmmakers' Festival

Airs at: Thu, 10/26/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Now in its 44th year, the Northwest Filmmakers' Festival showcases new work by artists in the Pacific Northwest, including Alaska and British Columbia.  Festival Manager Ben Popp joins us to preview this year's lineup, and he's joined by local journalist Cornelius Swart,... Read more

Charlie vs Goliath

Airs at: Thu, 09/28/2017 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  For this special membership-drive edition of The Film Show, we're joined by Charlie Hardy — onetime priest and senatorial candidate — and filmmaker Reed Lindsay.  Charlie's quixotic fight against big money in politics is immortalized in Reed's documentary Charlie vs Goli... Read more