Hosts S.W. Conser and Bill Dodge sit down with Don Hertzfeldt, award-winning filmmaker and co-founder (along with Mike Judge) of the touring festival The Animation Show. A young animator who embraces the pre-digital tools and techniques of the previous century, Don plunges his simply-drawn yet evocative characters into such poignant, bizarre, and hilarious short films as Everything Will Be Okay and I Am So Proud of You.
We've discussed Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger many times on Movie Talk so it is a delight to announce that two of Powells' most difficult-to-see films have finally made their way onto DVD. The Michael Powell Double Feature gathers together Powell's last financially successful film in his lifetime, A Matter of Life and Death (1946), called Stairway to Heaven in America, and done with his longtime partner Pressburger, and Powell's last film, Age of Consent (1969) based on an Australian novel by the multifaceted Norman Lindsay (who was also the subject of the mid-'90s movie Sirens) and shot down under. </P>
We here at Movie Talk are all trying to contribute more regularly to this blog, but life and work and other things get in the way. As a place holder, here is a link to my Oscar coverage over at the Vancouver Voice, which I offer in lieu of a post-Oscar show review that I intended to write until I realized I didn't have anything to say that was new or different from what the New York Times and other venues published.
Host Ed Goldberg speaks with Lisa Gardner, author of "Say Goodbye," a thriller about abduction and abuse, with an Oregon connection.Lisa Gardner started her first novel, a romance, when she was 18. She sold it to Silhouette Intimate Moments just three years later, during her junior year of college. It was released as "Walking After Midnight" under her pseudonym Alicia Scott. In 1993 Gardner graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in International Relations. She got a job working as a management consultant, but she kept up her writing.
Hosts Patricia, O.B. and Emma speak with E. Lynn Harris, nine-time New York Times bestselling author about his latest book "Basketball Jones," which explores the consequences of loving someone who is forced to conform to the rules society demands its public heroes follow.
Dmae Roberts talks with Chris Coleman, artistic director of Portland Center Stage for the last nine years.
Coleman tells us what he’s most proud of, where PCS is headed and unveils the new season.He also talks about Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” and describes the bite and humor of the play about social mores.
Who was the real Che Guevara? Idealist? Revolutionary economist? Media icon? In the wake of anniversary celebrations and Hollywood blockbusters, Words & Pictures poses the question toSpain Rodriguez, author of Che: A Graphic Biography, during his appearance at the Wordstock literary festival. Himself an icon of the alternative comics scene, Spain has been an outlaw biker, political correspondent, and creator in the 1960's of the first underground comics tabloid, Zodiac Mindwarp, for the East Village Other.