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New Film Profiles Afghan Photographers

OPB | Sept. 14, 2015

"Frame By Frame" profiles four photojournalists documenting life in Afghanistan, something that was illegal under Taliban rule.

Portland Film Festival Now In Its Third Year

OPB | Sept. 03, 2015

The festival, focused on independent filmmakers, is an event for mavericks, according to its executive director.

Talking About Stuttering

OPB | June 19, 2015

Local filmmaker Michael Turner discusses his autobiographical documentary about navigating life and family with a stutter.

Documentary Focuses On Vaccines

OPB | March 23, 2015

MONDAY: Producer Jon Palfreman's documentary "The Vaccine War" dives into the controversial discussion around vaccinating children.

High School Filmmaker Wins National Award

OPB | Nov. 11, 2014

TUESDAY: A Clackamas High School student took home the award for best music video at the 2014 All American High School Film Festival.

New Documentary Highlights The Carter Family's History and Influence

OPB | May 02, 2014

FRIDAY: Oregon filmmaker Beth Harrington's documentary about the history of the Carter and Cash families and their effect on music — country, Americana and more — debuts this Saturday in Portland.

What Will Become Of Wapato Jail?

OPB | April 30, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Portland Police, film crews, and others have found creative uses for Multnomah County's Wapato Jail, but it hasn't housed any inmates since it was completed 10 years ago.

Making Oscar Predictions

OPB | Feb. 28, 2014

FRIDAY: The 86th Academy Awards are Sunday. Which movies, actors, and actresses are you hoping will win?

Summer Movie Roundup

OPB | Aug. 08, 2013

From big-budget blockbusters to quirky indie releases, we'll discuss some of the films that have audiences talking this season.

Culture Club

OPB | May 02, 2013

Our weekly conversation about some of the most talked about stories of the moment.

Documentary Highlights International Adoption Delays

OPB | April 03, 2013

We'll talk with the executive producer of "Stuck," a film that highlights the long wait for international adoptions. 

American Winter

OPB | March 19, 2013

American Winter profiles Portland families struggling to make ends meet in the aftermath of the great recession.

Culture Club

OPB | Feb. 28, 2013

Our weekly conversation about some of the most talked about stories of the week.

Culture Club

OPB | Feb. 21, 2013

This week we have a special Oscars edition of Culture Club.

Documenting The Life And Death Of James Chasse

OPB | Feb. 20, 2013

We'll talk with Brian Lindstrom, the filmmaker of the new documentary of the life and death of James Chasse, who died in police custody in 2006. 

Previewing The Portland International Film Festival

OPB | Feb. 06, 2013

What are the most exciting films at the Portland International Film Festival this year?

Filming Old Goats

OPB | Dec. 20, 2012

We'll talk to the director of the independent feature film Old Goats and some of the actors in the movie who had never acted before.

Movie Theaters in the Age of Netflix

OPB | March 29, 2012

In the age of Netlix, Redbox, and Hulu, are movie theaters becoming a thing of the past?

Faded: Girls + Binge Drinking

OPB | March 14, 2012

The new documentary Faded follows four girls through their teenage years to explore the causes and consequences of binge drinking.

Wim Wenders on "Pina"

OPB | Feb. 14, 2012

The German filmmaker Wim Wenders celebrates the work and life of choreographer Pina Bausch in his new 3D documentary, Pina.