• 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 568: Dave Itzkoff Returns (August 8, 2019)
    New York Times culture writer Dave Itzkoff returns to the podcast to discuss his extensive writing about the actor & comedian Robin Williams. The hallmark of that writing is his 2018 biography, "Robin" (Henry Holt & Co., 2018). Dave shares memories of his experiences getting to know Williams as well as writing the book. August 11th marks the 5th anniversary of Williams' death.
  • Ep 567: Michael Taylor Returns (August 1, 2019)
    Indie film editor Michael Taylor returns to the podcast for his second visit. Three projects that he has been working on: Rick Alverson's "The Mountain", Guy Nattiv's "Skin", and Lulu Wang's "The Farewell" are all currently in theaters. Taylor is married to the production designer Judy Becker; the two are bi-coastal these days but call NYC home.
  • Ep 566: Guy Nattiv (July 25, 2019)
    Israeli transplant, the filmmaker Guy Nattiv discusses his latest feature made here in the U.S., "Skin". The film stars Jamie Bell & Danielle Macdonald and will open in theaters tomorrow, Friday, July 26th.
  • Ep 565: Michael Moore (July 18, 2019)
    The filmmaker Michael Moore ("Roger & Me", "Fahrenheit 11/9") is the guest. We discuss the upcoming Traverse City Film Festival which he founded 15 years ago and which he programs & serves as President. The dates run from July 30th through August 4th. Tickets for various screenings are available at traversecityfilmfest.org.
  • Ep 564: Robert Greene • Larry Fessenden (July 11, 2019)
    Two friends of the podcast return to discuss recent projects. First up is Robert Greene ("Kate Plays Christine") who's new film, "Brisbee '17" about one Arizona town's haunted past and how its citizens cope with oncoming centennial. Also regular friend of the podcast Larry Fessenden comes on to discuss his latest horror film, "Depraved".
  • Ep 563: Jayce Bartok • Matthew Asprey Gear & Peter Rinaldi (July 4, 2019)
    In the first segment I am joined by actor & friend Jayce Bartok who talks about his recent experiences being the cast of Ava DuVernay's "When They See Us" which may be seen on Netflix; and a discussion of the classic 70's neo-noir film "Night Moves" with author Matthew Asprey Gear and podcaster Peter Rinaldi.
  • Ep 562: Joseph McBride (June 27, 2019)
    Film historian and author Joseph McBride discusses his recent book "How Did Lubitsch Do It" (Columbia University Press, 2018) as well as his relationships with such filmmakers as Steven Spielberg, Orson Welles and John Ford. This is an episode not to be missed. More with McBride to come.
  • Ep 561: Jason Rosenfield (VCFA) (June 24, 2019)
    Another episode in Filmwax Radio's continuing partnership with the Vermont College of Fine Arts' Masters in Film program; this one with the editor Jason Rosenfield ("Breaking Point", "Lorena"). Visit vcfa.edu/film for more details and remember to mention Filmwax Radio if you reach out to the school.
  • Ep 560: Lesli Klainberg • Jessica Oreck (June 20, 2019)
    The executive director of Film at Lincoln Center, Lesli Klainberg, discusses the venerable film institution's recent name change; experimental filmmaker Jessica Oreck discusses her recent work, her first work of fiction, called "One Man Dies a Million Times". We caught up with the film and with Jessica recently at the Montclair Film Festival.
  • Ep 559: Jim Gaffigan • A. S. Hamrah • Hilary Brougher (June 13, 2019)
    A jam-packed episode with a call-in by comedian Jim Gaffigan discussing his new film "Being Frank" opening in NYC & LA on Friday, 6/14. Also, the film critic A.S. Hamrah with his new book "The Earth Dies Streaming" (n+1, 2018). And, lastly, the filmmaker Hilary Brougher returns with her film "South Mountain" in time for her BAMcinemaFest screening on Saturday, 6/15.
  • Ep 558: Gina Duncan • Rick Rowley (June 6, 2019)
    Gina Duncan leads up the film department at BAM. We discuss BAMcinemaFest which runs from June 12th through the 23rd. Also a conversation with documentary filmmaker Rick Rowley about his new film, "16 Shots", about the 2014 Chicago police shooting of Laquan McDonald and the subsequent cover-up. The Showtime broadcast premieres 6/14.
  • Ep 557: Amy Hesketh (VCFA) (May 30, 2019)
    The second in a series of interviews with graduates of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA Film Program. This one is with the filmmaker Amy Hesketh ("Olalla", "Beardbath") who is a recent graduate, an adjunct film teacher at Olympic College in Washington, and one of the filmmakers at Pachamama Films.
  • Ep 556: Mark Webber Returns • Danny Clinch & Taryn Gould (May 27, 2019)
    Another episode with Dispatches from Tribeca Film Festival 2019: filmmaker and actor Mark Webber returns with his fifth feature, "A Place With No Words"; and the filmmaking team behind the new archive documentary about musician Shannon Hoon: Danny Clinch, Taryn Gould & Colleen Hennessy.
  • Ep 555: Robert Longstreet Returns (May 22, 2019)
    Robert Longstreet returns to the podcast to discuss his career as a working actor, his current work on the Netflix original series "The Haunting of Hill House" and the upcoming "Shining" series, "Doctor Sleep" which was written by Stephen King.
  • Ep 554: Davy Rothbart • Marshall Curry (Tribeca Film Festival 2019) (May 21, 2019)
    First of the Dispatches From the Tribeca Film Festival 2019: returning to the podcast filmmaker Davy Rothbart ("Medora") with a new documentary, 20 years in the making, called "17 Blocks", and an also returning Marshall Curry (""Street Fight") with his first narrative film, a short, called "The Neighbor's Window". Both films premiered at the Tribeca.
  • Ep 553: George Nicholas (VCFA) (May 16, 2019)
    As part of a special partnership with the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA Film Program, Filmwax Radio is proud to introduce a number of alums to the show. The first up in this series if the filmmaker George Nicholas who, in addition to his film work, teaches cinematography and film production at Hofstra University in Long Island, NY.
  • 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 551: W.K. Stratton • Oeuvre Busters (May 2, 2019)
    The author of a new book on the classic Sam Peckinpah western, called "The Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film" (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2018); the co-hosts of the film podcast Oeuvre Busters, Liam Billingham & George Fragopoulos.
  • Ep 550: Sam Green • Doug Block (April 25, 2019)
    Documentary filmmaker Sam Green remembers his friend Bill Siegel and discusses his upcoming live documentary event, "A Thousand Thoughts"; and filmmaker Doug Block returns for his third visit to discuss his film "Home Page" which is having its 20th anniversary and is available for streaming for the first time as well as on DVD.
  • Ep 549: Giancarlo Esposito • Marilyn Ness (April 18, 2019)
    Giancarlo Esposito {"Breaking Bad", "Better Call Saul") is in a movie musical called "Stuck" about a diverse group of people stuck in a NYC subway car together. The film opens nationwide on Friday, 4/19. Then the filmmaker Marilyn Ness stops by to discuss "Charm City" her documentary about Baltimore which has its broadcast premiere on Independent Lens on Monday, 4/22.
  • Ep 548: Stuart Margolin (April 11, 2019)
    (April 11, 2019) The veteran actor Stuart Margolin ("The Rockford Files", "The Discoverers") is the sole guest. Stuart is in a new indie film, a romantic comedy called "The Second Time Around" in which he co-stars with actor Linda Thorson, which is available for streaming on Amazon. The film was directed by recent guest filmmaker Leon Marr.
  • 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.
  • Ep 546: Kent Jones • Alison Klayman & Marie Therese Guirgis (March 28, 2019)
    On this episode of the podcast we have the documentary filmmaking team of "The Brink", Alison Klayman ("Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry") & Marie Therese Guirgis. Also, Kent Jones returns for his 4th visit to discuss directing his first feature, "Diane" which stars Mary Kay Place. Both films open Friday, March 28th.
  • Ep 545: Leon Marr • Don & Katha Cato with Johnny Sweet (March 21, 2019)
    Filmmaker Leon Marr discusses his feature film "The Second Time Around" which is about two seniors who fall in love, and stars Linda Thorson & Stuart Margolin; also Don & Katha Cato return to the podcast to discuss this year's Queens World Film Festival which runs March 21st — 31st, we're joined by documentary filmmaker Johnny Sweet whose film "Quiet Storm" is in the podcast.
  • Ep 544: Dispatches From SxSW 2019 (March 18, 2019)
    Filmwax Radio's man on the ground, Ronald Wohlman, interviews four filmmakers from SxSW 2019 including Erin Derham ("Stuffed"), Rodney Evans ("Vision Portraits"), Hilary Brougher ("South Mountain") and Ricky Tollman ("Run This Town").
  • Ep 543: Khalik Allah • Joel Potrykus, Josh Burge & Andre Hyland (March 14, 2019)
    In the first segment photographer/filmmaker Khalik Allah returns to the podcast to discuss his 2nd work of non-fiction, "Black Mother" which is currently screening at NYC's Metrograph; and Joel Potrykus returns to the podcast for his 4th visit to discuss his latest, "Relaxer", which will be at Village East Cinema on 3/22. He's joined by actors Josh Burge & Andre Hyland.
  • Ep 542: Romola Lucas & Curtis John • Jason Charnick (March 11, 2019)
    The Caribbean Film Series: A 5th Anniversary Festival takes place at BAM March 14th through the 17th. Meet the programmers: Curtis John & Romola Lucas. Also, documentary filmmaker Jason Charnick will be screening a personal film about his Dad, a lifelong heroin addict, at the AMC Empire 25 on Thursday, March 21st, 7PM. I'll be moderating the Q&A afterward.
  • Ep 541: Tony Lo Bianco (March 7, 2019)
    The great actor Tony Lo Bianco ("The Honeymoon Killers", "The French Connection") is the gues. Tony is in his 6th decade as an actor and is still at the top of his game. We met in his Upper West Side apartment for this conversation about his life, his craft and his passion for art.
  • Ep 540: Christopher Munch • Marshall Fine (February 28, 2019)
    A brief conversation with the returning Oscar nominated editor of "Green Book", Patrick J. Don Vito shares thoughts of the big night. The director of the 1992 indie classic "The Hours and Times", Christopher Munch visits the podcast. The film has been has been given a 4k restoration & a theatrical distribution at NYC's Quad Cinema on 3/1. And author, journalist & filmmaker Marshall Fine.
  • Ep 539: Brooke Adams (February 21, 2019)
    The actor Brooke Adams ("Days of Heaven", "Gas Food & Lodging") discusses her web series, a new play, and other projects past and present. You can view episodes of "All Downhill From Here" online, as well as many of her past films which are available on Amazon and iTunes.
  • Ep 538: Kevin Corrigan (February 14, 2019)
    Ariel Kavoussi's directorial debut is a short comedy called "The Poet and the Professor" which stars herself and Kevin Corrigan. The two are guests on this episode of the podcast. The short may be currently streamed on Indiewire's website.
  • Ep 537: DP James Laxton • Editor Patrick J. Don Vito (February 7, 2019)
    The cinematographer for "If Beale Street Could Talk", James Laxton is the first guest. James has actually shot all three of Jenkins' feature films at this stage. Then the editor of Peter Farrelly's "Green Book", Patrick J. Don Vito, is the next guest. Patrick has been nominated for an Oscar for his editing on the film.
  • Ep 536: Morgan Neville Returns (January 30, 2019)
    Morgan Neville is back to discuss two of his recent projects: "Won't You Be My Neighbor" about the beloved Fred Rogers, is available on iTunes & Amazon; "They'll Love Me When I'm Dead" can loosely be referred to as a making of documentary about Orson Welles final movie, "The Other Side of the Wind", both of which are available on Netflix.
  • Ep 535: Owen Gleiberman Returns (January 24, 2019)
    Owen Gleiberman is the Chief Film Critic for Variety. He and I discuss the major films that are contenders for awards, most significantly the Oscars. This episode is dedicated to the memory of Jonas Mekas who passed away today at the age of 96.
  • Ep 534: Tim Wardle • Chris Smith (January 16, 2019)
    I'm joined by two great documentary filmmakers: Tim Wardle is the director of the Sundance award-winning film "Three Identical Strangers" which airs on CNN on 1/27, 9PM; and Chris Smith ("American Movie") has a new documentary about the failed luxury music festival, "Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened" which premieres on Netflix on 1/18.
  • Ep 533: Rebbie Ratner & Michel Negroponte (January 14, 2019)
    On this episode I'm joined by the documentary filmmaker Rebbie Ratner discussing her film "Borderline" which is currently available on both iTunes and Amazon; more platforms to come. We're joined by returning Filmwax friend, the filmmaker Michel Negroponte ("I'm Dangerous With Love", "The Autobiography of Michelle Maren").
  • Ep 532: Peter Riegert (January 9, 2019)
    Actor Peter Riegert is the guest. Peter discusses making such classics as "Animal House", "Local Hero", "Crossing Delancey", "Americathon", and his experience directing "King of the Corner". In addition to the dozens of movies he's been in, he's also had great success on television in such series as "The Sopranos", "Damages", and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt".
  • Ep 531: Mike Viola (January 3, 2019)
    Musician Mike Viola is the guest on the first episode of 2019. Mike's made over a dozen studio albums & countless EP's and live albums. His latest album was very home made and is called "The American Egypt". This conversation and the live song recorded herein took place at his dressing room in Joe's Pub where Mike was playing later in the evening.
  • Ep 530: Joseph Arthur (December 27, 2018)
    The musician and painter Joseph Arthur is the sole guest. Arthur's most recent musical collaboration was with guitarist Peter Buck for a project called Arthur Buck released earlier this year. Arthur has 3 gigs coming up in the final days of 2018: City Winery DC on 12/29, The Locks in Philly on 12/30, and with Lee Ranaldo at City Winery NYC on 1/1/19.
  • Ep 529: Paul Williams (December 24, 2018)
    The legendary songwriter and actor, Paul Williams visits the podcast for the first time. Some decades ago Paul wrote the music for the 1977 HBO special "Emmett Otter's Jug-Band Christmas". The soundtrack has just recently become available for purchase.
  • Ep 528: Pawel Pawlikowski Returns (December 20, 2018)
    Pawel Pawlikoskiw returns to the podcast to discuss his new dramatic film "Cold War" which opens on Friday, December 21st; and director Jon S. Baird discusses his biopic "Stan & Ollie" about the iconic comedy duo late in their career. That film opens Friday, December 28th.
  • Ep 527: Austin Pendleton (December 17, 2018)
    The great actor, playwright & director, Austin Pendleton ("My Cousin Vinny") appears for the 1st of a 2-part conversation about his life and career. Austin will be appearing in a new play at Manhattan Theater Club called "Choir Boy". The play begins previews on Wednesday, December 19th and opens on Tuesday, January 8th. Purchase your tickets now.
  • Ep 526: SIMPLE MEN REUNION with Hal Hartley, Bill Sage & Robert Burke (December 13, 2018)
    In the past weeks we've spoken with Martin Donovan, Edie Falco & Karen Sillas. On this ep we bring together actors Bill Sage and Robert Burke for a "Simple Men" reunion, plus director Hal Hartley.The guys reflect back on their SUNY Purchase days as well as their subsequent years on the Hal Hartley set. The Long Island Trilogy box set is now available for purchase.
  • Ep 525: Karen Sillas (December 6, 2018)
    Karen Sillas has appeared in two of Hal Hartley's Long Island Trilogy films including "Trust" & "Simple Men" as well as other in his oeuvre. She has also collaborated with Filmwax Radio friend Tom Noonan on "What Happened Was..." She currently lives in L.A. where she is busy acting on stage, film & television. Hal's L.I. box set is now available for purchase at Amazon and at halhartley.com
  • Ep 524: Edie Falco • Beck Underwood (November 29, 2018)
    Artist and filmmaker Beck Underwood has created an online shorts festival called the Creepy Christmas Film Festival which will launch a new short every day from 12/1 — 12/25 at creepychristmasfest.com. Then the great Edie Falco appears to discuss her collaborations with Hal Hartley which you can see in the new Long Island Trilogy box set.
  • Ep 523: Martin Donovan (November 26, 2018)
    The first of 4 segments dedicated to Hal Hartley's Long Island Trilogy; this one with the actor Martin Donovan who has appeared in a bunch of Hartley's films, including two from that trilogy: "Trust" and "Simple Men". Donovan has directed the feature film "Collaborator" starring David Morse and continues to be one of the busiest film and television actors working today.
  • Ep 522: Hal Hartley’s Long Island Trilogy (November 22, 2018)
    Members of the original Purchase Mafia join me in this mash-up to share memories of making the three films that comprise Hal Hartley's Long Island Trilogy. Participants include Edie Falco, Martin Donovan, Robert Burke, Bill Sage and Karen Sillas. Hal also joins in. A new box set of the trilogy will be available as of Friday, November 23rd.
  • Ep 521: Jeremy Workman Returns (November 15, 2018)
    Jeremy Workman returns to the podcast to discuss his latest documentary, "The World Before Your Feet" which will have its theatrical at the Quad Cinema in NYC beginning Wednesday, November 21st at the Landmark Nuart Theater in Los Angeles beginning Friday, November 23rd. Jeremy, his film's subject Matt Green, and producer Jesse Eisenberg will be conducting Q&A's throughout the theatricals.
  • Ep 520: Amos Poe Returns (November 12, 2018)
    Amos Poe last visited the podcast back in December of 2016 on Episode 385. He's back to discuss his shorts film festival which takes place monthly at the Roxy Hotel's cinema in Tribeca. Also, we discuss the recent history of the Russian oligarchs. And what we've been seeing in the movies. Fun episode with a good friend of the podcast.
  • Ep 519: Jeffrey Wright • Josh Karp Returns (November 8, 2018)
    Actor Jeffrey Wright ("Westworld") stops by to discuss a new documentary, a passion project of his, called "We Are Not Done Yet" which follows a group of veterans and antive-duty service members are deal with past & current trauma through the written word; also author and film producer Josh Karp returns for his 3rd visit to discuss the last chapter of Orson Welles's last movie.
  • Ep 518: Margarethe von Trotta • Lois Vossen Returns (November 1, 2018)
    Executive Producer for Independent Lens, Lois Vossen, returns for her second visit. The PBS documentary series began its new season this week. Also, director Margarethe von Trotta discusses her film "Searching for Ingmar Bergman" which premieres at the Quad Cinema on November 2nd, in addition to a retrospective of her work.
  • Ep 517: Frederick Wiseman • Antonio Méndez Esparza & Regina Williams (October 25, 2018)
    Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman returns to the podcast for his third visit with his latest film "Monrovia, Indiana"; filmmaker Antonio Méndez Esparza and first-time actor Regina Williams with their film "Life And Nothing More". Both films premiere at Film Forum in NYC this week as well as other theaters.
  • Ep 516: PIPELINE’s Karen Pittman (October 22, 2018)
    Last year actor Karen Pittman ("Luke Cage", Broadway's "Disgraced") starred as Nya Joseph in the Lincoln Center Theater off-Broadway play "Pipeline". In the play, written by Dominique Morisseau, Nya is a dedicated, inner-city public high school teacher whose son's future is jeopardized with expulsion from school & pulled toward the "pipeline". The filmed version maybe streamed at broadwayhd.com.
  • Ep 515: Ronald Wohlman on HIFF • Lynne Sachs Returns (October 18, 2018)
    Our man in the field, Ron Wohlman (aka Global Adman) returns from The Hamptons with a wrap-up of the recent film festival. And filmmaker Lynne Sachs, re-unites myself and two other participants from her film "Tip of My Tongue" for a reunion, in time for the DVD & streaming release of the film.
  • Ep 514: Richard E. Grant & Dolly Wells • Peter Biskind (October 15, 2018)
    On this episode, "Easy Riders, Raging Bulls" author Peter Biskind with his latest, "The Sky is Falling" (The New Press, 2018); plus two actors from the new Marielle Heller film "Can You Ever Forgive Me?", Richard E. Grant ("Downton Abbey") and Dolly Wells (HBO's "Doll & Em") visit the podcast. The film opens Friday, October 19th.
  • Ep 513: Jeff Springer • Megan Griffiths Returns (October 11, 2018)
    Jeff Springer is one third of the filmmaking team behind the entertaining new documentary "Rodents of Unusual Size". The film is currently screening around the country and will be on Independent Lens this winter. Also back on the show is filmmaker Megan Griffiths with her new film, "Sadie" which will have a theatrical in NYC at the Cinema Village and in LA at the Arena Cinelounge starting tomorrow, 10/12/18.
  • Ep 512: At Long Last Peter Bogdanovich (October 4, 2018)
    Peter Bogdanovich makes his first appearance on the podcast to discuss two major projects: the Quad Cinema theatrical release of his new documentary, "The Great Buster: A Celebration" (10/5) about the life & career of the iconic silent screen comedian, and the Netflix release of the final Orson Welles film "The Other Side of the Wind" which has finally been completed thanks to the streaming giant (11/2).
  • Ep 511: Reinaldo Marcus Green Returns • Melanie Mayron (September 27, 2018)
    Reinaldo Marcus Green's first feature film, the Sundance Award-winning "Monsters and Men" opens Friday, September 28th thanks to NEON and MoviePass Films; Melanie Mayron ("Harry and Tonto", "thirtysomething") has a new feature film called "Snapshots" that stars Piper Laurie and Brooke Adams, and which is currently available on iTunes and cable on demand.
  • Ep 510: Eugene Hernandez • Alonso Ruizpalacios (September 24, 2018)
    The Deputy Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, Eugene Hernandez, is the first guest; we discuss the 56th New York Film Festival (September 28th — October 14th); also Alonso Ruizpalacios (Güeros) discusses his new film, currently in theaters, "Museo" which stars Gael García Bernal.
  • Ep 509: Jim Cummings • Lisa D’Apolito & Lisa Rosman (September 20, 2018)
    Jim Cummings first feature "Thunder Road" which he wrote, directed and in which he stars opens Friday, October 12th but you can see the film this Sunday, Sept. 23rd in theaters participating in Art House Theater Day; also the director of the new documentary "Love, Gilda", Lisa D'Apolito. We're joined by film journalist Lisa Rosman.
  • Ep 508: Ari Gold & Ethan Gold (September 17, 2018)
    The Gold Brothers, Ari & Ethan, are the guests on this episode. The two brothers have collaborated on their film "The Song of Sway Lake"; Ari from a directorial standpoint and Ethan as the composer & songwriter. The film opens at the Cinema Village in NYC on 9/21 & on demand and streaming on 9/25.
  • Ep 507: Jack Lechner & Rob King • Sasha Waters Freyer (September 12, 2018)
    In the first segment I'm joined by Columbia School of the Arts film teachers Jack Lechner & Rob King regarding a retrospective for the film producer and champion Ira Deutchman (9/14—9/23) at Lenfest Center; and then Sasha Waters Freyer about her documentary about the street photographer Garry Winogrand. The film opens at Film Forum on Wednesday, 9/19.
  • Ep 506: Amy Scott • Kristin Slaysman & Josh Crockett (September 6, 2018)
    Up first, filmmaker Amy Scott with a doc about the legendary 70's filmmaker Hal Ashby. The film is called "Hal" and it opens nationwide on Friday, Sept. 7. Then a conversation with the filmmaking team Kristin Slaysman (who also stars in the film) and Josh Crockett with their movie, Dr. Brinks and Dr. Brinks. The film is currently available for demand and also stars Robert Longstreet & Ashley Spillers.
  • Ep 505: SUPPORT THE GIRLS Director Andrew Bujalski & Producer Houston King (August 30, 2018)
    This episode of the podcast celebrates the new indie film "Support the Girls" starring actor Regina Hall. We welcome back filmmaker Andrew Bujalski ("Computer Chess") for his third visit and producer Houston King ("Hearts Beat Loud") for his second visit. The film, distributed by Magnolia Pictures is currently in theaters, on iTunes, and on cable on demand.
  • Ep 504: Frank Mosley Returns (August 23, 2018)
    The actor Frank Mosley is known for his work on films such as "Upstream Color", "Some Beasts" and countless other indie films but what might be less apparent is that he is emerging as a director in his own rite. This coming weekend, Brooklyn's Spectacle Theater begins a retrospective of his directorial efforts including three shorts and his feature, "Her Wilderness".
  • Ep 503: Larry Fessenden Returns! (August 20, 2018)
    Frequent Filmwax guest Larry Fessenden is back for his 6th visit. The latest installment in the radio play series that he writes and produces along with his friend, the filmmaker Glenn McQuaid, will take place live this Wednesday, August 22nd, 7:30 PM at the Walter Reade Theater in Lincoln Center. Visit filmlinc.org for tickets and more details.
  • Ep 502: WE THE ANIMALS’ Jeremiah Zagar, Raúl Castillo & Zak Mulligan • NICO, 1988’s Trine Dyrholm (August 16, 2018)
    The team behind the new indie film "We The Animals" including director Jeremiah Zagar, actor Raúl Castillo & the DP, Zak Mulligan. The film opens in NYC and LA on Friday, August 17th. Then a conversation with the actor Trine Dyrholm and her work in "Nico, 1988" which is in its 3rd week at Film Forum.
  • Ep 501: Bing Liu • THE ATOMIC CAFE’s Kevin Rafferty, Jayne Loader & Pierce Rafferty (August 12, 2018)
    Bing Liu, director of the extraordinary new documentary "Minding the Gap" is the first guest; the film will screen at the Metrograph beginning 8/27. Then we're joined by the team behind the seminal 1982 documentary "The Atomic Cafe": Kevin Rafferty, Jayne Loader & Pierce Rafferty. A new 4k restored digital print is screening at Film Forum.
  • Ep 500: Ramin Bahrani (August 9, 2018)
    On the 500th Episode of the podcast I welcome filmmaker Ramin Bahrani ("Goodbye Solo", "99 Homes") whose films have screened in countless world film festivals including Toronto, Berlin, Cannes, Viennale and Sundance. He currently teaches film at Columbia University and is at work adapting the novel "The White Tiger" into a new film.
  • Ep 499: Amy Jenkins • Joe Tropea & Robert A. Emmons (August 2, 2018)
    Visual artist Amy Jenkins with a highly personal non-fiction film, "Instructions On Parting" where she presents a portrait of the cyclical nature of life and death in her own family over the course of an all too short period of time; and filmmaker Joe Tropea & editor Robert Emmons with their documentary "Sickies Making Films" on the history of film censorship in Maryland.
  • Ep 498: Mike Maggiore • Dan Mirvish • Ian Bonhôte, Peter Ettedgui & Pamela Keogh (July 26, 2018)
    Film Forum programmer Mike Maggiore on the renovation of the esteemed arthouse theater which re-opens with a newly added screening room on 8/1; the team behind the new doc "McQueen". The film is currently in theaters & opening wide; Slamdance co-founder & filmmaker Dan Mirvish on his new comedy, "Bernard and Huey", with a script by Jules Feiffer.
  • Ep 497: Legendary Cinematographer Ed Lachman (July 19, 2018)
    The legendary cinematographer, Ed Lachman, is the sole guest on this episode. A few of the filmmakers Lachman has collaborated with include Werner Herzog, Ulrich Seidl, Robert Altman, Sofia Coppola, Todd Solondz and Todd Haynes.
  • Ep 496: Milford Graves & Jake Meginsky • Paul Rutan, Jr. (July 16, 2018)
    The subject of "Milford Graves Full Mantis", the avant-guard jazz drummer Milford Graves, with filmmaker Jake Meginsky, are in the first segment. The documentary opened at the Metrograph in NYC this past Friday. Then the man who has been responsible for restoring all The Beatles films, most recently the 4k restoration for the 50th anniversary release of "Yellow Submarine", currently in theaters.
  • Ep 495: Gus Van Sant • Bo Burnham & Josh Hamilton (July 11, 2018)
    Two Sundance 2018 films on this episode: Gus Van Sant making his first appearance on Filmwax with his latest, "Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot" adapted from a memoir by cartoonist John Callahan; and Bo Burnham with his directorial debut, "Eighth Grade". Bo's joined by his actors John Hamilton, Elsie Fisher & Emily Robinson. Both films open on Friday, July 13th.
  • Ep 494: Kimberly Reed • Iyabo Boyd (July 5, 2018)
    Documentary filmmaker Kimberly Reed ("Prodigal Sons") is in the first segment with her new film "Dark Money" about how sinister sources of money is negatively influencing elections; Iyabo Boyd is back on the show after a 6-year hiatus to discuss the Kickstarter campaign for a new short called "Me Time".
  • Ep 493: Andrew Fleming • Harris Doran, Auden Thornton & Catherine Curtin (June 27, 2018)
    Andrew Fleming ("Dick", "Hamlet 2") is back with a new feature comedy called "Ideal Home" and which stars Paul Rudd and Steve Coogan. The comedy opens Friday, June 29th in NYC; also the team behind a dramatic film called "Beauty Mark" which we caught up with at the Woodstock Film Festival including director Harris Doran & actors Auden Thornton & Catherine Curtin.
  • Ep 492: Debra Granik • Eugene Jarecki (June 25, 2018)
    Debra Granik (Winter's Bone) discusses her new feature film starring Ben Foster, "Leave No Trace" which opens Friday, June 29th; and the documentary filmmaker Eugene Jarecki ("Why We Fight", "The House I Live In") has a new documentary about Elvis but more so about America, called "The King". The film is already playing in NYC but opens in LA on June 29th.
  • Ep 491: The Return of the Zellner Brothers • Tara Culp (June 21, 2018)
    The Zellner Brothers return to the podcast to discuss their latest feature film, Damsel, which premiered at Sundance this year and opens theatrically Friday, June 22nd. The film stars Robert Pattinson & Mia Wasikowska, and is being distributed by Magnolia Pictures. Also producer/actor Tara Culp.
  • Ep 490: Father’s Day Special Edition — Bob Schartoff (June 18, 2018)
    In this Father’s Day special edition I interview my Dad, Bob Schartoff. Bob is 81 years old and currently resides in Queens, NY. He was greatly responsible, along with my mother, for introducing me to the arthouse film.
  • Ep 489: Wendell Pierce & Tim Rouhana • Arya Ghavamian (June 14, 2018)
    I'm joined by actor Wendell Pierce ("The Wire") & director Tim Rouhana regarding their new film, "One Last Thing", which opens nation-wide on June 20th; and also filmmaker Arya Ghavamian who currently has a Kickstarter campaign to raise awareness for a documentary project called "The Candy Store".
  • Ep 488: BK Film Festival’s Julie Bridgeham & Jason Stefaniak • Rumur Films’ Michael Galinsky & David Beilinson (June 7, 2018)
    This episode celebrates the 2018 Brooklyn Film Festival with programmers Julie Bridgeham & Jason Stefaniak; and Filmwax friends Michael Galinsky & David Beilinson ("Battle for Brooklyn") stop by to discuss their latest collaboration, "Working in Protest" which enjoyed 2 screenings at the Festival.
  • Ep 487: Hal Hartley (May 31, 2018)
    Hal Hartley is back again to discuss his current Kickstarter campaign to raise awareness and funds for a boxset of The Long Island Trilogy ("The Unbelievable Truth", "Trust", and "Simple Men"). The campaign ends on June 13th so check it out now and consider getting on board.
  • Ep 486: Silas Howard • Lorenzo Fiuzzi Returns (May 28, 2018)
    Filmmaker Silas Howard makes his first appearance on the podcast with his feature film "A Kid Like Jake" which premieres at the IFC Center on June 1st; Lorenzo Fiuzzi returns to update us on his streaming service, Filmatique, and the new film he produced called "Noble Earth" which premieres at the Seattle International Film Festival next week. Music on this episode by MIRS from their EP "Meat on Your Lovely Bonez".
  • Ep 485: Joe Swanberg • Skizz Cyzyk • Eugene Kotlyarenko (May 24, 2018)
    A second episode from the Maryland Film Festival 2018 with 3 friends returning to the podcast including Joe Swanberg ("Easy"), Skizz Cyzyk and Eugene Kotlyarenko ("Wobble Palace", "A Wonderful Cloud").
  • Ep 484: Jed Dietz • Nathan Silver Returns (May 21, 2018)
    Founding Director of the Maryland Film Festival and President of the Producer’s Club of Maryland, Jed Dietz is the first guest on this special edition of the podcast devoted to that festival. 2018 was the 20th season of the festival. Filmmaker Nathan Silver ("Thirst Street") returns to the podcast for his 4th visit.
  • Ep 483: Paul Schrader • Matt Porterfield (May 16, 2018)
    Paul Schrader finally waxes on the podcast, specifically about his new film which is called "First Reformed", stars Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfriend & Cedric Kyles. Then Baltimore native filmmaker Matt Porterfield on his new film —his 4th— called "Sollers Point". Both films are must viewing in theaters, where the theatricals premiere on Friday, May 18th.
  • Ep 482: Robert Machoian & Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck Return • Ben Niles (May 14, 2018)
    Filmwax Radio Montclair Film Festival 2018 Edition! Guests include returning co-directors Robert Machoian & Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck with their new film "When She Runs; and filmmaker Ben Niles for his first visit with his documentary "The 5 Browns: Digging Through the Darkness". Music by Brett Dennen from his recent EP "Let's".
  • Ep 481: John Carroll Lynch Returns (May 10, 2018)
    Actor John Carroll Lynch returns (he was last on Ep 430) to the podcast with his latest film, "Anything". He's joined by his director Timothy McNeil. The film opens on Friday, May 11th at the AMC Empire in NYC & at the Laemmle Monica Center in LA. Then I'm joined by San Francisco based filmmaker and author Daniel Kremer.
  • Ep 480: SingularDTV’s Kim Jackson • Max Heller (May 3, 2018)
    President of Entertainment & Co-founder of the blockchain studio SingularDTV, Kim Jackson, is the guest in the first segment; then film editor & producer Max Heller ("Summer of Blood"), Max Heller, has directed his first feature, a romantic comedy called "Born Guilty" starring Rosanna Arquette, which opens nationally on Mother's Day Weekend, next Friday, May 11th.
  • Ep 479: Dawn Porter • John Maringouin & Molly Lynch (April 26, 2018)
    Tribeca Film Festival 2018 Edition: filmmaker Dawn Porter discusses "Bobby Kennedy for President", a Netflix documentary series, which premieres globally 4/27; and filmmakers John Maringouin & Molly Lynch discuss their new feature which premiered at the festival, Ghostbox Cowboy starring Filmwax friends David Zellner & Robert Longstreet.
  • EP 478: Vera Farmiga • Tommy Avallone • Amir Motlagh (April 19, 2018)
    Another Episode covering SxSW 2018 including the team from the dreamed "Boundaries" including actors Vera Farmiga & Lewis MacDougall, and director Shana Feste; the director & 2 producers from the doc "The Bill Murray Stories: Life Lessons from a Mythical Man"; and L.A. based experimental filmmaker Amir Motlagh.
  • Ep 477: Dick Cavett Returns • Jeremy Workman & Matt Green (April 16, 2018)
    From SxSW 2018: Two documentarians and their subjects. First up Dick Cavett returns with filmmaker Robert Bader with their film, "Ali & Cavett: The Tale of the Tapes"; then filmmaker Jeremy Workman returns for his 4th visit to discuss his latest, "The World Before Your Feet" with his subject Matt Green.
  • Ep 476: Chloé Zhao & Brady Jandreau • Trish Adlesic • John Hyams, Isiah Whitlock Jr. & Harris Yulin (April 12, 2018)
    Jam packed episode with the team behind "The Rider", director Chloé Zhao & actor Brady Jandreau, in theaters 4/13; filmmaker Trish Adlesic with the documentary "I Am Evidence" which premieres on HBO 4/16; and from SxSW, the team behind the film "All Square" including actors Harris Yulin & Isiah Whitlock, Jr.
  • Ep 475: Criterion Now’s Aaron West • Filmmaker Matt Ogens (April 9, 2018)
    Guests on. this episode include the host of the Criterion Now podcast, Aaron West; and filmmaker Matt Ogens ("Confessions of a Superhero") with a new documentary, "Home + Away" which will have its world premiere at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday, April 21st, 1PM at the Cinepolis Theater in Chelsea, NYC.
  • Ep 474: Lynne Ramsay • Joe Berlinger Returns (April 5, 2018)
    Lynne Ramsay in the first segment discusses her 4th feature due out this Friday, 4/6, called "You Were Never Really Here", a thriller starring Joaquin Phoenix; and filmmaker Joe Berlinger stops by for his third appearance to chat about True Crime and his input at the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (4/5—4/8).
  • Ep 473: Andrew Dosunmu Returns • Andrew Haigh & Charlie Plummer (April 1, 2018)
    Filmmaker Andrew Dosunmu ("Mother of George") returns to the podcast with his new film called "Where is Kyra?" which stars Michelle Pfeiffer & Kiefer Sutherland. Also, from SxSW, filmmaker Andrew Haigh & actor Charlie Plummer with their new film "Lean on Pete". Both films opens on Friday, April 6th.
  • Ep 472: Lynn Shelton Returns • Sam Pollard Returns (March 29, 2018)
    Returning to the podcast, Lynn Shelton whose new drama, "Outside In" starring Edie Falco & Jay Duplass, will have its theatrical beginning 3/30 in NYC & LA, then SVOD 4/3. Sam Pollard returns with a number of new projects inlacing "ACORN and the Firestorm", which will have a theatrical in NYC at the Metrograph beginning April 6th.
  • Ep 471: Annette Insdorf (March 26, 2018)
    Film scholar, author, professor & interviewer Annette Insdorf has a new book called "Cinematic Overtures: How to Read Opening Scenes" published by Columbia University Press. She will also be hosting the next installment of her interview series, Reel Pieces, at the 92nd Street Y, a conversation with actor Andie MacDowell on March 28th. Tickets are still available.
  • Ep 470: Joshua Leonard (March 21, 2018)
    Actor & filmmaker Joshua Leonard is in the latest Steven Soderbergh film —a thriller shot on an iPhone— called "Unsane". The film, which is being distributed by Bleecker Street Media and Fingerprint Releasing, opens this Friday, March 23rd in NYC and LA. Then indie filmmaker Mike Ott calls in from Berlin to discuss his particular style of filmmaking, and his love of movies.
  • Ep 469: Lloyd Kaufman — The Return of the Toxic Disrupter (March 19, 2018)
    Lloyd Kaufman, co-founder of Troma Films, returns to the podcast after a 400 episode lapse of judgment. Lloyd and Troma continue, however, to disrupt the film & media industries. This episode was recorded at the offices of Troma Films in Queens, NY.
  • Ep 468: Programmer Grady Hendrix • Author Scott Eyman (March 15, 2018)
    Grady Henrix is the co-founder of the Subway Series and the New York Asian Film Festival; Scott Eyman is the author of a series of Hollywood biographies, the latest of which is "Hank and Jim: The Fifty-Year Friendship of Henry Fonda & James Stewart" (Simon & Schuster).
  • Ep 467: SCHRADERFEST with Chico Leo, James Hancock & Jeremy Workman (March 8, 2018)
    This is a roundtable discussion on the subject of filmmaker Paul Schrader. Among the four film nerds are yours truly, host Adam Schartoff, filmmaker Jeremy Workman, host of the popular podcast Wrong Reel, James Hancock, and podcast savant Chico Leo.
  • Ep 466: Author Ed Sikov on Billy Wilder (March 5, 2018)
    The author Ed Sikov on the subject of Billy Wilder. His book, "On Sunset Boulevard: The Life and Times of Billy Wilder" (University of Mississippi Press) is still widely available after 20 years in print. Check out filmmaker Joseph Lingad's Kickstarter campaign for his project, "Don't Look Away: A Film About Adults with Facial Differences".
  • Ep 465: Women Make Movies’ Debra Zimmerman • Composer Paul Brill (March 1, 2018)
    The Executive Director of Women Make Movies, Debra Zimmerman comes on for a long conversation about supporting females in the pursuit of making the documentary film; and documentary composer Paul Brill ("One October", "Gideon's Army"). Music on this episode by Paul Brill.
  • Ep 464: Kickstarter’s Liz Cook Mowe & Elise McCave • Oscar Nominated Filmmakers Thomas Lennon & Laura Checkoway (February 26, 2018)
    Indies Meet The Oscars on this episode with 2 nominated filmmakers, Laura Checkoway ("Edith+Eddie") & Thomas Lennon ("Knife Skills") in the Short Documentary category. Also, we talk to Kickstarter's Director of Documentary Film, Liz Cook Mowe and Director of Narrative Film, Elise McCave, abut films that had their own Oscar-related trajectories.
  • Ep 463: Hal Hartley Returns (February 22, 2018)
    Hal Hartley returns to the podcast to discuss the release of the Henry Fool Trilogy DVD box set which packages the 3 Grim Family tales ("Henry Fool", "Fay Grim", and "Ned Rifle") together for the first time. Also, a never before released conversation from 2014 with Hal Hartley and Ted Hope upon the release of Hal's film "My America". The music on this episode is from Hartley's instrumental album "After the Catastrophe" (2017).
  • Ep 462: Sally Potter • The ReelAbilities Film Festival’s Isaac Zablocki (February 19, 2018)
    The great filmmaker Sally Potter ("Orlando") has a new film currently in theaters called "The Party" starring an exceptional A-list ensemble; the Director of Film Programs at the JCC in Manhattan discusses the 10th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival which runs March 8th through the 14th in NYC.
  • Ep 461: Remembering St. Clair Bourne with Carol Bash & Yoruba Richen • Sophie Brooks (February 15, 2018)
    Celebrating the legacy of documentary filmmaker St. Clair Bourne with filmmakers Yoruba Richen & Carol Bash. A retrospective of Bourne's work takes place this weekend at the Metrograph in NYC; first time filmmaker Sophie Brooks with her romantic comedy "The Boy Downstairs" which hits theaters on Friday, February 16th in NYC and on the 23rd in LA.
  • Ep 460: Actor Matthew Maher (February 8, 2018)
    A rather laid back conversation on the craft of acting & the challenges of creating a career as such. Matthew Maher is an Obie Award winning actor who has been working in theater, film ("Gone Baby Gone", "While We're Young") and television ("Mozart in the Jungle", "Nurse Jackie") for over 2 decades. But I know him from our idle days back in a Vermont summer camp. Matthew is currently a resident of Brooklyn.
  • Ep 459: Pawel Wieszczecinski • Matthew Lessner & David Henry Gerson (February 1, 2018)
    Filmwax Radio's Sundance correspondent Ronald Wohlman is back reporting on his experience in Park City; film programmer Pawel Wieszczecinski returns to the podcast to chat about his newly launched indie film streaming service, Kinoscope; and filmmaker Matthew Lessner & actor David Henry Lessner with "Automatic at Sea"
  • Ep 458: Henry Jaglom Returns (January 26, 2018)
    A special bonus edition of the podcast today. To celebrate Henry Jaglom's 80th birthday, here's an hour-long conversation with one of the true pioneers of independent film still pumping them out 4 decades later.
  • Ep 457: Mark Webber & Cheri Honkala • Amber Rubarth & Joe Purdy • Ronald Wohlman (January 24, 2018)
    Actor & filmmaker Mark Webber ("Green Room") with his latest directorial effort, "Flesh and Blood". Mark's joined by his mom, anti-poverty activist & 2012 Green Party VP candidate, Cheri Honkala. Also the 2 singer-songwriters who are the subject of the indie film "American Folk". And Sundance correspondent Ronald Wohlman.
  • Ep 456: Filmmaker Zefrey Throwell (January 18, 2018)
    Filmmaker Zefrey Throwell is the sole guest. Zefrey recently co-directed a hybrid doc called "Flames" which premiered at Tribeca Film Festival 2017. Throwell last appeared on Ep 406 along with his collaborator & Filmwax friend Josephine Decker. Here we discuss our mutual affection for films as well as for each other.
  • Ep 455: Ronald Wohlman • Sam Hoffman • Joel Fendelman (January 11, 2018)
    First, our Man in Park City, Ronald Wohlman discusses preparation for attending the upcoming festival; then filmmaker Sam Hoffman discusses his new comedy, Humor Me, which opens Friday, 1/12 in NYC & on 1/19 in LA; lastly filmmaker Joel Fendelman returns for his 3rd visit to discuss his new documentary, Man on Fire, & joined by producer Chase Sanchez.
  • Ep 454: Movie Poster Illustrator Tony Stella (January 4, 2018)
    Berlin-based poster artist & illustrator Tony Stella is the guest on the first episode of 2018. We discuss Tony's illustration work as well as taking a deep dive in the classic underground film Downtown 81 (1981) directed by Edo Bertoglio.
  • Ep 453: Abel Ferrara • Matthew Hamachek (December 28, 2017)
    The king of New York underground cinema, Abel Ferrara on the last episode of the year. We discuss his having transplanted to Rome and his enjoying a family life there & his latest project: a documentary, Piazza Vittorio, which recently premiered at the NY Film Festival. Then documentary editor Matthew Hamachek makes an appearance to discuss his latest project, City of Ghosts, which is on the Oscar documentary shortlist.
  • Ep 452: Jacob Kornbluth • Tatiana Riegel (December 21, 2017)
    Filmmaker Jacob Kornbluth is back with another documentary about the economy, the result of another collaboration with former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, called "Saving Capitalism". The film is a Netflix original documentary and is exclusively streaming on the site; then the editor of the hit dark comedy, "I, Tonya", Tatiana Riegel which is directed by Craig Gillespie, distributed by Neon, and currently in theaters.
  • Ep 451: Bill Pullman & Jared Moshé • THE FAMILY I HAD (December 18, 2017)
    First up, Carlye Rubin & Katie Green, co-directors of the new documentary "The Family I Had" which is to have its broadcast premiere on Investigation Discovery on Thursday, December 21, 9PM ET.  Then, filmmaker Jared Moshé & actor Bill Pullman for a conversation about their new film, a revenge western called "The Ballad of Lefty Brown".
  • Ep 450: Jason Cortlund & Julia Halperin • David Rosfeld (December 14, 2017)
    Jason Cortlund & Julia Halperin return to the podcast after a 400 episode hiatus. The Austin-based filmmaking couple are back with a new film called Barracuda which premiered earlier this year at South by Southwest.  Also, filmmaker David Rosfeld is finally on the podcast after recently launching a Kickstarter campaign for a short film, Bob & Dale.
  • Ep 449: Laura Terruso • Nancy Buirski Returns • QUEST Team (December 11, 2017)
    Filmmaker Laura Terruso directed her debut feature, a comedy called Fits and Starts, which is currently on iTunes, Amazon & on demand; filmmaker Nancy Buirski returns with a new documentary The Rape of Recy Taylor which at the IFC Center in NYC beginning this Friday, 12/15. Last up, a great new documentary which is currently screening at the Quad in NYC, Quest. I'm joined by the team.
  • Ep 448: Sam Levy (December 7, 2017)
    Cinematographer Sam Levy ("Lady Bird") is the sole guest. In addition to shooting for Greta Gerwig’s recent film, Sam has shot 3 films for Noah Baumbach including "Frances Ha", "Mistress America" & "While We’re Young". Sam and I chat about working for both these filmmakers in addition to his relationships with Rebecca Miller & Eric Rohmer.
  • Ep 447: Eric Schaeffer (December 1, 2017)
    Filmmaker Eric Schaeffer. Talking with Eric was a walk in the park... literally. We recorded this in the late Summer of 2017 in Riverside Park as we talked about everything under the sun including the earlier years when Eric sold "My Life's In Turnaround" which certainly did turn around his life around. Up through his TV and internet series'.
  • Ep 446: Sonja Sohn • Noël Wells • Josh Koury & Myles Kane (November 28, 2017)
    Filmmakers Josh Koury & Myles Kane their new documentary, "Voyeur", which premieres on Netflix this Friday, December 1st; actor & comedian Noël Wells makes her directorial debut with "Mr. Roosevelt", and actor turned filmmaker, Sonja Sohn ("The Wire"), who directed the documentary "Baltimore Rising" currently on HBO.
  • Ep 445: Ira Sachs Returns (November 24, 2017)
    Filmmaker Ira Sachs returns for his third visit to the podcast. Earlier appearances can be found on Ep 57 & Ep 234.  In this longer and more nuanced conversation we talk about what brought him to NYC some thirty years ago and how he continues to make the kind of films he's interested in making.
  • Ep 444: Ira Deutchman (November 21, 2017)
    Episode 444 includes an hour-long conversation with the indie film pioneer, Ira Deutchman. Deutchman has been making, marketing and distributing films since 1975, having worked on over 150 films including some of the most successful independent films of all time.
  • Ep 443: Sheila Nevins (November 17, 2017)
    The president of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins, is the sole guest on Episode 443 of the podcast. Sheila, who has been at the esteemed network for some 35 years, is now the author of a book called You Don't Look Your Age... and Other Fairy Tales (Flatiron Books, 2017).
  • Ep 442: Patrick Brice Returns • Sexual Harrassment • Bartoks (November 9, 2017)
    Returning to the podcast filmmaker Patrick Brice discusses Season 2 of the HBO series "Room 104" & his follow up to  "Creep", "Creep 2"; then I'm joined by filmmakers Leah Meyerhoff ("I Believe in Unicorns"), the founder of Film Fatales, plus Shruti Ganguly and Myna Joseph, for a thoughtful conversation on gender parity in the work place; plus Jayce & Tiffany Bartok.
  • Ep 441: Lois Vossen • Nick Ebeling & Satya de la Manitou (November 6, 2017)
    Lois Vossen, the Executive Producer of Independent Lens, is the first guest. A new season of the PBS documentary series begins tonight with a 10:00 ET . Then I'm joined by Satya de la Manitou who, along with his old friend & confidante, Dennis Hopper are the subjects of Nick Ebeling's new documentary "Along for the Ride". Director Nick Ebeling also joins us.
  • Ep 440: Gilbert Gottfried! • Jeff Deutchman (November 3, 2017)
    Finally... Gilbert Gottfried on the podcast! And why not? There's a new documentary about Gilbert called... "Gilbert", which premieres today, "11/3/2017" at the IFC Center in NYC. Also joining the comedian is his wife, Dara Gottfried as well as the director of the film, Neil Berkeley. Also, VP of Acquisitions at Neon, and the producer/curator of the new documentary 11/8/16, Jeff Deutchman.
  • Ep 439: TALES FROM BEYOND THE PALE IV (Halloween Special) (October 30, 2017)
    Larry Fessenden returns to the podcast to celebrate Halloween, and more importantly, the release of the 4th season of his horror audio plays, "Tales From Beyond the Pale". Joining the Maestro are friends and collaborators, filmmaker & "Tales" co-creator Glenn McQuaid, actor Barbara Crampton, and 2 contributing writers, April Snellings and Clay McLeod Chapman.
  • Ep 438: Griffin Dunne • CHIEF ZABU’s Zack Norman & Neil Cohen (October 26, 2017)
    Up first we celebrate the lost artifact cum cult comedy "Chief Zabu" with its two co-directors, Neil Cohen and character actor Zack Norman. The 2 discuss the history of their comedy which was made 1986, shot but never completed until now. Then we welcome back actor & filmmaker Griffin Dunne ("After Hours", "I Love Dick") for a conversation about his new documentary film about his doc, "Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold".
  • Ep 437: Alex Smith Returns • Filmmaker Luke Korem & Magician Richard Turner (October 21, 2017)
    "Walking Out", do-directpr Alex Smith ("Winter in the Blood", "The Slaughter Rule") returns to the podcast; he last appeared with his filmmaking partner, twin brother, Andrew J. Smith on Episode 235. Then I'm joined by the director of the documentary "Dealt" and the film's subject, card mechanic (or close-up magician) Richard Turner.
  • Ep 436: Todd Haynes Returns • Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady (October 18, 2017)
    Award-winning filmmakers Rachel Grady & Heidi Ewing ("Jesus Camp", "Detropia") return to the podcast to discuss their latest film, "One of Us", a documentary about ex-Hasids, and which may be streamed on Netflix. Then the podcast is happy to welcome back one of its favorite filmmakers, Todd Haynes ("Poison", "Carol") with his new film, "Wonderstruck".
  • Ep 435: Monihan Returns (October 13, 2017)
    The guest on this episode is Monihan ("Le Voz de Los Silenciados"), who returns for his 2nd visit to the podcast. The last  time he was on, Episode 283, a segment on Fandor's FIX Shorts back in 2015. Monihan returns with his second feature film, "From Sea to Shining Sea", a comedy hybrid of a road movie.
  • Ep 434: Jeff Lipsky Returns • Alexandre Philippe on Psycho (October 10, 2017)

    First Alexandre O. Phillippe discusses his feature documentary "78/52" which is entirely devoted to the 3 minute Psycho’s shower scene. The film comes out theatrically on Friday the 13th. Then filmmaker and industry pioneer Jeff Lipsky is back for his 2nd visit to announce the launch of a new company, Glass Half Full Media, a distribution consulting firm.

  • Ep 433: Agnès Varda & JR • Susan Lacy’s SPIELBERG (October 7, 2017)
    First up, a conversation with the found of the PBS series, American Masters, Susan Lacy. Lacy has since gone off on her own to direct and produce independent documentaries. Her latest, "Spielberg", is an intimate portrait of the filmmaker Steven Spielberg. Nouvelle Vogue icon Agnès Varda has a conversation with her latest filmmaking collaborator, photographer/muralist JR, about their work "Face Places".
  • Ep 432: David Nugent Returns • Mike Day • Peter Vack (October 4, 2017)
    Artistic Director of the Hamptons International Film Festival, David Nugent returns.  The festival going into its 25th year will run from October 5th — 9th. Mike Day with his doc The Islands & the Whales which opens 10/6; as well actor turned filmmaker Peter Vack with his first feature Assholes. The SxSW hit comedy opens theatrically 10/6 at Cinema Village in NYC.
  • Ep 431: NYFF55 Edition with Festival Director Kent Jones (September 30, 2017)
    Filmwax Radio NYFF55 Edition! Director of the New York Film Festival, Kent Jones, is back on the podcast for his 3rd visit (for more Kent Jones wax see Episodes 240 & 324). Kent talks about this year's festival but also about his work as a filmmaker and so much more. Visit fillinc.org/nyff for tickets and further details.
  • Ep 430: Charles Cohen • Lana Wilson • John Carroll Lynch (September 28, 2017)
    Real estate developer turned film distributor & exhibitor, Charles Cohen discusses his career; filmmaker Lana Wilson (After Tiller) returns for her 3rd visit to the podcast with a new documentary, The Departure which opens 10/13; and lastly, actor turned filmmaker John Carroll Lynch discusses his directorial debut Lucky which starts the late Harry Dean Stanton & which opens 9/29.
  • Ep 429: Pete Nicks Uses The Force • Doug Block & Michael Rossato-Bennett Schmooze (September 21, 2017)
    Filmmaker Pete Nicks ("The Waiting Room") finally appears on the podcast! Pete discusses his new documentary, "The Force", which opens in theaters on Friday, September 22nd. Then a roundtable conversation with 2 of my favorite documentary filmmakers returning to the show, Doug Block ("51 Birch Street") & Michael Rossato-Bennett ("Alive Inside").
  • Ep 428: Yance Ford • Marina Willer (September 15, 2017)
    Filmmaker Marina Willer discusses her first documentary feature, Red Trees, where she traces the journey of her father's family, survivors of the Nazi occupation of Prague during World War II. Then filmmaker Yance Ford with her devastating personal documentary, Strong Island.
  • Ep 427: Frederick Wiseman Returns • Ramona Diaz Returns (September 12, 2017)
    Episode 427 brings back two friends to the podcast: Ramona Diaz is back with a new documentary about the world's busiest maternity ward called "Motherland". The film also takes us into one of the world’s poorest and most populous countries: the Philippines; the other is Frederick Wiseman who returns to discuss his latest documentary "Ex Libris: The New York Public Library" which is at Film Forum for a 2-week run.
  • Ep 426: Crispin Glover (September 10, 2017)
    Bonus Episode with the one & only Crispin Hellion Glover! He's in town later this month and making appearances at the Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn on September 19th & September 20th; then at the NJ Horror Convention & Film Festival on September 23rd & 24th with his traveling presentation.
  • Ep 425: TROPHY • SCHOOL LIFE (September 7, 2017)
    Episode 425 celebrates two new documentaries hitting theaters in New York City on Friday, September 8th. First up, the filmmaking couple Shaul Schwarz & Christina Clusiau discuss their film Trophy; and a gorgeous film out of Ireland called "School Life" with filmmaking couple Neasa Ní Chianáin & David Rane. Sponsored by the Vermont College of Fine Arts film program. Visit vcfa.edu/film for further details.
  • Ep 424: Bette Gordon (September 2, 2017)
    The filmmaker Bette Gordon is the sole guest on this episode. Bette’s latest film, "The Drowning", is currently streaming on Netflix  During my conversation with Gordon, we discuss her long career starting during the No Wave vanguard of the East Village 80’s right up to present time, as a filmmaker & Mom living in a lovely Tribeca loft. Sponsored by the Vermont College of Fine Arts film program.
  • Ep 423: Jeffrey Gurian Remembers Jerry Lewis • Matt Ruskin (August 24, 2017)
    Comedy guru Jeffrey Gurian remembers Jerry Lewis; filmmaker Matt Ruskin discusses his new feature film Crown Heights which is screening in NYC & opens in LA 8/25; and filmmaker Sujewa Ekanayake discusses recent projects as well as his sideline consulting with crowdsourced fundraisers. This episode is sponsored by the Vermont College of Fine Arts Film Program. Visit vcfa.edu/film for further details.
  • Ep 422: Michael Almereyda & Lois Smith • Kickstarter Comedy Lead Taylor Moore (August 21, 2017)
    On this episode, first up is the comedy lead at Kickstarter, Taylor Moore, who discusses the Brooklyn Comedy Film Festival which runs from this evening, Monday, August 21st through next weekend at the Nitehawk Cinema. Then filmmaker Michael Almereyda & actor Lois Smith whose new film Marjorie Prime is currently screening at the Quad Cinema in NYC.
  • Ep 421: Cathy Moriarty, Danielle McDonald, Geremy Jasper, Brett Gelman, Janicza Bravo & Adam Reid (August 17, 2017)
    Ep 421 includes the return of Adam Reid discussing his new Kickstarter for his new animated series; the team behind the Sundance hit "Lemon" (director Janicza Bravo & actor Brett Gelman); and another Sundance hit "Patti Cakes$" (actresses Danielle McDonald & Cathy Moriarty with director Geremy Jasper.
  • Ep 420: Whitney Dow (August 11, 2017)
    Documentary filmmaker Whitney Dow is the sole guest. Whitney co-directed the seminal film The Two Towns of Jasper which is going to have an encore broadcast on POV on 8/14. Whitney is also spearheading The Whiteness Project an interactive investigation into how Americans who identify as white, or partially white, understand and experience their race.
  • Ep 419: Podcaster Jeff Goldsmith • Filmmaker Lisanne Skyler (August 3, 2017)

    Host of the podcast The Q&A With Jeff Goldsmith is the first guest. Jeff discusses his approach to the show as well as the online magazine he publishes called The Backstory. After that filmmaker Lisanne Skyler discusses her recent documentary, "Brillo Box (3¢ Off)". which will have its broadcast premiere on HBO next Monday, August 7th at 10:00PM.

  • Ep 418: Katherine Dieckmann • Lucio Zago & Anders Goldfarb (July 27, 2017)
    Filmmaker Katherine Dieckmann discusses her new feature "Strange Weather" which stars Holly Hunter & which opens on 7/28. Also Brooklyn-based illustrator Lucio Zago & photographer Anders Goldfarb discuss 'Williamsburg Shorts', a graphic novel, the result of a collaboration. This episode is sponsored by the Vermont College of Fine Arts Film Program. Visit vcfa.edu/film for details.
  • Ep 417: David Call, Frank Mosley & Heather Kafka (July 20, 2017)
    David Call​ returns for his 3rd appearance to discuss an Indiegogo​ campaign for the short film he has written, directed & acted in called COLE. Then conversations with the Dallas-based actor & filmmaker Frank Mosley​ and the Austin-based actor Heather Kafka​.
  • Ep 416: Godfrey Cheshire Returns! Richard Edson Never Left! (July 13, 2017)
    Critic Godfrey Cheshire returns to the podcast to discuss an Indiegogo campaign for a new first book entitled In the Time of Kiarostami: Writings on Iranian Cinema. Then Part 2 of a phone call with multi-hyphenate Richard Edson (see Ep 336 for Part 1). Music on this episode is by Bleu from his recent album, To Hell With You, available where music is sold, downloaded or streamed.
  • Ep 415: Karyn Parsons • Glenn Frankel • Steven Bernstein (July 6, 2017)

    Karyn Parsons discusses her Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for her latest animated short; author Glenn Frankel discusses his new book High Noon: The Hollywood Blacklist and the Making of an American Classic; and cinematographer Steven Bernstein (Monster, Like Water for Chocolate), who discusses his filmmaking seminars.

  • Ep 414: Kirsten Tan • Sierra Pettengill & Pacho Velez • Lara Stolman (June 29, 2017)

    Kirsten Tan with her film "Pop Aye" currently screening at Film Forum; then Sierra Pettengill & Pacho Velez with their documentary, "The Reagan Show"; last up, filmmaker Lara Stolman with her new doc "Swim Team". Music provided by the musical artist Kirstin Diable off her new album, Create Your Own Mythology (Speakeasy Records).

  • Ep 413: Bob Hawk (June 22, 2017)

    Indie film champion Bob Hawk sits for a lengthy conversation about his life and his career on Episode 413 of the podcast. A documentary was recently made about Bob called Film Hawk and it is currently available for streaming on the Tribeca Shortlist. Filmwax Radio is presented by Rooftop Films. Follow us on FacebookTwitter & Instagram.

  • Ep 412: Tom DiCillo Returns • Film Forum’s Karen Cooper (June 15, 2017)
    Tom DiCillo returns for a second visit. His latest film, a work of non-fiction called "Down in Shadowland", is going to have a screening at the IFC Center on Monday, June 19th at 7:30 and the Q&A afterward will be moderated by Tom’s dear friend, Steve Buscemi. After that is the 2nd of a 2-part tribute to the programming at Film Forum with Karen Cooper.

  • Ep 411: 2017 Maryland Film Festival Edition — Stanley Nelson • Theo Anthony • Skizz Cyzyk • Eric Hatch (June 13, 2017)
    This episode is dedicated to the 2017 Maryland Film Festival with filmmakers Stanley Nelson ("Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges") returning to the podcast & Theo Anthony ("Rat Film"); plus from the programming committee, Director of Programming Eric Hatch & programmer Skizz Cyzyk. This episode is sponsored by Magic Drop for all you film music licensing needs.
  • Ep 410: Andrew Cohen Returns • HRWFF’s Leah Sapin (June 9, 2017)
    Andrew Cohn ("Modera") returns to the podcast with a new documentary, "Night School", which opens theatrically in NYC at the IFC Center on Friday, June 9th. Then senior programmer for the NY Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Leah Sapin, stops by to discuss the upcoming festival which runs June 9th through the 18th. Sponsored by Magic Drop.
  • Ep 409: WFMU’s Clay Pigeon & Rachel Shuman • Leah Warshawski & Todd Soliday (June 1, 2017)
    The team behind the new documentary "One October", Clay Pigeon and director Rachel Shuman. Then the creative team behind the documentary "Big Sonia", Leah Warshawski and Todd Soliday. Last, the founders of Women You Want to Fund, Jennifer Jones & Cynthia Hornig. This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Magic Drop.
  • Ep 408: Amir Bar-Lev • Lorenzo Fiuzzi (May 26, 2017)
    Amir Bar-Lev has a new documentary about the Grateful Dead called "Long Strange Trip", executive produced by Martin Scorsese. The film will be available for streaming on Amazon Video Prime on 6/2. Also Lorenzo Fiuzzi, one of the founders of the SVOD service Filmatique. Sponsored by Magic Drop.
  • Ep 407: Steve James Returns • Cameron Bruce Nelson (May 18, 2017)
    Documentary filmmaker Steve James returns to the podcast with the subjects of his new film, the Sung Family. The film is called "Abacus: Too Small to Jail". After that, Cameron Bruce Nelson discusses his new film, a dramatic feature called "Some Beasts". Sponsored by Magic Drop.
  • Ep 406: Joe Berlinger • Oren Moverman • Josephine Decker & Zefrey Throwell • Danielle Katvan (May 11, 2017)

    In this episode, the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival Edition, there are 4 segments including Danielle Katvan, director of the short film "The Foster Portfolio", Joe Berlinger with a new documentary "Intent To Destroy", Josephine Decker & Zefrey Throwell with "Flames", and Oren Moverman with "The Dinner".

  • Ep 405: Ben Wheatley • Brett Berns & Bob Sarles (April 28, 2017)
    Up first, Ben Wheatley ("Down Terrace") with his new film, "Free Fire". Then the creative team behind the new documentary, "Bang! The Bert Berns Story": filmmaker & Bert's son, Brett Berns, along with his co-director Bob Sarles. Both films are currently in theaters. Music by Gabrielle Marlena from her album Good Music For You.
  • Ep 404: Jonas Mekas & Phong Bui • Jennifer Merin (April 21, 2017)

    Grandaddy of experimental film, Jonas Mekas is the guest in the 1st segment. He's joined by the Artistic Director of The Brooklyn Rail, Phong Bui. Also cultural journalist Jennifer Merin describes recent events regarding the theft of her family home in Queens. Music by American Nomads off their new album Ghost Highway.

  • Ep 403: Philip Shane (April 18, 2017)
    Filmmaker Philip Shane ("Being Elmo") is the guest. We talk about film, film, film. Also, an appearance by filmwaxradio.com blogger Jon Hogan in the show's intro.
  • Ep 402: La Grande Bouffe’s Cole Smithey & Mike Lacy (April 13, 2017)

    The co-hosts of the podcast, La Grande Bouffe (The Big Feast) are the guests. Gen X veteran film critic Cole Smithey and Millennial filmmaker Mike Lacy copiously consume international culture and politics through the prism of a single film, and a different craft beer, every week. This week they stop by Filmwax Radio to talk podcast turkey. Don't miss this extensive and entertaining conversation.

  • Ep 401: Walter Hill • Rooftop Films’ Dan Nuxoll (April 8, 2017)

    Director Walter Hill is up first. The legendary filmmaker has a new movie which just hit select theaters called "The Assignment". Artistic Director of Rooftop Films, Dan Nuxoll, makes his 5th visit to the podcast to discuss what the elimination of federal funding for the NEA & NEH might mean.

  • Ep 400: Onur Tukel Forever (April 5, 2017)
    Filmmaker & flim flam man, Onur Tukel returns to the podcast for his 8th visit! Helping me celebrate 400 shows, Onur discusses the making of his latest comedy, "Catfight", love, sex, politics, censorship & much more. And if that weren't enough —and after two hours you very well might think it is— the episode is capped off by an original song composed & performed by Onur to honor this auspicious 400th Episode.
  • Ep 399: NEWTOWN • Film Forum’s Bruce Goldstein (March 30, 2017)
    The filmmaking team behind the documentary "Newtown", director Kim Snyder & producer Maria Cuomo Cole. The film will have its broadcast premiere on PBS's Independent Lens on April 3rd. Then next, a long conversation with Film Forum repertory programmer, Bruce Goldstein.
  • Ep 398: Graphic Novelist Daniel Clowes • Director Craig Johnson • Author Todd Berliner • Cameos by Woody Harrelson & Laura Dern (March 24, 2017)
    "Wilson" director Craig Johnson & graphic novelist Daniel Clowes join in first segment. Then in the second segment, I'm joined by the author Todd Berliner whose book, Hollywood Aesthetic: Please in American Cinema is now available.

  • Ep 397: Christophe Honoré • Josh Zeman • Josh Karp Returns (March 17, 2017)
    Author Josh Karp returns to the podcast to discuss Netflix's recent announcement that they are financing the finishing of Orson Welles film "The Other Side of the Wind". Then one of France's filmmaking stars, Christophe Honoré on his new film "Metamorphoses" which will be having a theatrical engagement at The Spectacle Theater starting 3/23. Last up, producer of the A&E series "The Killing Season", Josh Zeman.
  • Ep 396: The Return of Frank V. Ross (March 14, 2017)
    Filmmaker (and brand new Dad) Frank V. Ross returns to the podcast to chat about his latest film, "Bloomin Mud Shuffle".
  • Ep 395: MoMA’s Raj Roy Returns • Filmmaker Ferne Pearlstein (March 10, 2017)
    MoMA film curator Raj Roy returns to discuss the 46th New Directors/New Films, 3/15 - 3/26 . Tickets are currently available for most of the screenings. Documentary filmmaker Ferne Pearlstein stops by to talk about her new film which explores laughing at tragedy, The Last Laugh; & Rosemary Rodriguez, director of the new indie comedy Silver Skies, with actor Jack McGee which will be on Netflix in May.
  • Ep 394: MUBI’s Daniel Kasman • Monologist Josh Kornbluth (March 2, 2017)
    [3 mins.] The Director of Content at MUBI, Daniel Kasman visits the podcast and shares the business of streaming on demand. MUBI is a curated online cinema bringing you cult, classic, independent, and award-winning movies. Every day our film experts introduce you to a great film, and you have a whole month to watch it. […]
  • Ep 393: Barbara Kopple Returns • DISTANCE (February 24, 2017)
    Barbara Kopple returns to the podcast discussing her newest film, the documentary "This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous", currently streaming on YouTube Red. After that, Alex Dobrenko & Ashley Rae Spillers wax about their new project, "Distance", a web series currently fundraising on Seed & Spark.
  • Ep 392: Ja’Tovia Gary & Melissa Lyde • Noah Isenberg (February 17, 2017)
    Film programmer Melissa Lyde who curates Alfreda's Cinema is joined by filmmaker La'Tovia Gary who discusses her work which is primarily experimental in nature. After that I am joined by author Noah Isenberg who discusses his new book, "We'll Always Have Casablanca" (2017, W. W. Norton & Company).
  • Ep 391: Damani Baker • Matthew Newton (February 11, 2017)
    Damani Baker stops by to discuss his new documentary, "The House on Coco Road", a moving personal & historical account of how he and his family were caught up in the 1983 U.S. invasion of Grenada. Then Australian transplant, filmmaker Matthew Newton, discusses his new feature, "From Nowhere".
  • Ep 390: Jack Fessenden & His Dad • Kenneth Eng About His Dad (February 3, 2017)
    Kenneth Eng has made a documentary about his father's story called "My Life in China". The film is currently available on iTunes. Jack Fessenden, 17 years old, has made his first feature, "Stray Bullets", which stars himself and his Dad Larry Fesssenden (also on this ep). The film premieres nationally in theaters on 2/10. Music by Morricone Youth.
  • Ep 389: Poet Nick Flynn (January 28, 2017)
    Writer Nick Flynn is the sole guest on this episode. In addition to talking about his life, his experiences after the movie adaptation of his memoir, and his marriage to the actress Lili Taylor, Nick reads some passages by William Blake. Music by Noveller.
  • Ep 388: Asghar Farhadi • Michael Rossato-Bennett Returns (January 20, 2017)
    Jessie Auritt  discusses her new documentary, "Supergirl", Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi stops by to discuss his latest film called "The Salesman"; and Michael Rossato-Bennett ("Alive Inside") returns to the podcast with a plea for help with a Kickstarter campaign for his new project "Brian's Songs".
  • Ep 387: Jay Rinsky • Jen Ponton • Raafi Rivero (January 13, 2017)
    Jay Rinsky, founder of Little Cinema; actress Jen Ponton appears in the new movie "Love on the Run"; and filmmaker Raafi Rivero who recently directed a film called "72 Hours: A Brooklyn Love Story?" Sponsored by audible.com. Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network.
  • Ep 386: Cameraperson Kirsten Johnson (January 4, 2017)
    Cinematographer Kirsten Johnson ("Cameraperson") is the guest on the first episode of the new year. The film has been short listed for an Oscar in the documentary category. Sponsored by Warby Parker.
  • Ep 385: Keith Miller & Chris Poindexter • Amos Poe! (December 23, 2016)
    The creative team behind the new comedy web series "Brooklynification" are the guests, Chris Poindexter & Keith Miller (who return for his 4th visit). The first season's 6 episodes are currently available for viewing. Then NY filmmaker Amos Poe ("The Blank Generation")  stops by the studio for an extended conversation about his career.
  • Ep 384: Lizzie Borden (December 16, 2016)
    Filmmaker Lizzie Borden ("Born in Flames", "Working Girls") is the sole guest for an extended conversation.
  • Ep 383: Charles Burnett • Clay Liford Returns (December 9, 2016)
    Legendary filmmaker Charles Burnett ("Killer of Sheep") graces the podcast for a career spanning conversation. Burnett was in NY this past September when the Film Society of Lincoln Center screened a restored version of "To Sleep With Anger" Also, a brief phone conversation with Filmwax Radio friend, the filmmaker Clay Liford about his new feature, "Slash". Sponsored by Zipcar.
  • Ep 382: Sam Pollard Returns • Plus Producer Bill Straus (December 3, 2016)
    Sam Pollard returns to discuss his new documentary "Two Trains Runnin'". The film is currently enjoying a theatrical engagement at the Metrograph Theater in Manhattan. Then sales agent & film producer Bill Straus. Sponsored by Audible.com. Get a free download and trial membership by going to www.audibletrial.com/filmwaxradio.
  • Ep 381: Street Photographer Richard Sandler (November 29, 2016)
    Street photographer and filmmaker Richard Sandler is my guest on this episode of the podcast. His new book, The Eyes of the City, published by powerHouse Books, is currently available. Sponsored by Warby Parker. Get a free 5-day home try-on by visiting www.warbyparkertrial.com/filmwaxradio. 5 days, 5 pairs, 100% free,
  • Ep 380: HBO’s MARATHON Doc • FilmStruck • Off The Rails (November 25, 2016)
    Episode 380 welcomes back filmmakers Annie Sundberg & Ricki Stern to the podcast. Their latest film is called "Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing" & is currently on HBO. Then programmer for the new streaming service FilmStruck, Michael Sragow; last up, Adam Irving, the director of a new documentary, "Off The Rails". Sponsored by casper.com.
  • Ep 379: The Love Witch • Asperger’s Are Us • True NY (November 18, 2016)
    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. After that, filmmaker Alex Lehmann discusses his 2 new films, "Blue Jay" & "Asperger's Are Us". Last up is a discussion about a new documentary omnibus film called "True New York". Sponsored by zipcar.com.
  • Ep 378: DOC NYC 2016 (November 15, 2016)
    [6 mins. 5 ses.] In this episode celebrating the 2016 edition of DOC NYC, America’s largest documentary film festival, my first guests include returning filmmakers Michael Galinsky & Suki Hawley (“Battle for Brooklyn”) with their new film, “All the Rage“. Using a first-person approach to explore the work of renowned physician Dr. John Sarno and his radical […]
  • Ep 377: Su Friedrich Returns & Mono No Aware Turns 10 (November 12, 2016)
    [11 mins. 25 secs.] Documentary filmmaker Su Friedrich discusses hew new film “I Can Not Tell You How I Feel” which screens at BAM on November 17th. Su Friedrich takes up the camera in a new chapter of her quest to film the battleground of family life. Her mother Lore—who played the lead in The Ties […]
  • Ep 376: Melanie Lynskey & Linas Phillips • Keith Maitland (November 4, 2016)
    Writer/director/actor Linas Phillips & actress Melanie Lynskey with their film "Rainbow Time" produced by the Duplass Brothers. Then I welcome "Tower" filmmaker Keith Maitland for the 2nd segment. Archival footage is combined with rotoscopic animation in this dynamic and untold tragedy back in 1966.  This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Zipcar.com.
  • Ep 375: Teddy Collatos, Carolina Monnerat & Fiona Graham (October 29, 2016)
    I am joined by filmmaker Teddy Collatos with Carolina Monnerat, his wife and one of the lead actors in his new film "Tormenting the Hen". This segment was recorded at the ShowBriz Studios where we were also joined by actress and film producer Fiona Graham, star of the new short "Muscle". This episode is sponsored by audible.com
  • Ep 374: Ti West • Joel Potrykus • Davi’s Way (October 21, 2016)
    Horror director Ti West, crazy underground filmmaker Joel Potrykus and the team behind the new documentary "Davi's Way" about one singer's attempt to re-create Frank Sinatra's 'Main Event' concert at Madison Square Garden.
  • Ep 373: Tom Noonan Part 2 (October 14, 2016)
    Character actor extraordinaire Tom Noonan returns for his second appearance. 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 & presented by Rooftop Films.
  • Ep 372: Jeffrey Leiser, Eric Leiser & Curtis John • Sharon Shattuck (October 1, 2016)
    Filmmaking brothers Jeffrey and Eric Leiser are in the studio joined by film programmer Curtis John; also the filmmaker Sharon Shattuck discusses her new film called "From This Day Forward".
  • Ep 371: Author & Film Critic Matt Zoller Seitz (September 30, 2016)
    Critic Matt Zoller Seitz has published an expansive new book on the career of Oliver Stone called "The Oliver Stone Experience." Matt is also the TV and film critic for New York Magazine.
  • Ep 370: Finally Tim Roth • Paul Lazar Returns (September 23, 2016)
    Performance artist Paul Lazar returns to the podcast; and the actor Tim Roth ("Pulp Fiction", "Planet of the Apes") stars in a new dramatic film about a very dedicated hospice nurse called "Chronic".
  • Ep 369: Whit Stillman (September 16, 2016)
    Whit Stillman returns to the podcast for an extended conversation. We met at the offices of Criterion Collection who distributes the DVDs for "Metropolitan", "Barcelona" & "The Last Days of Disco". We discuss much of Whit's career as well as his latest work, "Love & Friendship", a comedy adapted from a Jane Austen novella of the same name.
  • Ep 368: Son of Spock Adam Nimoy • JT Leroy (September 9, 2016)
    [13 mins. 50 secs.] Filmmaker Adam Nimoy has made a documentary about his father Leonard called “For the Love of Spock”, a portrayal of the iconic “Star Trek” character Spock. The film celebrates the famous character and the man who played him for so many years. It hits theaters today, Friday, September 9th. [45 mins. […]
  • Ep 367: SCORED TO DEATH • Filmmaker Daniel Noah (September 2, 2016)
    Horror film scoring with guests author of "Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror's Greatest Composers" (Silman-James Press, 2016), a returning Blake Fichera. Blake is joined by one of the composers he interview for the book, Jeff Grace and multi hyphenate, Larry Fessenden (for his third visit to the podcast) who wrote the forward to the book. Also, director of the new Jerry Lewis movie "Max Rose", Daniel Noah.
  • Ep 366: John Turturro • Elizabeth Wood & Michael Simmonds (August 26, 2016)
    John Turturro finally appears on Filmwax Radio to discuss a new film, "Mia Madre". Also, the creative team behind the new indie film "White Girl", director Elizabeth Wood & cinematographer Michael Simmonds. This episode is sponsored by audible.com & The Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA film program.
  • Ep 365: Kweighbaye Kotee & Theo Bouloukos • Simon Rumley (August 19, 2016)
    In a new kibitzing session, [11 mins.] Bushwick Film Festival founder Kweighbaye Kotee and actor Theodore Bouloukos join me in the studio. [1 hr. 7 mins. 30 secs.] After that, an interview with British filmmaker Simon Rumley. We met up at SxSW 2016 to discuss his latest film, "Johnny Frank Garrett's Last Word".
  • Ep 364: Andre Royo & Josh Locy • Merete Mueller (August 11, 2016)
    Actor Andre Royo ("The Wire") & filmmaker Josh Locy discuss their new film, "Hunter Gatherer". Then I'm joined by filmmaker Merete Mueller who talks about her new short, "Dangerous Curves". This episode is sponsored by casper.com and the Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA Film program. Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films.
  • Ep 363: Henry Jaglom, Tanna Frederick & Ron Vignone (August 3, 2016)
    Henry Jaglom is on the podcast to talk about his latest film, his 20th feature, called “Ovation”. His partner in life and creative work, Tanna Frederick joins us, as does their editor, Ron Vignone. The film recently had a successful L.A. run and is scheduled to have a NYC theatrical this Fall. This episode is sponsored […]
  • Ep 362: Brady Corbet • The Guys from Catfish • Leslie McCleave (July 22, 2016)
    Brady Corbet returns with his directorial debut, "The Childhood of a Leader", an historical thriller he also wrote. Next I prank the "Catfish" creators whose mew movie "Nerve" opens 7/22. Lastly, Leslie McCleave with her documentary  "How Sweet the Sound: The Blind Boys of Alabama".
  • Ep 361: David Call & Zach Shedd • Alex Hammond & Ian Markiewicz (July 15, 2016)
    Filmmakers Alex Hammond & Ian Mankiewicz with a new their new doc about Mexican wrestlers, “Lucha Mexico“. Also, actor David Call returns to the podcast with the director of a new film, “Americana”, Zachary Shedd. Two years after losing his job because of his alcoholism, Avery (Call) returns to San Francisco to finish editing a film […]
  • Ep 360: Ivy Meeropol & the Return of Michel Negroponte (July 8, 2016)
    Ivy Meeropol discusses her new documentary, “Indian Point” about the decaying nuclear power plant. The film is in theaters as of today, Friday, July 8th. 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. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. The […]
  • Ep 359: Roger Ross Williams • Joel Fendelman & Frank Hall Green (June 29, 2016)
    The intro includes intern Charlotte Williams & friend Kevin Davidson. Oscar-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams discusses his new doc “Life, Animated” which opens Friday, July 30th in NYC and LA. “The Little Mermaid,” “The Lion King” and other animated Disney movies help a young autistic man to develop reading, writing and communication skills. The filmmakers behind a new […]
  • Ep 358: Todd Solondz Returns • Josh Bishop, Stefan Pokorny & Jimmy Hendrickx (June 24, 2016)
    Todd Solondz is back with “Wiener-Dog” in theaters 6/24. A cute dachshund puppy finds itself shuffled from one oddball owner to the next, including two couples, a veterinary nurse (Greta Gerwig), a screenwriter (Danny DeVito) and a bitter woman (Ellen Burstyn). Josh Bishop & Stefan Pokorny discuss their new doc “The Dwarvenaut“; and a phone call to Indonesia with filmmaker […]
  • Ep 357: Penny Lane is Nuts! Brendt Barbur’s Bicycle Film Festival (June 20, 2016)
    Penny Lane returns to the podcast to discuss her latest documentary feature, “Nuts!” which opens at Film Forum on Wednesday, June 22nd & in other cities. The mostly true story of Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, an eccentric genius who built an empire with his goat-testicle impotence cure and a million-watt radio station. Also on the podcast […]
  • Ep 356: Morgan Neville Returns for His Threepeat & Heavy Metal Parking Lot Turns 30 (June 16, 2016)
    Morgan Neville returns to the podcast to discuss his documentary “The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble“. Over the past 16 years, an extraordinary group of musicians has come together to celebrate the universal power of music. Named for the ancient trade route linking Asia, Africa and Europe, The Silk Road […]
  • Ep 355: Leon Gast on Muhammad Ali, Beth B on Her Mother & Bill Plympton on Hitler’s Fledgling Art Career (June 8, 2016)
    Remember Ali with Oscar-winning filmmaker Leon Gast (“When We Were Kings”). Also, filmmaker Beth B discusses her new doc “Call Her Applebroog“. A poignant and intimate portrait of Applebroog, who grew up in an Orthodox Jewish household with an immigrant father who only wanted to have sons; instead there were three girls. Animator Bill Plympton returns to chat […]
  • Ep 354: Bill Genovese & Jim Solomon (June 4, 2016)
    This episode focuses on the new documentary about Bill Genovese's search for the truth behind his beloved sister Kitty Genovese's murder. The story of Kitty's gruesome murder in 1964 in the Kew Gardens neighborhood of Queens is a seminal part of NYCs history. Joining me in this special segment is Bill & director of "The Witness", Jim Solomon.
  • Ep 353: Will Allen, Vera Cheiffo & Philippe Coquet • Samantha “Princess Shaw” Montgomery, Ido Haar & Kutiman (May 27, 2016)
    Up first, "Holy Hell" whose guests include filmmaker & former cult member Will Allen along with 2 other former members Philippe Coquet & Vera Cheiffo. Then the team behind the new documentary "Presenting Princess Shaw" including Samantha Montgomery, Kutiman & director Ido Haar.
  • Ep 352: Filmwax Radio Live with Chris Hegedus & D.A. Pennebaker (May 25, 2016)
    Filmwax Radio Live presented by DCTV. Special guests Chris Hegedus & D.A. Pennebaker discuss their latest film "Unlocking the Cage" which follows the story of animal rights lawyer Stephen Wise & his quest to obtain persons' rights for particular species of animals. Recorded in front of a live audience.
  • Ep 351: Berndt Mader, Onur Tukel & Opal Hope Bennett (May 22, 2016)
    From the Montclair Film Festival, an interview with Berndt Mader the Austin-based director of the new dramatic feature, “Booger Red”. Also returning to the podcast is the lead actor in the film, Onur Tukel (dir. of “Summer of Blood”). Sitting in for a portion of the interview is festival programmer Opal Hope Bennett. Follow us on Facebook, […]
  • Ep 350: Rebecca Miller • Terence Davies (May 12, 2016)
    In the first segment, Rebecca Miller whose new feature, “Maggie’s Plan“, opens on May 20th. Maggie’s (Greta Gerwig) plan to have a baby on her own is derailed when she falls in love with a married man, destroying his marriage. However, after the birth of her daughter she begins to suspect that he was with the […]
  • Ep 349: Whit Stillman • NY Times’ Dave Itzkoff • Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers (May 8, 2016)
    Guests include brilliant filmmaker Whit Stillman ("Metropolitan", "Barcelona") whose new film "Love & Friendship" opens in theaters Friday, May 13; NY Times culture writer Dave Itzkoff discusses his book, Mad As Hell published by Picador; & the hosts of the Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers podcast.
  • Ep 348: From the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA Film Program (April 29, 2016)
    Among the guests, faculty members of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Film program, department chair Laura Colella, Jake Mahaffy whose new feature “Free In Deed” will screen at IFFBoston & Montclair, and Malik Vitthal whose”Imperial Dreams” opens theatrically in the Fall 2016. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. The podcast is also available […]
  • Ep 347: Tribeca Film Festival with Rob Meyer, Vanessa Gould & Caitlin Mae Burke (April 23, 2016)
    Guests include Rob Meyer, the director of a new dramedy called "Little Boxes" which stars Melanie Lynskey; & the team behind the new documentary "Obit" which is about the obituary department at the NY Times, director Vanessa Gould & producer Caitlin Mae Burke.
  • Ep 346: Liza Johnson • Rachel Tunnard, Jodie Whittaker & Rachael Deering • Nancy Buirski (April 21, 2016)
    An episode focusing on this year's Tribeca Film Festival with folks from three great films: Liza Johnson, the director of "Elvis & Nixon", the team behind the British comedy "Adult Life Skills", and the director of a new documentary called "By Sidney Lumet", Nancy Buirski.
  • Ep 345: Scott Rogowsky Returns (April 11, 2016)
    Scott Rogowsky returns to discuss comedy and his upcoming re-booted live show, Running Late with Scott Rogowsky. He will be hosting an upcoming show at Brooklyn’s Union Hall on Monday, April 11th at 8 PM. Guests include Lisa Ann, actor John Gallagher, Jr., podcasters Corinne Fisher & Krystyna Hutchinson (Guys We F***ked) and more. Follow us […]
  • Ep 344: Dennis Hauck • Joachim Trier • Gabriel Mascaro (April 8, 2016)
    Filmmaker Dennis Hauck whose first feature, “Too Late” is currently in theaters & continues to open around the country. The film is about two friends, unhappy with their fiancees who are dreadful homemakers and lousy cooks. When one of the girl’s demands a maid, she is completely unaware of the contention that the maid will bring. […]
  • Ep 343: Gayle Kirschenbaum • Owen Gleiberman (April 6, 2016)
    Filmmaker Gayle Kirschenbaum and mother Mildred appear to discuss the documentary in which they are subjects, "Look at Us Now, Mother"; film critic Owen Gleiberman discusses his new book, a memoir called "Movie Freak: My Life Watching Movies".
  • Ep 342: Austin Film Society’s Holly Herrick & Alamo Drafthouse’s Tim League (April 6, 2016)
    On this episode, recorded from SxSW 2016, my first guest is the Associate Artistic Director of the Austin Film Society, Holly Herrick. Founder of Drafthouse Films, Alamo Drafthouse and Fantastic Fest, Tim League. This episode is sponsored by the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA Film program. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. The podcast is […]
  • Ep 341: Jen Senko • TAKE ME TO THE RIVER • THANK YOU FOR PLAYING (March 21, 2016)
    Filmmaker Jen Senko with her documentary "The Brainwashing of My Dad"; director of the film "Take Me To The River", Matt Sobel, with cast members Robin Weigert & Logan Miller; & co-directors of the doc "Thank You For Playing", Malika Zouhali-Worrall & David Osit, with their subject Ryan Green.
  • Ep 340: Trey Edward Shults & Krisha Fairchild (March 18, 2016)
    The exceptional indie film, "Krisha", is celebrated on the podcast. Among those visiting are 1st time feature director Trey Edward Shults, the actress Krisha Fairchild, plus supporting character actors Chris Doubek (returning to the show) and Bill Wise. The film, distributed by A24, will open in select cities on Friday, March 18th.
  • Ep 339: Dennis Lim • Caveh Zahedi • Kris Avedisian & Jesse Wakeman (March 15, 2016)
    Dennis Lim of the Film Society of Lincoln Center returns to discuss his new book on “David Lynch”. Filmmaker Caveh Zahedi returns for his 4th visit to discuss his series “The Show About The Show“. The creators of a new festival hit, “Donald Cried”, director/actor Kris Avedisian & actor Jesse Wakeman. Peter Latang (Wakeman) left […]
  • Ep 338: Atom Egoyan Returns • Ben Dickinson Return (March 10, 2016)
    Two friends of the podcast return for their second visits: Atom Egoyan ("Exotica", "The Sweet Hereafter") talks about Remember starring Christopher Plummer; and Ben Dickinson ("First Winter") talks about his new "Creative Control". Both films open Friday, March 11th.
  • Ep 337: Charlie Ahearn Returns • Jon Nealon & Skip Blumberg (March 8, 2016)
    On this episode we welcome back Charlie Ahearn who has a mini retrospective at the Anthology Film Archives of past & recent works; then filmmaker Jon Nealon, half the filmmaking team behind the new documentary, "Here Come The Videofreex", joined by Videofreex original member Skip Blumberg.
  • Ep 336: Richard Edson (March 4, 2016)
    Actor Richard Edson discusses making "Stranger Than Paradise", "Do The Right Thing", "Good Morning Viet Nam", and many other films. This is the first of a two-part conversation with the actor. This episode is sponsored by the Saturday Night Movie Sleepovers Podcast.
  • Ep 335: Janet Pierson • Eszter Balint (February 25, 2016)
    The head of the SxSW Film Festival, Janet Pierson, returns to discuss the festival which runs 3/11 - 19. After that I welcome the singer and actress, Eszter Balint ("Louie", Season 4), whose appeared in the seminal Jim Jarmusch movie "Stranger Than Paradise" in 1984.
  • Ep 334: Tom Roston • Carlos Gutierrez (February 10, 2016)
    Tom Roston discusses his book “I Lost it at the Video Store: A Filmmakers’ Oral History of a Vanished Era” published by the Critical Press. Carlos Gutierrez discusses the upcoming Cinema Tropical Festival to be held at the Museum of the Moving Image on 2/26—28. This episode is sponsored by the Vermont College of Fine […]
  • Ep 333: Tom Noonan Part 1 (February 5, 2016)
    I'm joined by actor, director, writer & composer Tom Noonan. Tom Noonan's voice may be currently heard playing many roles in the recent Charlie Kaufman film, "Anomalisa".
  • Ep 332: Tim Horsburgh • Pawel Wieszczecinski, Reinaldo Green & Christopher Bell (January 27, 2016)
    Celebrating 50 years of Kartemquin with Director of Communications & Distribution, Tim Horsburgh; then programmer of the film screening series Kinoscope, Pawel Wieszczecinski & 2 of his filmmakers, Reinaldo Green & Christopher Bell.
  • Ep 331: Manfred Kirchheimer (January 22, 2016)
    Documentary filmmaker Manny Kirchheimer is the guest. Manny discusses his life as a filmmaker & teacher. His seminal 1981 film "Stations of the Elevated" was recently restored & released by Oscilloscope. This episode is sponsored by Hell's Half Mile Film & Music Festival.
  • Ep 330: Ross Partridge • Alison Bagnall (January 13, 2016)
    Actor/director Ross Partridge discussing his new film, "Lamb" then filmmaker Alison Bagnall discusses her dramedy, "Funny Bunny". Both films are currently available for streaming on iTunes and other digital platforms.
  • Ep 329: The CAROL Episode with Todd Haynes, Christine Vachon & Phyllis Nagy (January 8, 2016)
    The creative team behind the film "Carol" are the guests, including producer Christine Vachon of Killer Films, screenwriter Phyllis Nagy, and director Todd Haynes. The film which stars Kate Blanchett and Rooney Mara and which is being distributed by The Weinstein Company is currently playing at a theater near you.
  • Ep 328: Eric Kohn • Lynne Sachs & Mark Street • Tim Orr (December 30, 2015)
    The guests on the final episode of 2015 include indieWire senior editor, Eric Kohn, back for his 3rd visit; married experimental filmmakers Lynne Sachs & Mark Street; and the cinematographer Tim Orr ("Our Brand is Crisis", "Z for Zacharia").
  • Ep 327: Cara Buckley • Simon Kilmurry • Thelma Adams (December 24, 2015)
    The New York Times‘ carpetbagger Cara Buckley discusses award season, working at the Times, and more. Simon Kilmurry talks about his work at POV and his recent transition to the IDA. Thelma Adams on a career in writing about film & a new book coming out in 2016. Recorded in Woodstock, Ny during the Woodstock […]
  • Ep 326: Henry Rollins • Takeshi Fukunaga & Donari Braxton • Vanessa Block (December 17, 2015)
    The outspoken Henry Rollins who is the star of a new indie film, "He Never Died"; director Takeshi Fukunaga & writer/producer Donari Braxton's feature film, "Out of My Hand" distributed by Ava DuVernay's new company Array; Vanessa Block's Oscar shortlisted short film "The Testimony".
  • Ep 325: Michael Imperioli • Brian Posehn (December 9, 2015)
    Actor Michael Imperioli ("Goodfellas", "The Sopranos") discusses a new film he's in, "The Wannabe". Comedian Brian Posehn (Mr. Show, The Sarah Silverman Show) discusses starring in his feature comedy/drama, "Uncle Nick". Both films are currently in theaters & streaming on demand.
  • Ep 324: Kent Jones • Charles Poekel (December 1, 2015)
    Kent Jones, director of a new documentary "Hitchcock/Truffaut" based on the best selling book Hitchcock by Truffaut: A Definitive Study of Alfred Hitchcock; Charles Poekel discusses his 1st feature "Christmas, Again". Poekel's film is having its theatrical engagement at MoMA beginning December 3rd then goes on digital platforms on December 4th.
  • Ep 323: Zoe Lister-Jones, Daryl Wein & Scott Glosserman • Bernardo Ruiz Returns (November 22, 2015)
    Actor Zoe Lister-Jones and filmmaker Daryl Wein are distributing their new movie, “Consumed“, through Gathr Films. The two join me along with Gathr’s founder & CEO, Scott Glosserman. Also returning to the podcast, documentary filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz (“Reportero”) with his new film “Kingdom of Shadows“, now in theaters. Sister Consuelo Morales, former smuggler Don Henry Ford […]
  • Ep 322: Christopher Abbott & Josh Mond • Gregg Turkington & Rick Alverson (November 14, 2015)
    In this episode of the podcast: from the latest Borderline Films film "James White", Josh Mond & his lead actor Christopher Abbott; also director of the new comedy, "Entertainment", Rick Alverson returns to the podcast with his leading man, the comedian Gregg Turkington (aka Neil Hamburger).
  • Ep 321: Tom DiCillo • David Shapiro (November 10, 2015)
    Tom DiCillo ("Living in Oblivion", "Box of Moonlight") is back with a new film, a documentary, called "Down in Shadowland" which is having a few screenings around NYC; documentary filmmaker David Shapiro's new documentary, "Missing People", has two screenings at DOC NYC in the coming days.
  • Ep 320: Catherine Hardwicke • Michel Negroponte & Michelle Maren • Corin Hardy (November 6, 2015)
    Director Catherine Hardwick discusses her new film “Miss You Already” which opens Friday, November 6 as well as the subject of gender disparity. A woman (Toni Collette) undergoes treatment to battle breast cancer while her best friend (Drew Barrymore) tries to get pregnant. Documentary filmmaker Michel Negroponte and the subject of his new project, “An […]
  • Ep 319: Jay Duplass, J. Davis & Linas Phillips • Justin Schein • Joshua Bishop & Tomi Fujiyama (October 30, 2015)
    The team behind the new dark comedy, “Manson Family Vacation“, including actors Jay Duplass & Linas Phillips along with director J. Davis. Two bickering brothers make a tentative reconciliation to tour the Charlie Manson murder sites. Director of the new documentary “Left on Purpose” which will be screening at DOC NYC next month, Justin Schein. […]
  • Ep 318: Jake Hoffman • Chad Gracia & Fedor Alexandrovich (October 23, 2015)
    Guests on this episode include filmmaker & actor Jake Hoffman whose first feature, “Asthma“, opens today at the IFC Center and on VOD. A young musician takes a beautiful tattoo artist on a ride in a stolen classic car. Documentary filmmaker Chad Gracia and the subject of his new film “The Russian Woodpecker“, Fedor Alexandrovich. […]
  • Ep 317: Daniel Durning • Stephen Winter & Jack Waters • Michael Schultz (October 16, 2015)
    Guests on this episode of the podcast include the founder of the Red Hook Film Festival, Daniel Durning. “Jason and Shirley” director Stephen Winter returns with actor Jack Waters just before a 10-day theatrical engagement at MoMA. Shirley Clarke and Jason Holliday have a power struggle during a the filming of an interview. Legendary director […]
  • Ep 316: Guy Maddin • Annie Sundberg & Ricki Stern (October 7, 2015)
    Guests on this episode include the documentary co-directors Annie Sundberg & Ricki Stern who have a new film, "In My Father's House" opening Friday 10/9, and Canadian experimental filmmaker Guy Maddin whose new film "The Forbidden Room" opens at Film Forum today.
  • Ep 315: Atom Egoyan • Doug Tirola • AD Calvo Returns (September 30, 2015)
    Veteran director Atom Egoyan ("Exotica") with his latest film, "Remember" (A24, 2015) screening at Vienna & Woodstock Film Festival; documentary filmmaker Doug Tirola discusses his new National Lampoon doc, "Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead" (Magnolia Pictures, 2015); and A.D. Calvo returns to update on his feature "The Missing Girl".
  • Ep 314: Bruce Greenwood & Frank Hall Green (September 25, 2015)
    The new feature film, "Wildlike", is the focus of this episode. Guests include the director, Frank Hall Green, and actor Bruce Greenwood ("Sweet Hereafter", "Flight").
  • Ep 313: Meira Blaustein • Alan Zweig • Tomas Leach (September 18, 2015)
    The Founder & Executive Director of the Woodstock Film Festival, Meira Blaustein, is the first guest. Then Toronto-based documentary filmmaker Alan Zweig ("Vinyl", "When Jews Were Funny"), followed by British filmmaker Tomas Leach with his new doc, "In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter".
  • Ep 312: Roger Corman • Kent Moran • Dwayne Epstein (September 9, 2015)
    The man who may have single handedly invented independent film, producer/director/actor Roger Corman on the podcast; also first time feature filmmaker Kent Moran with his new "The Challenger"; and author of the definitive biography of Lee Marvin: Point Blank, Dwayne Epstein.
  • Ep 311: Michael Beach Nichols & Christopher K. Walker • Stanley Nelson • Oren Moverman (September 2, 2015)
    [15 mins. 42 secs.] Guests on this episode include the co-directors of the new documentary “Welcome to Leith” (First Run Features, 2015). White supremacist Craig Cobb tries to take over a small town in North Dakota. As his behavior becomes more threatening, residents wrestle with democratic principles as they try to get rid of their […]
  • Ep 310: John Magery & Mickey Sumner • Jake Johnson & Joe Swanberg (August 22, 2015)
    Guests include the creative team behind "The Mend" (Cinedelicious, 2014) including filmmaker John Magery, actress Mickey Sumner & co-producer Myna Joseph; and two of the filmmakers behind "Digging for Fire" (The Orchard, 2015), actor Jake Johnson & returning to the podcast for his 4th visit, filmmaker Joe Swanberg.
  • Ep 309: Photographer & Filmmaker Jerry Schatzberg (August 18, 2015)
    Lgendary director of "The Panic in Needle Park" and "Scarecrow", Jerry Schatzberg, is the guest in this lengthy conversation. Schatzberg reflects on his career as a filmmaker and photographer. Among the many famous photographs he took, the shot of Dylan for the cover of Blonde on Blonde, might be his most famous.
  • Ep 308: Colin Geddes • Sam de Jong • Gina Leibrecht (August 14, 2015)
    Guests on this episode include programmer Colin Geddes who curates the Midnight Madness & Vanguard sections of TIFF; Dutch filmmaker Sam de Jong discussing his first feature "Prince" produced in part by Vice Media; and documentary filmmaker/editor Gina Leibrecht with the re-issue of "How to Smell a Rose".
  • Ep 307: Mark Reay & Thomas Wirthensohn (August 6, 2015)
    The director of the new documentary, "Homme Less", Thomas Wirthensohn and the subject of the film Mark Reay, are the guests. The film follows photographer, model & actor Mark Reay though a period of his life in New York City, where he lives without a home. The film has a theatrical engagement at the IFC Center beginning Friday, August 7th.
  • Ep 306: James Ponsoldt • Patrick Wang • Alex R. Johnson (July 31, 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.
  • Ep 305: Kimberly Levin & Neal Huff • Brigid Maher • Primo, John Diaz & Keith Miller (July 22, 2015)
    "Runoff" director Kimberly Levin with her lead actor Neal Huff; Brigid Maher who has a new documentary feature called "The Mama Sherpas"; the team behind the new film "Five Star", director Keith Miller & cast members Primo & John Diaz.
  • Ep 304: Joshua Oppenheimer • Marc Lafia • Heather Kafka & Jonny Mars (July 15, 2015)
    Guests on this episode of the podcast include Joshua Oppenheimer who discusses his latest film, "The Look of Silence", his follow up to 2012's "The Act of Killing"; multi media artist, the Brooklyn-based Marc Lafia; and Austin-based actors Heather Kafka and Jonny Mars.
  • Ep 303: Sean Baker & James Ransone • Jeff Lipsky (July 8, 2015)
    The guests are "Tangerine" director Sean Baker ("Starlet") and his lead actor James Ransone ("The Wire"); and filmmaker/distributor Jeff Lipsky ("Flannel Pajamas") discusses the distribution company he founded, Adopt Films, and his new film "Mad Women".
  • Ep 302: Producer Mike S. Ryan • Ryan Miller of Guster • Harrod Blank & Maureen Gosling (July 2, 2015)
    Mike S. Ryan, producer of "The Missing Girl" is the first guest; Guster front man Ryan Miller currently touring with their new album "Evermotion" is up next; and lastly, the producers of Les Blank's 1974 previously unreleased doc, "A Poem is a Naked Person", Maureen Gosling & Les's son Harrod Blank. The film is currently screening at Film Forum in NYC.
  • Ep 301: David Gordon Green Returns • Patrick Brice • Author Josh Karp (June 26, 2015)
    Filmmaker David Gordon Green returns for his 3rd appearance on the podcast to talk about his new movie, "Manglehorn" starring Al Pacino & Holly Hunter;  Patrick Brice makes his 1st appearance to discuss his 2 films, "The Overnight" and "Creep"; author Josh Karp discusses his book about Orson Welles' last unfinished movie, "The Other Side of the Wind".
  • Ep 300: John Sayles Returns (June 23, 2015)
    [5 mins.] The patron saint of indie filmmakers, John Sayles (“Lone Star”, “The Brother From Another Planet”), helps to celebrate the podcast’s 300th Episode. This hour plus long chat took place in Austin, TX in the home of SxSW founder Louis Black, shortly before SxSW 2015 began. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. The podcast is […]
  • Ep 299: Stephen Winter (June 18, 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.
  • Ep 298: Jason Schwartzman’s 1st Visit • Nathan Silver’s 3rd (June 10, 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.
  • Ep 297: William Fitzsimmons • Zac Stuart-Pontier • Larry Fessenden (June 3, 2015)
    Musician William Fitzsimmons with his new album Pittsburgh; film editor Zac Stuart-Pontier (Borderline Films) in a segment sponsored by editstock.com; and the director of the new horror film, "We Are Still Here", Ted Geoghegan with a returning Larry Fessenden of Glass Eye Pix.
  • Ep 296: Andrew Bujalski & Kevin Corrigan (May 28, 2015)
    My guests on this Fandor-sponsored episode of the podcast are filmmaker Andrew Bujalski and actor Kevin Corrigan. Their new film, "Results" which is being distributed by Magnolia Pictures, opens in theaters & on VOD Friday, May 29th.
  • Ep 295: Bryce Renninger • Leah Meyerhoff • Josh Alexander (May 27, 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 who discusses "Souther Rites" on HBO and "Prescription Thugs" are all guests.
  • Ep 294: Comedian & Producer Jeffrey Gurian (May 20, 2015)
    Comedy impresario, author, stand-up, and so much more, Jeffrey Gurian is on the podcast.
  • Ep 293: Lucia Small Returns • Hampton’s David Nugent (May 13, 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.
  • Ep 292: Adam Rifkin (May 10, 2015)
    Adam Rifkin, director of "Giuseppe Makes a Movie", is the guest in this Fandor sponsored episode of the podcast. "Giuseppe Makes a Movie" is currently streaming on Fandor. The film is about the making of Giuseppe's movie "Garbanzo Gas", also streaming on Fandor.
  • Ep 291: Robert Machoian & Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck • Kent Osborne & Todd Rohal • Yen Tan (May 8, 2015)
    Another episode from SxSW 2015 including "God Bless The Child" filmmakers Robert Machoian & Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck; "Uncle Kent 2" creative team Kent Osborne & director Todd Rohal; and Austin-based filmmaker & designer Yen Tan. Both "God Bless the Child" & "Uncle Kent 2" are both currently very much in the festival circuit.
  • Ep 290: Marc Schiller Returns • John Stuart Wildman & Justina Walford (May 4, 2015)
    Marc Schiller, CEO of Bond Strategy and Influence and Bond/360 plus the creative team behind the new horror comedy, "The Ladies of the House", John Stuart Wildman & Justina Walford are the guests.
  • Ep 289: Filmwax Radio Live — Montclair Film Festival Edition (April 30, 2015)
    [4 mins. 18 secs.] Filmwax Radio Live: Montclair Film Festival Edition. Panelists include Executive Director of the festival, Tom Hall, plus filmmakers Morgan Neville with his film “The Best of Friends”, Jessica Edwards with her film “Mavis”, and Chad Gracia & Fedor Alexandrovich with their film “The Russian Woodpecker. These films will all screen at […]
  • Ep 288: Nick Broomfield Part 2 • Bill Plympton • Jonathan Howell (April 24, 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.
  • Ep 287: Desiree Akhavan • Dena Seidel • Lisa Durden & Carol Bash (April 17, 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.
  • Ep 286: Ondi Timoner • Luke Meyer & Tom Davis • Ross Partridge & Jennifer Lafleur (April 13, 2015)
    The second episode in a series recorded from SxSW 2015. Guests include Ondi Timoner with "Brand: A Second Coming"; Ross Partridge & Jennifer Lafleur with "Lamb"; and Luke Meyer & Tom Davis with "Breaking a Monster".
  • Ep 285: Bob Byington • Ben Dickinson • Eugene Kotlyarenko (April 8, 2015)
    This episode of the podcast is the first in a series recorded from SxSW 2015. Guests include Bob Byington with his film "7 Chinese Brother"s; Ben Dickinson and his film "Creative Control" & Eugene Kotlyarenko with his film "A Wonderful Cloud". All 3 films had their world premieres at the festival.
  • Ep 284: Olivier Assayas • Keiran Turner • Milan Mumin & Brane Bala (April 2, 2015)
    Guests on this episode include director Olivier Assayas with the new "Clouds of Sils Maria"; Kieran Turner discusses his new doc "Jobriath, A.D."; and filmmaker Brane Bala & actor/musician Milan Mumin with their film "Love Hunter".
  • Ep 283: FIX Shorts Filmmakers Maya Erdelyi, David Schendel, Ben Russell, Monihan & Lori Felker (March 31, 2015)
    Among Fandor's 'FIX Shorts' filmmakers are Ben Russell, Maya Erdelyi, Monihan, David Schendel and Lori Felker, all of whom discuss their new projects which Fandor is underwriting. Additionally, all of the filmmakers are running a Kickstarter campaign to raise a matching amount.
  • Ep 282: Sophie Hyde (March 31, 2015)
    The director of the new film "52 Tuesdays", Sophie Hyde of Australia, is the guest on this Fandor sponsored episode of the podcast. The film opens in select cities on Friday, March 27th and will also debut on Fandor.com.
  • Ep 281: Bill & Turner Ross • Brooke Bloom & Anja Marquardt • Michael King (March 31, 2015)
    The guests on this episode include Wisconsin Film Festival senior programmer Michael King, Bill & Turner Ross with their new film "Western"; and Anja Marquardt & Brooke Bloom with their film "She's Lost Control".
  • Ep 280: Bob Berger & Pat Daniels (March 24, 2015)
    The 2 co-directors of the hybrid film "Charlie Victor Romeo" are the guests; Bob Berger & Pat Daniels. The film is currently available for streaming on Netflix among other digital platforms.
  • Ep 279: The Brothers Zellner • Nick Broomfield Part 1 • Eugène Green (March 18, 2015)
    Guests include the Zellner Brothers, Nathan & David, with their new "Kumiko The Treasure Hunter"; Nick Broomfield discusses his back catalog currently streaming on Fandor; and Eugène Green discusses his new film "La Sapienza".
  • Ep 278: Filmmakers Farihah Zaman & Jeff Reichert • Eric Steel • A.D. Calvo (March 13, 2015)
    Guests include filmmakers Farihah Zaman & Jeff Reichert with their 2 films "Remote Area Medical" & "This Time Next Year"; Eric Steel & the 10th anniversary of "The Bridge"; and director of "The Missing Girl", A.D. Calvo.
  • Ep 277: Actress Brandy Burre & Filmmaker Joel Potrykus Returns (March 6, 2015)
    Guests include actress & subject of the documentary "Actress", Brandy Burre; and the filmmaker Joel Potrykus whose latest film, "Buzzard", has its theatrical in 18 cities starting Friday, March 6th.
  • Ep 276: Christopher Allen • Jesse Moss • Sandy McLeod (February 27, 2015)
    Guests on this episode include founder of UnionDocs, Christopher Allen; "The Overnighters" filmmaker Jesse Moss; and "Seeds of Time" filmmaker Sandy McLeod.
  • Ep 275: Legendary Director John Boorman (February 25, 2015)
    Legendary film director John Boorman ("Deliverance", "Point Blank") is the guest. His latest feature film, "Queen and Country" —a sequel to 1987's "Hope & Glory"— is currently entering its second week at Film Forum in NYC. We also discuss his relationship with Sean Connery & Toshiro Mifune, as well as his love of trees.
  • Ep 274: Debra McClutchy • Marshall Curry Returns • David Thorpe (February 23, 2015)
    Oscilloscope producer Debra McClutchy discusses the restoration of Kelly Reichardt’s debut feature “River of Grass”. In the run-down, torpid area between Miami and the Everglades, a dissatisfied housewife, Cozy, and Lee Ray, the live-at-home handyman she meets in a bar, are involved in an accidental shooting. Thinking they have committed murder they decide to flee, […]
  • Ep 273: DJ Spooky & Bret Wood • Sean Gullette • Margaret Brown Returns (February 17, 2015)
    Guests include Bret Wood and DJ Spooky who discuss the new Kino Lorber box set “Pioneers of African American Cinema” in separate segments. Sean Gullette on his new film “Traitors“. Margaret Brown on her earlier documentary feature “Be Here to Love Me“, now available on Fandor. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. The podcast is also […]
  • Ep 272: Kickstarter’s George Schmalz • Amanda Rose Wilder & Alex Khost • Brandon Colvin & Tony Oswald (February 14, 2015)
    One of Kickstarter‘s film leads George Schmalz to discuss The Archive Projects initiative. Director of “Approaching the Elephant” Amanda Rose Wilder & her film’s subject Alex Khost. The inaugural year of the Teddy McArdle Free School, where all classes are voluntary and rules are voted on by adults and children. The creative team behind the film “Sabbatical” director Brandon […]
  • Ep 271: Charles Busch • Sam Knowles • George Manatos, Cris Lankeneau & Alexandra Clayton (February 5, 2015)
    [10 mins. 50 secs.] Filmwax Radio is proud to celebrate Black History Month in this Reel Works sponsored episode of the podcast. Guests include filmmaker Sam Knowles whose short documentary, Why Do You Have Black Dolls? is the featured film at this Friday’s Reel Works movie club screening. Details for the screening may be found […]
  • Ep 270: Getting Stoned with Caveh Zahedi (February 3, 2015)
    Filmmaker Caveh Zahedi ("The Sheik & I", "Tripping with Caveh") is the guest for an expanded conversation in this Fandor sponsored episode of the podcast. The 1st two episodes Caveh's new web series "Getting Stoned with Caveh" are now available on Fandor.
  • Ep 269: Scott Rogowsky • Jhovanny Bisoni, Dr. Keneca Boyce, KT Nelson & Squeaky Moore • Catherine Gund (January 26, 2015)
    Guests include the comedian & talk show host Scott Rogowsky; Jhovanny Bisono who discusses his short doc; a conversation with Dr. Keneca Boyce, Squeaky Moore & KT Nelson on depression among African American males; & filmmaker Catherine Gund on her new doc "Born to Fly".
  • Ep 268: Richard Kaplan (January 19, 2015)
    [4 mins. 40 secs.] Richard Kaplan, one of the producers of the seminal documentary, “King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery to Memphis”, is the guest on this special episode dedicated to the memory & legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. This Academy Award-nominated documentary presents key events in the life of civil rights activist Martin Luther King […]
  • Ep 267: Editor Michael Taylor (January 14, 2015)
    Ubiquitous indie film editor Michael Taylor is the guest. This is the 4th in a multi-part series of interviews that were conducted from the set of Alex Calvo's new dark comedy, "The Missing Girl". Past episodes in this series included interviews with actors Robert Longstreet, Alexia Rasmussen & Thomas Jay Ryan.
  • Ep 266: David Schwartz & Aliza Ma • Alexia Rasmussen • Yael Reuveny (January 7, 2015)
    [10 mins. 40 secs.] Guests include First Look Film Festival programmers David Schwartz & Aliza Ma which is to take place at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, NY from January 9th through the 18th. [28 mins. 25 secs.] A conversation with actor Alexia Rasmussen (“Our Idiot Brother”, “The Comedy”) as part of my ongoing […]
  • Ep 265: Thomas Jay Ryan (January 1, 2015)
    Actor Thomas Jay Ryan appears in the upcoming "Ned Rifle", the third in Hal Hartley's Henry Fool cycle which also includes 2007's "Fay Grim", Thomas is also appearing in A.D. Calvo's "The Missing Girl".
  • Ep 264: Monte Hellman (December 24, 2014)
    Legendary director of "Two-Lane Black Top" & "Cockfighter", Monte Hellman, is the guest on this year-end episode. You can purchase a wonderful restored Blu-ray/DVD of "Two-Lane" from The Criterion Collection as well as the combo of "Ride in the Whirlwind"/"The Shooting". His film "Iguana" is available from Kino Lorber on Blu-ray as well.
  • Ep 263: Eric Kohn • Nuri Bilge Ceylan • Pawel Pawlikowski (December 19, 2014)
    Indiewire's Eric Kohn returns for a look back at the year in indie film. Filmmaker Nuri Bilge Ceylan discusses his new film "Winter Sleep" which opens theatrically in NYC Friday, 12/19. The film won the Palm D'Or at Cannes this year. Last up a front runner for Best Foreign Film Oscar, "Ida" director Pawel Pawlikowski; the film opens for a return engagement on Friday, 12/19 in NYC.
  • Ep 262: Comedian Pauly Shore • Journalist John Anderson (December 15, 2014)
    Comedian Pauly Shore discusses his documentary "Pauly Shore Stands Alone" which is currently on Showtime. Then journalist John Anderson & I discuss the career of Todd Haynes; a new edition of Haynes' "Safe" has recently become available in the Criterion Collection.
  • Ep 261: Alexandre Rockwell & Frances Bodomo • Khalik Allah (December 14, 2014)
    Guests on this Reel Works sponsored episode of the podcast include "Field Niggas" filmmaker Khalik Allah, and in the second segment Frances Bodomo & Alexandre Rockwell who discuss the pairing of their films "Boneshaker" and "Little Feet" respectively.
  • Ep 260: Liv Ullmann • Chuck Workman • Göran Hugo Olsson (December 6, 2014)
    Guests include actress & director Liv Ullmann with her new film "Miss Julie"; documentary filmmaking legend Chuck Workman with his new film about Orson Welles, "Magician"; and Göran Olsson ("Black Power Mix Tape") with his new doc, "Concerning Violence".
  • Ep 259: Robert Downey, Sr. (December 3, 2014)
    The father of American underground cinema, Robert Downey, Sr., is the guest on this special episode of the podcast. For those around the Los Angeles area, Cinefamily will be launching a retrospective, “Truth & Soul, Inc: The Films of Robert Downey, Sr.” from December 5th through the 8th.
  • Ep 258: Robert Longstreet (November 28, 2014)
    Actor Robert Longstreet ("Thou Was Mild & Lovely", "Septien") is the guest in this feisty Thanksgiving holiday episode of the podcast. This is the first in a series of podcasts recorded live from the set of the new A.D. Calvo directed indie film, "The Missing Girl".
  • Ep 257: Ana Lily Amirpour & Sheila Vand • Jason Ritter • Maya Erdelyi (November 22, 2014)
    Ana Lily Amirpour, director of "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" & her lead actress Sheila Wand are the guests in the first segment. Also actor Jason Ritter ("Gravity Falls") & animator Maya Erdelyi. This episode is sponsored by Fandor.
  • Ep 256: Lacey Schwartz • Brian Wilson & Tony Hale • Nicky Vreeland (November 19, 2014)
    [5 mins. 52 secs.] In this episode, sponsored by Reel Works, my first guest is filmmaker Lacey Schwartz discussing her documentary “Little White Lie“. The film was at the Woodstock Film Festival which is where I caught up with her. How do we come to terms with the sins and mistakes of our parents? Schwartz […]
  • Ep 255: Josephine Decker (November 14, 2014)
    [6 mins. 42 secs.] Filmmaker Josephine Decker (“Bi The Way”) discusses her two new film, “Butter on the Latch & “Thou Wast Mild and Lovely“, on this Fandor-sponsored episode of the podcast. Both films are currently available for streaming on Fandor, and for New Yorkers, you have through November 20th to see the films at IFP’s […]
  • Ep 254: Frederick Wiseman (November 12, 2014)
    Frederick Wiseman (“High School”, “Boxing Gym”) has made over 40 documentaries about institutions. He’s back with his latest work, “National Gallery”, already being referred to as a masterpiece. The film takes a look at both life in the gallery among museum-goers as well as meetings in the back offices. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. The podcast […]
  • Ep 252: Dick Cavett (November 5, 2014)
    Talk show host legend Dick Cavett is the guest in this extended conversation. Cavett has a new book which just came out called Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments, and Assorted Hijinks and published by Henry Holt.
  • Ep 251: Joe Angio & Jon Langford • Tom Hall • Joanna Hogg (October 31, 2014)
    Guests include one of the founders of the band The Mekons, Jon Langford, and the director the documentary "Revenge of the Mekons", Joe Angio; programmer for the Montclair Film Festival, Tom Hall; and British filmmaker Joanna Hogg ("Exhibition", "Unrelated").
  • Ep 250: Margaret Brown • Jeremy Workman & Chuck Workman • Jean-Yves Ollivier (October 28, 2014)
    Another docu-tastic episode with filmmaker Margaret Brown & her new film "The Great Invisible"; then father and son Chuck Workman ("Magician") and Jeremy Workman ("Magical Uniderse"); also Jean-Yves Ollivier ("Plot for Peace").
  • Ep 249: Volker Schlöndorff • Zachary Wigon & Kate Lyn Sheil • Gregory Kohn (October 23, 2014)
    Director Volker Schlöndorff ("The Tin Drum") discusses his new film, "Diplomacy"; filmmaker Zachary Wigon and actress Kate Lyn Shiel discuss their new film, "The Heart Machine"; and filmmaker Gregory Kohn has a Kickstarter campaign for his new project, "Come Down, Molly".
  • Ep 248: Larry Fessenden (October 20, 2014)
    Producer, actor, director, and the founder of Glass Eye Pix, Larry Fessenden is the guest in this Fandor-sponsored episode celebrating Halloween! We discuss Larry's life & career of genre filmmaking. We also discuss side projects like his band Just Desserts & their new album, Lost in Love, as well as the series of audio plays, "Tales From Beyond the Pale".
  • Ep 243: Hellaware director Michael Bilandic (October 4, 2014)
    In this Fandor sponsored episode  of the podcast, "Hellaware" director Michael Bilandic is the guest. The film, which is currently streaming on Fandor, stars Keith Poulson, Sophia Takal, Brent Butler, and Kate Lyn Sheil.
  • Ep 240: Director of the NYFF Kent Jones (September 19, 2014)
    The Director of the New York Film Festival, Kent Jones, comes on to discuss its 52nd installment. He also discusses his love of Godard, the influences of growing up in the Berkshires, and much more in this special conversation. The festival runs from September 26 through October 12th.
  • Ep 239: Laura Nix & The Yes Men • Ted Hope • Tugg’s Brian Parsons (September 17, 2014)
    Guests include the creative team behind the new doc "The Yes Men Are Revolting" which had its world premiere recently at the Toronto International Film Festival; Ted Hope on his new book Hope For Film; and the Head of Content Partnerships at Tugg, Brian Parsons.
  • Ep 236: Dan Schechter Returns • Martha Shane & Lana Wilson (August 28, 2014)
    Filmmaker Dan Schechter ("Supporting Characters") returns to discuss his new movie, "Life of Crime", an adaptation of an Elmore Leonard novel starring Jennifer Aniston. The film is being distributed by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions. Also a brief visit by filmmakers Martha Shane & Lana Wilson whose doc, "After Tiller", premieres on POV.
  • Ep 234: Ira Sachs Returns (August 26, 2014)
    Filmmaker Ira Sachs returns to the podcast for this Fandor sponsored episode. Ira’s new film, “Love is Strange“, opens theatrically today.  The film stars John Lithgow and Alfred Molina as Ben and George who take advantage of New York’s recently evolved marriage laws by tying the knot. George promptly loses his job as a music teacher in […]
  • Ep 232: Editor Sam Pollard (August 19, 2014)
    Filmmaker and editor Sam Pollard is the guest. We discuss his documentary career, his collaborations with Spike Lee and his passion for the American Western, among other things.
  • Ep 229: Alex Gibney • Dan Krauss (August 2, 2014)
    Oscar winning filmmaker Alex Gibney ("Taxi to the Dark Side", "The Armstrong Lie") has a new documentary,  "Finding Fela" on the life of global music superstar, Fela Kuti. The film is screening at the IFC Center. Then I'm joined by Dan Krauss whose first feature, "The Kill Team", is also currently in theaters.
  • Ep 228: Eric Kohn • Ted Hope • Amy Browne & Jeremy Kaplan (July 29, 2014)
    Guests include indieWire's chief film critic & senior editor, Eric Kohn; Fandor CEO Ted Hope discussing new initiatives at the company; and Amy Browne & Jeremy Kaplan —two of the four filmmakers— behind the new documentary, "A Will For The Woods", which opens theatrically in NYC on 8/15.
  • Ep 227: Joe Swanberg Returns (July 25, 2014)
    Joe Swanberg ("Drinking Buddies") returns to the podcast to discuss his latest, "Happy Christmas".  This episode is sponsored by Fandor where you may currently watch 4 of Swanberg's films including "The Zone", "Silver Bullets", "Art History",and "All The Light In The Sky".
  • Ep 226: Jacki Weaver • Lisa Gossels • Adam Kahan (July 22, 2014)
    Guests on this episode include actress Jacki Weaver ("Animal Kingdom", "Silver Linings Playbook") who is starring in Woody Allen's new "Magic in the Moonlight", and documentary filmmakers Lisa Gossels ("My So-Called Enemy") and Adam Kahan ("The Case of the Three Sided Dream"). This episode is sponsored by Reel Works.
  • Ep 225: Daphne Rubin-Vega & Jayce Bartok (July 11, 2014)
    Actress Daphne Rubin-Vega & actor/filmmaker Jayce Bartok are the guests. Jayce’s directorial debut feature film, "Fall to Rise" is the story of 2 modern dancers who form an unlikely friendship.
  • Ep 224: Maestro Bernardo Bertolucci (July 8, 2014)
    Legendary filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci ("Last Tango in Paris", "The Conformist") is the guest. Bertolucci is back after a self-imposed hiatus with a new film, his first shot in Italy in about 30 years, called "Me and You" (or "Io y Te"). The film is currently in theaters. This episode is sponsored by Fandor.
  • Ep 223: Filmmaker Steve James (July 3, 2014)
    The Chicago-based documentary filmmaker Steve James is the sole guest on this episode of the podcast. Steve has a new film coming out Friday, July 4th about the life and career of the Pulitzer prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert called "Life Itself".
  • Ep 222: Paul Haggis (June 30, 2014)
    The Oscar winning screenwriter and film director Paul Haggis is on the show. Paul's new film, "Third Person", is currently in theaters. We also chat about a charity he founded called Artists for Peace and Justice which raises money for famine relief in post-earthquake Haiti.
  • Ep 219: Olympia Dukakis & Harry Mavromichalis • Jonathan Caouette (June 17, 2014)
    The Kickstarter campaign for Harry Mavromichalis' documentary, "Olympia Dukakis: Undefined" —about the life of the beloved star of stage and screen— ends shortly. Consider contributing after listening to them on the podcast. They're followed by returning Filmwax Radio friend, filmmaker Jonathan Caouette ("Tarnation").
  • Ep 215: Kelly Reichardt & Peter Sarsgaard (May 30, 2014)
    Filmmaker Kelly Reichardt ("Meek's Cutoff") & actor Peter Sarsgaard ("Blue Jasmine"). Kelly's latest film "Night Moves" starring Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning & Sarsgaard, about a trio of passionate environmentalists who plot to blow up a dam in Oregon, opens May 30th in NYC and LA. This episode of Filmwax Radio is sponsored by Fandor.
  • Ep 213: Griffin Dunne & Justin Schwarz • Nabil Ayouch • Sam Fleischner (May 20, 2014)
    Guests include first time feature director of "The Discoverers", Justin Schwarz with his lead actor the legendary Griffin Dunne; Morocco-based filmmaker Nabil Ayouch who's new film "Horses of God" is currently playing at the Film Forum in NYC; and, finally, the filmmaker Sam Fleischner who discusses his new narrative film "Stand Clear of the Closing Doors".
  • Ep 212: Malik Bendjelloul Remembered (May 14, 2014)
    "Searching for Sugar Man" director, Malik Bendjelloul was found dead in his Stockholm apartment yesterday. I spoke with this hugely talented and sweet natured man a couple of years ago during the Tribeca Film Festival. My condolences to his loved ones.
  • Ep 211: D.A. Pennebaker & Chris Hegedus (May 13, 2014)
    I welcome veteran documentary filmmaking team D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus to the podcast for an extended conversation.
  • Ep 210: Jem Cohen (May 7, 2014)
    Filmmaker Jem Cohen ("Museum Hours") is the guest on this special Fandor sponsored episode of the podcast.
  • Ep 208: Live Show with Dan Nuxoll, Onur Tukel, Desiree Akhavan & Gillian Robespierre (April 28, 2014)
    Guests on this live episode include Director of Programming at Rooftop Films, Dan Nuxoll, and filmmakers Onur Tukel, Desiree Akhavan and Gillian Robespierre. The event was sponsored by New Amsterdam Spirits, presented by Rooftop Films & took place at Videology.
  • Ep 207: Aaron Katz • Jeremy Saulnier • Zack Parker (April 23, 2014)
    This episode of Filmwax Radio centers on three new narrative features: the team behind the comedy "Land Ho!" including co-directors Aaron Katz & Martha Stephens; "Blue Ruin" director Jeremy Saulnier and lead actor Macon Blair; plus Zack Parker director of the suspense thriller "Proxy".
  • Ep 205: David Gordon Green Returns • Karl Jacob & Arin Crumley (April 11, 2014)
    Filmmaker David Gordon Green returns to the podcast to discuss his new film "Prince Avalanche". Then filmmakers Karl Jacob & Arin Crumley discuss filmmaking careers in the second segment.
  • Ep 204: Liz Garbus (April 8, 2014)
    Documentary filmmaker Liz Garbus ("Bobby Fischer Against the World") is the guest on this episode of Filmwax Radio.
  • Ep 202: Onur Tukel Returns (March 30, 2014)
    Filmmaker Onur Tukel discusses his most feature comedy "Richard's Wedding" premiere on Fandor and his newest film, "Summer of Blood", which will have its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this Spring.
  • Ep 201: Azazel Jacobs • Daniel Patrick Carbone • Kenn Lowy (March 26, 2014)
    Filmmakers Azazel Jacobs discusses his new HBO series "Doll & Em"; filmmaker Daniel Patrick Carbone discusses his feature "Hide Your Smiling Faces"; and the Brooklyn Heights Cinema owner, Kenn Lowy updates us on the theater.
  • Ep 200: Barbara Kopple (March 18, 2014)
    Documentary filmmaking legend Barbara Kopple ("Harlan County, USA") is the guest on this milestone 200th episode of the podcast.
  • Ep 199: Lili Taylor • Jytte Jensen & Dennis Lim • Eliza Hittman • Matt Wolf (March 12, 2014)
    [7 mins. 9 secs.] Lili Taylor (“The Conjuring”) discusses “The Cold Lands“. After his self-reliant mother (Taylor) dies unexpectedly, a boy (Silas Yelich) flees into the woods in shock. His nerves worn thin, he encounters a drifter (Peter Scanavino) and forms a wary alliance with the man. [32 mins. 25 secs.] The 43rd season of New […]
  • Ep 195: Richard Lorber • Joshua Weinstein & Jean Tsien (February 19, 2014)
    CEO of Kino Lorber, Richard Lorber, is the first guest; then filmmaker Joshua Weinstein & producer Jean Tsien discuss their documentary "Drivers Wanted". Filmwax Radio is presented by Rooftop Films.
  • Ep 191: Hal Hartley (February 4, 2014)
    Filmmaking legend Hal Hartley ("The Unbelievable Truth", "Simple Men") is the sole guest on Episode 191. Hal is about to begin production of his 13th feature film, "Ned Rifle", the 3rd of a trilogy which also includes "Henry Fool" & "Fay Grim". Filmwax Radio is presented by Rooftop Films.
  • Ep 189: Actor Chris Doubek (January 24, 2014)
    Austin-based indie film actor Chris Doubek is the sole guest on this episode of Filmwax Radio. Chris has upcoming roles in Geoff Marslett's "Loves Her Gun" & Zach Clark's "White Reindeer". Filmwax Radio is presented by Rooftop Films.
  • Ep 188: Nathan Silver Returns (January 21, 2014)
    This episode of Filmwax Radio, sponsored by Fandor, welcomes back filmmaker Nathan Silver returns to the podcast for a longer conversation. We primarily chat about his latest film, "Exit Elena" which may be currently streaming at fandor.com. Filmwax Radio is presented by Rooftop Films.
  • Ep 186: Alex Karpovsky Returns (January 10, 2014)
    Longtime Filmwax Radio friend Alex Karpovsky returns for another visit. Alex just appeared in the Coen Brothers’ new film, “Inside Llewyn Davis“. He also returns to the role of Ray Ploshansky for a 3rd season of “Girls“. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. The podcast is also available on iTunes, Stitcher & Youtube.
  • Ep 185: Geoff Marslett & Trieste Kelly Dunn (January 7, 2014)
    This episode of Filmwax Radio celebrates the new indie film “Loves Her Gun” with Austin-based director Geoff Marslett (“Mars”) and actress Trieste Kelly Dunn (“Cold Weather”). Allie (Dunn) moves to Texas and embraces the slower pace of life and gun culture. She tries to maintain healthy relationships as the weapons she uses to protect herself lead her to […]
  • Ep 183: Alexandre Rockwell (January 3, 2014)
    Filmmaker Alexandre Rockwell is the guest; returning to bare basics, Rockwell is back with a new film called “Little Feet” starring his two children among the young cast. Two children living in Los Angeles decide that they want to see the river. Setting out alone, the camera explores the city as if through the eyes […]
  • Ep 181: Jane Adams & Sophia Takal • Brandon Harris’ 4th (December 20, 2013)
    [7 mins. 8 secs.] Jane Adams & Sophia Takal share the spotlight in the new Joe Swanberg film, “All the Light in the Sky“. A visit from her young niece (Takal) prompts a middle-aged actress (Adams) whose career is on the wane to ponder the state of her life. [41 mins. 1 sec.] Brooklyn-based journalist Brandon […]
  • Ep 180: Al Maysles (December 15, 2013)
    The father of direct cinema, Al Maysles (“Grey Gardens”) who recently turned 87, is the guest on this episode. Among the documentaries Al has made with or without his brother David, are “Gray Gardens”, “Gimme Shelter”, “Meet Marlon Brando”, and “The Gates”. This conversation took place up at the offices of the Maysles Documentary Center […]
  • Ep 179: Neil LaBute • Jason Banker & Jorge Torres-Torres (December 10, 2013)
    Neil LaBute (“In the Company of Men”) discusses his latest feature film “Some Velvet Morning”. Several years after they parted ways, a woman (Alice Eve) receives a surprise visit from her former lover (Stanley Tucci), who arrives with suitcase in tow and the news that he has left his wife. Jason Banker & Jorge Torres-Torres […]
  • Ep 178: Zach Clark & Anna Margaret Hollyman • Katja Blichfeld & Ben Sinclair (December 3, 2013)
    Filmmaker Zach Clark is joined by his leading lady Anna Margaret Hollyman & producer Melodie Sisk with their film “White Reindeer”. The film is about Suzanne Barrington (Hollyman) who struggles to put her life back together after a tragedy at Christmas time. The creative team behind the web series “High Maintenance”, Ben Sinclair & Katja Blichfeld. The Guy […]
  • Ep 177: Michel Gondry • Jessica Edwards (November 25, 2013)
    Michel Gondry and his new animated documentary, "Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?" & filmmaker Jessica Edwards comes on to discuss the new book she's published through her production company, Film First, Tell Me Something.Filmwax Radio is presented by Rooftop Films and AT&T
  • Ep 176: Marc Schiller (November 22, 2013)
    CEO & founder of Bond Strategy & Influence, Marc Schiller, is the sole guest on this episode of Filmwax Radio. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. The podcast is also available on iTunes, Stitcher, & Youtube.
  • Ep 175: Kathleen Hanna • Basil Tsiokos • Laura Checkoway (November 18, 2013)
    DOC NYC programmer Basil Tsiokos; musical artist Kathleen Hanna is the subject of a new documentary called "The Punk Singer"; Laura Checkoway has a documentary called "Lucky" about Lucky Torres.
  • Ep 174: Davy Rothbart & Andrew Cohn • Jamila Wignot & Sierra Pettengill (November 13, 2013)
    Maxim Pozdorovkin discusses his doc "Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer"; Davy Rothbart & Andrew Cohn discuss their doc "Modera";  AJ Schnack discusses his doc "Caucus"; Jamila Wignot & Sierra Pettengill with their new doc "Town Hall". Filmwax Radio is presented by Rooftop Films and AT&T.
  • Ep 173: John Sayles & Yolonda Ross • Terence Nance (November 6, 2013)
    Legendary director John Salyes ("The Brother From Another Planet") is the guest. He's joined by one of his latest film's leading actresses, Yolonda Ross; then Terence Nance returns to the podcast. Filmwax Radio is presented by Rooftop Films and AT&T.
  • Ep 170: Tim Blake Nelson • Thom Powers (October 18, 2013)
    Thom Powers recently recovered from his 8th season programming docs at the Toronto International Film Festival & now moves on to DOC NYC. Actor Tim Blake Nelson discusses a recent comedy he stars in called "Adventures From The Sin Bin", Filmwax Radio is presented by Rooftop Films and AT&T.
  • Ep 168: Claire Denis • Angad Bhalla (October 8, 2013)
    Claire Denis discusses her new film "Bastards" which had its US premiere at the 51st New York Film Festival; & Angad Bhalla's on his riveting documentary, "Herman's House", about Herman Wallace who spent decades in solitary confinement. Filmwax Radio is presented by Rooftop Films and AT&T.
  • Ep 167: Christine Vachon • Mark Covino & Earl Hackney (October 4, 2013)
    Killer Films producer Christine Vachon discusses her career; then "A Band Called Death" filmmaker Mark Covino with one one of the film's subjects Earl Hackney the Hackney Brothers. Filmwax Radio is presented by Rooftop Films and AT&T.
  • Ep 166: Bill Sage, Jim Mickle & Nick Damici • Leo Fitzpatrick, Eddie Mullins & Brian Charles Johnson (September 27, 2013)
    The team behind the film "We Are What We Are" including director Jim Mickle, co-writer Nick Damici & actor Bill Sage; the film "Doomsdays" actors Leo Fitzpatrick & Brian Charles Johnson & director Eddie Mullins.
  • Ep 164: Alan Berliner (September 18, 2013)
    Documentary filmmaker Alan Berliner is the sole guest on this episode. He discusses his new film, "First Cousin Once Removed". The film is having its television broadcast premiere on HBO. Filmwax Radio is presented by Rooftop Films and AT&T
  • Ep 163: RADIO UNNAMEABLE with Jessica Wolfson, Paul Lovelace & Bob Fass (September 16, 2013)
    The co-directors of the documentary "Radio Unnameable", Jessica Wolfson and Paul Lovelace. Also on this episode, a phone call with the film's subject, Bob Fass.
  • Ep 161: Andrew Dosunmu • Ron Simons (September 10, 2013)
    Filmmaker Andrew Dosunmu and his new movie, "Mother of George" & the film's executive producer Ron Simons. Ron also produced the recent hit "Blue Caprice". Filmwax Radio is presented by Rooftop Films and AT&T.
  • Ep 160: Lynn Shelton & Josh Pais (September 3, 2013)
    Celebrating the new indie comedy "Touchy Feely" with director Lynn Shelton & actor Josh Pais; "Touchy Feely" tells the story of a massage therapist who becomes unable to do her job when stricken with a mysterious and sudden aversion to bodily contact.
  • Ep 159: Brian De Palma • Mary Engel • Jonathan Goodman Levitt (August 26, 2013)
    The legendary Brian De Palma stops by to discuss his "Passion"; Mary Engel, daughter of  Morris Engel director of America's first independent film, "Little Fugitive"; & filmmaker Jonathan Gordon Levitt with "Follow The Leader". Filmwax Radio is presented by Rooftop Films and AT&T.
  • Ep 158: Grandmaster Wong Kar-Wai & Tony Leung • Joe Swanberg Returns (August 21, 2013)
    International filmmaker Wong Kar-wai & actor Tony Leung on their new film "The Grandmaster";  Joe Swanberg returns; & documentary filmmaker Adam Lough with his film "The Motivation".
  • Ep 157: Kentucker Audley Won’t Budge (August 19, 2013)
    Along with occasional co-host Theodore Bouloukos, filmmaker, actor & the creator of nobudge.com, Kentucker Audley, speaks to Filmwax Radio for a nice long stretch.
  • Ep 156: Filmmaker David Lowery (August 14, 2013)
    Filmmaker David Lowery on new film "Ain't Them Bodies Saints" which stars Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara & Ben Foster & will be in theaters beginning August 16th and on demand beginning the 23rd.
  • Ep 155: Todd Sklar & Alex Rennie • Petra Costa • David Gordon Green (August 8, 2013)
    Filmmaker Todd Sklar & actor Alex Rennie discuss their indie comedy "Awful Nice"; Brazilian filmmaker Petra Costa and her personal documentary "Elena"; and a conversation with David Gordon Green & his new movie, "Prince Avalanche".
  • Ep 154: Zach Heinzerling & the Shinoharas • Amy Nicholson • Tia Lessin (July 31, 2013)
    Filmmaker Zachary Heinzerling returns with "Cutie and the Boxer" subjects the Shinoharas; Amy Nicholson also returns to discuss "Zipper"; a conversation with Tia Lessin who along with husband Carl Deal has been the subject of some controversy; and Rooftop's Dan Nuxoll.
  • Ep 153: Eliza Hittman • Rachel Grady (July 24, 2013)
    "It Felt Like Love" director Eliza Hittman, joined by 2 of her young cast members, Gina Piersanti & Giovanna Salimeni; plus Loki Films' Rachel Grady ("Detropia") speaks about Detroit's having filed for bankruptcy this past week.
  • Ep 152: Jim McBride (July 23, 2013)
    Jim McBride is the director of many great films and is generally credited with having invented the mockumentary. Among his hits are "Great Balls of Fire", "The Big Easy" and a successful remake of "Breathless". Jim was recently at True/False Fest in Columbia, MO, for a special screening of "David Holzman's Diary" (said mockumentary), which gave us an opportunity to sit down and catch up.
  • Ep 151: Destin Daniel Cretton & Brie Larson (July 18, 2013)
    Destin Cretton ("I Am Not A Hipster") has a new film "Short Term 12" is the guest; an unplanned drive-by by actress Brie Larson included. Filmwax Radio is presented by Rooftop FilmsAT&T
  • Ep 150: Andrew Bujalski • Joshua Oppenheimer (July 17, 2013)
    Andrew Bujalski with his new film "Computer Chess". Then Joshua Oppenheimer with his new documentary, "The Act of Killing".
  • Ep 146: Morgan Neville • Alexandra Roxo & Natalia Leite • Frank V. Ross (June 18, 2013)
    Morgan Neville discusses his new doc "20 Feet From Stardom", Alexandra Roxo & Natalia Leite with their web series "Be Here Now-ish", & filmmaker Frank V. Ross with "Tiger Tail in Blue". Filmwax Radio is presented by Rooftop Films and AT&T.
  • Ep 140: Greta Gerwig & Noah Baumbach (May 10, 2013)
    Director Noah Baumbach & actor Greta Gerwig are the guests. Together they co-wrote the script for "Frances Ha" which is being distributed by IFC Films. Filmwax Radio is presented by AT&T.
  • Ep 139: Antonio Campos & Brady Corbet • Jeff Nichols • Amy Seimetz (May 8, 2013)
    Antonio Campos ("Martha Marcy May Marlene") & actor Brady Corbet discuss their film "Simon Killer".  Jeff Nichols on his new film, "Mud", & Amy Seimetz on Shane Caruth's film "Upstream Color". Filmwax Radio is presented by Rooftop Films and AT&T.