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.

Coming Soon

Local cinemas host documentaries that entertain as well as inform
 

Episode Archive

Only in Portland!

Program: 
The Film Show
Air date: 
Thu, 02/26/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
The Film Show for February 2015

Portland has long been an incubator for idiosyncratic art, and this month we bring you three bold new examples.  Carla Rossi (aka Anthony Hudson) brings a festival of Queer Horror films and "campfire storytelling" to the Hollywood Theatre, with the support of the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

Everything Old is New Again

Program: 
The Film Show
Air date: 
Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
The Film Show spotlights new puppet animation and 70mm film

This month, The Film Show is joined by filmmaker Toby Froud — best known as the enchanted infant from the 1986 fantasy movie Labyrinth — to tell S.W. Conser how a new generation of Hensons and Frouds is helping keep the art of puppet animation fresh.

The Film Show on 09/25/14

Program: 
The Film Show
Air date: 
Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
The Film Show features news and interviews about the independent film scene in Portland

Elliott Smith is the subject of a new documentary screening at the Northwest Film Center's Reel Music festival.  

Film Festival Season

Program: 
The Film Show
Air date: 
Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
The Film Show previews the Portland Film Fest, Time-Based Art and the Movies in Black & White series

In this special hour-long edition of The Film Show, we'll be joined by visiting filmmakers and local organizers who'll help preview the Portland Film Festival, as well as PICA's Time-Based Art Festival and the Movies in Black and White series at the Hollywood Theatre.


Drive-In Movies

Program: 
The Film Show
Air date: 
Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
The Film Show visits Oregon drive-in theaters and previews the 2014 Portland Film Fest

Wait, drive-in theaters still exist in Oregon?  Yes, and they seem to be more popular than ever!  All summer long, you can bring your classic car, your bike, or even your two legs to a screening under the stars.

Film and Music Archivists

Program: 
The Film Show
Air date: 
Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
The Film Show welcomes archivists Eric Isaacson and Rick Prelinger

This month, The Film Show celebrates film archivists, beginning with a return visit from Mississippi Records co-founder Eric Isaacson.  Eric's latest multimedia presentation in the Music & Film Series at the Hollywood Theatre will be A Cosmic and Earthly History of Recorded Music According to Mississippi Records, and will feature a slide show, soundscape, lecture, and film screening.

Summer Film Festivals

Program: 
The Film Show
Air date: 
Thu, 05/22/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
The Film Show for May 2014

The Film Show welcomes Dario Van Vree, founder of the Netherlands' KLIK! Animation Festival, which is currently on a tour of the west coast.  Also joining us are Lauren Grant and Lizzy Freeman from Free Arts NW, as well as Hannah Piper Burns and Benjamin Popp of the Experimental Film Festival, who previewed some of their upcoming lineup at the recent NW Animation Fest.

Documentaries, Archives, and Retrospectives

Program: 
The Film Show
Air date: 
Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
The Film Show for April 2014
This month, The Film Show welcomes Janet Wasko of the the What is Documentary? Conference, organized by the School of Journalism and Communications at the University of Oregon's Portland campus.




Student Academy Awards and Anti-Slavery Documentary shot in Portland

Program: 
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
Short Description: 
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.

Audio

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

Categories:
program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
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.

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

On the subject of local media, we hope that you'll take this opportunity to become a member of KBOO Community Radio by calling (877) 500-KBOO.  Available thank-you gifts include tickets to any regular screening at Portland's Northwest Film Center.


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

Categories:
program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
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)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 320Kbps (CBR)

Portland Underground Film Festival and PNCA Boundary Crossings Animation Institute

Categories:
program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
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)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

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.

Project Viewfinder and Occupy Documentaries

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 03/28/2013

This month's edition of The Film Show profiles local documentarians whose works shine a light on the issues of homelessness and affordable housing.  Jenn Chavez gets the lowdown on Project Viewfinder, a mentorship program for transitional youth, with student filmmaker Antoine Thomas and Aaron Schwartzbord from the Northwest Film Center.  Then, S.W. Conser asks former mortgage loan officer G.G. Williams about her new documentary Occupy: We the People, which is headed for the Cannes Film Festival.

As part of KBOO's spring membership drive, vouchers to the Northwest Film Center are available as thank-you gifts with your $60 pledge of support.  Call (877) 500-KBOO for more information.

POWfest

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 02/28/2013

This year's Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival (POWfest) is bringing filmmakers to Portland from around the world, including guest of honor Penelope Spheeris (The Decline of Western Civilization; Wayne's World) and local director Jackie Weissman (Rock N Roll Mamas).  Hosts S.W. Conser and Jenn Chavez preview the festival and the rock & roll landscape with Penelope and Jackie, and then Portland video merchant Mike Clark drops by the studio to relate the latest adventures at Movie Madness. And of course, Jenn brings listeners the monthly calendar of local film events.

Note: the date of Penelope Spheeris' appearance at the Hollywood Theatre had been mistakenly listed as March 10th on the show; the correct date is actually Saturday March 9th.

 

Copyright © 2012 KBOO Community Radio | Copyright Policy | Community Guidelines | Website Illustration & Design by: KMF ILLUSTRATION