Culture/Arts

Moving to the Beat: Hip Hop from PDX to Sierra Leone

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Mon, 11/16/2009

Bridging the gap between the US and Africa with Hip Hop youth culture -- that's one of the aims of the new film Moving 2 the Beat, produced here in Portland and in Sierra Leone.  Abdul Fofanah, co-director of the film and a Sierra Leonean -American, talks about the film here with Tom Becker.   

9:45 minutes (5.58 MB)

KBOO COMMUNITY CALENDAR TUESDAY November 17th 2009

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Tue, 11/17/2009

KBOO COMMUNITY CALENDAR TUESDAY November 17th 2009

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Tonight at 6:30 pm will be Tales of Wonder and Wisdom: An Evening with Rafe Martin at the Hillsdale Library, located at 1525 S.W.

2:04 minutes (1.89 MB)

Author Jamie Ford of "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter & Sweet"

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 11/17/2009

  Dmae Roberts talked with Jamie Ford, author of "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" at the recent Wordstock Festival. This NY Times bestselling novel traces Seattle's Internment history during World Wart II through the friendship of a Chinese-American boy and a Japanese-American girl. 

Also featured is music by Portland's David Ornette Cherry.

28:58 minutes (26.53 MB)

Stage and Studio on 11/17/09

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 11/17/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

 Dmae Roberts talked with Jamie Ford, author of "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" at the recent Wordstock Festival. This NY Times bestselling novel traces Seattle's Internment history during World Wart II through the friendship of a Chinese-American boy and a Japanese-American girl.

Review of "2012," destroying a theater near you.

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2012
Director: Roland Emmerich
With: John Cusack, Amanda Peet, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, Oliver Platt, Woody Harrelson, etc.

A few years ago, I warned our listeners to avoid Independence Day, a big, loud and awful movie directed by Emmerich.  But, did people listen to me?  Hell, no!  It became the biggest movie of the year.  And, it still stinks.
So does 2012.  Based on the wildly misinterpreted legends of the end of the Mayan calendar, the Mayans believe that time just rolls over like a speedometer, this bomb destroys the world in big, expensive and stupid ways.  The plot is ridiculous, the characters cardboard, the situations silly and the acting (overacting?) amateurish.

Review of "Fantastic Mr. Fox," open now (Nov. 13)

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Fantastic Mr. Fox (Animation)
Director: Wes Anderson
Voices of: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jason Schwartzman, Wallace Wolodarsky, Eric Chase Anderson

There are those who will tell us that this film of Roald Dahl’s book subverts his original idea, and that the characters are depicted as far too cuddly.  And they are mostly right, except that the film is fun on its own terms.  This will mean little to those who haven’t read the book.
The script follows the conventions of the modern screenplay: the main characters see the error of their ways, or become better as a result of the action.  Dahl was dark where this story is far more friendly, but the book is still available (and will be a surprise to any who seek it out).

Selden Edwards: "The Little Book"

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Between the Covers
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Thu, 11/12/2009

Host Ed Goldberg interviews Selden Edwards, author of The Little Book, a time-travel fantasy set in Vienna, 1897.  Edwards began writing The Little Book  as a young English teacher in 1974, and continued to layer and refine the manuscript until its completion in 2007. It is his first novel, and it's become a best seller.

28:45 minutes (13.16 MB)

Between the Covers on 11/12/09

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Between the Covers
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Thu, 11/12/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am

Host Ed Goldberg interviews Selden Edwards, author of "The Little Book," a time-travel fantasy in Vienna, 1897.

Northwest Film Center programs

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The 36th Northwest Film & Video Festival is ongoing at the NWFC.  Some of the shorts are one minute, all are just a few minutes.  The films are by Northwest film-makers, and are generally on topics and locations of interest in our area.

The Lens on China series continues there as well.  China is undergoing great changes, with one foot back in the Maoist "Red China" of the past, and one foot in the 21st Century.  These films reflect the changing face of China, through documentary and fiction.  A wonderful series for anyone wondering what the world will be like when China is the world's dominant power.  No guarantees, of course, beyond a chance to see some good movies.

Out Loud focuses on our talent, our health, and our stories.

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Out Loud
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Tue, 11/10/2009

Out Loud focuses on our talent, our health, and our stories.

Max Voltage, from Pants-Off Productions, talks about Homomentum: a monthly queer cabaret. Homomentum takes over the Egyptian Room Saturday Nov 14th. This month's Timewarp Talent Show will showcase queer dance & performance-art, with tons of glitter and fabulousness. Homomentum: doors at 7pm, show at 8pm, dance party at 10pm. Cost $5-7 sliding scale. This is a 21+  event.

58:32 minutes (33.49 MB)
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