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Ep 748: James Urbaniak

The actor James Urbaniak ("The Fabelmans") makes his first appearance on Filmwax. We discuss his history with Hal Hartley as well as a new movie he is in where he plays Nazi Heinrich Himmler, called "Condor's Nest". The film opens Friday, January 27h in theaters, on digital and on demand.

Ep 747: Greg Laemmle & Raphael Sbarge • Dara Messinger

A new documentary about the Laemmle family and their chain of arthouse cinemas opens this weekend in NYC. It's called "Only in Theaters" and we have Greg Laemmle & filmmaker Raphael Sbarge. Also, the programmer of DCTV's new documentary theater called the Firehouse Cinema, Dara Messinger.

Ep 746: Gia Coppola • William Mapother

The filmmaker GIa Coppola makes her first appearance. She is one of 7 directors on a new experimental anthology film called "The Seven Faces of Jane." Also, actor William Mapother stops by to discuss a new dramatic feature he acts in and has also produced called "On Sacred Ground." Both films open in select theaters and on demand on Friday, January 13th.

Ep 745: Jules & Gédéon Naudet • Lizzie Gottlieb

French American documentary filmmakers & brothers, Jules & Gédéon Naudet, have made a documentary about January 6th currently on the Discovery+ streaming service; also, filmmaker Lizzie Gottlieb has a new documentary about her father, editor/publisher Robert Gottlieb's 50 year plus professional relationship with the historian/author Robert Caro called "Turn Every Page".

Ep 744: Patty Ivins Specht & Regina Jackson • Billy Shebar

Patty Ivins Specht, the director of a new documentary about white supremacy and a unique solution to combatting it, "Deconstructing Karen". She's joined by one of the film's subjects Regina Jackson, also the director of a new short documentary, "High Noon on the Waterfront", Billy Shebar makes his first appearance.

Ep 743: Lucia Small Remembered (1963-2022)

This special episode is a compilation of appearances by the recently deceased documentary filmmaker Lucia Small ("My Father, The Genius", "One Cut, One Life") who passed away at 59 of pancreatic cancer. She was a very special person and will be missed.

Ep 742: Jason Schwartzman & Lili Taylor • Tim Sutton

Tim Sutton ("Memphis") returns to discuss his latest feature film about an emotionally embattled rock star played by Colson Baker aka Machine Gun Kelly. Also actors Jason Schwartzman and Lili Taylor star in Andrew Bujalski's latest film, "There There". Both films open Friday, November 11th.

Ep 741: Simon Callow • Leland Sklar & Denny Tedesco

British actor Simon Callow ("Four Weddings & A Funeral", "Shakespeare in Love") is in a new heist rom com called "The Pay Day". Also, a new documentary about a group of L.A. session musicians, "Immediate Family" will screen at DOC NYC. Director Denny Tedesco & bassist Leland Sklar are guests.

Ep 740: Molly Haskell • Andy Ostroy

The feminist film critic Molly Haskell discusses her participation in TCM's second season of "Reframed" beginning November 4th; also Andy Ostroy returns to discuss his new podcast "The Back Room" which you can find on you preferred podcast app.

Ep 739: Sacha Jenkins • Kathlyn Horan

Two music documentary filmmakers on this episode. Kathlyn Horan has made the film "The Return of Tanya Tucker - Featuring Brandi Carlile" which is currently in theaters. And Sacha Jenkins has directed the film "Louis Armstrong's Black & Blues" which is currently streaming on Apple TV+.

Ep 738: Larry Kardish • Ricki Stern

Legendary film curator Larry Kardish makes his first appearance on Filmwax to discuss the upcoming FilmColumbia festival that he co-founded. Also, the award-winning documentary filmmaker Rick Stern returns with a new film called "A Radical Life" which is currently streaming on Discovery+.

Ep 737: John Gallagher, Alison Pill & Peter Hedges • Phil Bertelsen

Documentary filmmaker Phil Bertelsman discusses his new film "The Picture Taker" about Ernest Withers, a civil rights photographer turned FBI informant. Opens at BAM in Brooklyn Friday, October 14th. Also, some of the team behind the new dramatic narrative film, "The Same Storm" including writer/director Peter Hedges and actors Alison Pill and Jphn Gallagher, Jr. That film opens at the Quad...

Ep 736: Ondi Timoner • Ana Lily Amirpour

07:15Jump to Ondi Timoner segment 30:19Jump to Ana Lily Amirpour segment Ondi Timoner (“We Live in Public”) returns to Filmwax for her second visit to talk about her latest documentary, a highly personal film to say the least, called “Last Flight Home”. Behind a white picket fence, on an unremarkable suburban street, we discover Eli Timoner, who founded Air Florida, the...

Ep 734: Joe Berlinger • Meira Blaustein

The Woodstock Film Festival will be presenting a 30th anniversary screening of the seminal documentary "Brothers Keeper" co-directed by Joe Berlinger. He's on the podcast to discuss. Also, co0founder and Executive Director of the festival, Meira Blaustein, makes her return.