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

Drive-In and Bike-In Movies

Program: 
The Film Show
Air date: 
Thu, 07/23/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
The Film Show visits Oregon's drive-in theaters

To help you stay cool this summer, The Film Show brings you our classic Drive-In Theater radio tour.  Tune in and find out where to bring your roadster, your bike, or even your two legs to a screening under the stars.

Broadening Film Horizons

Program: 
The Film Show
Air date: 
Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
The Film Show for June 2015

The Oregon Historical Society has teamed up with the Hollywood Theatre to welcome avant-garde filmmaker Robert McGinley to town on Friday June 26, and we'll be talking with Robert about his films Shredder Orpheus and Orpheus and Eurydice.

Expanding Cinema

Program: 
The Film Show
Air date: 
Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
The Film Show for Mary 2015

This month Jenn Chavez introduces listeners to the Women's Rights Project with guest Ariela Migdal of the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU's #FilmEquality campaign is investigating gender discrimination in film and TV hiring practices, asserting that "Hollywood doesn't get a free pass to violate civil rights laws."

Tributes to Gus Van Sant and Thanhouser Studio

Program: 
The Film Show
Air date: 
Thu, 04/23/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
A preview of the Northwest Film Center's Essential Gus Van Sant retrospective

In advance of the Northwest Film Center's Essential Gus Van Sant retrospective, Jenn Chavez talks with Mario Falsetto, the author of the new book Conversations with Gus Van Sant.

Down-to-Earth Documentaries

Program: 
The Film Show
Air date: 
Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:30am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Local cinemas host documentaries that entertain as well as inform

Jenn Chavez talks with "story midwife" Laura Lo Forti, who directs the NPMTC Vanport Multimedia Project and will be part of the Northwest Film Center's Evening with Community Based Storytellers.  And S.W. Conser welcomes Todd Darling back to Portland.

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.

Audio

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.

Film Festival Season in Portland

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 01/31/2013

In a special hour-long episode, The Film Show brings listeners a preview of new and returning film festivals for February.

First, Jenn Chavez asks filmmaker, critic, and Portland Black Film Festival organizer David Walker what audiences can expect from this first-ever showcase of historical (and occasionally hysterical) African-American-themed cinema coming to the Hollywood Theatre.

Then, we're joined by Allison Mobley and Tara Foster, coordinators for the Cascade Festival of African Films, whose diverse lineup remains relevant and surprising after 23 years in the community.

And finally, Thomas Phillipson and Nick Bruno of the Portland International Film Festival drop by, along with local filmmaker Chel White, for a roundtable discussion with S.W. Conser.  Chel's short film Bird of Flames is a highlight of the Short Cuts V: Made In Oregon anthology screening, an experimental music video collaboration with David Lynch and Chrysta Bell.

Low-Budget Filmmaking and the Clinton Street Centennial

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 12/27/2012

In this year-end edition of The Film Show, Oregon legislator turned filmmaker David Edwards previews his low-budget sci-fi feature Nightscape, filmed in the wilds of Hillsboro.  Then, we're joined by Lani Jo and Roger Leigh, the new proprietors of the storied Clinton Street Theater, which will be celebrating its centennial year with a series of special screenings and events.

Fall Festivals

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Mon, 10/29/2012

On this month's episode of The Film Show, Jenn Chavez previews the upcoming Portland Humanist Film Festival at Cinema 21 with Festival Chair Sylvia Benner and S.W. Conser talks to animator and CalArts instructor Maureen Selwood, who is judging the entries for the 39th annual Northwest Filmmakers' Festival.

Experiments with Film and Music

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 09/27/2012

With the coming of fall, exciting new film events are taking place.  Lawrence Johnson is the 2012 Regional Arts & Culture Council Media Arts Fellow, and will host a screening at the Northwest Film Center of his documentary and experimental works dealing with the history and landscape of the Pacific Northwest.  Mia Ferm joins us once again to introduce a series of archival screenings at the Yale Union, and animator/musician Alexis Gideon describes his touring film-based performance Video Musics III: Floating Oceans, in which he accompanies his own animation with a live operatic soundtrack of vocal and instrumental loops.

ParaNorman's co-directors, Time Based Art, and a Lebanese documentarian in Oregon

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 08/23/2012

ParaNorman co-directors Chris Butler and Sam Fell visit The Film Show this month to talk about the joys of stop-motion animation, classic horror movies, and the rare glimpse of sunshine in Oregon.  Also, Jenn Chavez talks with documentarian Zeina Daccache about bringing her project 12 Angry Lebanese to Portland, and Erin Boberg and Rachel Peddersen of PICA give S.W. Conser a tour of The Works site in advance of the 2012 Time Based Art festival.

 

August 2012 Film Show Events Calendar

Categories:
program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 08/23/2012

Cohost Jenn Chavez provides a calendar of upcoming film events.

  • Length: 3:53 minutes (3.56 MB)
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