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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.

by Adam Schartoff
June 16th, 2016

[10 min. 55 sec.] Morgan Neville returns to the podcast to discuss his latest documentary, The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble, currently in theaters. [32 min. 30 sec.] And with the 30th anniversary of the classic documentary short Heavy Metal Parking Lot, the filmmakers Jeff Krulik & John Heyn visit the podcast while the host was at SxSW this past March. Music on this episode provided by Lane Arye form his album Thunder Echoes. This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Zipcar.

by Adam Schartoff
May 12th, 2016

Film directors Rebecca Miller (Maggie’s Plan) and Terence Davies (Sunset Song) are the guests. The music on this episode is by Jim’s Big Ego from their album Stay. Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films.

by Adam Schartoff
May 8th, 2016

Guests include brilliant filmmaker Whit Stillman (Metropolitan, Barcelona) whose new film Love & Friendship opens in select theaters on Friday, May 13; New York Times culture writer Dave Itzkoff discusses his book, Mad As Hell: The Making of Network and the Fateful Vision of the Angriest Man in Movies, published by Picador; and the hosts of the podcast Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers, Dion Baia & J. Blake.

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 Colella (Breakfast With Curtis), Jake Mahaffy (Free In Deed), and Malik Vitthal (Imperial Dreams).

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.

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.

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.

by Adam Schartoff
March 10th, 2016

Two friends of the podcast return for their second visits: Atom Egoyan (Exotica, The Sweet Hereafter) talks about Remember starring Christopher Plummer and Ben Dickinson (First Winter) talks about his new Creative Control. Both films open Friday, March 11th.

by Adam Schartoff
January 27th, 2016

Kartemquin is celebrating 50 years this year and joining me to discuss this and more is Director of Communications & Distribution, Tim Horsburgh. Then I’m joined by the programmer of the film screening series Kinoscope Pawel Wieszczecinski & two filmmakers Reinaldo Green & Christopher Bell.

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