• Ep 686: Zachary Levy • Rachel Boynton • Lina Roessler (September 17, 2021)
    Filmwax celebrates 10 years this week bringing back its first guest, filmmaker Zachary Levy. Also, documentary filmmaker Rachel Boynton discusses her latest documentary "Civil War (or, Who Do We Think We Are)" as first time filmmaker Lina Roessler discusses her comedy, "Best Sellers" which stars Sir Michael Caine and Aubrey Plaza.
  • Ep 685: Eps Burnough • Jonah Feingold (September 10, 2021)
    Two first-time filmmakers visit on this episode: documentary filmmaker Ebs Burnough with his film "The Capote Tapes" about the infamous southern writer; and Jonah Feingold, director of the millennial romantic comedy "Dating & New York". Both movies open this weekend and then spread nationally over the course of the coming weeks.
  • Ep 684: Pat Healy • Andy Karl, Carmine Famiglietti & Harry Greenberger (September 3, 2021)
    The actor Pat Healy ("Cheap Thrills", "Take Me") makes his first appearance with his latest entertaining genre film, "We Need to Do Something" which opens today in theaters & on streaming platforms. Also, the team behind the fantasy rom-com "Here After": actor Andy Karl, director Harry Greenberger & producer Carmine Famiglietti.
  • Ep 683: Lily Hevesh & Jeremy Workman • Yoruba Richen (August 27, 2021)
    In the first segment, we talk with Filmwax friend Jeremy Workman who, along with his film's subject YouTube star Lily Hevesh, discuss "Lily Topples the World" which is currently available for streaming on discovery+. Also, Yoruba Richen returns to discuss 2 of her recent docs: "How It Feels To Be Free" and "The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts the Tonight Show".
  • Ep 682: Udo Kier • Griffin Dunne & Michael Hoffman (August 20, 2021)
    Legendary actor Udo Kier returns to the show to discuss Todd Stephens' comedy "Swan Song" in which he stars. The movie is currently in theaters and streaming on VOD. Also, actor/producer Griffin Dunne returns to Filmwax for his 3rd appearance, this time joined by director Michael Hoffman, to discuss their 2006 movie "Game 6", finally available on streaming platforms.
  • Ep 681: Tim Robbins • Melissa Haizlip (August 13, 2021)
    Tim Robbins makes his first appearance with a dramatic performance called "We Live On", adapted from Studs Terkel's 1970 oral history of the Great Depression, "Hard Times". Also, Filmwax celebrates the first African-American variety show (1968-1973) with nice of the show's host, filmmaker Melissa Haizlip. Her doc is currently on HBO Max.
  • Ep 680: Jack & Mercedes Kilmer, Leo Scott & Ting Poo • Pascual Sisto (August 6, 2021)
    The team behind "Val", a new documentary about the Val Kilmer including his children Jack and Mercedes, as well as co-directors Ting Poo & Leo Scott. It premieres on Amazon Prime Video today. Also, the director of a new psychological thriller, Pascual Sisto discusses his new film "John and the Hole". It opens today in select theaters & everywhere films are rented.
  • Ep 679: Braden King • Michael Taylor (July 30, 2021)
    Filmmaker Braden King ("Here") makes his first appearance with "The Evening Hour" a dramatic feature placed in Appalachia. Also, editor Michael Taylor, A.C.E. makes his 4th visit to the show with his latest project, "Nine Days" directed by upcoming guest Edson Oda. Both films were Sundance hits and open Friday, July 30th.
  • Ep 678: Jamila Wignot • Garret Price (July 23, 2021)
    Jamila Wignot ("Town Hall") returns to Filmwax with her new documentary, "Ailey" about the world famous choreographer Alvin Ailey. The film premieres in NYC beginning Friday, July 23rd then spreads nationally as of August 6th. Also, filmmaker Garret Price with his documentary "Woodstock 99: Love, Peace & Rage" which premiers on HBO & HBO Max today.
  • Ep 677: Morgan Neville • Michael Sarnoski & Vanessa Block (July 16, 2021)
    Filmmaker Morgan Neville returns to Filmwax for his 5th time, on this occasion to discuss his latest documentary, "Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain". I'm then joined by the creative team behind Nicholas Cage's new dramatic feature, "Pig": director Michael Sarnoski & producer Vanessa Block. Both films open theatrically today, Friday, July 16th.
  • Ep 676: DeNeen L. Brown • Victor S. Navasky (July 9, 2021)
    Washington Post journalist DeNeed L. Brown discusses her participation in Dawn Porter's documentary "Rise Again: Tulsa and the Red Summer" which may be streamed on Hulu; and the author of the seminal book on the Hollywood blacklist, Victor Navasky discusses "Naming Names" and his career.
  • Ep 675: Max Casella, Kevin Corrigan, Onur Tukel & Thomas Jay Ryan • Beth B (July 2, 2021)
    No Wave filmmaker Beth B ("Vortex", "Exposed") returns to the podcast with her new documentary about her old friend, called "Lydia Lunch: The War is Never Over". The film is currently playing at NYC's IFC Center. Also, old friend of the show, Onur Tukel returns with his cast from his film "Scenes From an Empty Church", also currently out.
  • Ep 674: Moby • Heidi Ewing (June 25, 2021)
    Moby is the subject of a new documentary which is currently out called "Moby Doc". Moby discusses the film which was dirtied by his frequent collaborator Rob Gordon Bralver. Also, returning to Filmwax after a long hiatus, filmmaker Heidi Ewing discusses her Sundance hit and her first narrative film, "I Carry You With Me" also in theaters & streaming.
  • Ep 673: Nancy Buirski • Lisa Immordino Vreeland (June 18, 2021)
    Two documentary filmmakers visit Filmwax in this episode. Nancy Buirski makes her 3rd visit with her doc "A Crime on the Bayou" and first-time visitor Lisa Immordino Vreeland makes her first visit with the doc "Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation". Both films premiere today virtually and in select theaters nationwide.
  • Ep 672: Bo McGuire • Lindsay Burdge, Tallie Medel & Caleb Michael Johnson (June 11, 2021)
    On this episode, the director of the documentary "Socks on Fire" which won last year's Grand Jury Award at the Tribeca Film Festival and closes this year's festival, Bo McGuire; and the team behind a new psychological horror film, "The Carnivores", director Caleb Michael Johnson and actors Tallie Medel & Lindsay Burdge.
  • Ep 671: Sergio Mendes & John Scheinfeld • Michael Koresky (June 4, 2021)
    Iconic musician Sergio Mendes is the subject of a new documentary currently on PBS called "Sergio Mendes & Friends: A Celebration". Both Mendes and his director John Scheinfeld ("Herb Alpert It..") are on the podcast. Also, author & film critic Michael Koresky discusses his new book "Films of Endearment: A Mother, a Son and the '80s Films That Defined Us" currently available for purchase.
  • Ep 670: Noah Isenberg (May 28, 2021)
    The author Noah Isenberg ("We'll Always Have Casablanca") returns with his latest book, "Billy Wilder on Assignment" (Princeton University Press). Before Billy Wilder became the screenwriter and director of iconic films like Sunset Boulevard and Some Like It Hot, he worked as a freelance reporter, first in Vienna and then in Weimar Berlin.
  • Ep 669: Spencer Susser & Andy Gent • Robert Machoian & Clayne Crawford (May 21, 2021)
    The animated short film #SaveRalph​​ is part of a global campaign to ban animal testing for cosmetics. The director of this animated short, Spencer Susser and the film's animator, Andy Gent, are the guests in this first segment. Then filmmaker Robert Machoian and actor Clayne Crawford discuss their dramatic film "The Killing of Two Lovers" which is currently out.
  • Ep 668: Anja Marquardt • Rebecca Danigelis & Sian-Pierre Regis (May 14, 2021)
    The subjects of the documentary "Duty Free", mother Rebecca Danigelis & her son Sian-Pierre Regis join me in the first segment. The film is in select theaters & available to stream. Then Anja Marquardt ("She's Lost Control") returns to Filmwax to discuss the 3rd season of "The Girlfriend Experience" for STARZ which she directed.
  • Ep 667: Craig Zobel • BEAST BEAST Team (May 7, 2021)
    This episode includes a conversation with Filmwax friend, the director Craig Zobel ("The Hunt") who has directed the entire 7 episodes of HBO's original series "Mare of Easttown". Three of the episodes of this compelling murder mystery have already aired. Also, the team behind a new dramatic indie film "Beast Beast" including its director Danny Madden.
  • Ep 666: Sunita Mani, Olivia Edward & Casimir Nozkowski • David Schwartz (April 30, 2021)
    Filmwax friend David Schwartz has edited a book of interviews with Canada's most famous filmmaker called "David Cronenberg Interviews" (University Press of Mississippi); and the team behind a new feature comedy called "The Outside Story" including director Casimir Nozkowski and actors Olivia Edward ("Better Things") & Sunita Mani ("Glow") which premieres today.
  • Ep 665: Kevin Corrigan (April 23, 2021)

    [4 mins. 15 secs.] The actor Kevin Corrigan ("Grounded For Life", "The King of Staten Island") makes his 4th appearance on Filmwax. This is his first time flying solo with me. He has championed many filmmakers and projects in the past, but this time we are just hanging out and chatting about things we love. Don't miss this fun albeit long-winded conversation.

  • Ep 664: Cameron McAllister • Jeffrey Wolf & Sam Pollard (April 16, 2021)
    The Associate Director of the Atlanta Film Festival, Cameron McAllister, visits. The festival runs from April 22nd — May 2nd. Visit atlantafilmfestival.com for tickets & details. Also, filmmakers Jeffrey Wolf & Sam Pollard stop by to discuss their new documentary, "Bill Traylor: Chasing Ghosts" which opens today. Visit kinomarquee.com to stream it from your favorite arthouse's website.
  • Ep 663: Author Glenn Frankel with Illeana Douglas (April 9, 2021)
    Author Glenn Frankel ("The Searchers", "High Noon") returns to the podcast to discuss his latest book "Shooting Midnight Cowboy: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Classic" (Farrar, Straus and Grious, 2021) which is the ultimate exploration of John Schlesinger's 1969 classic film. I am joined by Filmwax Radio regular co-host, the actor and author Illeana Douglas.
  • Ep 662: Matthew Sweet (April 2, 2021)
    Singer songwriter Matthew Sweet ("Girlfriend", "100% Fun") visits the podcast for the first time to discuss his brand new album "Catspaw" which he recorded almost entirely on his own in the summer of 2019 in his Nebraska home with only the help of his drummer Ric Menck. We discuss Matthew's career and being creative at home during a global pandemic.
  • Ep 661: Emily & Sarah Kunstler & Jeffery Robinson • Harry Mavromichalis (March 26, 2021)
    Celebrating two tremendous documentaries on this episode: the first is Emily and Sarah Kunstler's new film "Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America" which just won the Audience Award at SxSW; and Harry Mavromichalis returns to discuss his documentary "Olympia" about the iconic actor Olympia Dukakis. That is available to stream on most platforms.
  • Ep 660: Udo Kier& Todd Stephens • Nathaniel Kahn & Sabine Krayenbühl (SxSW) (March 19, 2021)
    SxSW coverage continues; the festival ends Saturday, March 20th. On this episode we talk to the team behind "Swan Song", a narrative feature with actor Udo Kier & filmmaker Todd Stephens; then we speak with documentary filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn and editor Sabine Krayenbühl about their film "The Hunt for Planet B". Check the Filmwax Radio YouTube channel for more.
  • Ep 659: Janet Pierson • Illeana Douglas & Mark Harris (March 12, 2021)
    Director of the SxSW film festival, Janet Pierson, returns to the podcast. This years festival will take place totally online and runs from March 16th—20th. Visit sxsw.com/film for the line-up and to register. Also, Illeana Douglas returns to the podcast to co-host a very special segment with the author Mark Harris and discuss his new book, "Mike Nichols: A Life", available where books are sold.
  • Ep 658: Donal Logue • Elizabeth Lo (March 5, 2021)
    The actor Donal Logue ("Grounded For Life", "Gotham") makes his first time appearance with a new dramatic indie called "Sometime Other Than Now". And the documentary filmmaker Elizabeth Lo makes her first time appearance with her feature documentary, "Stray". Both films open today, Friday, March 5th.
  • Ep 657: The Cast of GROUP (February 26, 2021)
    The cast of the web series "Group", the first 2 seasons of which are on YouTube. Search "group the series" on YouTube to find and subscribe. Cast members Ezra Barnes (Frank), Gabriela Kohen (Karina), Teresa Avia Lim (Rebecca), Cara Ronzetti (Tilda), and Dr Elliot Zeisel PhD, LCSW, CGP (Doc/Ezra) join me in this conversation.
  • Ep 656: Shatara Michelle Ford • Rodney Ascher (February 18, 2021)
    First up, first time feature filmmaker Shatara Michelle Ford with their film "Test Pattern" which deals with one woman's sexual assault and the subsequent hours while she & her white boyfriend go from hospital to hospital in search of a rape kit. And filmmaker Rodney Ascher ("Room 237") with his new film "A Glitch in the Matrix" which poses the possibility that we live in an alternative reality.
  • Ep 655: Azazel Jacobs • Bayan Joonam (February 12, 2021)
    Filmmaker Azazel Jacobs ("The Lovers", "Momma's Man") returns to the podcast with French Exit which opens today in virtual cinemas. Also documentary filmmaker Bayan Joonam whose 3-part documentary-series, "QAnon: The Search for Q" is currently available for viewing on ViceTV.
  • Ep 654: Tony Walker (February 5, 2021)
    The Up Series' Tony Walker helps celebrate the life & career of filmmaker Michael Apted on this special episode of the podcast. You can also watch this episode by going to YouTube.com/filmwaxradio.
  • Ep 653: Tom Noonan & Karen Sillas (January 29, 2021)
    Actor/writer/director Tom Noonan and actor Karen Sillas both. return to the podcast to discuss their 1994 indie cult classic "What Happened Was..." which is being re-released in a new beautiful 4k restored version. It arrives in virtual theaters today, Friday, January 29th. Visit whathappenedwas.oscilloscope.net for a full list of theaters & more.
  • Ep 652: Stanley Nelson • Lance Oppenheim (January 21, 2021)
    Two documentaries are at the heart of this episode of the podcast: Stanley Nelson returns for his 4th visit to discuss "Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy" which is a Netflix documentary currently streaming on the platform; and Lance Oppenheim discusses his first feature documentary, "Some Kind of Heaven", about some unusual residents of Florida's largest retirement community.
  • Ep 651: Alexis Lloyd & Jack Lechner • Sam Pollard (January 15, 2021)
    The first segment of this episode focuses on a web series called "Group" with writer/director Alexis Lloyd & Executive Producer Jack Lechner (returning to the podcast). Also, back for his 5th visit, filmmaker Sam Pollard discusses his latest documentary "MLK/FBI" which opens today as well as retrospective of his work at Film at Lincoln Center.
  • Ep 650: Hampton Fancher (January 8, 2021)
    The screenwriter Hampton Fancher ("Blade Runner", "Blade Runner 2049") talks about his life having gone from flamenco dancer, to TV actor, to screenwriter and filmmaker. Fancher lives in Brooklyn. This is his first appearance on the podcast.
  • Ep 649: Armond White • Guy Pigden (January 1, 2021)
    Kiwi filmmaker Guy Pigden discusses his romantic comedy, "Older", currently available on Amazon Prime. And the culture critic Armond White returns to the podcast to discuss his latest book, a collection of his criticism over the years on his favorite American filmmaker, Steven Spielberg, called "Make Spielberg Great Again" (Resistance Works, WDC, 2020).
  • Ep 648: Gordon Quinn • Matteo Garrone (December 18, 2020)
    Guests on this episode include documentary pioneer, Gordon Quinn, the Artistic Director and one of the founders of Kartemquin Films out of of Chicago; also the Italian director Matteo Garrone ("Gomorrah", "Reality") discusses his new feature film, a live-action version of the classic tale "Pinocchio", due out on Christmas Day.
  • Ep 647: Hao Wu • Alexandra Kotcheff & Hannah Leder (December 11, 2020)
    The documentary filmmaker Hao Wu with his devastating documentary "76 Days" about the first days of COVID-19 in Wuhan hospitals. Also, a segment with filmmaker/actors Hannah Leder & Alexandra Kotcheff with their indie comedy "The Planters". Both films are currently available to stream.
  • Ep 646: Scott Eyman with Illeana Douglas (December 4, 2020)
    The Hollywood biographer Scott Eyman returns to Filmwax Radio with his latest book, "Cary Grant: A Brilliant Disguise" (Simon & Schuster) and a most enjoyable conversation with myself and my co-host, the actor & author Illeana Douglas. Scott's book, as well as Illeana's ("I Blame Dennis Hopper") are both available wherever books are sold and either would make a splendid holiday gift!
  • Ep 645: Margo Martindale • Sean Durkin (November 27, 2020)
    The actor Margo Martindale ("The Americans") returns with a new film "Uncle Frank" which is currently streaming on Amazon Prime; also the filmmaker Sean Durkin ("Martha Marcy May Marlene") makes his first appearance with his second feature, "The Nest" (IFC Films) which is currently available on various streaming platforms.
  • Ep 644: Malachi Kirby • Stephen Dorff (November 20, 2020)
    Two actors both make their first appearances on the podcast. Brit Malachi Kirby stars in Steve McQueen's feature film "Mangrove" which premieres on Amazon Prime on November 20th. Stephen Dorff ("True Detective") stars in the new dramatic feature "Embattled" which also premieres on streaming platforms on Friday, November 20th.
  • Ep 643: Godlis • Manfred Kirchheimer (November 13, 2020)
    A celebration of street photography with Godlis & Manny Kirchheimer who both appear on this episode of the podcast. First up Godlis with a new photo essay book called "Godlis Streets" (available for purchase at Rizzoli Bookstore). And Manny discusses his latest work of non-fiction, "Free Time" now playing at Film Forum's virtual cinema.
  • Ep 642: Michael Angelo Covino & Kyle Marvin • Greta Hagen-Richardson (November 6, 2020)
    The indie film "The Climb" director/actor Michael Angelo Covino and his co-star Kyle Marvin are in our first segment recorded in person the day before the quarantining began; then I chat with the lead features programmer of the New Orleans Film Festival, Greta Hagen-Richardson. The festival runs from 11/6—11/25.
  • Ep 641: Dan Brawley • Kaz Phillips & Greg Loman (October 30, 2020)
    From the Cucalorus film festival in Wilmington, NC, Dan Brawley makes his first appearance on the podcast to discuss this year's program, which runs from November 11—25. Also, the filmmaker Kaz Phillips & musician Greg Loman whose acid western musical short is now available on the genre streaming service Dust.
  • Ep 640: Mark Webber & Nicole Elizabeth Berger • Wayne Wang (October 23, 2020)
    Mark Weber returns to the podcast to discuss his latest feature which he directed, wrote & acts in, "The Place of No Words". He's joined by his co-star Nicole Elizabeth Berger. Also, director Wayne Wang ("Chan is Missing", "Joy Luck Club") make this first appearance on the podcast to discuss his new film "Coming Home Again". Both films premiere on streaming platforms on 10/23.
  • Ep 639: Tom Hall • John Scheinfeld (October 16, 2020)
    Tom Hall, Executive Director of the Montclair Film Festival, returns for his third visit to the podcast. The festival will run 10/16—10/25. Visit montclairfilm.org for tickets & details. Also, making his first appearance on the podcast, music documentary filmmaker John Scheinfeld ("The U.S. vs. John Lennon") to discuss his new film, "Herb Alpert Is..." now available on streaming platforms.
  • Ep 638: Filip Jan Rymsza • Michael Taylor (October 9, 2020)
    The producer Filip Jan Rymsza ("The Other Side of the Wind") comes on to discuss his latest documentary, directed by Orson Welles, called "Hopper/Welles" which just screened at the New York Film Festival. And editor Michael Taylor returns for his threepeat!
  • Ep 637: Joshua Leonard & Jess Weixler • Rick Rowley (October 2, 2020)
    Joshua Leonard {"Hump Day", "Unsane") returns to chat about his latest directorial effort, "Fully Realized Humans" and is joined by his co-star Jess Weixler ("Teeth", "The Lie"). It screens at a drive-in tonight at the Woodstock Film Festival. Also, documentarian Rick Rowley discusses his film "Kingdom of Silence" about the murder of Jamal Khashoggi; it premieres on Showtime tonight.
  • Ep 636: Meira Blaustein • Frank Mosley (September 25, 2020)
    Executive Director of the Woodstock Film Festival, Meira Blaustein, returns to the podcast to discuss the 2020 festival (2 in 1 this year!) which runs from Sept. 30—Oct 4. Check out woodstockfilmfestival.org for tickets to both virtual and drive-in screenings. Also on this episode, actor & filmmaker Frank Mosley returns, discussing "Freeland" in which he stars & which screens at Woodstock.
  • Ep 635: Ric Burns • Illeana Douglas, Alex Mankiewicz & Sydney Stern (September 18, 2020)
    Ric Burns makes his first appearance on the podcast to discuss his new documentary, "Oliver Sacks: His Own Life" which will begin an exclusive virtual engagement at FilmForum.org; then I am joined by Illeana Douglas, Alex Mankiewicz & Sydney Stern for a discussion about their upcoming 92Y panel on The Brothers Mankiewicz, Sept. 22, 6PM.
  • Ep 634: The Press Gang with Godfrey Cheshire, Matt Zoller Seitz & Armond White (September 11, 2020)
    A dialogue about cinema and criticism with three of the best. Armond White makes his first appearance on the podcast while both Godfrey Cheshire and Matt Zoller Seitz return. Together they contributed to some of the most important long-form film criticism ever written, much of which is collected in the new book "The Press Gang" available from Seven Stories Press.
  • Ep 633: Liz Garbus & Lisa Cortés • Tyler Measom (September 4, 2020)
    Liz Garbus ("What Happened, Mrs. Simone") returns to the podcast with her co-director Lisa Cortés to discuss their new doc "All In: The Fight For Democracy" which delves into the subject of voter suppression & premieres on 9/9. Also, making his first appearance on the podcast: Tyler Measom with his doc "I Want My MTV" which premieres on Biography on 9/8 at 9PM.
  • Ep 632: Jim Infantino (Returns) (August 28, 2020)
    The author, musician and all around neat guy, Jim Infantino, makes his first appearance on the podcast. Here Jim discusses his new work of science fiction he recently published called "The Wakeful Wanderer's Guide to New New England & Beyond". We also Jim's music and Homelife. Man, he's cool.
  • Ep 631: Werner Herzog (August 25, 2020)
    Werner Herzog. Need we say more? Just that his latest film, a documentary is about his friend the late author —travel writer is too reductive— Bruce Chatwin. The film has an exclusive virtual run at our favorite NYC cinema, Film Forum. Visit filmforum.org for details about screening the great filmmaker's latest work. The video version of this conversation is on Filmwax Radio's YouTube channel.
  • Ep 630: Michael Almereyda Returns • Casimir Nozkowski (August 21, 2020)
    Filmmaker Michael Almereyda ("Experimenter", "Marjorie Prime" returns to the podcast with his new film "Tesla" starring Ethan Hawke. The film about the legendary inventor opens today. Also, filmmaker Casimir Nozkowski discusses his first narrative feature "The Outside Story" when we we're zoom bombed!
  • Ep 629: Ramona Diaz • Mario Furloni & Kate McLean (August 14, 2020)
    Guests on this episode include a returning Ramona Diaz ("Imelda", "Motherland") who discusses her new documentary "A Thousand Cuts" which is about Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his 'war against poverty'. And the co-directors of a new narrative feature, "Freeland", Mario Furloni & Kate McLean.
  • Ep 628: Amy Seimetz, Kate Lyn Sheil & Jane Adams (August 7, 2020)
    Returning to the podcast is filmmaker Amy Seimetz ("Sun Don't Shine", 'The Girlfriend Experience") with her new genre film "She Dies Tomorrow" available on streaming platforms. Also, on this episode two actors from the film returning to the podcast: Jane Adams and Kate Lyn Sheil.
  • Ep 627: Joshua Burge Returns (July 31, 2020)
    The actor & Filmwax Radio friend Joshua Burge ("The Revenant", "20th Century Women") is back on the show to shoot the breeze during the early days of quarantining. Joshua last appeared on the podcast on with the team from "Relaxer", one of several films he starred in directed by podcast regular Joel Potrykus.
  • Ep 626: Illeana Douglas (July 24, 2020)
    The actor, podcaster, author & film historian Illeana Douglas ("To Die For", "Goodfellas") makes her first appearance on the podcast. Illeana recently wrote a most readable best selling memoir called "I Blame Dennis Hopper" which I highly recommend. She is also the host of the video/audio podcast "The Film Scene with Illeana Douglas" which is part of the Popcorn Talk podcast network.
  • Ep 625: Celebrating Lynn Shelton with Ben Kasulke, Megan Griffiths & Joshua Leonard (July 17, 2020)
    Friends of Lynn Shelton grace the podcast to share their memories and feelings about the filmmaker Lynn Shelton who died unexpectedly on May 16th of a blood disorder. Guests include the cinematographer & filmmaker Ben Kasulke, filmmaker Megan Griffiths, and actor & filmmaker Joshua Leonard.
  • Ep 624: Robert Schwartzman & Talia Shire (July 10, 2020)
    The actor, filmmaker and distributor Robert Schwartzman ("The Unicorn") makes his first appearance on the podcast along with his mother Talia Shire. She starred in a movie Robert's Dad produced in 1986 called "RAD" which he is distributing through his company Utopia Distribution. Also on this episode, the filmmaker Ben Garchar discusses his notable short "Neighborhood".
  • Ep 623: Erika Alexander • Harry Mavromichalis & Anthoula Katsimatides (July 7, 2020)
    The actor/producer/activist Erika Alexander joins us for a discussion about Color Farm, a media company she co-founded with Ben Arnon and which has helped produce the new documentary, "John Lewis: Good Trouble". Also, a conversation about the new documentary "Olympia" with director Harry Mavromichalis & producer Anthoula Katsimatides.
  • Ep 622: Dawn Porter • Martha Shane (July 3, 2020)
    Two friends of the podcast returns to discuss their documentaries. First Dawn Porter ("Gideon's Army", "Trapped") discusses "John Lewis: Big Trouble" which you can stream on Film Forum's website. And Martha Shane discusses her film "Narrowsburg" available on iTunes, Amazon & Vudu.
  • Ep 621: Josh Rouse (June 30, 2020)
    The songwriter Josh Rouse makes his first appearance on the podcast. We recorded the conversation during the COVID-19 pandemic over Zoom; Josh in Valencia, Spain and myself in NYC. Check out and then download Josh's new live album "Saxapahaw Mustard: Josh Rouse Live at Haw River Ballroom" at joshrouse.bandcamp.com.
  • Ep 620: Mark Cousins (June 24, 2020)
    The non-fiction filmmaker Mark Cousins ("The Story of Film: An Odyssey", "The Eyes of Orson Welles") makes his first appearance on the podcast. We discuss Mark's techniques in filmmaking and narration. Mark then unexpectedly turns the tables on his interviewer.
  • Ep 619: Ivy Meeropol Returns • Marco Williams (June 19, 2020)
    Ivy Meeropol ("Heir to an Execution") returns to the podcast to discuss her latest documentary "Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn" which is currently available on HBO. Also, making his 1st appearance on the podcast, filmmaker Marco Williams ("The Two Towns of Jasper") for a frank conversation on current affairs as well as teaching both film and ethics to his students at Northwestern.
  • Ep 618: Will Patton • Ani Simon-Kennedy (June 16, 2020)
    The actor Will Patton ("Armageddon", "No Way Out") is in a new suspense thriller called "Hammer". The filmmaker Ani Simon-Kennedy's indie drama "The Short History of the Long Road' also makes an appearance. Both films are available for streaming and on demand.
  • Ep 617: Michael Stuhlbarg • Nina Davenport (June 12, 2020)
    Actor Michael Stuhlbarg ("A Serious Man", "The Shape of Water") makes his first appearance on the podcast to discuss his latest work in Josephine Decker's "Shirley" now available for streaming on Film Forum's website. Also, the documentary filmmaker Nina Davenport makes her first appearance. Nina currently serves as faculty chair at the Vermont College of Fine Arts Master in Film program.
  • Ep 616: Allison Anders (June 9, 2020)
    The filmmaker Allison Anders ("Gas Food Lodging", "Grace of My Heart") makes her first appearance on the podcast. She discusses working with various luminaries as Wim Wenders, Illeana Douglas, Claire Denis, Harry Dean Stanton, Brooke Adams an countless others.
  • Ep 615: Clark Duke & Patrick J. Don Vito (May 29, 2020)
    Clark Duke I"Hot Tub Time Machine", "The Office", ") has directed his first feature which is currently available for streaming and is called "Arkansas". He also wrote and stars in the film. His editor, Filmwax Radio friend Patrick J. Don Vito also joins us for this fun conversation.
  • Ep 614: Dan Sallitt Returns (May 22, 2020)
    The filmmaker Dan Sallitt ("The Unspeakable Act") returns to the podcast after an 8-year absence to discuss his latest feature film, "Fourteen" which stars Tallie Medel and Norma Kuhling, and which is now available to stream. Visit: https://grasshopperfilm.com/film/fourteen/ for your virtual cinema pleasure.
  • Ep 613: Lynne Shelton Remembered (May 19, 2020)
    Remembering our friend the filmmaker Lynn Shelton ("Hump Day", "Your Sister's Sister") who tragically died this past weekend. Three interviews spanning about 7 years. Our condolences to her friends and family.
  • Ep 612: Yolonda Ross Returns (May 15, 2020)
    Actor Yolonda Ross ("Whitney", "The Bad Batch") returns to the podcast. Her Showtime series, "The Chi" returns for its third season on June 21st. She is also among the cast in the 2019 Cannes hit "Bull" starring Rob Morgan and Amber Havard which is currently available on most streaming services and on demand.
  • Ep 611: Sam Pollard Returns • Luigi Campi (May 8, 2020)
    Filmmaker Sam Pollard returns to the podcast for his 4th visit to discuss his latest project a 5-part docs-series on HBO called "Atlanta's Missing and Murdered: The Lost Children"; filmmaker Luigi Campi makes his first appearance on the podcast with his feature "My First Kiss and the People Involved" which is currently streaming on Amazon Prime.
  • Ep 610: Laurent Bouzereau (May 1, 2020)
    This coming Tuesday, May 5th at 9PM Eastern/Pacific, HBO will premiere a new documentary on the life and career of the actor Natalie Wood called "Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind". The film, directed by our guest Laurent Bouzerau, gives Natalie's daughter Natasha Gregson Wagner, the opportunity to explore her mother's story.
  • Ep 609: Jeff Gibbs Returns (April 24, 2020)
    Jeff Gibbs' documentary "Planet of the Humans" is essential viewing. And you can do so for FREE right now by visiting the film's website planetofthehumans.com. We caught up with the film —which is Executive Produced by Michael Moore— last summer at the Traverse City Film Festival.
  • Ep 608: Barry Sonnenfeld , Call Your Mother! (April 17, 2020)
    The filmmaker and cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld ("The Addams Family", "Get Shorty") has authored an hysterical new memoir called "Barry Sonnenfeld, Call Your Mother: Memoirs of a Neurotic Filmmaker", now available where books are sold.
  • Ep 607: Naomi McDougall Jones (April 3, 2020)
    The actor, filmmaker and author of the new book "The Wrong Kind of Women: Inside Our Revolution to Dismantle the Gods of Hollywood", "Naomi McDougall Jones is the guest. The book takes us inside the cutthroat, scandal-laden film industry to expose how and why it is that women buy 52% of movie tickets, yet only direct 5% of Hollywood's movies.
  • Ep 606: RUMUR’s Suki Hawley & Michael Galinsky (March 30, 2020)
    Old friends of the podcast, Suki Hawley & Michael Galinsky ("Battle for Brooklyn", "All the Rage") return to the podcast. Together they have made a trove of underground (and sometimes above ground) films. They have started a nightly watch party showing their entire oeuvre, one film a night at 8:00 Eastern on the RUMUR Facebook page: Facebook.com/rumur.
  • Ep 605: Margo Martindale • City Winery’s Michael Dorf (March 26, 2020)
    This episode includes a conversation with City Winery's founder & CEO Michael Dorf; the cast of the currently available "Blow The Man Down" including Margo Martindale, Sophie Lowe & Morgan Saylor; and the team behind the documentary "Dosed" about one young Canadian woman's struggle with anxiety & drug addiction and how she got cured.
  • Ep 604: The Hunt director Craig Zobel Returns (March 23, 2020)
    The filmmaker Craig Zobel discusses his new feature film, "The Hunt", which is currently available on various platforms. We also discuss the controversies that delayed the film which include a now infamous tweet from Trump. This is Craig's second appearance on the podcast.
  • Ep 603: Sally Potter Returns (March 19, 2020)
    The filmmaker Sally Potter ("Orlando", "The Party") makes her second appearance on the podcast. She discusses her latest feature film, "The Roads Not Taken", starring Javier Bardem as a man who is experiencing the alternative lives he may have taken, which appears as mental illness to those around him. The film opened last week theatrically.
  • Ep 602: American Zoetrope’s James Mockoski (March 12, 2020)
    James Mocowski, head of production and archives at American Zoetrope, is the guest. A restored 35mm print of "The Conversation", directed by Francis Ford Coppola, will be getting a new theatrical release across the country. In NYC the film will be at Film Forum for a two week run beginning 3/20. It will also be at Los Angeles' Landmark Nuart Theater beginning 3/20.
  • Ep 601: THE BOOKSELLERS with D.W. Young, Judith Mizrachy & Dan Wechsler (March 5, 2020)
    This episode focuses on a new documentary, the 2019 New York Film Festival hit "The Booksellers", with director D.W. Young and producers Judith Mizrachy and Dan Wechsler. The film opens at the Quad Cinema in NYC on Friday, March 6th. Filmwax Radio host Adam Schartoff will moderate the Q&A's on Saturday's 2:00 & 7:00 screenings.
  • Ep 600: Jonathan Miller • Amy Schatz & Julie Anderson (February 27, 2020)
    Indie film distributor and founder of the streaming service Ovid, Jonathan Miller, is the guest. The streaming service is celebrating its first anniversary by appearing on the popular podcast Filmwax Radio! Also, producer/director of the new HBO documentary "We Are The Dream: The Kids of the Oakland MLK Oratorical Fest", Amy Schatz, and producer Julie Anderson.
  • Ep 599: Sam Wasson (February 20, 2020)
    "Chinatown" is ranked #21 on AFI's Top 100 Movies of all time. After reading guest Sam Wasson's book "The Big Goodbye" (Flatiron Books, 2020), it's easy to understand why. The book is a must read for any fan of the 70's classic, or any of its creators including Jack Nicholson, Roman Polanski, Robert Evans and Bob Towne.
  • Ep 598: Louis Cancelmi (February 13, 2020)
    The actor Louis Cancelmi ("Boardwalk Empire", "Billions") is the guest. Louis recently portrayed the character Sally Bugs in the new Martin Scorsese film "The Irishman". We discuss working on the set with Marty, Al and Bob, and more. Louis may also be seen in the recent "21 Bridges" as well as the upcoming indie "Inez & Doug & Kira". He lives north of NYC with his wife and two kids.
  • Ep 597: Thomas & Michael Matthews • Cody Stokes (February 6, 2020)
    This episode focuses on two new indie film, both of which recently became available on streaming platforms: Segment 1 is with the filmmaking brothers Thomas & Michael Matthews with their film, "Lost Holiday"; and Segment 2 is with cinematographer Cody Stokes making his directorial debut with the film "The Ghost Who Walks".
  • Ep 596: Hal Hartley (January 30, 2020)
    The filmmaker Hal Hartley ("Simple Men", "Ned Rifle") returns for his 6th visit to the podcast. Hal is currently the subject of a retrospective at the Metrograph theater in New York City. The films will be shown in either 35mm or on DCP, through the next week. Hal will be there for his second appearance this Saturday, 2/1, following the 7:30 screening of "Fay Grim".
  • Ep 595: Lynne Sachs Returns (January 23, 2020)
    Filmmaker (and poet!) Lynne Sachs returns to the podcast for her third appearance. Lynne's new highly personal film is called "Film About A Father Who" which is indeed about her father Ira Sachs, Sr. It will have its world premiere at Slamdance with screenings on opening night, Friday, March 24th as well as two screenings at MoMA's Doc Fortnight in February.
  • Ep 594: Nick Flynn Returns (January 16, 2020)
    Author Nick Flynn ("Another Bullshit Night in Suck City") returns to the podcast for his second visit. He recently published a book of poetry called "I Will Destroy You" (Graywolf Press, 2019) and will also be releasing a book of prose & poetry in the Spring called "Stay" under the imprint Ze Books.
  • Ep 593: THE HOLDOUTS with Kevin Corrigan, Jayce Bartok, Stephen Girasuolo & Dan Menke (January 9, 2020)
    The team behind a new series called "The Holdouts" including director & co-writer Stephen Girasuolo, co-writer Dan Menke, and actors —and returning Filmwax Radio friends— Kevin Corrigan ("Godfather of Harlem") & Jayce Bartok ("When They See Us"). The pilot is currently available for viewing at no cost on Vimeo.
  • Ep 592: Joseph McBride (January 2, 2020)
    The author & film historian Joseph McBride returns for his third visit on the podcast to discuss the career of Hollywood film director John Ford. For an amazing read, pick up a copy of McBride's seminal biography "Searching for John Ford". McBride also appeared on Episode 562 and Episode 572.
  • Ep 591: Chinonye Chukwu & Aldis Hodge • Rob Garver (December 26, 2019)
    The guests on the last episode of 2019 include the team behind a new dramatic film about the emotional toll on one death row warden, "Clemency" director Chinonye Chhuku & actor Aldis Hodge; also the director of the new documentary "What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael", Rob Garver stops by.
  • Ep 590: Talia Balsam (December 19, 2019)
    The actor Talia Balsam ("Mad Men", "Divorce") stops by the studio to discuss growing up the child of actors Martin Balsam & Joyce Van Patten, as well as a busy career acting in film and television. She may be seen in the upcoming films "South Mountain" and "The Climb."
  • Ep 589: Sydney Ladensohn Stern (December 12, 2019)
    A new book about brothers Herman and Joe Mankiewicz has recently been released. The title is "The Brothers Mankiewicz" (University Press of Mississippi, 2019) and we have its author Sydney Ladensohn Stern on the podcast.
  • Ep 588: Caveh Zahedi (December 5, 2019)
    The filmmaker Caveh Zahedi returns to the podcast for his 5th visit and to discuss his ongoing series "The Show About the Show" —of which there will be a third season— and how it contributed to the dissolution of his marriage and a recent feature article in the New York Times Sunday Magazine.
  • Ep 587: Dispatches From Woodstock Film Festival Part 2 (November 28, 2019)
    The 2d series of conversations from the 2019 Woodstock Film Festival. This ep includes returning guest Barbara Kopple with her doc "New Homeland"; as well as two narrative features: "Imaginary Order" (now "Blush") with filmmaker Debra Eisenstadt; and the team behind the film "Inez & Doug & Kira" incurring filmmaker Julia Kots & actors Michael Chernus & Tawny Cypress.
  • Ep 586: Michael Apted Returns • Kirsten Johnson Returns (November 21, 2019)
    On this episode, two filmmakers return for the respective 2nd visits: Michael Apted discusses the 9th installment of the seminal "Up" series, "63 Up" which opens in NYC on 11/27; and cinematographer/filmmaker Kirsten Johnson discusses serving as Executive Producer on recent guest Kristof Bilsen's new documentary "Mother".
  • Ep 585: Dispatches From Woodstock Film Festival Part 1 (November 14, 2019)
    Dispatches from the 2019 Woodstock Film Festival focusing on three outstanding indie films: Ben Kasulke's "Banana Split", Tom Quinn's "Colewell", and Haroula Rose's "Once Upon A River". Guests include all three filmmakers as well as actors Karen Allen, Coburn Goss, Kenadi DelaCerna as well as the musician Annie Hart.
  • Ep 584: Lee Grant (November 7, 2019)
    The guest is actor Lee Grant ("In the Heat of the Night", "Shampoo"), who will be the subject of a comprehensive retrospective —of both her acting roles as well as her documentary filmmaking work— at Film Forum in NYC from November 17th through February 12th, 2020.
  • Ep 583: Martha Shane • Kristof Bilsen (October 31, 2019)
    Dispatches from the 10th DOC NYC includes returning friend of the podcast filmmaker Martha Shane ("After Tiller") with her new film "Narrowsburg" and first time guest, the Belgian filmmaker Kristof Bilsen with his moving new documentary "Mother". Visit DOCNYC.net for tickets and details.
  • Ep 582: Isabelle Huppert & Ira Sachs • Whitney Dow Returns (October 24, 2019)
    Isabelle Huppert is the star of Filmwax Radio friend Ira Sachs' latest film, "Frankie", which opens in NYC & LA on Friday, October 25th. They are both in the first segment. Also, filmmaker Whitney Dow returns to the podcast to discuss the Whiteness Project, an interactive investigation into how Americans who identify as white, or partially white, understand and experience their race.
  • Ep 581: Dispatches from Traverse City Film Festival (October 17, 2019)
    An episode devoted to this past summer's Traverse City Film Festival with guests Jeff Gibbs & Ozzie Zehner discussing the controversial environmentalism documentary "Planet of the Humans", the musical act Jim & Sam discuss making a documentary about their performing 365 days in a row; and filmmaker Dan Schechter returns with his latest, "Safe Spaces".
  • Ep 580: Brad Heck (VCFA) (October 14, 2019)
    The final episode in a series of conversations with alumni & faculty from the Vermont College of Fine Arts Masters in Film program (vcfa.ued/film), filmmaker Brad Heck talks about how he came to attend the popular film program and his career since.
  • Ep 579: Bill Forsyth • Song Kang-ho (October 10, 2019)
    Don't miss this amazing international episode with the Korean actor Song King-ho who is fresh off a new Bong Joon-ho comedy thriller called "Parasite". The film opens Friday 10/11 in NYC & LA, the wide next week. Also, the Scottish legendary director Bill Forsyth ("Comfort & Joy', "Local Hero") who is here to show a new print of "Gregory's Girl".
  • Ep 578: Michel Negroponte • Michael Staffieri (VCFA) (October 7, 2019)
    Sponsored by the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA/film program, this ep includes a conversation with alum, filmmaker Michael Staffieri, as well as one of its star faculty members, filmmaker & old friend of the podcast, Michel Negroponte. Negroponte & I met while at the Camden Int'l Film Festival where his latest film, "My Autonomous Neighbor" had its world premiere.
  • Ep 577: Joshua Radin • Ash Carter & Sam Kashner (October 3, 2019)
    The singer-songwriter Joshua Radin whose new album "Here, Right Now" is available on Friday, October 4th. His tour begins shortly as well. For details go to joshuaradin.com. Also, the journalists Ash Carter & Sam Kashner discuss their new book, an oral biography of Mike Nichols called "Life Isn't Everything.: Mike Nichols, as Remembered by 150 of His Closest Friends" currently available for pre-order.
  • Ep 576: Ian Cheney (VCFA) (September 26, 2019)
    This episode is sponsored by the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Film program. The filmmaker Ian Cheney is a recent alumni. He has directed a number of documentaries including "The Search for General Tso", "Blue Space", "Picture Character", "The Most Unknown" which is on Netflix, and the upcoming "13 Ways" which I caught up with at the Camden International Film Festival.
  • Ep 575: Richard Kind (September 19, 2019)
    The actor Richard Kind makes his first appearance. He is starring in a rare dramatic lead role in a new science fiction film called "Auggie" which opens Friday, September 20th in theaters and on demand. Also the great publicist Gary Springer talks about an earlier chapter in his life when he was a movie actor ("Dog Day Afternoon", "Jaws 2").
  • Ep 574: Morgan Spurlock • Paul Brill (September 12, 2019)
    Morgan Spurlock makes his first appearance on the podcast. His new documentary, "Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!" which is opening wide and on demand & streaming on Friday, September 13. Also musician Paul Brill returns to the podcast.
  • Ep 573: Bruce Dern • Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman (September 5, 2019)
    Legendary actor Bruce Dern is in his second science fiction film ever, "Freaks", which co-stars Emile Hirsch and which is in theaters Friday, September 13th. Also on this episode, the co-directors behind the new documentary "Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of my Voice": Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman. Their film opens Friday, September 6th.
  • Ep 572: Joseph McBride Returns (September 3, 2019)
    Author & film historian Joseph McBride returns to discuss his latest book, "Frankly: Unmasking Capra" which tells the amazing story behind his getting his earlier biography of Capra published. This is another in a series of conversations with McBride about the Golden Age of Hollywood.
  • Ep 571: Francesco Zippel • Ben Fowlie & Samara Chadwick (August 29, 2019)
    The director of a new documentary (currently in theaters) "Friedkin Uncut", Francesco Zippel is the guest in the first segment; the second segment includes the core team behind the Camden International Film Festival, artistic director Ben Fowlie and senior programmer Samara Grace Chadwick, which runs September 12th through the 15th.
  • Ep 570: Stanley Nelson • Adrian Martinez (August 22, 2019)
    Stanley Nelson ("Black Panther: Vanguard of the Revolution") returns for his three-peat. He's got a terrific new documentary called "Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool" which begins a theatrical at Film Forum on 8/23; also the actor Adrian Martinez discusses his new projects including the upcoming ABC series "Stumptown" and Disney's live action "Lady and the Tramp".
  • Ep 569: Marc Schiller, Sara Schiller & Alejandro Veciana • Michael Schwartz & Tyler Nilson (August 15, 2019)
    Marc Schiller returns to the podcast for a third visit, this time to discuss a documentary he is making with wife Sara & producer Alejandro Veciana about his 2015 stroke and the struggle getting back to his new normal; also the directing team of Michael Schwartz & Tyler Nilson whose new movie, "The Peanut Butter Falcon" is currently in theaters.
  • Ep 552: Kenneth Branagh (May 9, 2019)
    Sir Kenneth Branagh comes on to discuss his playing Shakespeare in "All Is True" which opens on Friday, May 10th in New York & Los Angeles; actor and theater company owner Paul Lazar returns for his third visit to the podcast. He has a new production that he is performing which involves dance and spoken word called "Cage Shuffle". Sponsored by Jett Sets.
  • Ep 547: Mike Leigh (April 4, 2019)
    I've been wanting Mike Leigh ("Naked", "Secrets & Lies") on the show since I began. He has a new film, a dramatic period epic, called "Peterloo" about a massacre that took place in Manchester in 1819 by the hands of the British government. The film opens on Friday, April 5th in New York City.