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Ep 348: Laura Colella / Jake Mahaffy / Malik Vitthal
by Adam Schartoff
April 29th, 2016

Among the guests, all faculty members of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Film program, are department chair Laura Colello (Breakfast With Curtis), Jake Mahaffy (Free Indeed), and Malik Vitthal (Imperial Dreams).

Ep 347: Rob Meyer / Vanessa Gould & Caitlin Mae Burke
by Adam Schartoff
April 23rd, 2016

In this second episode dedicated to the Tribeca Film Festival 2016 Edition, guests include Rob Meyer, the director of a new dramedy called Little Boxes which stars Melanie Lynskey; and the team behind a new documentary about the obituary department at the NY Times, director Vanessa Gould & producer Caitlin Mae Burke. Both films have one last screening tomorrow, Sunday, April 24th at the festival. All the music on this episode is by Prince, as the episode is also dedicated to this unforgettable artist.

Ep 346: Liza Johnson / Rachel Tunnard, Jodie Whitaker & Rachael Deering / Nancy Buirski
by Adam Schartoff
April 21st, 2016

In this Tribeca Film Festival edition of the podcast, guests include director Liza Johnson whose new comedy Elvis & Nixon opens Friday, April 22nd; the team behind a new British comedy called Adult Life Skills which had its world debut at the festival; and Nancy Buiski, the director of a new documentary called By Sidney Lumet which will be having a television broadcast as part of the American Masters series.

Ep. 345: Scott Rogowsky
by Adam Schartoff
April 11th, 2016

Comedian Scott Rogowsky returns to the podcast for another visit. The 9th season of his show, Running Late with Scott Rogowsky, premieres this evening, April 11th, 8pm, at Union Hall in Brooklyn.

Ep 344: Dennis Hauck • Joachim Trier • Gabriel Mascaro
by Adam Schartoff
April 8th, 2016

The first guest is filmmaker Dennis Hauck whose first feature, Too Late, is currently in theaters and continuing to open around the country, in theaters where film is projected. Joachim Trier (Reprise, Oslo August 31st) is next; his new feature film, his first English language film is called Louder Than Bombs and opens in theaters today, April 8th. Gabriel Mascaro’s second feature, Neon Bull, opens at the Elinor Bunin Munro Film Center today as well.

Ep 343: Gayle Kirschenbaum / Owen Gleiberman
by Adam Schartoff
April 6th, 2016

Emmy award winning filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum has a new feature documentary about her relationship with her mom. It’s called Look at Us Now, Mother! The film is opening in NYC & LA this Friday. Here she appears in the first segment with her Mom calling in. In the second segment we talk to film critic Owen Gleiberman whose new book, Movie Freak: My Life Watching Movies, a personal memoir. Movie Freak is available where books are sold, published by Hachette Books.

Ep 342: Holly Herrick / Tim League
by Adam Schartoff
March 29th, 2016

In this episode recorded from SxSW 206, my guests include the Associate Artistic Director of the Austin Film Society, Holly Herrick, and the founder of Drafthouse Films, Alamo Drafthouse and Fantastic Fest, Tim League. This episode is sponsored by the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA Film program.

Ep 341: Jen Senko, Matt Sobel, Robin Weigert, Logan Miller, Malika Zouhali-Worrall, David Osit & Ryan Green
by Adam Schartoff
March 21st, 2016

Filmmaker Jen Senko with her documentary The Brainwashing of My Dad; director of the film Take Me To The River, Matt Sobel with cast members Robin Weigert & Logan Miller; and the creative team behind the new documentary Thank You For Playing, co-directors Malika Zouhali-Worrall & David Osit, and their subject Ryan Green. All three films are currently in theaters.

Ep 340: Krisha Fairchild & Trey Edward Shults / Chris Doubek & Bill Wise
by Adam Schartoff
March 17th, 2016

The exceptional indie film, Krisha, is celebrated on Episode 340 of the podcast. Among those on the podcast are first time feature director Trey Edward Shults, the actress Krisha Fairchild, plus supporting character actors Chris Doubek (returning to the show) and Bill Wise. The film, distributed by A24, will open in select cities on Friday, March 18th.

Ep 339: Dennis Lim / Caveh Zahedi / Jesse Wakeman & Kris Avedisian
by Adam Schartoff
March 15th, 2016

Dennis Lim of the Film Society of Lincoln Center returns to discuss his new book on David Lynch; Caveh Zahedi returns for his 4th visit to the podcast to discuss his series The Show About The Show and that the 4th episode just became available; and the creators of a new festival hit, Donald Cried, director/actor Kris Avedisian & actor Jesse Wakeman recorded from SxSW 2016.

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