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6 Things (Plus 1) To See At BendFilm 2017

OPB | Oct. 7, 2017 8:38 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Hot takes from the screeners — including, straight from Cannes, this year’s Palme D’Or winner from Cannes.

local | Health | Arts | News | Think Out Loud

'Care' Documentary: In-Home Workers Valued But Not Compensated

OPB | Aug. 2, 2017 12:30 p.m. | Portland

A new documentary on the in-home care industry, produced by native Oregonian Tony Heriza, shows the growing need for these workers and their general lack of a livable wage and benefits.

Entertainment | Family | News | Nation | NW Life | local | Arts | The Vietnam War

Q&A With Ken Burns And Lynn Novick On 'The Vietnam War' Part 2

OPB | July 25, 2017 11:15 a.m.

Co-directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novak talk about their upcoming 18-hour documentary on the Vietnam War.

NW Life | History | World | The Vietnam War

'The Vietnam War,' A PBS Documentary

OPB | July 24, 2017 1:30 p.m.

"The Vietnam War" — a new 10-part, 18-hour documentary film series — directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, will premiere Sept. 17, 2017, on OPB.

Entertainment | Education | Family | News | NW Life | Arts | The Vietnam War

Q&A With Ken Burns And Lynn Novick On 'The Vietnam War' Part 1

OPB | July 24, 2017 10:14 a.m.

Co-directors Ken Burns and Lynn Novak talk about their upcoming 18-hour documentary on the Vietnam War.

Arts | World | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Barbara Kopple

OPB | March 15, 2017 9 p.m.

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple takes us behind the scenes of her own life and how she became hooked on narrative and documentary filmmaking.

local | NW Life | Arts | Entertainment | Oregon Lens

Meet The Lightbulb Lady Of Portland

OPB | Aug. 11, 2016 3:06 p.m.

Tourists come from as far as Tokyo to gaze upon Sunlan Lighting's electric glow, and its owner, Kay “The Lightbulb Lady” Newell is happy to greet them. Well, sort of.

NW Life | Arts | Oregon Lens

The Law Was Against Her. So She Fought The Law.

OPB | Aug. 11, 2016 2:58 p.m.

All Amber Starks wanted to do was braid hair for foster kids. Turns out, it used to be illegal to style hair in the state of Oregon without a special cosmetology license.  

NW Life | Arts | Oregon Lens

Where’s Your Kilimanjaro?

OPB | Aug. 11, 2016 2:10 p.m.

Multiple myeloma patients, supporters, doctors and caregivers climb some of the world’s most difficult mountains to show how recent advancements in treatment are helping patients.

NW Life | Arts | Oregon Lens

The Most Exciting Sport You’ve Never Heard Of

OPB | Aug. 11, 2016 1:47 p.m.

Traditionally, men have dominated sidecar racing, but “Steady Betty” Herlocker and her monkey Kendra “Red Fury” McDonald, America’s first all-women sidecar racing team, are challenging that.

NW Life | Arts | Oregon Lens

Paddling Into The Past

OPB | Aug. 11, 2016 1:27 p.m.

The documentary "Voyagers Without Trace" combines a 1938 French kayaking trio’s pristine archival footage with visuals and insights from present-day experiences.

Music | Entertainment | Uncategorized | NW Life | Arts | Fish & Wildlife | Land | Environment

2016 Oregon Lens Series Schedule

OPB | Aug. 11, 2016 9:46 a.m.

Oregon Lens showcases some of the best independent films in the Pacific Northwest.

Climate change | Think Out Loud

Naomi Klein And Avi Lewis's New Documentary

OPB | Oct. 13, 2015 12:06 p.m.

"This Changes Everything," is a new documentary produced at the same time as Naomi Klein's book of the same name.

Think Out Loud

'50 Feet From Syria' Highlights Personal Journey And Global Crisis

OPB | Oct. 8, 2015 12:35 p.m.

Portland filmmaker Skye Fitzgerald's film tells the story of Portland surgeon Hisham Bismar, who was moved to travel to Turkey to operate on severely injured Syrian refugees.

News | local | Entertainment | OPB News Blog

Portland Tiny House Documentary Premieres Next Week

OPB | April 27, 2015 3:24 p.m. | Portland

If you've ever considered downsizing, a new documentary will give you an hour-long peek into the tiny house lifestyle.

Think Out Loud

Documentary Focuses On Vaccines

OPB | March 23, 2015 12:45 p.m.

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

News | local | Entertainment | OPB News Blog

Pendleton Round-Up Star Of New Documentary By Sufjan Stevens

OPB | Jan. 22, 2015 12:46 p.m. | Portland

The Pendleton Round-Up is known for being a fast-paced and chaotic rodeo, which is exactly why singer-musician Sufjan Stevens decided to slow down the action in his new documentary.

Think Out Loud

The Minor League Team That Took Portland By Storm

OPB | July 10, 2014 12:20 p.m.

THURSDAY: We'll discuss The Battered Bastards of Baseball, a film that tracks the history of the Portland Mavericks, a former minor league team.

Think Out Loud

New Documentary Highlights The Carter Family's History and Influence

OPB | May 2, 2014 12:35 p.m.

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.

Politics | local | News

Statesman Journal: Hatfield Film Premiere Delayed

statesman_journal | Nov. 18, 2013 1:37 a.m.

The premiere of a documentary about Mark Hatfield, former Oregon governor and U.S. senator, has been delayed.