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Ep 428: Yance Ford • Marina Willer

In the first segment of this episode [4 mins. 15 secs.] filmmaker Marina Willer discusses her first documentary feature, Red Trees, where she traces the journey of her father’s family, survivors of the Nazi occupation of Prague during World War II. The film, which is being distribute by Cohen Media Group, opens on Friday, September 15th at the Quad Cinema & Lincoln Plaza Cinema in New York City.

Next up, [34 mins. 20 secs.] filmmaker Yance Ford with her devastating personal documentary, Strong Island. The film chronicles the arc of a family across history, geography and tragedy – from the racial segregation of the Jim Crow South to the promise of New York City; from the presumed safety of middle class suburbs, to the maelstrom of an unexpected, violent death. It is the story of the Ford family: Barbara Dunmore, William Ford and their three children and how their lives were shaped by the enduring shadow of race in America. Strong Island will have a theatrical run at the IFC Center and premiere on Netflix on Friday, September 15th.

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Ep 424: Bette Gordon

The filmmaker Bette Gordon (Variety, Handsome Harry) is the sole guest on this episode. Bette’s latest film, The Drowning, debuts on Netflix on Friday, September 1. The film stars Josh Charles as a psychologist whose testimony once sent a boy to prison for murder. Now free, the young man re-enters the doctor’s life. The film also stars Julia Stiles, Avant-Garde Jogia, and Filmwax Radio friend Leo Fitzpatrick. During my conversation with Gordon, we discuss her long career starting during the No Wave vanguard of the East Village 80’s right up to present time, as a filmmaker & Mom living in a lovely Tribeca loft.

This episode of the podcast is sponsored by the Vermont College of Fine Arts film program. Visit vcfa.edu/film for further details.

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Ep 347: Rob Meyer / Vanessa Gould & Caitlin Mae Burke

Ep 347: Rob Meyer / Vanessa Gould & Caitlin Mae Burke

In this second episode dedicated to the Tribeca Film Festival 2016 Edition, guests include Rob Meyer, the director of a new dramedy called Little Boxes which stars Melanie Lynskey; and the team behind a new documentary about the obituary department at the NY Times, director Vanessa Gould & producer Caitlin Mae Burke. Both films have one last screening tomorrow, Sunday, April 24th at the festival. All the music on this episode is by Prince, as the episode is also dedicated to this unforgettable artist.

Ep 319: Jay Duplass, J. Davis & Linas Phillips / Justin Schein / Joshua Bishop & Tomi Fujiyama

Ep 319: Jay Duplass, J. Davis & Linas Phillips / Justin Schein / Joshua Bishop & Tomi Fujiyama

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.

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