[5 mins. 10 secs.] Comedy producer & writer Jeffrey Gurian returns to the podcast for his second appearance to discuss his friendship with Jerry Lewis. Visit Jeffrey’s website Jeffrey Gurian’s Comedy Matters (comedymatterstv.com), subscribe to his newsletter & keep up to date with all of Gurian’s amazing work in the comedy industry. His friendship with Lewis, who died this past week at the age of 91, goes back several decades.
[26 mins. 30 secs.] The filmmaker Matt Ruskin discusses his new feature film, Crown Heights, which is currently screening in NYC, opens theatrically in Los Angeles on Friday, August 25th, then wider in the coming weeks. The film is based on a real incident in 1980 and was adapted from a segment on This American Life. The stellar cast includes Lakeith Stanfield, Nestor Carbonell, Natalie Paul, and prior FIlmwax Radio guest Josh Pais, and is distributed by Amazon Studios and IFC Films.
[51 mins. 30 secs.] Last up, Brooklyn-based filmmaker Sujewa Ekanayake (http://www.wilddinermedia.com/contact.html). Sujewa discusses recent projects as well as his sideline which is consulting with clients running crowdsourced fundraisers. If interested, you can find him Facebook or Twitter.
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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.
Todd Solondz is back on the podcast and back with a new film called Wiener-Dog.
Director Catherine Hardwick discusses her new film Miss You Already which opens Friday, November 6 as well as the subject of gender disparity; documentary filmmaker Michel Negroponte and the subject of his new project, An Autobiography of Michelle Maren; and director of the new horror film The Hallow, Corin Hardy which also opens on November 6th.
Guests on this episode include filmmaker & actor Jake Hoffman whose first feature, Asthma, opens today at the IFC Center and on VOD; and documentary filmmaker Chad Gracia and the subject of his new film The Russian Woodpecker, Fedor Alexandrovich. Their film is also currently available on demand.
Guests on this episode include the co-directors of the new documentary Welcome to Leith; Stanley Nelson director of the new documentary The Blank Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution; and director Oren Moverman discusses his new film starring Richard Gere, Time Out of Mind.
Filmmaker David Gordon Green returns for his third appearance on the podcast to talk about his latest film, Manglehorn which stars Al Pacino; Patrick Brice makes his first appearance to discuss two films, The Overnight and Creep; last up is the author Josh Karp who discusses his book about Orson Welles’ last unfinished movie, The Other Side of the Wind.
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International filmmaker Claire Denis whose latest film, Bastards, just premiered at the New York Film Festival; and Angad Bhalla, the filmmaker of the documentary Herman’s House, are the guests.