Posts Tagged ‘Filmwax’

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, www.plymptoons.com today. Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films. This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Audible.com. Get a free download and trial membership by going to www.audibletrial.com/filmwaxradio.

by Adam Schartoff
May 27th, 2016

In this episode of the podcast we meet with the teams of two outstanding documentaries. Up first, Holy Hell which had its New York premiere at Rooftop Films a few days ago and which hits theaters on Friday, May 27th. For a full list of screenings and theatricals, visit their website. Guests include filmmaker & former cult member Will Allen along with two other former members Philippe Coquet and Vera Cheiffo. In 1985, Will Allen became a member of The Buddhafield, a Los Angeles area spiritual group. A recent film school graduate, Allen began to chronicle the group’s activities that centered on their leader, a mysterious individual they called The Teacher, or Michel. Over time, the group’s dark side began to surface, until finally, a shocking allegation against The Teacher tore the group apart – all in front of Allen’s camera.

Then we welcome the team behind the new festival hit documentary Presenting Princess Shaw (Magnolia Pictures) including the film’s subjects Samantha “Princess Shaw” Montgomery and musical genius, Kutiman, as well as director Ido Haar. The true story of the incredible Princess Shaw and the enigmatic composer Kutiman, who discovers her from the other side of the world. By day, Samantha Montgomery cares for the elderly in one of New Orleans’s toughest neighborhoods. By night, she writes and sings her own songs as Princess Shaw on her confessional YouTube channel. Raw and vulnerable, her voice is a diamond in the rough. Across the globe, Ophir Kutiel creates video mash ups of amateur YouTube performers. Known as Kutiman, he is a composer, a musician, and a pioneering video artist embraced by the world of fine art. Two strangers, almost 7,000 miles apart, begin to build a song. Presenting Princes Shaw opens theatrically on May 27th as well.

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
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 18th, 2015

Filmmaker Stephen Winter is the guest on this Fandor-sponsored episode of the podcast. Stephen’s new film Jason and Shirley just had its world premiere at BAMcinemaFest. The film is a fictional account of the day Shirley Clarke shot her seminal doc, Portrait of Jason. Catch Jason and Shirley at film festivals this summer and watch Portrait of Jason on Fandor starting June 19.

by Adam Schartoff
June 10th, 2015

The guests on this episode of the podcast include two good Jewish boys, actor Jason Schwartzman (The Overnight, 7 Chinese Brothers) and filmmaker Nathan Silver (Stinking Heaven, Uncertain Terms). This episode is sponsored by Hell’s Half Mile Film & Music Festival.

by Adam Schartoff
April 30th, 2015

Filmwax Radio Live: Montclair Film Festival Edition with Executive Director Tom Hall, and filmmakers Morgan Neville, Jessica Edwards & Chad Gracia. Also appearing are Fedor Alexandrovich and Scott Rogowsky.

by Adam Schartoff
April 23rd, 2015

Filmwax Radio Live: Montclair Film Festival Edition, a free event, will take place Friday, April 24th, 6:45PM at Videology in Williamsburg with loads of guests from the festival.

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