Kino Lorber

Ep 282: Sophie Hyde

The director of the new film "52 Tuesdays", Sophie Hyde of Australia, is the guest on this Fandor sponsored episode of the podcast. The film opens in select cities on Friday, March 27th and will also debut on

Ep 273: DJ Spooky

Guests include Bret Wood and DJ Spooky who discuss the new Kino Lorber box set “Pioneers of African American Cinema” in separate segments. Among the most fascinating chapters of cinematic history is that of the so-called ‘race films’ that flourished in the U.S. between the 1920s and ’40s. Unlike the ‘black cast’ films produced within the Hollywood studio...

Ep 272: Kickstarter’s George Schmalz

One of Kickstarter‘s film leads George Schmalz to discuss The Archive Projects initiative. Director of “Approaching the Elephant” Amanda Rose Wilder & her film’s subject Alex Khost. The inaugural year of the Teddy McArdle Free School, where all classes are voluntary and rules are voted on by adults and children. The creative team behind the film...

Ep 268: Richard Kaplan

Richard Kaplan, one of the producers of the seminal documentary, “King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery to Memphis”, is the guest on this special episode dedicated to the memory & legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. This Academy Award-nominated documentary presents key events in the life of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. Beginning with the 1955 bus boycott in...

Ep 266: Alexia Rasmussen

Guests include First Look Film Festival programmers David Schwartz and Aliza Ma which is to take place at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, NY from January 9th through the 18th. A conversation with actor Alexia Rasmussen (“Our Idiot Brother”, “The Comedy”) as part of my ongoing series on Alex Calvo’s new indie, “The Missing Girl”. A lonely and...

Ep 256: Nicky Vreeland

In this episode, sponsored by Reel Works, my first guest is filmmaker Lacey Schwartz discussing her documentary “Little White Lie“. The film was at the Woodstock Film Festival which is where I caught up with her. How do we come to terms with the sins and mistakes of our parents? Schwartz discovers that answering those questions means understanding her parents’ own stories as well as...

Ep 229: Alex Gibney

Oscar winning filmmaker Alex Gibney ("Taxi to the Dark Side", "The Armstrong Lie") has a new documentary,  "Finding Fela" on the life of global music superstar, Fela Kuti. The film is screening at the IFC Center. Then I'm joined by Dan Krauss whose first feature, "The Kill Team", is also currently in theaters.

Ep 213: Griffin Dunne

Guests include first time feature director of "The Discoverers", Justin Schwarz with his lead actor the legendary Griffin Dunne; Morocco-based filmmaker Nabil Ayouch who's new film "Horses of God" is currently playing at the Film Forum in NYC; and, finally, the filmmaker Sam Fleischner who discusses his new narrative film "Stand Clear of the Closing Doors".