Host Jay Thiemeyer speaks with Austrian director Stefan Rusowitzky about his film "The Counterfeiters," which tells a little-known, true-life World War II story. Solomon Sorowitsch, a Russian Jew and uncrowned king of counterfeiting in the swinging Berlin of the 1930s, is plucked from almost certain death in a Nazi concentration camp and put in charge of a massive effort to flood England and America with counterfeit currency.
Dmae Robertstalks with Brook Bloomcurrently starring in "A Feminine Ending" at Portland Center Stage. Bloom has recurring role in CSI: Miami and a new love of Portland. In the second half of the show, Dmae finds out about Black History Month events at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center from Creative Director Adrienne Flagg.Featured music (with permission) is by local composer and performer David Ornette Cherry.
This show is hosted by Bill Resnick and covers the Democratic primary campaign, the outcome of the television and film writers' strike, and several movies worth knowing about. You can hear the whole show by clicking the arrow above, or individual segments by going to the links below, which also feature additional information about people and issues.
The director of two films about the interment of Japanese-Americans in the 1940s talks with Jan Haaken. He is John Esaki, and the films are "Stand Up For Justice", a drama about a man who accompanies his Japanese-American friends to the camp; and "From 9066 to 9/11," a documentary that compares President Roosevelt's executive order 9066 authorizing the internments to US treatment of Arab Americans and residents after 9/11. They are both being shown at Willamette University for a Day of Remembrance on Monday, February 18.
Movie Moles Denise Morris and Frann Michel review "The Orphanage, " the story of a woman, an orphan herself, who opens an orphanage. The review compares this film with others from the same producer, "Pan's Labrynth" and "The Devil's Backbone."
The Old Mole's Jan Haaken interviews Abdul Fofana about the documentary film about Hip Hop, "Moving to the Beat." The film makes connections between Africans and African Americans as it shows the journey of an American Hip Hop group to Sierra Leone. The film is showing at the Cascade Festival of African Films.