The great actor Tim Roth is on this episode of the podcast. Roth is starring in a new dramatic feature called Chronic which hits theaters today. The film, where Roth plays a nurse who assists dying patients in their homes and who has a turbulent personal life of his own, premieres at The Museum of the Moving Image this evening for a 7:30 screening. I’ll be moderating the Q&A with the film’s director Michel Franco (Daniel & Ana, After Lucia) afterward. The film has more screenings there; check the schedule for more details. It will also be screening at the Cinema Village. In the second segment, returning to the podcast after several years the multi-hyphenate Paul Lazar. Paul updates us on what’s new in his world. This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Zipcar.com. Earn $25 of free driving credit at joinzipcar.com/filmwaxradio. Also sponsoring this episode is the Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA Film program. Visit vcfa.edu/film for more details. Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films. Like us on Facebook.
Whit Stillman returns to the podcast for an extended conversation. We met at the offices of Criterion Collection who distributes the DVDs for Metropolitan, Barcelona & The Last Days of Disco. We discuss much of Whit’s career as well as his latest work, Love & Friendship, a comedy adapted from a Jane Austen novella of the same name. Whit has also written a book called Love & Friendship: In Which Jane Austen’s Lady Susan Vernon Is Entirely Vindicated now available where books are sold. The film is now available on most digital platforms as well as on DVD & Blurry. This episode is sponsored by casper.com. Receive $50 toward any mattress purchase by going to caspertrial.com/filmwaxradio. Also sponsoring this episode is the Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA Film program. Visit vcfa.edu/film for more details. Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films. Like us on Facebook.
The guests on this episode include Adam Nimoy, who has made a documentary about his father Leonard called For the Love of Spock. It his theaters today, Friday, September 9th. Also on this episode the subject of Author: The JT Leroy Story, Laura Albert, and the documentary’s director, Jeff Feuerzeig. That film is currently in theaters.
A segment on horror film scoring whose guests include the author of the new book “Scored to Death: Conversations with Some of Horror’s Greatest Composers” (Silman-James Press, 2016), a returning Blake Fichera. Blake is joined by one of the composers he interview for the book, Jeff Grace (Meek’s Cutoff, The House of the Devil), and multi hyphenate, Larry Fessenden (for his third visit to the podcast) who wrote the forward to the book. We discuss horror film scoring and partake in a surprise game show for you entertainment. Jerry Lewis has returned to the big screen to star in a dramatic feature called Max Rose in which he plays the titular character, an octogenarian who is recently widowed and has learned secrets about his marriage that change his entire perspective. I speak to the film’s director, Daniel Noah. The film is being distributed by Paladin and will be screening at the Landmark Sunshine Theater in NYC as of Friday, September 2nd. The film’s cast also sports Claire Bloom, Kevin Pollak, Kerry Bishé, Dean Stockwell, Mort Sahl, Illeana Douglas, Rance Howard, and Lee Weaver. A special thanks to the Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA Film program for sponsoring this episode. Visit vcfa.edu/film for more details. Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films. Like us on Facebook.
John Turturro (Barton Fink, The Night Of) finally appears on Filmwax Radio to discuss a new film, Mia Madre which opens 8/26. Also, the creative team behind the new indie film White Girl, director Elizabeth Wood & cinematographer Michael Simmonds. This episode is sponsored by audible.com & The Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA film program. Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studio podcast network & presented by Rooftop Films.
In a new kibitzing session, [11 mins.] Bushwick Film Festival founder Kweighbaye Kotee and actor Theodore Bouloukos join me in the studio. [1 hr. 7 mins. 30 secs.] After that, an interview with British filmmaker Simon Rumley. We met up at SxSW 2016 to discuss his latest film, Johnny Frank Garrett’s Last Word.
The director of a new indie comedy Hunter Gatherer is in the first segment along with his actor Andre Royo (The Wire). The film is having a screening at Rooftop Films on Thursday, August 11th at Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Both Royo & Locy will be in attendance. After that I am joined by filmmaker Merete Mueller who talks about her new short, Dangerous Curves, which recently screened at Rooftop Films as well. This episode is sponsored by casper.com. Receive $50 toward and any mattress purchase by going to caspertrial.com/filmwaxradio. Also sponsoring this episode is the Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA Film program. Visit vcfa.edu/film for more details. Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films.
Henry Jaglom is on the podcast to talk about his latest film, his 20th feature, called Ovation. His partner in life and creative work, Tanna Frederick (who is also the star of Ovation) joins us, as does their editor, Ron Vignone. The film recently had a successful Los Angeles run and is scheduled to have a NYC theatrical this Fall. This episode is sponsored in part by Warby Parker. Get a free 5-day home try-on by visiting www.warbyparkertrial.com/filmwaxradio. 5 days, 5 pairs, 100% free. Also sponsoring this episode is the Vermont College of Fine Arts, MFA Film program. Visit vcfa.edu/film for more details. Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films.
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.