Archive for February 2016

by Adam Schartoff
February 25th, 2016

The head of the SxSW Film Festival, Janet Pierson, returns to the podcast to talk about the festival which runs March 11th through the 19th. After that I welcome the singer and actress, Eszter Balint (Louie season 4), whose appeared in the seminal Jim Jarmusch movie Stranger Than Paradise in 1984. Eszter discusses her life and career. Music throughout the podcast comes courtesy of Eszter’s new album Airless Midnight, available now wherever music is sold. This episode is sponsored in part by the Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers podcast where lovers of cinema can gather and embrace that ever-so-powerful feeling of nostalgia. The episode is also sponsored in part by the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA Film Program. Visit vcfa.edu/film for more information about this exceptional program.

by Adam Schartoff
February 10th, 2016

Author Tom Roston discusses his recently released book I Lost it at the Video Store: A Filmmakers’ Oral History of a Vanished Era published by the Critical Press; and Carlos Gutierrez discusses the upcoming Cinema Tropical Festival to be held at the Museum of the Moving Image on February 26th through the 28th. This episode is sponsored by the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA Film Program. Visit vcfa.edu/film for more information.

by Adam Schartoff
February 5th, 2016

On this episode of the podcast I’m joined by actor, director, writer & composer Tom Noonan. Tom Noonan’s voice may be currently heard playing many roles in the new Charlie Kaufman film, Anomalisa. Otherwise, he has acted in dozens of films and television roles over the past few decades including Michael Mann’s Manhunter where he immortalized the role of Francis Dolarhyde, worked with such filmmakers as John Cassavettes (Gloria), Jim Jarmusch (Mystery Train), David Gordon Green (Snow Angels) and countless others. He has also adapted several of his plays to the big screen including 1994’s What Happened Was, 1995’s The Wife, and most recently 2014’s The Shape of Something Squashed. Additionally, Noonan founded the Paradise Factory Theater in 1983 located in Manhattan’s East Village where he remains the Artistic Director to this day. This is the first of a planned two part conversation.

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