In the early 1960's a revolution in documentary filmmaking took root,
inspired by both cultural uprisings and new audio-visual technologies.
The movement known as Direct Cinema rejected authorial voiceovers and
other narrative devices, opting instead for immediacy, ambi...
In this encore episode, The Film Show takes you on a tour of classic
drive-in theaters. Tune in and find out where to bring your roadster, your
bike, or even your two legs to a screening under the stars.
We start by visiting Brian Francis at the 99W Drive-In in Newberg...
Visitors to Portland International Airport can now enjoy short films
by Oregon-based directors, thanks to the new Micro-Cinema on Concourse C
which features local programming 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Hollywood
Theatre Executive Director Doug Whyte brings us into...
The Vanport Mosaic Festival is honoring the 75th anniversary of the
establishment of the City of Vanport with historic exhibits, theater, and
documentaries. Jenn Chavez talks with Laura Lo Forti about the film project
Lost City, Living Memories: Vanport Through the Voic...
A flurry of documentaries about Pacific Northwest newsmakers are making the
rounds of film festivals and television shows, locally and around the
The Reluctant Radical profiles climate activist Ken Ward, one of the Valve
Turners in the campaign to shut down the...
Produced at the height of the Hollywood Red Scare by blacklisted filmmakers,
1954's Salt of the Earth is a groundbreaking drama that highlights the roles
of Latina women and striking mineworkers. Jenn Chavez talks with the
organizers of an upcoming event at the Hollywoo...
We welcome three directors of short films chosen to premiere at the 40th
annual Portland International Film Festival. Vu Pham is the creator of the
sci-fi noir mashup The Cutting Shadow, Rollyn Stafford directed the modern
comedy of manners Your Move, and Jan Haaken's l...
For the holiday season, we chat with notorious filmmaker John Waters,
who's bringing his annual Christmas show to Portland once again. Waters
has spent the past half-century directing such transgressive films as Pink
Flamingos, Hairspray, and Serial Mom, and is also the...