Posts Tagged ‘HBO’

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
April 6th, 2016

Emmy award winning filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum has a new feature documentary about her relationship with her mom. It’s called Look at Us Now, Mother! The film is opening in NYC & LA this Friday. Here she appears in the first segment with her Mom calling in. In the second segment we talk to film critic Owen Gleiberman whose new book, Movie Freak: My Life Watching Movies, a personal memoir. Movie Freak is available where books are sold, published by Hachette Books.

by Adam Schartoff
May 27th, 2015

The Director of Programming for the Brooklyn Film Festival, Bryce Renninger, whose 18th season begins on Friday, May 29th; I Believe in Unicorns director & founder of Film Fatales, Leah Meyerhoff; and filmmaker Josh Alexander are all guests.

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 24th, 2015

Guests on this episode of the podcast include Nick Broomfield discussing his new documentary Tales of the Grim Sleeper which premieres on HBO on 4/27; the animator Bill Plympton on his new feature Cheatin’ which is currently available on Vimeo on Demand; and distributor Jonathan Howell discussing his company Big World Pictures.

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.

by Adam Schartoff
June 24th, 2014

Two extraordinary documentary filmmakers appear on this episode of Filmwax Radio: Brian Knappenberger with his new film, The Internet’s Own Boy; and Doug Block with his long anticipated 112 Weddings.

by Adam Schartoff
March 26th, 2014

Filmmakers Azazel Jacobs and Daniel Patrick Carbone, plus the Brooklyn Heights Cinema owner, Kenn Lowy, are the guests on this week’s podcast.

by Adam Schartoff
January 10th, 2014

Actor and filmmaker Alex Karpovsky returns to Filmwax Radio for another overdue visit. Alex may be currently seen in the new Coen Bros. movie Inside Llewyn Davis as well as in the popular HBO series Girls, which premieres its 3rd season this Sunday, 1/12.

by Adam Schartoff
September 18th, 2013

Documentary filmmaker Alan Berliner whose new film FIRST COUSIN ONCE REMOVED will be on HBO, is the guest.

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