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The Watermelon Woman (1996)

Airs at: Mon, 06/11/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  In honor of Pride and Juneteenth, Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Frann Michel discuss The Watermelon Woman (1996), the first feature film directed by an African American lesbian, and a film Frann has long admired. They consider how the movie illuminates the history of cinema... Read more

John Frame - Faust and Mephistopheles

Airs at: Thu, 06/14/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Sculptor, composer, and animator John Frame last talked with S.W. Conser in 2012, when the Portland Art Museum hosted his exhibition Three Fragments of a Lost Tale.  Now, Frame has returned as production designer for Charles Gounod's Faust, a co-production of Portland Op... Read more

Old Mole Variety Hour for June 11, 2018

Airs at: Mon, 06/11/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
Frann Michel hosts this episode of the Old Mole Variety Hour with segments on: From Asylum to Prison: Bill Resnick talks with Dr. Anne E. Parsons about her forthcoming work From Asylum to Prison: Deinstitutionalization and the Rise of Mass Incarceration after 1945. Inequ... Read more

'George,' by Alex Gino; Alok Vaid-Menon; and Portland's Queer Documentary Festival

Airs at: Tue, 05/08/2018 at 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Preference
Preference returns after an early-spring hiatus! We're going to talk about the book 'George,' by Alex Gino, the story of a trans girl's path to self-understanding and public expression of her gender identity. The book, meant for younger readers, is part of Oregon's younger-... Read more

Puffragettes, Mary Janes, and the Women of Weed

Airs at: Wed, 04/18/2018 at 6:30pm - 7:00pm
Produced for Free Culture Radio
On this edition of Free Culture Radio, we speak with filmmaker Windy Borman about her new documentary Mary Janes: The Women of Weed, and we learn the answer to the question: What do you get when you combine gender parity, social justice, environmental sustainability and can... Read more

Creating the Isle of Dogs - Expanded Audio

Airs at: Fri, 03/16/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  In this extended conversation with Portland animator Paul Harrod, we hear more about his adventures working with filmmaker Wes Anderson, as well as the likes of Lily Tomlin, Eddie Murphy, and Larry Wilmore. During a recent trip to the Burning Man arts festival, Paul answ... Read more

Movie Moles: Matewan

Airs at: Mon, 03/12/2018 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Last week the West Virginia Teachers strike came to an end, and along the way we saw teachers invoking the militant union history of their State's mining industries. John Sayles' 1987 film Matewan is about one episode in that history, and Movie Moles Jan Haaken and Joe C... Read more

Creating the Isle of Dogs

Airs at: Fri, 03/16/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  Portland animator Paul Harrod has built sets for Pee-Wee's Playhouse, sculpted California Raisins for Will Vinton, and directed episodes of the breakthrough animated TV series The PJs. During a recent trip to the Burning Man arts festival, Paul answered a call from film... Read more

Gail Noonan, the Laughing Feminist - Expanded Audio

Airs at: Thu, 02/15/2018 at 11:30am - 12:00pm
Produced for Words and Pictures
  In this extended conversation with animator Gail Noonan, S.W. Conser asks about the early artistic adventures with the Winnipeg Film Group that helped spark Gail's four-decade-long career in the world of Canadian independent film and led to her recent retrospective at Po... Read more

Umbilical Hospital & The Brief Alphabet of Torture

Airs at: Thu, 03/15/2018 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
Produced for Between The Covers
  VI KHI NAO was born in Long Khanh, Vietnam. She is the author most recently of Umbilical Hospital; the short stories collection, A Brief Alphabet of Torture, which won FC2’s Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize in 2016; the novel, Fish in Exile (Coffee House Press, 2... Read more