Get an overview of the 36th Portland International Film Festival with Bill Foster, executive director of the NW Film Festival. He’s joined by Portland filmmaker Brian Lindstrom whose documentary Alien Boy: The Life And Death of James Chasse. Dmae Roberts has this overview of PIFF 36 plus more about Portland filmmakers featured at the festival [...]
Screenwriter and director Alan Greenberg is featured. He’s written a new memoir titled Every Night the Trees Disappear: Werner Herzog and the Making of ‘Heart of Glass‘ about his collaboration with Wernor Herzog.
Heart of Glass,Herzog’s 1976 film has been described as one of the strangest narrative films in history in which Herzog hypnotized all the actors. The [...]
Filmmakers Sue Arbuthnot and Richard Wilhelm of Hare In The Gate Productions talk about their film Amber Waves & Checkered Flags.
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One day the filmmakers drove by a sign for Lind, pop. 500, with a rustic sign inviting, “Welcome to Lind! Drop in—Mt. St. Helens did!” They found there the [...]
Dmae Roberts talks with Bill Foster, executive director of NW Film Center about the 35th annual Portland International Film Festival. This year PIFF showcases 140 films—93 features and 46 short films—from 36 different countries. We’ll get a sneak peek and best picks so tune in!
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The NW Film Center celebrates [...]
Dmae Roberts talks with acclaimed author Lisa See. Her latest novel, Dreams of Joy debuted at No. 1 on the NY Times best seller list. See tells us about her extensive research on Mao’s Great Leap Forward that caused the death of up 45 million people in China from 1958-1961. We also hear about the movie version [...]
Dmae Roberts talks with veteran media artist Rose Bond about her work on large-scale animations and her teaching of Boundary Crossings’ an institute on animated. Also featured is Daniela Repas of DripDrop Productions. They’re debuting Pre-Nostalgic, DripDrop’s new animated installation of sound, sculpture, and drawing. DripDrop tells us about the installation, which has been two [...]
Producer Macon Reed worked with Dmae Roberts on a feature about Filmmaker Brian Lindstrom, the debut story in the “Pushing Boundaries” series.
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 [...]
Host Dmae Roberts talks with Ryan Copple, a Vancouver, BC writer, editor and co-creator (with Kaleena Kiff) of the award-winning steam-punk digital series Riese narrated by Sanctuary and Stargate SG1 star Amanda Tapping. The series began as an indie online series and then was picked up for season 2 by the SyFy Channel to run online last fall. [...]
Harold Phillips & Micki Selvitella
Dmae Roberts explores the growing landscape of the web series via an actor, director and producer working on three different projects. Actor Harold Philips and Director Micki Selvitella, both theatre artists, will tell us what it’s like to work on web series in Portland. Then Ryan Copple, co-creator of SyFy.com’s Riese: Kingdom Falling will share [...]
Travel the world in 16 days through the Portland International Film Festival. Now in it’s 34th year, PIFF draws more than 35,000 people each year to several venues in Portland to watch more than 100 films from all over the globe. Host Dmae Roberts talks with Bill Foster, executive director of the Northwest Film Center [...]