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Ep 273: DJ Spooky & Bret Wood / Sean Gullette / Margaret Brown
by Adam Schartoff
February 17th, 2015

Guests include Bret Wood and DJ Spooky who discuss the new Kino Lorber box set Pioneers of African American Cinema; Sean Gullette on his new film Traitors; and Margaret Brown on her earlier documentary feature Be Here to Love Me, now available on Fandor.

Ep 272: George Schmalz / Amanda Rose Wilder & Alex Khost / Brandon Colvin & Tony Oswald
by Adam Schartoff
February 12th, 2015

Guests include one of Kickstarter’s film leads George Schmalz; filmmaker Amanda Rose Wilder & subject Alex Khost; & filmmakers Brandon Colvin & Tony Oswald.

Help Support “Medina’s Dream” on Kickstarter
by Rebecca Sarkauskas
February 11th, 2015

Andrew Berends, a dauntless storytelling-based director, spent 5 months in Sudan during war to be the voice for the voiceless. He tells the story of the refugees fighting to keep their culture and their people alive in “Medina’s Dream”. Pledge on Kickstarter and help him finish the story!

Ep 271: Charles Busch / Sam Knowles / George Manatos, Cris Lankeneau & Alexandra Clayton
by Adam Schartoff
February 5th, 2015

Guests on this Reel Works sponsored episode include filmmaker Sam Knowles, actor/playwright Charles Busch, and the team behind the new lo-budge indie film Red Right Return, director George Manatos & actors Alexandra Clayton and Cris Lankeneau.

Rooftop Films Alumni and Grantees At SXSW
by Maria
February 5th, 2015

Films to look out for when you head town to Austin!

Down the Rabbit Hole: Outsider, Amateur, and Underground Films
by Maria
January 30th, 2015

This Friday, the Outsider Art Fair is hosting a free series of shorts that highlight outsider, amateur, and underground films made completely away from the eye of a big production company.

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 [...]

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