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Ep 365: Kweighbaye Kotee & Theodore Bouloukos / Simon Rumley
by Adam Schartoff
August 18th, 2016

In a new kibitzing session, [11 mins.] Bushwick Film Festival founder Kweighbaye Kotee and actor Theodore Bouloukos join me in the studio. [1 hr. 7 mins. 30 secs.] After that, an interview with British filmmaker Simon Rumley. We met up at SxSW 2016 to discuss his latest film, Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Word.

Ep 364: Andre Royo & Josh Locy / Merete Mueller
by Adam Schartoff
August 10th, 2016

The director of a new indie comedy Hunter Gatherer is in the first segment along with his actor Andre Royo (The Wire). The film is having a screening at Rooftop Films on Thursday, August 11th at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Both Royo & Locy will be in attendance. After that I am joined by filmmaker Merete Mueller who talks about her new short, Dangerous Curves, which recently screened at Rooftop Films as well. This episode is sponsored by casper.com. Receive $50 toward and any mattress purchase by going to caspertrial.com/filmwaxradio. Also sponsoring this episode is the Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA Film program. Visit vcfa.edu/film for more details. Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films.

Ep 363: Henry Jaglom, Tanna Frederick & Ron Vignone
by Adam Schartoff
August 3rd, 2016

Henry Jaglom is on the podcast to talk about his latest film, his 20th feature, called Ovation. His partner in life and creative work, Tanna Frederick (who is also the star of Ovation) joins us, as does their editor, Ron Vignone. The film recently had a successful Los Angeles run and is scheduled to have a NYC theatrical this Fall. This episode is sponsored in part by Warby Parker. Get a free 5-day home try-on by visiting www.warbyparkertrial.com/filmwaxradio. 5 days, 5 pairs, 100% free. Also sponsoring this episode is the Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA Film program. Visit vcfa.edu/film for more details. Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films.

Ep 362: Brady Corbet / Henry Joost & Ariel Schulman / Leslie McCleave
by Adam Schartoff
July 21st, 2016

Actor Brady Corbet (Melancholia, Simon Killer) has directed his first feature film called The Childhood of a Leader The Childhood, a historical thriller which he also wrote. The story takes place during the days of the Versailles Treaty and stars child actor and newcomer Tom Sweet in an unforgettable role. The film opens theatrically on Wednesday, July 27th in various cities. Next up are the creators of Catfish (both the documentary and the series) who have co-directed a new action adventure film called Nerve. The film which stars Emma Roberts, Dave Franco and Emily Meade opens on Friday, July 22nd. Last up is Leslie McCleave, the director of a new documentary called How Sweet the Sound: The Blind Boys of Alabama. That film is currently in the film festival circuit making its next pitstop at the Stony Brook Film Festival on Saturday, July 23rd.

Ep 361: Alex Hammond & Ian Markiewicz / David Call & Zachary Shedd
by Adam Schartoff
July 15th, 2016

Two segments on this episode of the podcast: documentary filmmakers Alex Hammond & Ian Mankiewicz (Better Than Something: Jay Reatard) are back with a new film about Mexican wrestlers called Lucha Mexico. Currently in theaters in NYC, LA plus 20 more cities around the US. Also, actor David Call returns to the podcast with the director of a new film, Americana, Zachary Shedd. The noir drama will be at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival on July 31st.

Ep 360: Ivy Meeropol / Michel Negroponte
by Adam Schartoff
July 8th, 2016

Guests today include Ivy Meeropol who discusses her new feature documentary, Indian Point, which is in theaters as of today, Friday, July 8th. Also, returning to the podcast, filmmaker Michel Negroponte gives us a lesson on the history of the American documentary. This episode is sponsored by casper.com. Receive $50 toward and any mattress purchase by going to caspertrial.com/filmwaxradio. Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network.

MEET THE FILMMAKER: KIRSTEN JOHNSON (CAMERAPERSON)
by Emma Jennings
June 30th, 2016

We got to speak with Kirsten Johnson about Cameraperson, the relationship between filmmaker and subject, and how documentary filmmaking is a transformative force in her personal life.

Ep 359: Roger Ross Williams / Joel Fendelman & Frank Hall Green
by Adam Schartoff
June 29th, 2016

Episode 359 starts with a new component to the podcast called Kibitzing [0.00 —32 minutes]. In this opening segment I am joined by my summer intern Charlotte Williams and friend Kevin Davidson. [31 mins. 50 secs.] Then I’m joined by Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker Roger Ross Williams (God Loves Uganda) with his new film Life, Animated which opens Friday, July 30th in NYC and LA. [55 mins.] Also on this episode the filmmakers behind a new brilliant film called Remittance, a returning Joel Fendelman who directed the film and producer Frank Hall Green.

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Ep 358: Todd Solondz / Josh Bishop, Stefan Pokorny & Jimmy Hendrickx
by Adam Schartoff
June 24th, 2016

Todd Solondz is back on the podcast and back with a new film called Wiener-Dog.

Ep 357: Penny Lane / Brendt Barbur
by Adam Schartoff
June 20th, 2016

Penny Lane (Our Nixon) returns to the podcast to discuss her latest documentary feature, Nuts! which opens at Film Forum on Wednesday, June 22nd and in other cities. Also on the podcast is the founding director of the Bicycle Film Festival, Brendt Barbur. The festival will take place from June 22nd through the 26th at the Anthology Film Archives.

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