Ep 728: Dee Wallace • Andrew Semans

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.

Ep 726: Ira Deutchman • Lisa Hepner

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.

Ep 723: Suzanne Vega

Singer songwriter Suzanne Vega discusses the one woman show she's been developing for decades about the iconic Southern author Carson McCullers. The show was filmed by Filmwax friend Michael Tully.

Ep 722: Lynne Sachs & Paolo Javier • Rebeca Huntt

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.

Ep 721: Jesse Trussell • Emma Pildes & Tia Lessin

Senior Film Program for BAM, Jesse Trussell discusses BAMcinemaFest. The indie film showcase runs from June 21 — 26. Tickets are available. Also, co-directors of the HBO documentary "The Janes", Tia Lessin & Emma Pildes.

Ep 720: Charles Elton

The author of a new biography of filmmaker Michael Cimino, Charles Elton, is the guest. The book is called "Cimino: The Deer Hunter, Heaven's Gate, and the Price of a Vision" (Abrams Books, 2022). The books if available wherever books are sold.

Ep 719: Mike Leigh • Craig Roberts & Simon Farnaby

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.

Ep 718: John Biaggi • Elena Sanchez Bellot & Maia Kenworthy

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".

Ep 717: Frank Marshall • Evan Mascagni & Father James Martin

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.

Ep 715: Keith Phipps • Melissa Lyde

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.

Ep 714: Mira Nair

A re-post of my 2017 interview with comedian Gilbert Gottfried who died this past week. And the director Mira Nair visits to discuss a 4K restoration of her 1991 film "Mississippi Masala" which has a theatrical and joins the Criterion Collection.