The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show
Joe and Abe welcome former Portlander Penny Allen, who has lived in France for many years. She is in Portland for a showing of her second film, PAYDIRT, at The Northwest Film Center's Whitsell Auditorium at the Portland Art Museum Thursday, January 8th at 7pm. She will introduce the film.
Paydirt, made in 1981, is a time capsule of the Northwest. Set in the lush hills of Newberg, PAYDIRT tells the story of Nancy (Lola Desmond), the great-granddaughter of an Oregon pioneer, who reclaims the family land to start a vineyard and winery. The dirty little secret is that her back-to-the-land fantasy is only possible if she grows a crop that actually generates cash: marijuana. The film features a cameo by David Lett, a pioneering Oregon winemaker. He died in October.