Culture/Arts

Review of (500) Days of Summer

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Director: Marc Webb

 

With: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel, Geoffrey Arend, Chloë Grace Moretz, Matthew Gray Gubler

 

Behind the Screen premiere: TBA '09, Homegrown DocFest, and Home Movie Day

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Thu, 08/27/2009

Behind the Screen now airs the fourth Thursday of every month on the KBOO Radiozine.  In this premiere episode, Toni Tabora-Roberts reports from the Time-Based Art Festival, Natalie Butto talks with Homegrown Documentary Festival curator Ian McCluskey, and S.W. Conser previews International Home Movie Day with local film preservationist Tom Robinson.  Plus, a calendar of events featuring news from the world of independent film and video.

27:58 minutes (11.2 MB)

Author Debra Gwartney & Poet Elise Paschen

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Stage and Studio
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Mon, 08/24/2009

  Dmae Roberts presents part two of the two-part Fishtrap special featuring the Fishtrap writers gathering at Wallowa Camp and Retreat Center in Joseph, Oregon. Part Two features Debra Gwartney, author of "Live Through This" and Poet Elise Paschen ("Bestiary") who were instructors and teachers at Fishtrap in July '09.  Listen to part one of the two-part Fishtrap special.

27:04 minutes (24.78 MB)

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

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Mon, 08/24/2009
Greetings Cascadia! My name is Steve, and this is the KBOO Community Calendar for Wednesday, August 26th, 2009.
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1:53 minutes (1.73 MB)

Stage and Studio on 08/25/09

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Stage and Studio
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Tue, 08/25/2009 - 11:00am - 11:30am
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Features Memoirist Debra Gwartney & Poet Elise Paschen

 Dmae Roberts presents part two of the two-part Fishtrap special featuring the Fishtrap writers gathering at Wallowa Camp and Retreat Center in Joseph, Oregon. Part Two features Debra Gwartney, author of "Live Through This" and Poet Elise Paschen ("Bestiary") who were instructors and teachers at Fishtrap in July '09.

 

 

Review of World's Greatest Dad, opening wide

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World’s Greatest Dad
Director: Bobcat Goldthwait
With: Robin Williams, Alexie Gilmore, Daryl Sabara, Henry Simmons, Evan Martin, Geoffrey Pierson

Okay, I’m surprised.  I expected that this would be another exercise in foulness and needless provocation from Goldthwait, a former standup comic from the outpatient school of comedy.  One of his previous films concerns a woman whose life is ruined because she admits that she performed oral sex on her dog when she was in college.

Revew of Empty Nest, now showing at the Hollywood

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Empty Nest (Argentina 2008)
Director: Daniel Burman
With: Oscar Martinez, Cecilia Roth, Ines Efron, Jean Pierre Noher, Eugenia Capizzano

Slow-moving, dull and ultimately very annoying.  Violates Rule Number One of fiction writing: never end a story with “and it was all a dream.”  Okay, that would normally spoil the whole movie, but the bad screenplay from a cliched script takes care of that from the beginning.  The director has a good reputation, and Cecilia Roth is one of my favorite actors in the world, but she doesn’t have much to work with here.  Save your money.
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David Mas Masumoto: "Wisdom of the Last Farmer, Harvesting Legacies from the Land"

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Between the Covers
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Wed, 08/19/2009

 Crystal Leighty talks with David Mas Masumoto author of Wisdom of the Last Farmer, Harvesting Legacies from the Land.   Publisher notes: "Hailed by The New York Times as “A poet of farming” and the Los Angeles Times as the “Rockstar Farmer” who “uses his farm as Thoreau did his Walden Pond,” David Mas Masumoto weaves together stories of family and farming, life and death to reveal age-old wisdom that is fast disappearing—and urgently needed."

27:15 minutes (12.48 MB)

Reviews of District 9 and Inglourious Basterds, both in wide release

District 9 (New Zealand)
Director: Neill Blomkamp
With: Sharlto Copley, etc.

One of the joys of reviewing movies is the pleasant surprise.  Sometimes I wonder if I have become jaded, and that my tastes are too refined for the average movie patron.  Then, a little gem like this comes along.

Political Perspectives on 08/19/09

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Wed, 08/19/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

On Political Perspectives you’ll hear an interview with Andrea Cano on grassroots organizing against hate in our communities, a report back from the Peace and Unity Fest, and the inspiring struggle of workers in the Caribbean.
The first half of the program was produced by Paul Mundy. The second half hour, Building Bridges, produced by Mimi Rosenberg and Ken Nash.

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