Posts Tagged ‘Adam Schartoff’

by Adam Schartoff
June 20th, 2016

Penny Lane (Our Nixon) returns to the podcast to discuss her latest documentary feature, Nuts! which opens at Film Forum on Wednesday, June 22nd and in other cities. Also on the podcast is the founding director of the Bicycle Film Festival, Brendt Barbur. The festival will take place from June 22nd through the 26th at the Anthology Film Archives.

by Adam Schartoff
June 8th, 2016

Twenty years ago Leon Gast made an Oscar winning documentary about Muhammad Ali called When We Were Kings. With the death of the iconic former heavy weight champion, Leon calls in for a chat about his friend. Also on this episode, filmmaker Beth B (Exposed) discusses a new documentary she has made about her mother, the artist Ida Applebroog, called Call Her Applebroog. The film will have a theatrical engagement at The Metrograph in Lower Manhattan beginning Friday, June 10th as well as a retrospective of much of her earlier work. Lastly, animator Bill Plympton (Cheatin’) returns to the podcast to chat about his latest feature film, a mockumentary, called Hitler’s Folly. You can stream Bill’s film off his website, today. Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films. This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Get a free download and trial membership by going to

by Adam Schartoff
May 24th, 2016

Filmwax Radio Live presented by DCTV. Special guests are the documentary filmmaking team of Chris Hegedus & D.A. Pennebaker (The War Room, Kings of Pastries). Their latest film, Unlocking the Cage, follows the story of animal rights lawyer Stephen Wise and his quest to obtain persons’ rights for particular species of animals including chimps, whales and elephants. This film follows Wise through a period of legal battles. The conversation at DCTV was recorded live in front of an audience and included the film’s trailer and a clip from the film. We did not screen the film as it is about to enjoy a theatrical premiere at Film Forum on Wednesday, May 25th.

by Adam Schartoff
May 12th, 2016

Film directors Rebecca Miller (Maggie’s Plan) and Terence Davies (Sunset Song) are the guests. The music on this episode is by Jim’s Big Ego from their album Stay. Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films.

by Adam Schartoff
May 8th, 2016

Guests include brilliant filmmaker Whit Stillman (Metropolitan, Barcelona) whose new film Love & Friendship opens in select theaters on Friday, May 13; New York Times culture writer Dave Itzkoff discusses his book, Mad As Hell: The Making of Network and the Fateful Vision of the Angriest Man in Movies, published by Picador; and the hosts of the podcast Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers, Dion Baia & J. Blake.

by Adam Schartoff
October 23rd, 2015

Guests on this episode include filmmaker & actor Jake Hoffman whose first feature, Asthma, opens today at the IFC Center and on VOD; and documentary filmmaker Chad Gracia and the subject of his new film The Russian Woodpecker, Fedor Alexandrovich. Their film is also currently available on demand.

by Adam Schartoff
October 7th, 2015

Guests on this episode include the documentary co-directors Annie Sundberg & Ricki Stern who have a new film, In My Father’s House opening Friday 10/9, and Canadian experimental filmmaker Guy Maddin whose new film The Forbidden Room opens at Film Forum today.

by Adam Schartoff
July 31st, 2015

Guests include the director of The End of the Tour, James Ponsoldt; director of The Grief of Others, Patrick Wang; and the director of Two Step, Alex R. Johnson.

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.

by Adam Schartoff
June 23rd, 2015

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

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