Filmwax Radio Live presented by DCTV. Special guests are the documentary filmmaking team of Chris Hegedus & D.A. Pennebaker (The War Room, Kings of Pastries). Their latest film, Unlocking the Cage, follows the story of animal rights lawyer Stephen Wise and his quest to obtain persons’ rights for particular species of animals including chimps, whales and elephants. This film follows Wise through a period of legal battles. The conversation at DCTV was recorded live in front of an audience and included the film’s trailer and a clip from the film. We did not screen the film as it is about to enjoy a theatrical premiere at Film Forum on Wednesday, May 25th.
Kent Jones, the director of a new documentary based on the best selling book Hitchcock by Truffaut: A Definitive Study of Alfred Hitchcock, is the first guest. Kent’s film which is being distributed by the Cohen Media Group, is opening at Film Forum and Lincoln Plaza Cinema in NYC on Wednesday, December 2nd. After that, director Charles Poekel who discusses his first feature called Christmas, Again. Poekel’s film is having its theatrical engagement at MoMA beginning Thursday, December 3rd then goes on digital platforms on Friday, December 4th.
Guests on this episode include the documentary co-directors Annie Sundberg & Ricki Stern who have a new film, In My Father’s House opening Friday 10/9, and Canadian experimental filmmaker Guy Maddin whose new film The Forbidden Room opens at Film Forum today.
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.
Legendary film director John Boorman is the guest. His latest feature film, Queen and Country —a sequel to 1987’s Hope & Glory— is currently entering its second week at Film Forum in NYC.
The legendary documentarian Frederick Wiseman talks about making his latest work, National Gallery.
Guests include one of the founders of the band The Mekons, Jon Langford, and the director the documentary Revenge of the Mekons, Joe Angio; programmer for the Montclair Film Festival, Tom Hall; and British filmmaker Joanna Hogg.
Director Volker Schlöndorff discusses his new film, Diplomacy; filmmaker Zachary Wigon and actress Kate Lyn Shiel discuss their new film, The Heart Machine; and filmmaker Gregory Kohn.
Guests include DCTV’s Co-executive director Jon Alpert, documentary The Decent One filmmaker Vanessa Lapa, and Last Hijack co-directors, Femke Wolting & Tommy Pallotta.
Among the guests are Jehane Noujaim & Karim Amer (The Square), Jason DaSilva (When I Walk) and the returning Zachary Levy (Strongman).