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Analog Media - Comics and Comix

Airs at: Thu, 11/10/2022 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Ian Sundahl, Tim Goodyear, and Emily Nilsson are deeply committed to the preservation of physical media — film, video, comics, and underground newspapers. Ian is a cartoonist, filmmaker, curator, and the co-publisher of the Vision Quest free comics newspaper.  His long-... Read more

Mother of Color

Airs at: Thu, 10/27/2022 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Dawn Jones Redstone is a filmmaker who believes in mentoring creative people from underrepresented communities.  Her short films, including Sista in the Brotherhood and We Have Our Ways, have tackled pressing social issues while offering opportunities for women of color ... Read more

A Cartoon Arts Museum in the Pacific Northwest

Airs at: Thu, 10/13/2022 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  San Francisco has one, New York has one, Brussels has one, and now Portland may be home to a cartoon arts museum, if a group of academics, activists and industry artists get their way. Dr Mike Rosen, Sean Wynn, Michael Ring, and Katie Pryde are four of the board members... Read more

Leanne Grabel's Brontosaurus

Airs at: Thu, 09/22/2022 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Leanne Grabel is an Portland-based author, illustrator, and poet who has also run a café and performance space and taught in public schools and treatment centers.  She’s written books and produced spoken-word shows, including The Lighter Side of Chronic Depression and An... Read more

The Disney Revolt - Part Two

Airs at: Thu, 09/08/2022 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  In 1941, simmering tensions between Walt Disney Studios and its animators boiled over into one of the most notorious walkouts in American labor history, an incident that changed the face of the animation industry.  Behind the surfact of the Disney Strike is a tangled sto... Read more

The Disney Revolt - Part One

Airs at: Thu, 08/25/2022 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  In 1941, simmering tensions between Walt Disney Studios and its animators boiled over into one of the most notorious walkouts in American labor history, an incident that changed the face of the animation industry.  Behind the surfact of the Disney Strike is a tangled sto... Read more

Orpheus PDX Opera

Airs at: Thu, 08/11/2022 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Orpheus PDX is the newest opera company in the Pacific Northwest, bringing together talent from around the world with the intention of making opera more accessible and intimate.  Their inaugural season opened in August 2022 with the Monteverdi opera L’Orfeo, and continue... Read more

Midsummer Night's Dream in Prison

Airs at: Thu, 07/28/2022 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Bushra Azzouz was an Iraqi-born experimental filmmaker who directed documentaries and mentored students for two decades at the Northwest Film Center's School of Film.  When she died in 2019, her colleagues Ellen Thomas and Enie Vaisburd took up her unfinished project A M... Read more

Independent Stop-Motion Animators

Airs at: Thu, 07/14/2022 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  Portland is an international hub for stop-motion animation, and Jerold Howard and Suzanne Moulton are two of the most innovative artists in the field. Suzanne is a filmmaker, artist, and educator.  She’s worked with Tim Burton on Frankenweenie and Henry Selick on Corali... Read more

PAM CUT and Psychotronic Cinema

Airs at: Thu, 06/23/2022 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
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  In the spring of 2020, the Northwest Film Center shut the doors of its Whitsell Auditorium in the face of the Covid lockdown.  Now, the space is opening back up again, but with a different name and different priorities.  Jon Richardson fills us in on the changes at PAM C... Read more