(Live Interview from Opening Night, September 23, 2016) Larry Stein speaks with Johnnie Jameson, the subject of the short film Mile 19. Johnnie is a long-time letter carrier in Los Angeles, and a Vietnam Veteran. He has run every Los Angeles Marathon since the first race, more than 30 years. He talks about the importance of the Marathon in his life, and the healing and calm it has brought him. Director Vincent DeLuca gets his mail delivered by Johnnie, and learned of his story.
(Live Interview from Opening Night, September 23, 2016) Cris Wilson interviews Phil Volker, subject of Phil’s Camino, and Annie O’Neil, director of the film. Phil Volker used walking as part of his treatment for cancer and set up a course referring to the Camino de Santiago in Spain, but at his property on Vashon Island.
(Live Interview from Opening Night, September 23, 2016) Marcia Perlstein interviews Brian and Amy Storkel, producers of The Dean Scream, which analyzes the fateful “scream” of excitement by candidate Howard Dean in his presidential bid. News footage of that event effectively doomed his campaign.
(Live Interview from Opening Night, September 23, 2016) Marcia Perlstein talks with Sheila Canavan, director of Compared to What: The Improbably Journey of Barney Frank. The film follows long-term congressman Barney Frank, in the year he retired from his seat in Congress.
(Live Interview from Opening Night, September 23, 2016) Cris Wilson interviews Emily Linden, founder of the Unslut Project, talks about her film Unslut. The harm caused by that common and offensive term is explored by a number of women who have been affected by that insult. This film was found very important for the festival by Port Townsend’s young festival advisors and jurors.
(Live Interview from Opening Night, September 23, 2016) Marcia Perlstein interviews Dar Dowling, the producer/director of Hey Mom, What’s Sex? She talks about the origin of the film, and the process of getting people to tell very personal stories about “that talk” with our parents. Ricardo Madden, editor-producer, is also interviewed.
(Live Interview from Opening Night, September 23, 2016) Marcia Perlstein interviews Coffin Nachtmahr, the focus of the film Throw, about Coffin’s skills as a Yo-Yo master. It is also about that talent’s interface with his personal struggles with a speech impediment and social communication.
(Live Interview from Opening Night, September 23, 2016) Cris Wilson interviews Charlie Soap, Producer and Director of the film The Cherokee Word for Water. He and his late wife, Wilma Mankiller were the subjects of the film, about their struggle to get water to an impoverished reservation community. Charlie is interviewed, along with actress Kimberly Guererro, and producer Christina Kiehl.
(Live Interview from Opening Night, September 23, 2016) Larry Stein interviews Bill Borden, a veteran Producer of many films, acted as a juror in the Feature Narrative category for this year’s festival. Back in the 1980s he got to know Port Townsend as the location manager for An Officer and A Gentleman, shot at Ft. Worden.
(First airdate: September 19, 2016) What Would Beethoven Do? director, Jonathan Keijser, is interviewed by Marcia Perlstein. And Unslut director, Emily Linden, is interviewed by Cris Wilson.
(First airdate: September 15, 2016) Marcia Perlstein talks with Doug Blush, editor of “Phil’s Camino”, and Andrew Perez, writer and actor in the 2015 films “Bastards y Diablos” and “My Scientology Movie”.
(First airdate: September 13, 2016) Marcia Perlstein talks with Rory and Heidi Feek about “Josephine”; and with Charlene Fisk and Carrie Schrader about “The Founders Film”.
(First airdate: September 8, 2016) Host Marcia Perlstein speaks with documentary filmmaker Ward Serrill and Peter Scott about Serrill’s film “Catching Fire: Peter Scott’s Stove Army”, about a local Vashon community working together to solve a global issue.
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