Ep 659: Janet Pierson • Illeana Douglas & Mark Harris

Mar 12, 2021

[3 mins. 25 secs.] The director of the SxSW Film Festival and Filmwax friend, Janet Pierson, discusses this year's festival, also known as SxSW Online. This year's festival runs from 3/16—3/20 and includes 75 features, 57 world premieres, 3 international premieres, 4 North American premieres, 1 US premiere, 8 Texas premieres, 53 films from first time filmmakers, 84 short films, 5 episodics, 6 episodic pilots, 20 virtual cinema projects, 14 title design entries & 30 special events. Visit sxsw.com/film to register and to see full line-up.

[30 mins. 32 secs.] Author Mark Harris ("Five Came Back", "Pictures at a Revolution") has written the definitive biography of the prolific Hollywood director Mike Nichols, "Mike Nichols: A Life" (Penguin Books, 2021). I am also honored to have a special co-host in Illeana Douglas, herself an author, actor & film historian.

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