Archive for January 2015

by Maria Rhodes
January 30th, 2015

This Friday, the Outsider Art Fair is hosting a free series of shorts that highlight outsider, amateur, and underground films made completely away from the eye of a big production company.

by Adam Schartoff
January 30th, 2015

Filmmaker Caveh Zahedi is the guest for a prolonged conversation on this Fandor sponsored episode of the podcast.

by Adam Schartoff
January 26th, 2015

Segment 1 is with comedian & the host of Running Late with Scott Rogowsky; Segment 2 focuses on depression amidst the African American community with Reel Works student Jhovanny Bisono, Dr. Keneca Boyce & filmmakers Squeaky Moore & KT Nelson; and Segment 3 is with filmmaker Catherine Gund.

by Adam Schartoff
January 19th, 2015

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.

by Danielle Kourtesis
January 15th, 2015

Lev Kalman and Whitney Horn’s debut feature L FOR LEISURE is a surrealistic reenactment of the sunny, neon worlds of early ‘90s American popular film and television. Set in a variety of picture-perfect locales like Laguna Beach, Iceland, and southern France, the film is presented as a series of interconnected vignettes following a group of [...]

by Adam Schartoff
January 14th, 2015

Ubiquitous indie film editor Michael Taylor is the guest. This is the 4th in a multi-part series of interviews that were conducted from the set of Alex Calvo’s new dark comedy, The Missing Girl.

by Kate Gellene
January 9th, 2015

For the first time, this year’s Ecstatic Music Festival launches with two free performances presented by Arts Brookfield at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place. EMF returns for a fifth season of one-night-only performances bringing together artists from across the sonic spectrum. All events are free to attend.

by Adam Schartoff
January 7th, 2015

Guests include First Look Film Festival programmers David Schwartz & Aliza Ma; the actress Alexia Rasmussen from my ongoing series on The Missing Girl; and filmmaker Yael Reuveny discussing her new documentary Farewell Herr Schwarz.

by Danielle Kourtesis
January 5th, 2015

UNKNOWN PLEASURES presents American films far removed from Hollywood. Consistent in form and content, varied and adventurous, the films make for intelligent and engaging cinema that defies both Hollywood and mainstream independent film. Rooftop’s Danielle Kourtesis caught up with them to discuss their collaboration and this year’s selections.

by Adam Schartoff
January 1st, 2015

The actor Thomas Jay Ryan and documentary filmmaker AJ Schnack are the guests in this first episode of the new year.

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