We got to speak with Kirsten Johnson about Cameraperson, the relationship between filmmaker and subject, and how documentary filmmaking is a transformative force in her personal life.
Episode 359 starts with a new component to the podcast called Kibitzing [0.00 —32 minutes]. In this opening segment I am joined by my summer intern Charlotte Williams and friend Kevin Davidson. [31 mins. 50 secs.] Then I’m joined by Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker Roger Ross Williams (God Loves Uganda) with his new film Life, Animated which opens Friday, July 30th in NYC and LA. [55 mins.] Also on this episode the filmmakers behind a new brilliant film called Remittance, a returning Joel Fendelman who directed the film and producer Frank Hall Green.
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Todd Solondz is back on the podcast and back with a new film called Wiener-Dog.
Penny Lane (Our Nixon) returns to the podcast to discuss her latest documentary feature, Nuts! which opens at Film Forum on Wednesday, June 22nd and in other cities. Also on the podcast is the founding director of the Bicycle Film Festival, Brendt Barbur. The festival will take place from June 22nd through the 26th at the Anthology Film Archives.
[10 min. 55 sec.] Morgan Neville returns to the podcast to discuss his latest documentary, The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble, currently in theaters. [32 min. 30 sec.] And with the 30th anniversary of the classic documentary short Heavy Metal Parking Lot, the filmmakers Jeff Krulik & John Heyn visit the podcast while the host was at SxSW this past March. Music on this episode provided by Lane Arye form his album Thunder Echoes. This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Zipcar.
Here are the only-in-reality, so-strange-they-could-not-be-made-up, true-life tales that will have your mind spinning for days.
Twenty years ago Leon Gast made an Oscar winning documentary about Muhammad Ali called When We Were Kings. With the death of the iconic former heavy weight champion, Leon calls in for a chat about his friend. Also on this episode, filmmaker Beth B (Exposed) discusses a new documentary she has made about her mother, the artist Ida Applebroog, called Call Her Applebroog. The film will have a theatrical engagement at The Metrograph in Lower Manhattan beginning Friday, June 10th as well as a retrospective of much of her earlier work. Lastly, animator Bill Plympton (Cheatin’) returns to the podcast to chat about his latest feature film, a mockumentary, called Hitler’s Folly. You can stream Bill’s film off his website, www.plymptoons.com today. Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films. This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Audible.com. Get a free download and trial membership by going to www.audibletrial.com/filmwaxradio.
We loved their work so much that we invited them back to show a new film.
This episode of the podcast focuses on the new documentary about Bill Genovese’s search for the truth behind the story of his beloved sister, Kitty Genovese. The story Kitty’s gruesome murder in 1964 in the Kew Gardens neighborhood of Queens is, of course, a seminal part of New York City’s history. Joining me in this special segment is Bill and director of The Witness, Jim Solomon.
Our definition of “romance” is a bit… unique.