A Night with Barbara Kopple

In March 2018, I  was invited to lead a conversation with two time Academy-Award winning director Barbara Kopple at the Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival (POW Film Fest).

 

Kopple's Harlan County U.S.A. (1976) and Miss Sharon Jones! (2015) were presented as a double feature. Kopple has amassed more than 40 producing and directing credits for her work in fiction and non-fiction film and television across a career spanning over 45 years.

Hollywood Theatre PDX Airport

In February 2017, the Hollywood Theatre Microcinema at PDX Airport opened.  I was asked to appear in the trailer about its origin story.

The inaugural program featured a block of work made by Portland State Film students' from my Branded Media Production class entitled, Portland: You are Here.

In the Summer 2019 program, my short documentary Burton Before and After was selected for inclusion.

"Documentary Filmmaking in a New Political Climate"

In March 2017, I was invited by POWFest (Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival) to moderate the panel "Documentary Filmmaking in a New Political Climate".  Underpinning the discussion as the notion that the artifice of media making does not protect the filmmaker from physical, emotional or financial harm. Not in the most seemingly benign of circumstances and certainly not when pursing risky work.

Panelists:  J. Ashlee Albies (Lawyer), Lindsey Grayzel (Filmmaker, The Reluctant Radical), and Jodi Darby (Filmmaker, Arresting Power).

Excerpt from the discussion at right.

© 2020 by Courtney Hermann

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