DOUBLE FEATURE: A Night with Barbara Kopple

The Festival is proud to present Double Feature: A Night with Barbara Kopple. POW Film Fest's 2018 Guest of Honor Barbara Kopple will be in the house to discuss her work and career and screen two of her films, the Academy Award winning HARLAN COUNTY, U.S.A. and MISS SHARON JONES. Discussion lead by Portland filmmaker & PSU Assistant Professor Courtney Hermann will occur in between the two films.

March 10th, 2018 | Hollywood theatre — 4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
7:00 PM - Harlan County, U.S.A.
8:30 PM - Conversation with Barbara Kopple
9:15 PM - Miss Sharon Jones


Barbara Kopple is a two-time Academy Award winning filmmaker. A director and producer of narrative films, documentaries and commercial spots. She most recently completed the documentary, A Murder In Mansfield, a film that examines the after effects of a murder trial in the 1990’s when a son testified against his father for the murder of his mother, and premiered at the 2017 DOC NYC Film Festival. Her Academy award film Harlan County, U.S.A. was named to the National Film Registry by the Librarian of Congress and was restored and preserved by the Women’s Preservation Fund and the Academy Film Archive, and featured as part of the Sundance Collection at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005. The Criterion Collection released a DVD of Harlan County U.S.A. in 2006.

Other projects include: Miss Sharon Jones, the story of the talented and gregarious soul singer of the Grammy-nominated R&B band Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings during the most challenging year of her life received a 2017 Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Arts; Culture Documentary, the story of Shelter, tells a story of vets saving vets; Hot Type: 150 Years of The Nation, examines America & oldest continuously published weekly magazine; Running from Crazy, premiered at Sundance in 2013 and received a 2014 Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special; Fight To Live, exposes the roadblocks imposed by the current FDA approvals process; A Force of Nature, celebrates the life and work of journalist and philanthropist Ellen Ratner; Gun Fight, explores the place of guns in US culture; The House of Steinbrenner, part of ESPN’s Emmy nominated “30 for 30” series, received a 2010 Peabody Award as well as the International Documentary Association Award for Best Continuing Series; The Emmy-nominated, Woodstock: Now and Then, looks back at the legacy of the historic music festival, 40 years later. Well known for her work on US labor issues, Barbara directed Steamfitters Local Union 638 in 2007 for HBO’s acclaimed "Addiction Series".  The New York Times likened this short documentary to “crisp tonic with lime.”  This program was awarded the Television Acad.