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 By Carol Lay,Words And Pictures guest 23rd Oct '07

 

"Persistance Of Kat Klocks" by Carol Lay

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Virtual PIFF - Expanded Audio

Airs at: Thu, 03/11/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  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 cre... Read more

Virtual African Film Festival

Airs at: Thu, 02/25/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  For the past 30 years, the Cascade Festival of African Films has brought African films and African filmmakers to Portland, with screenings and events at Portland Community College, the Kennedy School, and the Hollywood Theatre.  But with the Covid-19 shutdown, the festiv... Read more

Words and Pictures on 02/11/21

Airs at: Thu, 02/11/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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The Black Panther Party

Airs at: Thu, 02/11/2021 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
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  Writer David F Walker is known for his work on such comics titles as Shaft, Luke Cage, and Power Man & Iron Fist.  In Portland, he covered the film scene for Willamette Week as well as his self-published blaxploitation zine BadAzzMoFo, and curated the Longbaugh Film Fest... Read more

Nina Paley

Airs at: Thu, 01/28/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Animator Nina Paley is one of the most independent of filmmakers.  Her two feature films, Sita Sings the Blues and Seder Masochism, tackle patriarchal themes in religious narratives, and reimagine them from a feminist point of view. A fierce advocate of copyright abolit... Read more

Joan Gratz and Joanna Priestley - from the Archive

Airs at: Thu, 01/14/2021 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  In this encore episode from 2009, we visit two award-winning independent animation directors at their Portland studios. Joanna Priestley is a filmmaker, teacher, producer, and festival organizer.  She’s best known for her abstract animation, most notably for North of Bl... Read more

Pepe the Frog's Wild Ride - Matt Furie and the film Feels Good Man

Airs at: Thu, 12/31/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  The 2016 U.S. presidential election was the first to showcase the power of internet memes, and no meme was more powerful than Pepe the Frog.  Created by Bay-area artist Matt Furie for the 2006 cartoon collection Boy's Club, Pepe suddenly found himself in the midst of a b... Read more

Words and Pictures on 12/24/20

Airs at: Thu, 12/24/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol - from the Archive

Airs at: Thu, 12/10/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Over half a century ago, the UPA animation studio was a haven for misfit geniuses struggling to create relevant cartoon films in the face of political and cultural repression.  Gambling the future of the company on an hourlong television special featuring their most popu... Read more

Comics by Homeless Artists

Airs at: Thu, 11/26/2020 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Marice Cumber is the Founder and Director of Accumulate, a non-profit art school in London, England, which focuses its services on homeless youth.  Their latest project is The Book of Homelessness, a compilation of artwork, stories, and graphic memoir by the program's pa... Read more