Pushing Boundaries: Filmmaker Brian Lindstrom

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Tue, 03/15/2011 - 12:00am
Macon Reed presents a feature story on filmmaker Brian Lindstrom

Producer Macon Reed worked with Dmae Roberts on a feature about Filmmaker Brian Lindstrom, the debut story in the "Pushing Boundaries" series.

Brian Lindstrom

Filmmaker Brian Lindstrom who makes films about people he says we put an ex through: ex-cons, people with long histories of drug addiction, mental illness, and homelessness. He uses his films to start conversations because he believes that when we witness another’s story, we can become invested in their lives. Lindstrom is currently working on Alien Boy, a documentary about Jim Chasse, whose death in the custody of Portland law enforcement officers in 2006 caused an outcry about civil rights and interactions between police and the mentally ill. You can learn more about Chasse's story and see a photo from the arrest here.

Producer Macon Reed speaks with Lindstrom about Alien Boy. Reed worked as a production intern for a new, year-long Stage and Studio series called Pushing Boundaries that profiles artists and organizations pushing physical, emotional, and artistic boundaries in their work. This is the debut piece of the series.

Pushing Boundaries is funded by the Regional Arts and Culture Council.

Macon Reed

Macon Reed is a graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, where she studied radio documentary production. She recently came back to Oregon after traveling throughout the country with her students as a documentary instructor at the Brown Ledge Gap Year Program.

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