In the first segment, documentary filmmaker Sharon Shattuck discusses her new film, From This Day Forward, which is about growing up with a father who self identifies as a woman. The film will have its broadcast premiere on POV on October 10th. In the second segment I am joined in the studio by the Leiser Brothers, Eric & Jeffrey; the two make films which include beautiful animation and are experimental in nature. We are also joined by Brooklyn native & film curator, Curtis John, who talks about his series at the Luminal Theater.This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Audible.com. Get a free download and trial membership by going to www.audibletrial.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.
Guests on this episode include founder of UnionDocs, Christopher Allen; The Overnighters filmmaker Jesse Moss; and Seeds of Time filmmaker Sandy McLeod.
Filmmaker Dan Schechter (Supporting Characters) returns to discuss his new movie, Life of Crime, an adaptation of an Elmore Leonard novel and starring Jennifer Aniston, Isla Fischer & yassin bey (aka Mos Def).
Filmmaker/parents Michèle Stephenson and Joe Brewster are the guests. There new documentary, American Promise, opens in theaters on Friday, October 18th.
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.
Filmmaker and Brooklyn resident Bernardo Ruiz, whose new film Reportero deals with the subject of journalists following the drug wars in Mexico, is the guest.
As if you needed another reason to get excited about summer, POV has announced the documentary lineup for their 25th anniversary season on PBS. This year they’ll be showing another excellent selection of films, including a number of Rooftop Alums.
Matt Porterfield’s acclaimed and beautiful film Putty Hill played at our Kickstarter Film Festival last summer. Now it’s playing at Cinema Village in NYC. Go see it this weekend.
Rooftop alumni Emily Kunstler and Sarah Kunstler’s film Disturbing the Universe is a gripping documentary portrait of their radical defense attorney father, William Kunstler. See it Tuesday, June 22nd on PBS.