Ep 256: Lacey Schwartz • Brian Wilson & Tony Hale • Nicky Vreeland

Nov 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 discovers that answering those questions means understanding her parents’ own stories as well as her own. She pieces together her family history and the story of her dual identity using home videos, archival footage, interviews, and episodes from her own life. Little White Lie is a personal documentary about the legacy of family secrets, denial, and the power of telling the truth.

[26 mins. 42 secs.] Brian Wilson & Tony Hale discuss the screening of their film "A Will For the Woods". What if our last act could be a gift to the planet? Determined that his final resting place will benefit the earth, musician, psychiatrist, and folk dancer Clark Wang prepares for his own green burial while battling lymphoma.

[54 mins. 29 secs.] The subject of the new documentary, "Monk With a Camera", Nicky Vreeland. Son of Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, Nick gave up photography to become a Buddhist monk. Years later, he picked up his camera again to earn money to rebuild his monastery.

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