The Portland International Film Festival is normally a highlight of the rainy season's arts calendar. Thanks to the pandemic lockdown, all of this year's events are presented either online or at the Cinema Unbound Drive-In.
Three local filmmakers join us to talk about their new projects are being screened at the festival. Dawn Jones Redstone has teamed up with Artists Repertory Theatre to create the quarantine slice-of-life short film See Me with an all-BIPOC cast and crew. And Alicia J Rose has adapted Alicia Jo Rabins' one-woman stage musical A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff into a psychedelic musing on art, finance, law, and mysticism..
The Northwest Film Center's Ben Popp also joins S.W. Conser to talk about PIFF's shift to an online festival while maintaining its connection to the community with workshops, happy hour events, and filmmaker Q&A's.
An expanded web-only version of this episode, featuring an extra 20 minutes of content, is available at this link.