Posts Tagged ‘First Run Features’

by Adam Schartoff
November 18th, 2016

[5 mins. 30 secs.] Anna Biller, director of The Love Witch is up first. The film opens in Brooklyn today at the Alamo Drafthouse and at the Nitehawk Cinema and is about Elaine (Samantha Robinson), a beautiful young witch who is determined to find a man to love her. In her gothic Victorian apartment she makes spells and potions, then picks up men and seduces them. The film is being distributed by Oscilloscope Labs.

After that, [54 mins. 50 secs.] filmmaker Alex Lehmann discusses his two new films, both executive produced by the Duplass Brothers. The first is a narrative film called Blue Jay, a comedy romance starring Mark Duplass and Sarah Paulson and is being distributed by The Orchard. We also discuss Alex’s new documentary, Asperger’s Are Us about a Boston-based comedy group of the same title. Both films are currently available for streaming on iTunes & other digital platforms.

Last up [1 hr. 35 mins. 10 secs.] is a discussion about a new documentary omnibus film called True New York. The film comprises of 5 award-winning short documentary films and the amazing characters who call New York City home. Tied together with stunning New York City timescape footage, the shorts include: C-Rock (directed by Jordan Roth), Taxi Garage (Joshua Z Weinstein), One Track Mind (Jeremy Workman), A Son’s Sacrifice (Yoni Brook), and Black Cherokee (Sam Cullman and Benjamin Rosen). In this segment I am joined by Jeremy Workman, Sam Cullman & Ben Rosen. True New York is distributed by First Run Features and available on DVD or streaming on iTunes.

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by Adam Schartoff
July 8th, 2016

Guests today include Ivy Meeropol who discusses her new feature documentary, Indian Point, which is in theaters as of today, Friday, July 8th. Also, returning to the podcast, filmmaker Michel Negroponte gives us a lesson on the history of the American documentary. This episode is sponsored by casper.com. Receive $50 toward and any mattress purchase by going to caspertrial.com/filmwaxradio. Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network.

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
September 2nd, 2015

Guests on this episode include the co-directors of the new documentary Welcome to Leith; Stanley Nelson director of the new documentary The Blank Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution; and director Oren Moverman discusses his new film starring Richard Gere, Time Out of Mind.

by Adam Schartoff
May 13th, 2015

Guests include Lucia Small whose collaboration with the late Ed Pincus, the documentary One Cut, One Life opens 5/13 at the IFC Center in NYC; and artistic director of the Hamptons International Film Festival, David Nugent.

by Adam Schartoff
April 17th, 2015

Guests on this episode include Antarctic Edge:70° South director Dena Seidel; Lisa Durden of the National Black Programming Consortium & filmmaker Carol Bash with her film Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band; and Appropriate Behavior director Desiree Akhavan from London.

by Adam Schartoff
January 14th, 2014

Vimeo’s Jeremy Boxer and the director of the documentary Maidentrip, Jillian Schlesinger, are the guests.

by Adam Schartoff
October 8th, 2013

International filmmaker Claire Denis whose latest film, Bastards, just premiered at the New York Film Festival; and Angad Bhalla, the filmmaker of the documentary Herman’s House, are the guests.

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