In this episode I welcome filmmakers behind two new indie films: Linas Phillips’ Rainbow Time and Keith Maitland’s Tower. I also chat more about my recent visit to the Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn and my thoughts about Barry Jenkins’ new film, Moonlight. Writer/director/actor Linas Phillips (Manson Family Vacation) and actress Melanie Lynskey (HBO’s Togetherness). Todd (Timm Sharp) grew up under the strange shadow of his older, mentally-challenged brother, Shonzi (Phillips). As kids, Shonzi forced Todd to make action movies. As adults, Todd is pressured to share love life details, even showing Shonzi a sex tape he made with an old girlfriend to help him cope when family tragedy hits. When their dad suffers a heart attack, Shonzi, now 40, moves in with Todd and his new girlfriend (Lynskey). Shonzi wants desperately to be included in their relationship like old times. Rainbow Time opens today at the new Alamo Drafthouse in Brooklyn and at the Arena Theater in Los Angeles.Then I welcome Tower (Kino Lorber) filmmaker Keith Maitland for the second segment. On August 1, 1966, a sniper rode the elevator to the top floor of the University of Texas Tower and opened fire, holding the campus hostage for 96 minutes. When the gunshots were finally silenced, the toll included 16 dead, three dozen wounded, and a shaken nation left trying to understand what had happened. Archival footage is combined with rotoscopic animation in a dynamic, never-before-seen way to illustrate the action-packed untold stories of the witnesses, heroes and survivors. Among the film’s re-enactors is Filmwax Radio friend Chris Doubek. The film opens in Chicago today at the Music Box, in San Francisco at the Alamo Drafthouse Mission among other cities, this after already enjoying a recent successful theatrical engagement at Film Forum in NYC. This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Zipcar.com. Earn $25 of free driving credit at joinzipcar.com/filmwaxradio.Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films. Like us on Facebook.
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 Antarctic Edge:70° South director Dena Seidel; Lisa Durden of the National Black Programming Consortium & filmmaker Carol Bash with her film Mary Lou Williams: The Lady Who Swings the Band; and Appropriate Behavior director Desiree Akhavan from London.
Guests on this episode include director Olivier Assayas with the new Clouds of Sils Maria; Kieran Turner discusses his new doc Jobriath, A.D.; and filmmaker Brane Bala & actor/musician Milan Mumin with their film Love Hunter.
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.
Guests include the Zellner Brothers with their new Kumiko The Treasure Hunter; Nick Broomfield discusses his catalog on Fandor; and Eugène Green discusses his new film La Sapienza.
Guests include filmmakers Farihah Zaman & Jeff Reichert with their 2 films Remote Area Medical & This Time Next Year; Eric Steel & the 10th anniversary of The Bridge; and director of The Missing Girl, A.D. Calvo.
Guests include Bret Wood and DJ Spooky who discuss the new Kino Lorber box set Pioneers of African American Cinema; Sean Gullette on his new film Traitors; and Margaret Brown on her earlier documentary feature Be Here to Love Me, now available on Fandor.
Ep 269: Scott Rogowsky / Jhovanny Bisono, Dr. Keneca Boyce, KT Nelson & Squeaky Moore / Catherine Gund
Segment 1 is with comedian & the host of Running Late with Scott Rogowsky; Segment 2 focuses on depression amidst the African American community with Reel Works student Jhovanny Bisono, Dr. Keneca Boyce & filmmakers Squeaky Moore & KT Nelson; and Segment 3 is with filmmaker Catherine Gund.
Richard Kaplan, one of the producers of the seminal documentary, King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery to Memphis, is the guest on this special episode dedicated to the memory & legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.