The Film Show

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 kboo.fm/BehindtheScreen.

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

Episode Archive

Student Academy Awards and Anti-Slavery Documentary shot in Portland

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The Film Show
Air date: 
Thu, 03/27/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
The Film Show for March 2014

This Thursday, we talk with Vivienne Harr, the 10-year-old anti-slavery activist at the heart of the documentary Stand With Me.

Cascade Festival of African Films special

Program: 
The Film Show
Air date: 
Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Cascade Festival of African Films special on The Film Show

The Film Show highlights this year's extended Cascade Festival of African Films, featuring a live in-studio interview with Burkina Faso's Appoline Traoré, director of the new feature film Moi Zaphira.

PIFF Filmmakers and Albert Maysles

Program: 
The Film Show
Air date: 
Thu, 01/30/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
The Film Show for January 2014

The Film Show previews the 37th annual Portland International Film Festival with live appearances by three local directors whose works are featured in the Short Cuts - Oregon Filmmakers' Showcase: Kimberly Warner, Stephanie Hough, and Oscar nominee Irene Taylor Brodsky.

The Film Show on 12/26/13

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The Film Show
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Thu, 12/26/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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The Film Show features news and interviews about the independent film scene in Portland

The Film Show on 11/28/13

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The Film Show
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Thu, 11/28/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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The Film Show features news and interviews about the independent film scene in Portland

The Film Show on 10/24/13

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The Film Show
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Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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The Film Show features news and interviews about the independent film scene in Portland

A Conversation with Independent Filmmaker Penny Allen

Program: 
The Film Show
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Thu, 09/26/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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Filmmaker Penny Allen on Oregon film history and her newest feature "Late for My Mother's Funeral"
 
Oregonians and cinephiles who don't recognize the name Penny Allen could be forgiven.  There's no Wikipedia page for her, and only partially accurate information on the Internet Movie Database.  But Penny helped kickstart Portland's independent film scene in the 1970's, hiring budding talents Eric Edwards, Gus Van Sant, and Henk Pander to run camera, sound, and scenic design on iconic Portland-centric features such as Property and Paydirt.
 
Penny Allen now lives in France, but still keeps a home in Portland.  This Thursdaymorning (September 26th) from 11:30 to noon, The Film Show gives our full half hour over to a freewheeling conversation with Penny, recorded in the KBOO

The Film Show on 08/22/13

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The Film Show
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Thu, 08/22/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
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The Film Show features news and interviews about the independent film scene in Portland
Talking about upcoming local film events.

Talking about upcoming local film events.

The Film Show on 07/25/13

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The Film Show
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Thu, 07/25/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
The Film Show features news and interviews about the independent film scene in Portland

The Film Show on 06/27/13

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The Film Show
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Thu, 06/27/2013 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
The Film Show for June 2013

Audio

PIFF Filmmakers - Extended Audio

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 01/30/2014

In this extended web-only roundtable discussion, Oregon filmmakers Kimberly Warner (9), Stephanie Hough (Heart), and Irene Taylor Brodsky (One Last Hug) talk more about the inspiration and the heavy lifting that went into their short works selected for the 37th annual Portland International Film Festival's  Short Cuts - Oregon Filmmakers' Showcase.

Didn't hear the original broadcast audio of Kimberly, Stephanie, and Irene?  Audio can be found here (from about the 12:30 mark to 24:30).

Go Digital or Go Dark - Part Two

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 12/26/2013
The deadline is looming for movie theaters across the country to switch over from the century-old technology of 35mm film to emerging digital cinema formats.  With little help from Hollywood studios, the financial burden has fallen especially hard on independent and family-run cinemas.
In Part One of this series, Jenn Chavez spoke with the proprietors of two historic theaters, one commercial and the other non-profit, about how they've been raising the funds to update their equipment.  In this extended version of the second part of the series, S.W. Conser focuses on two Portland institutions, both dedicated not only to the educational value of film screenings and events, but also to keeping traditional 35mm films on their programming schedules.
Nick Bruno and Morgen Ruff give an audio tour of the Whitsell Auditorium's projection booth at the Portland Art Museum, where fifty-year-old film projectors sit side-by-side with multiple digital projection systems, and outline the Northwest Film Center's continuing mission to screen international, archival, and alternative programming.  Then, Portland State University's Matt Ellis offers a hopeful but cautious assessment of the future of Oregon's only student-run movie theater, the 5th Avenue Cinema on the PSU campus.

To listen to Part One of the Go Digital or Go Dark series, click here.

Films to Raise Consciousness: Cascade AIDS Project's World AIDS Day Film Series and JHS Multicultural Film Festival

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The Film Show
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Thu, 11/28/2013
On this month's The Film Show, Jenn Chavez explores two upcoming screening series that seek to educate, raise consciousness and enact social change.  She speaks with Jaxon Mitchell of the Cascade AIDS Project about their screening series coming up at the Clinton Street Theater from December 6th through 8th, in conjunction with Worlds AIDS Day events.  And she's joined by Jennifer Doncan and Dr. Lionel Johnson with the JHS Multicultural Film Festival, which hosts monthly events at the North Portland Library pairing documentary screenings and post-film panels and discussions, with the next event coming up on December 10th.  And as always, we provide a calendar of upcoming film events in the Portland area.

Go Digital or Go Dark - Part One

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 10/24/2013
At the beginning of 2014, after a century or more as the state-of-the-art motion picture format, 35mm films will no longer be printed or distributed by many major movie studios.  This move is provoking a crisis for many independent cinemas, who may find themselves with no access to new releases, and no room in their budgets for the new digital projection systems.

Jenn Chavez talks with two Portland exhibitors who have found creative ways to fund digital conversion while also leaving room in their programming for traditional film formats.  Heyward Stewart, co-owner of the Academy Theater, has mounted a fundraising campaign, while Dan Halsted of the Hollywood Theatre is taking the opportunity to diversify the formats available in each of the venue's three cinemas.

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Filmmaker Penny Allen - Extended Audio

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 09/26/2013
Oregonians and cinephiles who don't recognize the name Penny Allen could be forgiven.  There's no Wikipedia page for her, and only partially accurate information on the Internet Movie Database.  But Penny helped kickstart Portland's independent film scene in the 1970's, hiring budding talents Eric Edwards, Gus Van Sant, and Henk Pander to run camera, sound, and scenic design on iconic Portland-centric features such as Property and Paydirt.
 
Penny Allen now lives in France, but still keeps a home in Portland.  In this extended cut of The Film Show's summertime conversation with Penny, we learn more about her contributions to Oregon film history, avant-garde theater, land-use planning, and graphic memoir, and about her newest feature Late For My Mother's Funeral, which screens at the Northwest Film Center on December 16th, with the filmmaker in attendance.

 

POWfest Summer Docs and TBA's The Works

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Fri, 08/23/2013

For their Summer Documentary Series, POWfest is bringing award-winning filmmaker Ondi Timoner to Portland to screen her docs DIG! and We Live in PublicJenn Chavez gets Ondi on the line to talk about her career in feature films as well as her new web-channel A Total Disruption.  Then, S.W. Conser previews TBA's late-night series The Works, with Getting To Know You (Tube) presenters Crystal Baxley and Stefan Ransom.  And the Cascade Festival of African Films' Allison Mobley and Wiley G. Barnett stop by to announce a special encore screening of the historical epic Toussaint Louverture.

Note: The audio for the extended interview with Ondi Timoner can be found at this page.

The Film Show August 2013: Extended Interview with Ondi Timoner

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The Film Show
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Thu, 08/22/2013

Kicking off tomorrow, August 23rd at the Mission Theater is the POWFest Summer Documentary series, brought to you by the folks at Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (or POWFest) and NW Documentary.  It’ll begin tomorrow at 7pm with this season’s Homegrown Doc Fest, a showcase of NW Documentary student work, and will continue throughout the week with best-of screenings of documentaries from past POWFests, themed shorts programs, family programming and more: for a complete schedule of those screenings check out POWFest's or Mission Theater's websites. 

The fest plans to save the best for last though, with a special screening hosted by featured guest Ondi Timoner, the Sundance award-winning documentarian behind the cult-status rock doc DIG! and the acclaimed doc We Live in Public, a darker meditation on technology and media.  She’ll be screening those two films back to back at the Mission on Friday August 30th starting 7pm, as well as showing clips of other films and hopefully discussing her current work on the web-channel A Total Disruption, which follows tech innovators, and the show BYOD, or Bring Your Own Documentary.

I was delighted to be joined by Ondi this week for The Film Show.

  • Length: 37:34 minutes (85.99 MB)
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Portland Underground Film Festival and PNCA Boundary Crossings Animation Institute

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program: 
The Film Show
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Thu, 07/25/2013

On this month's The Film Show, host Jenn Chavez talks experimental film and animation with several fixtures in the Portland art scene.  First, PNCA faculty Rose Bond and animator Miriam Harris discuss what to expect from PNCA's genre-bending Boundary Crossings Animation Institute.  Then Bob Moricz, prolific local filmmaker and festival director of the upcoming Portland Underground Film Festival, explains the fest's commitment to renegade filmmakers and non-commercial cinematic art.  And as always, Jenn shares a film calendar of upcoming events in the Portland area.

  • Length: 30:10 minutes (27.62 MB)
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Stories on Screen

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 06/27/2013

Youth Silent Film Festival and QDoc

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 04/25/2013

Spring brings offbeat film festivals to Oregon, and what could be more unconventional than the Youth Silent Film Festival?  Festival creator Jon Palanuk talks with Jenn Chavez about inspiring teenage filmmakers to reinvent a classic art form.  Then, S.W. Conser is joined by grown-up film director Eric Slade, whose new documentary Big Joy, a profile of trailblazing poet, playwright, and experimental filmmaker James Broughton premieres at this year's QDoc Festival.

 

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