Documentary filmmaker Jim Lebrecht ("Crip Camp") comes on to discuss his podcast "The Art of Documentary" where he interviews documentary filmmakers such as past Filmwax guests as Roger Ross Williams, Kirsten Johnson and Bing Liu.
The filmmaking team behind the queer cinema classic "By Hook or By Crook" (2002), Silas Howard and Harry Dodge stop by. Also, documentary filmmaker Nancy Buirski returns for her 4th visit to discuss her new film "Desperate Hours, Dark City and the Legend of Midnight Cowboy" which opens at FIlm Forum on Friday, 6/23.
The actor Merritt Wever ("Nurse Jackie") makes her first appearance on the podcast. She's joined by the co-director/co-writer of the film "Midday Black Midnight Blue" in which they both star and which premieres on demand on Friday, June 16th. Also film journalist and author Josh Karp returns to discuss his latest article in Airmail.
Mary Harron has directed the new film "Dalíland" about the surrealist painter Salvador Dalí. I speak to Harron and the actor Barbara Sukowa who plays wife Gala Dalí. Also, Jamie Boyle who made a documentary about her sister and mother's addictions to opioids. That documentary, "Anonymous Sister" is currently in theaters.
The Executive of the Nantucket Film Festival, Mystelle Brabbée, makes her first appearance on the show discussing the festival which runs June 21st through the 26th. And the casting team behind the hit comedy Apple TV+ series "Shrinking".
The documentary filmmaker Ben Steinbauer ("Winnebago Man") make shis first appearance to discuss a new documentary he co-directed with Berndt Mader called "Chop & Steele". The film is on streaming platforms. Also, the Artistic Director & Founder of the Berkshire International Film Festival, Kelley Vickery, discusses the upcoming festival: June 1-4.
Zoe Lister Jones returns to the podcast to discuss the Roku Original Series she has written, directed and stars in: "Slip". And I'm joined by a editor Michael Taylor, ACE, editor/author Bobbie O'Steen, Molly O'Steen, and programmer Inge de Leeuw to discuss a screening of "The Graduate" to take place at the Metrograph on Saturday, April 22nd. It's part of the series of screenings at the art house...
Filmmaker Catherine Hardwicke returns to discuss her new film, a comedy starring Toni Collette called "Mafia Mamma"; it opens Friday, 4/14. Also, Nathaniel Kahn returns to discuss the 20th anniversary re-release of his classic, "My Architect". It's available on the Criterion Channel and in select theaters.
Two non-fiction filmmakers on this episode: first Reed Harkness and his highly personal documentary "Sam Now" about his half-brothers search for his long estranged mother; and Philip Shane returns to discuss his short film "Jade Doskow: Photographer of Lost Utopias".
The filmmaker Stephen Frears ("The Queen") discusses his latest film, "The Lost King" which opens Friday, March 24th in theaters. Also, the director John Clayton Doyle and film's subject Doug McCorkle with their hybrid fiction/non-fiction film "I'm An Electric Lampshade". That film is currently on demand and on digital platforms.
The filmmaker Paul Weitz ("American Pie") discusses his latest film "Moving On" which stars Jane Fonda & Lily Tomlin and which opens in theaters Friday, March 17th. Also, the documentary filmmaker April Wright who brings some drive-in owners to discuss her new film, "Back to the Drive-In".