Actor Dee Wallace discusses her careers as an author and actor. This year is the 40th anniversary of "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial". Also, filmmaker Andrew Semans returns to the show with his new film, "Resurrection" which is currently available on demand and in select theaters.
Filmmaker/distributor/producer Ira Deutchman returns to Filmwax to discuss his latest documentary "Searching for Mr. Rugoff" about indie pioneer distributor/exhbitor Donald Rugoff. And filmmaker Lisa Hepner discusses making her documentary "The Human Trial" about the search for a blue for diabetes and her own experience as a survivor of the disease.
The Belgian filmmaking duo of Amélie van Elmbt & Maya Duverdier with their documentary "Dreaming Walls: Inside the Chelsea Hotel". And first time feature filmmaker Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović with her film "Murina". Both films open today, Friday, July 8th and are both executive produced by Martin Scorsese.
The filmmaking team behind the documentary "Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song". Dayna Goldfine & Dan Geller are the guests. Also, the director and editor of a new romantic dramedy about mix tapes and time travel, Greg Björkman & J. Patrick Don Vito stop by.
The experimental filmmaker Lynne Sachs returns to Fimwax to discuss her latest work, "Swerve" which screens at BAMcinemaFest this month. She's joined by poet Paolo Javier. And the director of a new intimate & experimental documentary called "Beba", Rebeca Huntt makes her first appearance.
This episode is Filmwax UK Edition! Mike Leigh gets the full retrospective treatment by Film at Lincoln Center with HUMAN CONDITIONS: THE FILMS OF MIKE LEIGH (5/27-6/8). He stops by to discuss. And the creative team behind a new comedy out of the UK, director Craig Roberts & screenwriter Simon Farnaby. The film is called "The Phantom of the Open" and it opens on June 3rd.
Director of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, John Biaggi, returns to the show to discuss this year's NYC/virtual festival which runs May 20th—26th. Also, the festivals' opening night film's filmmakers Elena Sanchez Bellot & Maia Kenworthy with their film "Rebellion".
Guests include Hollywood producer/director Frank Marshall ("The Bee Gees" How Do You Mend a Broken Heart", "The Other Side of the Wind") with a new documentary he has co-directed called "Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story" which opens today. And Father James Martin & filmmaker Evan Mascagni discuss "Building a Bridge" which is currently available on VOD.
Author & film journalist Keith Phipps discusses his recently published book "Age of Cage" about the film career of iconic & controversial actor Nicolas Cage. And film programmer Melissa Lyde talks about the mission she has with her film series, Alfreda's Cinema, which is currently having a fundraising campaign.