MEET THE FILMMAKER: Frank V. Ross (Bloomin Mud Shuffle)
by April Wen
July 7th, 2015

We spoke with Bloomin Mud Shuffle’s Frank V. Ross about relationships, acting vs. directing, and smartphones (we’re apparently obsessed with smartphones this year).

MEET THE FILMMAKER: Sean Baker (Tangerine)
by Noah Koch
July 6th, 2015

We spoke with Sean Baker about the challenges of marrying quality filmmaking with social commentary, as well as his influences in making Tangerine (at Rooftop 7/07).

LIVE @ ROOFTOP FILMS: Featuring Tica Douglas
by Sabrina Kissack
July 2nd, 2015

Live @ Rooftop Films got the chance to talk to singer/songwriter Tica Douglas on “in-betweeness”, influences and more. Check it out and come see them perform LIVE on July 2nd!

Ep 302: Mike S. Ryan / Ryan Miller (Guster) / Harrod Blank & Maureen Gosling
by Adam Schartoff
July 2nd, 2015

Mike S. Ryan, producer of The Missing Girl is the first guest; Guster front man Ryan Miller is up next; and last the producers of Les Blank’s never released doc, A Poem is a Naked Person, Maureen Gosling & Blank’s son Harrod.

Ep 301: David Gordon Green / Patrick Brice / Josh Karp
by Adam Schartoff
June 25th, 2015

Filmmaker David Gordon Green returns for his third appearance on the podcast to talk about his latest film, Manglehorn which stars Al Pacino; Patrick Brice makes his first appearance to discuss two films, The Overnight and Creep; last up is the author Josh Karp who discusses his book about Orson Welles’ last unfinished movie, The Other Side of the Wind.

SHORT CUTS: The Mystery of Flying Kicks (From the Director of Sam Klemke’s Time Machine)
by Chloe Lizotte
June 24th, 2015

What are shoes doing hanging from telephone wires? Investigate with Matthew Bate, director of Sam Klemke’s Time Machine, in this week’s Short Cut.

MEET THE FILMMAKER: Matthew Bate (Sam Klemke’s Time Machine)
by Sabrina Kissack
June 23rd, 2015

We spoke with director Matthew Bate about his second feature film, “Sam Klemke’s Time Machine”. The film is a real life portrait of an ordinary man who also happened to have recorded his entire life from the age of 17. “Sam Klemke’s Time Machine” will screen on June 26th 2015 at The Old American Can Factory.

Ep 300: John Sayles
by Adam Schartoff
June 23rd, 2015

The patron saint of indie filmmakers, John Sayles, helps to celebrate the podcast’s 300th Episode.

by Sabrina Kissack
June 19th, 2015

The force behind Brooklyn based band GABI, Gabrielle Herbst, spoke to us about the nature of her performances, her writing process and pop music. See what she has to say and then come out and see her this Saturday June 20th at Industry City!

SHORT CUTS: New York Non-Fiction
by Chloe Lizotte
June 18th, 2015

New York Non-Fiction is coming up! Here are a few doc short highlights from previous years.

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