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.
[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.
In the first segment, the team behind the new dark comedy, Manson Family Vacation including actors Jay Duplass & Linas Phillips with director J. Davis; filmmaker of the new documentary Left on Purpose which will be screening at DOC NYC next month, Justin Schein; and the filmmaker Joshua Bishop with the subject of his new feature doc, Made in Japan, Tomi Fujiyama.
The man who may have single handedly invented independent film, producer/director/actor Roger Corman on the podcast; also first time feature filmmaker Kent Moran with his new The Challenger; and author of the definitive biography of Lee Marvin, Dwayne Epstein.
Guests on this episode include programmer Colin Geddes who curates the Midnight Madness & Vanguard sections of TIFF; Dutch filmmaker Sam de Jong discussing his first feature Prince; and documentary filmmaker/editor Gina Leibrecht.
Adam Rifkin, director of Giuseppe Makes a Movie, is the guest in this Fandor sponsored episode of the podcast. Giuseppe Makes a Movie is currently streaming on Fandor.
Another episode from SxSW 2015 including God Bless The Child filmmakers Robert Machoian & Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck; Uncle Kent 2 creative team Kent Osborne & director Todd Rohal; and Austin-based filmmaker & designer Yen Tan.
The director of the new film 52 Tuesdays, Sophie Hyde of Australia, is the guest on this Fandor sponsored episode of the podcast. The film opens in select cities on Friday, March 27th and will also debut on Fandor.com.
The guests on this episode include Wisconsin Film Festival senior programmer Michael King, Bill & Turner Ross with their new film Western; and Anja Marquardt & Brooke Bloom with their film She’s Lost Control.
Guests on this episode include founder of UnionDocs, Christopher Allen; The Overnighters filmmaker Jesse Moss; and Seeds of Time filmmaker Sandy McLeod.