Ep 408: Amir Bar-Lev / Lorenzo Fiuzzi

Amir Bar-Lev (My Kid Could Paint That, Happy Valley) has the new documentary about the Grateful Dead and executive produced by Martin Scorsese called Long Strange Trip. The film, an in-depth look at the seminal band by those who lived through their ceaseless years of touring and performing, opens today in select cities. Then the film will be available for streaming on Amazon Video Prime on June 2nd. This is Amir’s first time on the podcast and we are able to talk at length.

Next up, one of the founders of a new streaming video on demand (SVOD) platform, Filmatique, Lorenzo Fiuzzi. Filmatique releases one film per week, every week— works from celebrated auteurs from around the world. They are currently programming New Asian Voices and starting next Thursday there will be a focus on Brazilian cinema. Become a member now for only $4.95/month. The first month free.

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On Set @ New Design High School

In film and at our events, place is key. This summer, we’ll dive into the history of our venues and we start with New Design High School as we make our return there after a few years away. The corner of Grand Street, which used to connect to its counterpart in Brooklyn (before the Williamsburg […]

Ep 407: Steve James with the Sung Family / Cameron Bruce Nelson

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.

Ep 406: Joe Berlinger / Oren Moverman / Josephine Decker & Zefrey Throwell / Danielle Katvan

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

Up first on Episode 405 of Filmwax Radio​, Ben Wheatley (Down Terrace, High Rise) with his new film, Free Fire​. The film, which stars Sharlto Copley, Brie Larson, Armie Hammer & Cillian Murphy, is currently in theaters. Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout […]

Rooftop Films Announces 2017 Summer Series Slate

(Brooklyn, NY | May 5, 2017) Rooftop Films is excited to announce programming for the 2017 Summer Series, presented by SundanceTV. This year’s series will take place May 19th to August 19th featuring more than 45 outdoor screenings in more than 10 spectacular venues, with live music, special enhancements and the best new, independent films […]

Ep 404: Jonas Mekas / Jennifer Merin

Ep 404: Jonas Mekas / Jennifer Merin

Grandaddy of experimental film, Jonas Mekas is the guest in the first segment. He’s joined by the Artistic Director of The Brooklyn Rail, Phong Bui. The Anthology Film Archives, of which Jonas is one of the founders, is currently undergoing a capital campaign to raise money for a floor to the top of the building which will house a film archive library. This conversation took place at the Anthology Film Archives in the East Village of New York City.

Ep 403: Philip Shane

Ep 403: Philip Shane

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: Cole Smithey & Mike Lacy

Ep 402: Cole Smithey & Mike Lacy

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 / Dan Nuxoll

Ep 401: Walter Hill / Dan Nuxoll

Director Walter Hill (The Warriors, 48 Hours) is up first. The legendary filmmaker has a new movie which just hit select theaters called The Assignment. The film stars Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver & Tony Shalhoub, and is about a hit man (Rodriguez) who becomes a hit woman with help from a rogue surgeon (Weaver). Hill discusses the return to action movies as well as a look back at his career.

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. Also a look forward to Rooftop Films’ 21st season which begins on Friday, May 19th.

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