Ep 341: Jen Senko / Matt Sobel, Robin Weigert, Logan Miller / Malika Zouhali-Worrall, David Osit & Ryan Green
by Adam Schartoff
March 21st, 2016

Filmmaker Jen Senko with her documentary The Brainwashing of My Dad; director of the film Take Me To The River, Matt Sobel with cast members Robin Weigert & Logan Miller; and the creative team behind the new documentary Thank You For Playing, co-directors Malika Zouhali-Worrall & David Osit, and their subject Ryan Green. All three films are currently in theaters.

Ep 340: Krisha Fairchild & Trey Edward Shults / Chris Doubek & Bill Wise
by Adam Schartoff
March 17th, 2016

The exceptional indie film, Krisha, is celebrated on Episode 340 of the podcast. Among those on the podcast are first time feature director Trey Edward Shults, the actress Krisha Fairchild, plus supporting character actors Chris Doubek (returning to the show) and Bill Wise. The film, distributed by A24, will open in select cities on Friday, March 18th.

Ep 339: Dennis Lim / Caveh Zahedi / Jesse Wakeman & Kris Avedisian
by Adam Schartoff
March 15th, 2016

Dennis Lim of the Film Society of Lincoln Center returns to discuss his new book on David Lynch; Caveh Zahedi returns for his 4th visit to the podcast to discuss his series The Show About The Show and that the 4th episode just became available; and the creators of a new festival hit, Donald Cried, director/actor Kris Avedisian & actor Jesse Wakeman recorded from SxSW 2016.

Ep 338: Atom Egoyan / Ben Dickinson
by Adam Schartoff
March 10th, 2016

Two friends of the podcast return for their second visits: Atom Egoyan (Exotica, The Sweet Hereafter) talks about Remember starring Christopher Plummer and Ben Dickinson (First Winter) talks about his new Creative Control. Both films open Friday, March 11th.

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 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 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.

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