Interviews with luminaries from the indie & arthouse film industry.
Ep 651: Alexis Lloyd & Jack Lechner • Sam Pollard
The first segment of this episode focuses on a web series called "Group" with writer/director Alexis Lloyd & Executive Producer Jack Lechner (returning to the podcast). Also, back for his 5th visit, filmmaker Sam Pollard discusses his latest documentary "MLK/FBI" which opens today as well as retrospective of his work at Film at Lincoln Center.
Ep 650: Hampton Fancher
The screenwriter Hampton Fancher ("Blade Runner", "Blade Runner 2049") talks about his life having gone from flamenco dancer, to TV actor, to screenwriter and filmmaker. Fancher lives in Brooklyn. This is his first appearance on the podcast.
Ep 649: Armond White • Guy Pigden
Kiwi filmmaker Guy Pigden discusses his romantic comedy, "Older", currently available on Amazon Prime. And the culture critic Armond White returns to the podcast to discuss his latest book, a collection of his criticism over the years on his favorite American filmmaker, Steven Spielberg, called "Make Spielberg Great Again" (Resistance Works, WDC, 2020).
Ep 648: Gordon Quinn • Matteo Garrone
Guests on this episode include documentary pioneer, Gordon Quinn, the Artistic Director and one of the founders of Kartemquin Films out of of Chicago; also the Italian director Matteo Garrone ("Gomorrah", "Reality") discusses his new feature film, a live-action version of the classic tale "Pinocchio", due out on Christmas Day.
Ep 647: Hao Wu • Alexandra Kotcheff & Hannah Leder
The documentary filmmaker Hao Wu with his devastating documentary "76 Days" about the first days of COVID-19 in Wuhan hospitals. Also, a segment with filmmaker/actors Hannah Leder & Alexandra Kotcheff with their indie comedy "The Planters". Both films are currently available to stream.
Ep 646: Scott Eyman with Illeana Douglas
The Hollywood biographer Scott Eyman returns to Filmwax Radio with his latest book, "Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise" (Simon & Schuster) and a most enjoyable conversation with myself and my co-host, the actor & author Illeana Douglas. Scott's book, as well as Illeana's ("I Blame Dennis Hopper") are both available wherever books are sold and either would make a splendid holiday gift!
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