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

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

Audio

The Great Northwest Film Tour and QDoc

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 05/10/2012

For this special membership drive edition of The Film Show, animator Bill Plympton and Alexia Anastasio discuss their upcoming visit to Portland to kick off the Great Northwest Film Tour, coordinated by the Oregon Media Production Association and McMenamins.  Alexia is the director of the documentary Adventures in Plymptoons, which follows the very independent and often anarchic career of Bill Plympton, leading up to the recent mayoral proclamation of May 26 as Bill Plympton Day.

Also in the studio is David Weissman, co-founder of the Queer Documentary Film Festival, the only U.S. festival of its kind, now celebrating its sixth year at its new home the Kennedy School.

As part of KBOO's Spring Membership Drive, a limited number of VIP passes to see Adventures in Plymptoons, with Bill and Alexia in attendance, will be available as thank-you gifts for your $60 pledge of support.

You can join KBOO by clicking here or by calling (503) 232-8818 or toll-free (877) 500-KBOO.

The Healthcare Movie and the Experimental Film Festival

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 04/26/2012

In this expanded web edition of The Film Show, Jenn Chavez interviews Lindsay Caron Epstein, whose debut documentary shines light on how Canadians feel about their socialized health care system.  Meanwhile, S.W. Conser checks in with Hannah Piper Burns and Benjamin Popp, who are organizing Portland's inaugural Experimental Film Festival.

John Frame and Barry Bostwick

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 03/22/2012

The animation and sculpture of John Frame is currently on display at the Portland Art Museum as part of the featured exhibition Three Fragments of a Lost Tale.  S.W. Conser talks with John about the process of transforming his own waking dreamscapes into the animated work-in-progress The Tale of the Crippled Boy.  Back in the studio, Faux Film Festival curator Mike Shkolnik is joined by actor Barry Bostwick, who is starring in all three feature films at next weekend's festival.  And Jenn Chavez brings us the monthly film events calendar.

Two Documentaries on Teen Girls in Transition

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 02/23/2012

Director Janet McIntyre and Executive Producer Kelley Baker discuss the new documentary Faded: Girls and Binge Drinking, which follows the lives of four Portland teens from diverse backgrounds but facing similar struggles.  Jenn Chavez talks with Janet about the March premiere of Faded at the Northwest Film Center, and S.W. Conser asks Kelley about his new book Sound Conversations with (un)Sound People and about making independent films on a shoestring budget.  Meanwhile, visiting filmmaker Linda Knowlton brings her documentary about girls adopted from China to the Portland International Film Festival.  Somewhere Between is screening as part of PIFF's Global Classroom film program for high schoolers and teachers.

Todd Haynes, Joanna Priestley, and the Art of Collaboration

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 01/26/2012

Director Todd Haynes (Superstar: the Karen Carpenter Story, I'm Not There, Mildred Pearce) and animator Joanna Priestley have similarities beyond making their homes in Portland and spotlighting themes important to women.  Both filmmakers are big believers in collaboration, improvisation, and artistic reinvention.

Host S.W. Conser talks with Haynes and Priestley about their work and about upcoming events, including a screening of films created by homeless youth as part of Outside In's Guerrilla Theatre Youth Film Festival.

Note: Previous Film Show programs can be accessed at KBOO.fm/BehindtheScreen.

Extended audio of Todd Haynes' interview will be posted soon on KBOO's website.  Check back in at KBOO.fm/TheFilmShow.

 

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