Actor Brady Corbet (Melancholia, Simon Killer) has directed his first feature film called The Childhood of a Leader The Childhood, a historical thriller which he also wrote. The story takes place during the days of the Versailles Treaty and stars child actor and newcomer Tom Sweet in an unforgettable role. The film opens theatrically on Wednesday, July 27th in various cities. Next up are the creators of Catfish (both the documentary and the series) who have co-directed a new action adventure film called Nerve. The film which stars Emma Roberts, Dave Franco and Emily Meade opens on Friday, July 22nd. Last up is Leslie McCleave, the director of a new documentary called How Sweet the Sound: The Blind Boys of Alabama. That film is currently in the film festival circuit making its next pitstop at the Stony Brook Film Festival on Saturday, July 23rd.
Two segments on this episode of the podcast: documentary filmmakers Alex Hammond & Ian Mankiewicz (Better Than Something: Jay Reatard) are back with a new film about Mexican wrestlers called Lucha Mexico. Currently in theaters in NYC, LA plus 20 more cities around the US. Also, actor David Call returns to the podcast with the director of a new film, Americana, Zachary Shedd. The noir drama will be at Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival on July 31st.
Guests today include Ivy Meeropol who discusses her new feature documentary, Indian Point, which is in theaters as of today, Friday, July 8th. Also, returning to the podcast, filmmaker Michel Negroponte gives us a lesson on the history of the American documentary. This episode is sponsored by casper.com. Receive $50 toward and any mattress purchase by going to caspertrial.com/filmwaxradio. Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network.