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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.

by Adam Schartoff
October 30th, 2015

In the first segment, the team behind the new dark comedy, Manson Family Vacation including actors Jay Duplass & Linas Phillips with director J. Davis; filmmaker of the new documentary Left on Purpose which will be screening at DOC NYC next month, Justin Schein; and the filmmaker Joshua Bishop with the subject of his new feature doc, Made in Japan, Tomi Fujiyama.

by Adam Schartoff
September 9th, 2015

The man who may have single handedly invented independent film, producer/director/actor Roger Corman on the podcast; also first time feature filmmaker Kent Moran with his new The Challenger; and author of the definitive biography of Lee Marvin, Dwayne Epstein.

by Adam Schartoff
August 14th, 2015

Guests on this episode include programmer Colin Geddes who curates the Midnight Madness & Vanguard sections of TIFF; Dutch filmmaker Sam de Jong discussing his first feature Prince; and documentary filmmaker/editor Gina Leibrecht.

by Adam Schartoff
May 10th, 2015

Adam Rifkin, director of Giuseppe Makes a Movie, is the guest in this Fandor sponsored episode of the podcast. Giuseppe Makes a Movie is currently streaming on Fandor.

by Adam Schartoff
May 8th, 2015

Another episode from SxSW 2015 including God Bless The Child filmmakers Robert Machoian & Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck; Uncle Kent 2 creative team Kent Osborne & director Todd Rohal; and Austin-based filmmaker & designer Yen Tan.

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