Ep 306: James Ponsoldt / Patrick Wang / Alex R. Johnson

Ep 306: James Ponsoldt / Patrick Wang / Alex R. Johnson

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.

SHORT CUTS: Animation Block Pre-Party

SHORT CUTS: Animation Block Pre-Party

To get you in the mood for Thursday’s Animation Block Party, take a look at a few animated shorts from previous years.

ESTABLISHING SHOT: Socrates Sculpture Park

ESTABLISHING SHOT: Socrates Sculpture Park

This is no California coast, but nearby there’s a farmer’s market with an aspirational number of dads.

MEET THE FILMMAKERS: Gaspard Kuentz and Cédric Dupire (Kings of the Wind & Electric Queens)

MEET THE FILMMAKERS: Gaspard Kuentz and Cédric Dupire (Kings of the Wind & Electric Queens)

We talked to the directors of Kings of the Wind & Electric Queens about the film’s poetic structure.

SHORT CUTS: What Is Love

SHORT CUTS: What Is Love

Watch some delightfully unexpected meditations on matters of the heart.

Ep 305: Kimberly Levin & Neal Huff / Brigid Maher / Primo, John Diaz & Keith Miller

Ep 305: Kimberly Levin & Neal Huff / Brigid Maher / Primo, John Diaz & Keith Miller

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.

SHORT CUTS: Pho·to·vol·ta·ic (By Khalik Allah)

SHORT CUTS: Pho·to·vol·ta·ic (By Khalik Allah)

In Pho·to·vol·ta·ic, Khalik Allah foregrounds the complementary relationship between film and photography.

Ep 304: Joshua Oppenheimer / Marc Lafia / Heather Kafka & Jonny Mars

Ep 304: Joshua Oppenheimer / Marc Lafia / Heather Kafka & Jonny Mars

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.

MEET THE FILMMAKER: Zhao Qi (The Chinese Mayor)

MEET THE FILMMAKER: Zhao Qi (The Chinese Mayor)

We spoke with producer Qi about different sides of Chinese politics, narratives in the editing room, and honesty.

Ep 303: Sean Baker & James Ransone / Jeff Lipsky

Ep 303: Sean Baker & James Ransone / Jeff Lipsky

The guests are Tangerine director Sean Baker and his lead actor James Ransone; and filmmaker/distributor Jeff Lipsky discusses his company Adopt Films and his new film Mad Women.

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