Oregonians and cinephiles who don't recognize the name Penny Allen could be forgiven. There's no Wikipedia page for her, and only partially accurate information on the Internet Movie Database. But Penny helped kickstart Portland's independent film scene in the 1970's, hiring budding talents Eric Edwards, Gus Van Sant, and Henk Pander to run camera, sound, and scenic design on iconic Portland-centric features such as Property and Paydirt.
Penny Allen now lives in France, but still keeps a home in Portland. This Thursdaymorning (September 26th) from 11:30 to noon, The Film Show
gives our full half hour over to a freewheeling conversation with Penny, recorded in the KBOO studios. In addition to Oregon film history, we'll be discussing her newest feature Late For My Mother's Funeral
, which screens at the Northwest Film Center on December 16th.
The Film Show airs the fourth Thursday of each month from 11:30am to noon (PDT) on KBOO Radio, 90.7fm. KBOO's real-time webstream is available athttp://kboo.fm/listen
via iTunes or Abacast, and on mobile devices through the TuneIn app
. More info and links to recent Film Show audio archives can be found athttp://kboo.fm/TheFilmShow
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