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Ep 270: Caveh Zahedi
by Adam Schartoff
January 30th, 2015

Filmmaker Caveh Zahedi is the guest for a prolonged conversation on this Fandor sponsored episode of the podcast.

Ep 269: Scott Rogowsky / Jhovanny Bisono, Dr. Keneca Boyce, KT Nelson & Squeaky Moore / Catherine Gund
by Adam Schartoff
January 26th, 2015

Segment 1 is with comedian & the host of Running Late with Scott Rogowsky; Segment 2 focuses on depression amidst the African American community with Reel Works student Jhovanny Bisono, Dr. Keneca Boyce & filmmakers Squeaky Moore & KT Nelson; and Segment 3 is with filmmaker Catherine Gund.

Ep 268: Richard Kaplan
by Adam Schartoff
January 19th, 2015

Richard Kaplan, one of the producers of the seminal documentary, King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery to Memphis, is the guest on this special episode dedicated to the memory & legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Unknown Pleasures Review: L for Leisure
by Danielle Kourtesis
January 15th, 2015

Lev Kalman and Whitney Horn’s debut feature L FOR LEISURE is a surrealistic reenactment of the sunny, neon worlds of early ‘90s American popular film and television. Set in a variety of picture-perfect locales like Laguna Beach, Iceland, and southern France, the film is presented as a series of interconnected vignettes following a group of [...]

Ep 267: Michael Taylor
by Adam Schartoff
January 14th, 2015

Ubiquitous indie film editor Michael Taylor is the guest. This is the 4th in a multi-part series of interviews that were conducted from the set of Alex Calvo’s new dark comedy, The Missing Girl.

Ecstatic Music Festival at Brookfield Place
by Kate Gellene
January 9th, 2015

For the first time, this year’s Ecstatic Music Festival launches with two free performances presented by Arts Brookfield at the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place. EMF returns for a fifth season of one-night-only performances bringing together artists from across the sonic spectrum. All events are free to attend.

Ep 266: David Schwartz & Aliza Ma / Alexia Rasmussen / Yael Reuveny
by Adam Schartoff
January 7th, 2015

Guests include First Look Film Festival programmers David Schwartz & Aliza Ma; the actress Alexia Rasmussen from my ongoing series on The Missing Girl; and filmmaker Yael Reuveny discussing her new documentary Farewell Herr Schwarz.

Interview with Hannes Brühwiler and Andrew Grant of Berlin’s UNKNOWN PLEASURES Festival
by Danielle Kourtesis
January 5th, 2015

UNKNOWN PLEASURES presents American films far removed from Hollywood. Consistent in form and content, varied and adventurous, the films make for intelligent and engaging cinema that defies both Hollywood and mainstream independent film. Rooftop’s Danielle Kourtesis caught up with them to discuss their collaboration and this year’s selections.

Ep 265: Thomas Jay Ryan
by Adam Schartoff
January 1st, 2015

The actor Thomas Jay Ryan and documentary filmmaker AJ Schnack are the guests in this first episode of the new year.

Ep 264: Monte Hellman
by Adam Schartoff
December 24th, 2014

The legendary director of Two-Lane Black Top, Cockfighter, and many other classic American films, Monte Hellman, is the guest on this year-end episode.

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