Archive for the ‘Filmwax Radio’ Category

by Adam Schartoff
January 20th, 2017

[8 mins. 15 secs.] Jessie Auritt calls in to the show to discuss her new documentary, Supergirl, about a 9-year old Orthodox Jewish powerlifter, which is having two screenings at Slamdance, one on Saturday, January 21st, 10:30 AM & a second on Tuesday, January 24th, 9:30 pm. Check the Slamdance website for tickets and more details.

Just after that [20 mins. 15 secs.] Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi (The Past, A Separation) stops by to discuss his latest film called The Salesman. The film, which is being distributed by Amazon Studios & the Cohen Media Group, and will have its theatrical engagement in New York City and Los Angeles beginning Friday, January 27th, then will roll out to more cities in the coming weeks. The film is about an Iranian couple who must contend with a violent disruption in their lives. The film is also Iran’s official Oscar entry in the foreign language category.

Last up, [46 mins. 20 secs.] Michael Rossato-Bennett (Alive Inside) returns to the podcast with a plea for help with his Kickstarter campaign. Michael’s new project is called Brian’s Songs and is about his best friend who secretly wrote 300 songs just before being struck by ALS. Since Brian’s physical self is fading, his best friends have come to together to make an album of his hidden songs and document the process.

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Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films. Like us on Facebook.

by Adam Schartoff
January 13th, 2017

[5 mins.] The Little Cinema is an immersive film series founded by audio visual artist CHNNLS aka Jay Rinsky —my first guest— with the support and partnership of House of Yes. The series is dedicated to using cinema as raw creative material to incorporate and blend live performance into it in new creative ways. For the premiere of Little Cinema’s 2nd year, they will be reprising the first event they last year: the David Bowie movie Labrynth. The event will take place on Tuesday, January 17th. Tickets are available.

[29 mins. 14 secs.] Actress Jen Ponton appears in the new movie Love on the Run directed by Ash Christian. The film is currently available for streaming on various platforms including iTunes. Jen talks about taking a deliberate direction with her acting career and much more.

Last up is filmmaker Raafi Rivero who recently directed a film called 72 Hours: A Brooklyn Love Story? which is currently in the film festival circuit and was produced, in part, by our friends at Reel Works.

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by Adam Schartoff
January 4th, 2017

Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson (Cameraperson) is the guest on the first episode of the new year. The film has been short listed for an Oscar in the documentary category. It’s currently screening in NYC at the IFC Center. Tickets are currently available.

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Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films.

by Adam Schartoff
December 23rd, 2016

The creative team behind the new comedy web series Brooklynification Chris Poindexter and Keith Miller joins us. Then veteran New York filmmaker Amos Poe stops by for an extended conversation about his career.

by Adam Schartoff
December 16th, 2016

Filmmaker Lizzie Borden (Born in Flames, Working Girls) is the sole guest for an extended conversation.

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Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films. Like us on Facebook.

by Adam Schartoff
December 9th, 2016

[23 mins. 109 secs.] The legendary filmmaker Charles Burnett (Killer of Sheep, The Glass Shield) graces the podcast for a career spanning conversation. Burnett was in New York City this past September when the Film Society of Lincoln Center screened a restored version of To Sleep With Anger and made it something of a retrospective. This was recorded from his hotel room. But before that [10 mins.] we have a brief phone conversation with Filmwax Radio friend, the filmmaker Clay Liford about his new feature, Slash. The film which according to the New York Times is a “sweet coming-of-age film”, has a weeklong theatrical release at the IFP’s Made in NY Media Center as part of their Screen Forward series. Clay and friends will be at the first screening tonight, 7:00pm, at the theater which is located at 30 Jay Street in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn.

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Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films.

by Adam Schartoff
December 3rd, 2016

In the first segment [9 mins. 40 secs.] filmmaker Sam Pollard returns to the podcast. Sam has a new documentary called Two Trains Runnin’, narrated by Common, and featuring the music of Gary Clark Jr. The film pays tribute to a pioneering generation of musicians and cuts to the heart of our present moment, offering a crucial vantage from which to view the evolving dynamics of race in America. Two Trains Runnin’ is currently enjoying a theatrical engagement at the Metrograph Theater in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The conversation was recorded at the 2016 Woodstock Film Festival.

Then [41 kins. 30 secs.] sales agent & film producer Bill Straus visits the podcast to discuss about his approach to the business. If you are in need of a sales agent for your film, feel free to reach out to Bill at bill@bridgeindependent.com.

This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Audible.com. Get a free download and trial membership by going to www.audibletrial.com/filmwaxradio.

Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films. Like us on Facebook.

by Adam Schartoff
November 29th, 2016

Street photographer and filmmaker Richard Sandler is my guest on this episode of the podcast. His new book, The Eyes of the City, published by powerHouse Books, is currently available. Richard will be signing books at powerHouse Bookstore in DUMBO on Wednesday, November 30, 7—9PM.

This episode is sponsored by Warby Parker. Get a free 5-day home try-on by visiting www.warbyparkertrial.com/filmwaxradio. 5 days, 5 pairs, 100% free.

Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films.

by Adam Schartoff
November 25th, 2016

Episode 380 [5 mins.] welcomes back Breakthru Films’ filmmakers Annie Sundberg & Ricki Stern to the podcast. Their latest film is called Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing which covers the fateful day of the 2013 Boston Marathon and its aftermath. The documentary is currently on HBO. Also in this segment are two of the survivors from that devestating blasts, Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes.

Then in the second segment [23 mins. 50 secs.] I am joined by one of the programmers for the new streaming service FilmStruck, the result of a joint venture between The Criterion Collection and Turner Classic Movies. You can take advantage of a two week trial subscription at the moment and enjoy countless Criterion films as an abundance of ancillary content.

Last up, Adam Irving, the director of a new documentary, Off The Rails. The film follows Darius McCollum, a man singularly obsessed with the New York City subway system. McCollum, who has Asperger’s, has illegally commandeered countless subway trains, buses and other transit vehicles over decades of his life. The rest of the time he remains incarcerated.

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Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films.

by Adam Schartoff
November 18th, 2016

[5 mins. 30 secs.] Anna Biller, director of The Love Witch is up first. The film opens in Brooklyn today at the Alamo Drafthouse and at the Nitehawk Cinema and is about Elaine (Samantha Robinson), a beautiful young witch who is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, then picks up men and seduces them. The film is being distributed by Oscilloscope Labs.

After that, [54 mins. 50 secs.] filmmaker Alex Lehmann discusses his two new films, both executive produced by the Duplass Brothers. The first is a narrative film called Blue Jay, a comedy romance starring Mark Duplass and Sarah Paulson and is being distributed by The Orchard. We also discuss Alex’s new documentary, Asperger’s Are Us about a Boston-based comedy group of the same title. Both films are currently available for streaming on iTunes & other digital platforms.

Last up [1 hr. 35 mins. 10 secs.] is a discussion about a new documentary omnibus film called True New York. The film comprises of 5 award-winning short documentary films and the amazing characters who call New York City home. Tied together with stunning New York City timescape footage, the shorts include: C-Rock (directed by Jordan Roth), Taxi Garage (Joshua Z Weinstein), One Track Mind (Jeremy Workman), A Son’s Sacrifice (Yoni Brook), and Black Cherokee (Sam Cullman and Benjamin Rosen). In this segment I am joined by Jeremy Workman, Sam Cullman & Ben Rosen. True New York is distributed by First Run Features and available on DVD or streaming on iTunes.

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Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films. Like us on Facebook.

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