PT Film Festival

KPTZ Goes to the Film Festival

KPTZ DJ host Chris Bricker produced interviews with key filmmakers, in his important work on behalf of the 2021 PT Film Festival. Stream them here:

End of the Line: The Women of Standing Rock
The Berrigans: Devout and Dangerous
Legally Blonde (Kiwi Smith)
Soy Cubana

PT Film Festival 2021

(Airdate: July 21, 2021) Larry Stein speaks with Janette Force, Executive Director of the Port Townsend Film Festival, about plans for the Fall Festival, Sept 23-Oct. 3. The Festival will be largely virtual, as it was last year, but 8 films will be screened to live audiences in the American Legion Hall, Sept 23 – 26. Outdoor films will also be back on Taylor St. Sept 23 – 26. Details of film schedules and tickets will be available soon at www.ptfilmfest.com.

PT Film Festival 2019 #10

(First airdate: September 25, 2019) KPTZ’s Al Bergstein speaks with Rocky Friedman and Ward Serrill, producer and director of the documentary film The Bowmakers. The film debuts at The Rose on Friday, September 27.

PT Film Festival 2019 #9

(First airdate: September 20, 2019) KPTZ’s Buzzy Donahue and Charlie Bermant speak with Cindy Meel, director of the feature documentary The Dog Doc.

PT Film Festival 2019 #8

(First airdate: September 20, 2019) KPTZ’s Chris Bricker and Lily Haight speak in depth with Ernie Stevens of the San Antonio Police Department’s Mental Health Unit about the screening of the feature documentary Ernie & Joe and the special panel at Saturday’s screening.

PT Film Festival 2019 #7

(First airdate: September 20, 2019) KPTZ’s Charlie Bermant and Buzzy Donahue talk with director Shaz Bennett about her feature narrative Alaska is a Drag.

PT Film Festival 2019 #6

(First airdate: September 20, 2019) KPTZ’s Charlie Bermant and Buzzy Donahue speak with Frosty Myers and Debra Arch Myers, producers of the feature documentary The Art & Times of Frosty Myers.

PT Film Festival 2019 #5

(First airdate: September 20, 2019) KPTZ’s Buzzy Donahue and Charlie Bermant interview Cheryl Strayed, best-selling author of the memoir Wild, and her husband Brian Lindstrom about their short film feature We Are Forbidden.

PT Film Festival 2019 #4

(First airdate: September 20, 2019) KPTZ’s Lily Haight speaks with Michael Barnett, director, and Mack Beggs, subject of the feature documentary Changing the Game.

PT Film Festival 2019 #3

(First airdate: September 20, 2019) KPTZ’s Chris Bricker interviews Ward Serrill and Rocky Friedman, producers of the documentary film The Bowmakers.

PT Film Festival 2019 #2

(First airdate: September 19, 2019) KPTZ radio host Chris Bricker speaks with Jenifer McShane, Director of the feature documentary Ernie & Joe, and Buzzy Donahue speaks with Gary Lundgren, Director of the narrative feature, Phoenix, Oregon.

PT Film Festival 2019 #1

(First airdate: September 16, 2019) When September rolls around in Port Townsend, it’s a special time of year for film fans.  This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Port Townsend Film Festival,  with filmmakers gathering from all over the globe.  KPTZ honors the art of film each year with pre-festival interviews.  KPTZ radio host Buzzy Donahue speaks with Brett Fallentine, Director of the feature documentary Fire on the Hill, and Chris Bricker speaks with Caleb Burdeau, Director of the narrative feature, Nasumice (Adrift).

Women & Film 2019 #2

(First airdate: April 8, 2019) KPTZ interviewers Cris Wilson and Larry Stein talk with Aaron Kopp, co-director of Liyana, about children of Swaziland and their stories; and Janette Force, Executive Director of the Port Townsend Film Festival, about some Women & Film Festival highlights.


Women & Film 2019 #1

(First airdate: April 4, 2019) KPTZ interviewers Buzzy Donohue and Chris Bricker speak with Tai Chi master Doreen Hind, subject of The Great Balance; and Jim Brown, director of Singing for Our Lives, about Film Festival special guest Holly Near.

PT Film Festival 2018 Interview #3

(First airdate: September 19, 2018) Program #3 features filmmaker interviews with directors Dyana Winkler and Tina Brown of United Skates; and director V. Scott Balcerek of Satan & Adam.

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PT Film Festival 2018 Interview #2

(First airdate: September 19, 2018) Program #2 features filmmaker interviews with director Arwen Curry of Worlds of Ursula K. LeGuin; and director Dan Habib of Intelligent Lives.

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PT Film Festival 2018 Interview #1

(First airdate: September 18, 2018) Program #1 features filmmaker interviews with director Sarah Menzies of Afghan Cycles; and David Keenan and Nova Devonie and co-composers and performers of the score for Steamboat Bill Jr.

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Women & Film #2

(First airdate: April 6, 2018) Featured film: Woody’s Order, directed by Ann Talman
Host: Chris Bricker

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Women & Film #1

(First airdate: April 4, 2018)  Featured films:
Tamar Halpern, director of Missing in Europe
Lucy Ostrander, co-director Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawaii
Hosts: Chris Bricker, Larry Stein

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PT Film Festival 2017 Interview #3

(First airdate: September 13, 2017) Host Marcia Perlstein discusses Light of the Moon (a film about sexual assault and the aftereffects), and also interviews Chris McFaul, Festival tech manager.

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PT Film Festival 2017 Interview #2

(First airdate: September 12, 2017) Host Larry Stein discusses the films Angry Inuk (about Inuit culture and seal hunting) and Bending the Arc (about global health activism by Partners in Health).

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PT Film Festival 2017 Interview #1

(First airdate: September 11, 2017) Host Marcia Perlstein discusses the films Good Fortune and Pulitzer at 100.

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Women & Film #2

(First airdate: April 5, 2017) KPTZ’s Marcia Perlstein and Larry Stein interview Terrence Davies, director of A Quiet Passion, and Mercedes Wade, director of Breakfast at Ina’s. The Women & Film Festival is April 8-9, 2017.

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Women & Film #1

(First airdate: April 5, 2017) KPTZ’s Marcia Perlstein and Larry Stein interview Leah Warshawski, director of Big Sonia, and Amy Benson, director of Drawing the Tiger. The Women & Film Festival is April 8-9, 2017.

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PT Film Festival #15 – Karen Allen

(Live Interview from Opening Night, September 23, 2016) Larry Stein interviews Karen Allen, back to our Film Festival for the second time. She stars in Year By the Sea and talks about the film along with director Alexander Janko and producer Laura Goodenow.

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PT Film Festival #14 – Robert Horton

(Live Interview from Opening Night, September 23, 2016) Larry Stein and Marcia Perlstein preside over the opening of our PT Film Festival Broadcast. Then Larry talks with Film Festival interviewer, Robert Horton, the film critic for the Seattle Weekly and the Everett Herald. and a frequent contributor to our Film Festival.

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