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I Watch Films, You Can Too: Summer Music
by Dominic Davis
May 24th, 2016

Check out some of the awesome audio landscapes we’ll explore this summer.

Ep 351: Onur Tukel, Berndt Mader & Opal Hope Bennett
by Adam Schartoff
May 21st, 2016

From the Montclair Film Festival in Montclair, NJ, an interview with Berndt Mader the Austin-based director of the new dramatic feature, Booger Red. Also returning to the podcast is the lead actor in the film, Onur Tukel (dir. of Summer of Blood & the upcoming Cat Fight). Sitting in for a portion of the interview is Montclair Film Festival programmer Opal Hope Bennett. Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Podcast Network and presented by Rooftop Films.

I Watch Films, You Can Too: Home Video and Found Footage Edition
by Dominic Davis
May 18th, 2016

A weekly blog post guiding readers to paths and themes in our films and events from Rooftop’s Film Programmer.

Ep 350: Rebecca Miller / Terence Davies
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.

2016: A Season of Can’t Miss Shorts at Rooftop Films
by Maria Rhodes
May 9th, 2016

Shorts and Rooftop Films go together like apple pie and vanilla ice cream: they’re a match made in heaven.

Ep. 349: Whit Stillman / Dave Itzkoff / Dion Baia & J. Blake
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.

Ep 348: Laura Colella / Jake Mahaffy / Malik Vitthal
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).

Ep 347: Rob Meyer / Vanessa Gould & Caitlin Mae Burke
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.

Ep 346: Liza Johnson / Rachel Tunnard, Jodie Whitaker & Rachael Deering / Nancy Buirski
by Adam Schartoff
April 21st, 2016

In this Tribeca Film Festival edition of the podcast, guests include director Liza Johnson whose new comedy Elvis & Nixon opens Friday, April 22nd; the team behind a new British comedy called Adult Life Skills which had its world debut at the festival; and Nancy Buiski, the director of a new documentary called By Sidney Lumet which will be having a television broadcast as part of the American Masters series.

Ep. 345: Scott Rogowsky
by Adam Schartoff
April 11th, 2016

Comedian Scott Rogowsky returns to the podcast for another visit. The 9th season of his show, Running Late with Scott Rogowsky, premieres this evening, April 11th, 8pm, at Union Hall in Brooklyn.

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