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Ep 337: Charlie Ahearn / Jon Nealon & Skip Blumberg
by Adam Schartoff
March 8th, 2016

On this episode of the podcast we welcome back a returning Charlie Ahearn who will be appearing this coming weekend (3/11-3/13) at the Anthology Film Archives for mini retrospective of past & recent works. Then I’ll be joined by filmmaker Jon Nealon, half the filmmaking team behind the new documentary, Here Come The Videofreex, which premieres theatrically on 3/9, joined by Videofreex original member Skip Blumberg.

Ep 336: Richard Edson
by Adam Schartoff
March 4th, 2016

Actor Richard Edson discusses making Stranger Than Paradise, Do The Right Thing, Good Morning Viet Nam, and many other films. This is the first of a two-part conversation with the actor.

Indie Film & The Death of the Theatrical: Filmwax at SxSW
by Adam Schartoff
March 3rd, 2016

Join Filmwax Radio Adam Schartoff, Gathr Films’ Scott Glosserman, Factory 25’s Matt Grady, and Alamo Drafthouse’s Tim League for a progressive and proactive conversation on the future of the theatrical.

Ep 335: Janet Pierson / Eszter Balint
by Adam Schartoff
February 25th, 2016

The head of the SxSW Film Festival, Janet Pierson, returns to the podcast to talk about the festival which runs March 11th through the 19th. After that I welcome the singer and actress, Eszter Balint (Louie season 4), whose appeared in the seminal Jim Jarmusch movie Stranger Than Paradise in 1984. Eszter discusses her life and career. Music throughout the podcast comes courtesy of Eszter’s new album Airless Midnight, available now wherever music is sold. This episode is sponsored in part by the Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers podcast where lovers of cinema can gather and embrace that ever-so-powerful feeling of nostalgia. The episode is also sponsored in part by the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA Film Program. Visit vcfa.edu/film for more information about this exceptional program.

Ep 334: Tom Roston / Carlos Gutierrez
by Adam Schartoff
February 10th, 2016

Author Tom Roston discusses his recently released book I Lost it at the Video Store: A Filmmakers’ Oral History of a Vanished Era published by the Critical Press; and Carlos Gutierrez discusses the upcoming Cinema Tropical Festival to be held at the Museum of the Moving Image on February 26th through the 28th. This episode is sponsored by the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA Film Program. Visit vcfa.edu/film for more information.

Ep 333: Tom Noonan
by Adam Schartoff
February 5th, 2016

On this episode of the podcast I’m joined by actor, director, writer & composer Tom Noonan. Tom Noonan’s voice may be currently heard playing many roles in the new Charlie Kaufman film, Anomalisa. Otherwise, he has acted in dozens of films and television roles over the past few decades including Michael Mann’s Manhunter where he immortalized the role of Francis Dolarhyde, worked with such filmmakers as John Cassavettes (Gloria), Jim Jarmusch (Mystery Train), David Gordon Green (Snow Angels) and countless others. He has also adapted several of his plays to the big screen including 1994’s What Happened Was, 1995’s The Wife, and most recently 2014’s The Shape of Something Squashed. Additionally, Noonan founded the Paradise Factory Theater in 1983 located in Manhattan’s East Village where he remains the Artistic Director to this day. This is the first of a planned two part conversation.

Ep 332: Tim Horsburgh / Pawel Wieszczecinski, Reinaldo Green & Christopher Bell
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.

Ep 331: Manny Kirchheimer
by Adam Schartoff
January 22nd, 2016

Documentary filmmaker Manny Kirchheimer is on the show. In this episode Manny discusses his life as a filmmaker and a teacher. His seminal 1981 film Stations of the Elevated was recently restored & released by Oscilloscope Labs. This episode is sponsored by Hell’s Half Mile Film & Music Festival. Music appears courtesy of Father John Misty and his recent album I Love You, Honeybear.

Ep 330: Ross Partridge / Alison Bagnall
by Adam Schartoff
January 13th, 2016

In this episode dedicated to the memory of Haskell Wexler & David Bowie, guests include actor/director Ross Partridge discussing his new film, Lamb, now in theaters & on Amazon; also filmmaker Alison Bagnall who discusses her dramedy, Funny Bunny, now available on iTunes.

Ep 329: Todd Haynes, Christine Vachon & Phyllis Nagy
by Adam Schartoff
January 8th, 2016

The creative team behind the film Carol are among the guests, including producer Christine Vachon, screenwriter Phyllis Nagy, and director Todd Haynes. The film which stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara and which is being distributed by The Weinstein Company is currently playing at a theater near you.

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