Host Jay Thiemeyer speaks with Austrian director Stefan Rusowitzky about his film "The Counterfeiters," which tells a little-known, true-life World War II story. Solomon Sorowitsch, a Russian Jew and uncrowned king of counterfeiting in the swinging Berlin of the 1930s, is plucked from almost certain death in a Nazi concentration camp and put in charge of a massive effort to flood England and America with counterfeit currency.
Dmae Robertstalks with Brook Bloomcurrently starring in "A Feminine Ending" at Portland Center Stage. Bloom has recurring role in CSI: Miami and a new love of Portland. In the second half of the show, Dmae finds out about Black History Month events at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center from Creative Director Adrienne Flagg.Featured music (with permission) is by local composer and performer David Ornette Cherry.
Movie Moles Denise Morris and Frann Michel review "The Orphanage, " the story of a woman, an orphan herself, who opens an orphanage. The review compares this film with others from the same producer, "Pan's Labrynth" and "The Devil's Backbone."
The Old Mole's Jan Haaken interviews Abdul Fofana about the documentary film about Hip Hop, "Moving to the Beat." The film makes connections between Africans and African Americans as it shows the journey of an American Hip Hop group to Sierra Leone. The film is showing at the Cascade Festival of African Films.
Members of the CoHo Theatre Company discuss their production of Tales of Ordinary Madness, a dark comedy written by the celebrated Czech playwright and film director, Peter Zelenka. The US premier is in Portland through Feb. 23.
Dmae Roberts talks with Bill Foster, executive director of the Northwest Film Center about the 31st Portland International Film Festival. Bill offers his best picks and highlights of the festival that runs Feb. 7-23 this year.