Posts Tagged ‘Filmwax Radio’

by Adam Schartoff
December 3rd, 2016

In the first segment [9 mins. 40 secs.] filmmaker Sam Pollard returns to the podcast. Sam has a new documentary called Two Trains Runnin’, narrated by Common, and featuring the music of Gary Clark Jr. The film pays tribute to a pioneering generation of musicians and cuts to the heart of our present moment, offering a crucial vantage from which to view the evolving dynamics of race in America. Two Trains Runnin’ is currently enjoying a theatrical engagement at the Metrograph Theater in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The conversation was recorded at the 2016 Woodstock Film Festival.

Then [41 kins. 30 secs.] sales agent & film producer Bill Straus visits the podcast to discuss about his approach to the business. If you are in need of a sales agent for your film, feel free to reach out to Bill at bill@bridgeindependent.com.

This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Audible.com. Get a free download and trial membership by going to www.audibletrial.com/filmwaxradio.

Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films. Like us on Facebook.

by Adam Schartoff
November 25th, 2016

Episode 380 [5 mins.] welcomes back Breakthru Films’ filmmakers Annie Sundberg & Ricki Stern to the podcast. Their latest film is called Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing which covers the fateful day of the 2013 Boston Marathon and its aftermath. The documentary is currently on HBO. Also in this segment are two of the survivors from that devestating blasts, Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes.

Then in the second segment [23 mins. 50 secs.] I am joined by one of the programmers for the new streaming service FilmStruck, the result of a joint venture between The Criterion Collection and Turner Classic Movies. You can take advantage of a two week trial subscription at the moment and enjoy countless Criterion films as an abundance of ancillary content.

Last up, Adam Irving, the director of a new documentary, Off The Rails. The film follows Darius McCollum, a man singularly obsessed with the New York City subway system. McCollum, who has Asperger’s, has illegally commandeered countless subway trains, buses and other transit vehicles over decades of his life. The rest of the time he remains incarcerated.

This episode is sponsored by casper.com. Receive $50 toward any mattress purchase by going to caspertrial.com/filmwaxradio.

Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films.

by Adam Schartoff
November 15th, 2016

An episode dedicated to DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary festival, currently taking place through Thursday, November 17th at the IFC Center, SVA Theater & Cinepolis in New York City.

Guests in the first segment include returning documentary filmmakers Michael Galinsky & Suki Hawley (Battle for Brooklyn) with their new film, All the Rage. The film, co-directed by the above two along with filmmaker David Beilinson, and which had a sold out show this past Saturday, follows Dr. Sarno whose radical approach to back pain has caused him to be essentially ostracized by the medical community. Then I’m joined by returning filmmakers Sabine Krayenbühl & Zeva Oelbaum with their new documentary, Letters From Baghdad. The film restores Gertrude Bell, a true original and the most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day, in history. The film had a sold out screening this past Saturday. Last up, returning to the podcast is filmmaker Tomas Leach with his new work, The Lure. That film, about a real life treasure hunt which took place in the Rocky Mountains, is having a screening today, Tuesday, November 15 at 3:00PM at the IFC Center.

This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Audible.com. Get a free download and trial membership by going to www.audibletrial.com/filmwaxradio.

Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films.

by Adam Schartoff
November 12th, 2016

Guests include documentary filmmaker Su Friedrich discussing hew new film, I Can Not Tell You How I Feel, which will have a screening at BAM on November 17th. That is followed by a conversation with Steve Cossman, founder & Executive Director of Mono No Aware, a Brooklyn-based cinema arts non-profit. Mono No Aware is currently amidst its 10th annual Cinema Arts Festival which runs through December 3rd with events all over NYC. This episode is dedicated to the memory of Leonard Cohen, may he rest in peace. Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films.

by Adam Schartoff
November 4th, 2016

In this episode I welcome filmmakers behind two new indie films: Linas Phillips’ Rainbow Time and Keith Maitland’s Tower. I also chat more about my recent visit to the Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn and my thoughts about Barry Jenkins’ new film, Moonlight. Writer/director/actor Linas Phillips (Manson Family Vacation) and actress Melanie Lynskey (HBO’s Togetherness). Todd (Timm Sharp) grew up under the strange shadow of his older, mentally-challenged brother, Shonzi (Phillips). As kids, Shonzi forced Todd to make action movies. As adults, Todd is pressured to share love life details, even showing Shonzi a sex tape he made with an old girlfriend to help him cope when family tragedy hits. When their dad suffers a heart attack, Shonzi, now 40, moves in with Todd and his new girlfriend (Lynskey). Shonzi wants desperately to be included in their relationship like old times. Rainbow Time opens today at the new Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn and at the Arena Theater in Los Angeles.Then I welcome Tower (Kino Lorber) filmmaker Keith Maitland for the second segment. On August 1, 1966, a sniper rode the elevator to the top floor of the University of Texas Tower and opened fire, holding the campus hostage for 96 minutes. When the gunshots were finally silenced, the toll included 16 dead, three dozen wounded, and a shaken nation left trying to understand what had happened. Archival footage is combined with rotoscopic animation in a dynamic, never-before-seen way to illustrate the action-packed untold stories of the witnesses, heroes and survivors. Among the film’s re-enactors is Filmwax Radio friend Chris Doubek. The film opens in Chicago today at the Music Box, in San Francisco at the Alamo Drafthouse Mission among other cities, this after already enjoying a recent successful theatrical engagement at Film Forum in NYC. This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Zipcar.com. Earn $25 of free driving credit at joinzipcar.com/filmwaxradio.Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films. Like us on Facebook.

by Adam Schartoff
October 29th, 2016

After the intro (in which I talk about the new Brooklyn Alamo Drafthouse NYC and Kenneth Lonergan’s new film Manchester By The Sea), at the 12 minute and 40 second mark, I am joined by filmmaker Teddy Collatos back for his 2nd visit on the podcast. Last time Teddy talked about his feature Dipso. This time he’s back with Carolina Monnerat, his wife and one of the lead actors in his new film Tormenting the Hen. The film is a drama about a couple who rent a place in the Berkshires so one (Dameka Hayes) can direct a local play. The other (Monnerat) with more time on her hands becomes caught up in a drama with the strange next door neighbor (Matthew Shaw). The film also stars Filmwax Radio friend Josephine Decker. The film was recently named IndieWire project of the week and is winding down on its Indiegogo campaign to raise money for post work. Please check out the campaign and consider contributing. This segment was recorded at the ShowBriz Studios where we were also joined by actress and film producer Fiona Graham for this segment. Here Fiona talks about re-locating from the UK to New York and about a short she recently produced and acted in, Muscle. This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Audible.com. Get a free download and trial membership by going to www.audibletrial.com/filmwaxradio. Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films. Like us on Facebook.

by Adam Schartoff
October 7th, 2016

In the first segment, documentary filmmaker Sharon Shattuck discusses her new film, From This Day Forward, which is about growing up with a father who self identifies as a woman. The film will have its broadcast premiere on POV on October 10th. In the second segment I am joined in the studio by the Leiser Brothers, Eric & Jeffrey; the two make films which include beautiful animation and are experimental in nature. We are also joined by Brooklyn native & film curator, Curtis John, who talks about his series at the Luminal Theater.This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Audible.com. Get a free download and trial membership by going to www.audibletrial.com/filmwaxradio. Also sponsoring this episode is the Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA Film program. Visit vcfa.edu/film for more details.Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films.

by Adam Schartoff
September 30th, 2016

Film critic and the author of the new book, The Oliver Stone Experience (Abrams, 2016), Matt Zoller Seitz is the guest. The books is currently available wherever books are sold. Seitz is editor-in-chief at rogerebert.com as well as the TV critic at New York Magazine. This episode is sponsored by Warby Parker. Get a free 5-day home try-on by visiting www.warbyparkertrial.com/filmwaxradio. 5 days, 5 pairs, 100% free. Also sponsoring this episode is the Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA Film program. Visit vcfa.edu/film for more details. Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films.

by Adam Schartoff
September 23rd, 2016

The great actor Tim Roth is on this episode of the podcast. Roth is starring in a new dramatic feature called Chronic which hits theaters today. The film, where Roth plays a nurse who assists dying patients in their homes and who has a turbulent personal life of his own, premieres at The Museum of the Moving Image this evening for a 7:30 screening. I’ll be moderating the Q&A with the film’s director Michel Franco (Daniel & Ana, After Lucia) afterward. The film has more screenings there; check the schedule for more details. It will also be screening at the Cinema Village. In the second segment, returning to the podcast after several years the multi-hyphenate Paul Lazar. Paul updates us on what’s new in his world. This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Zipcar.com. Earn $25 of free driving credit at joinzipcar.com/filmwaxradio. Also sponsoring this episode is the Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA Film program. Visit vcfa.edu/film for more details. Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films. Like us on Facebook.

by Adam Schartoff
September 9th, 2016

The guests on this episode include Adam Nimoy, who has made a documentary about his father Leonard called For the Love of Spock. It his theaters today, Friday, September 9th. Also on this episode the subject of Author: The JT Leroy Story, Laura Albert, and the documentary’s director, Jeff Feuerzeig. That film is currently in theaters.

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