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

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

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.

August 2012 Film Show Events Calendar

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

Cohost Jenn Chavez provides a calendar of upcoming film events.

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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.

 

Local Documentarians

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 07/26/2012

Oregon documentarians continue to make waves both here at home and on the international stage.  Today Natalie Butto talks with Sarah Henderson and Erich Lyttle, the directors behind the feature film We Grew Wings.  Arriving on the festival circuit on the 40th anniversary of Title IX, We Grew Wings is a powerful profile of championship University of Oregon women's track and field teams across the generations.  Also, S.W. Conser is joined by Josh Leake, filmmaker and host of the Portland Film & Movie Club, whose recent documentary Emptys took the top prize at the Tropfest short film festival in New York.  And Jenn Chavez lets listeners know about upcoming film events in the Portland area.

 

Women in Film and Outdoor Screenings

program: 
The Film Show
program date: 
Thu, 06/28/2012

Jenn Chavez asks Andrea Leoncavallo and Jackie Weissman of the Portland chapter of Women in Film about the programs and resources available to independent filmmakers.  And S.W. Conser talks with the Northwest Film Center's Thomas Phillipson and Flicks on the Bricks' Theresa Vetsch-Sandoval about upcoming outdoor screenings around town.

 

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.

 

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