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Ep 410: Andrew Cohn Returns • HRWFF’s Leah Sapin

Andrew Cohn (Modera) returns to the podcast with a new documentary, Night School, which follows the story of three Indianapolis adult learners Greg, Melissa and Shynika, finally earning their high school diplomas could be a life-changing achievement.The film opens theatrically in NYC at the IFC Center on Friday, June 9th.

In the second segment, senior programmer for the NY Human Rights Watch Film Festival, Leah Sapin, stops by to discuss the upcoming festival which runs June 9th through the 18th. Some of the films that are part of this year’s festival include Matthew Heineman’s City of Ghosts, Peter Nicks’ The Force, and Pamela Yates’ 500 Years.

This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Magic Drop. Magic Drop is a music licensing business based in Brooklyn, NY which represenst an eclectic roster of bands and composers, licensing their music for use in films, TV and beyond.

Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. The podcast is also available on iTunes, Stitcher & Youtube.

Ep 409: Clay Pigeon & Rachel Shuman / Leah Warshawski & Todd Soliday • Jennifer Jones & Cynthia Hornig

Episode 409 of the podcast begins with a nod to BAMcinemaFest which runs from June 14th through the 25th. Then in the first segment I have a conversation with the team behind the new documentary One October, Clay Pigeon and director Rachel Shuman. During the last days of Barack Obama’s first bid for the presidency and the country’s worst economic disaster since the Great Depression—WFMU The Dusty Show host Clay Pigeon takes to the streets of New York to talk to people about their lives, their dreams, and their relationship with a transforming city. The film is screening at the upcoming Lighthouse International Film Festival on Saturday, June 10th at 11 AM. They will also be screening at the Woods Hole Film Festival this summer.

Next up is a two-part segment. The first part is the with the creative team behind the documentary Big Sonia, Leah Warshawski and Todd Soliday. Standing tall at 4’8″, Sonia is one of the last remaining Holocaust survivors in Kansas City and one of the only survivors there who speaks publicly about her wartime experience. Sonia’s enormous personality and fragile frame mask the horrors she endured. After that in the second part of the segment I’m joined by Jennifer Jones & Cynthia Hornig the founders of Women You Want to Fund, a crowd sourcing platform for female driven projects. Big Sonia is attempting to raise money for their theatrical trajectory and more festival screenings. Consider contributing!

This episode of the podcast is sponsored by Magic Drop. Magic Drop is a music licensing business based in Brooklyn, NY which represenst an eclectic roster of bands and composers, licensing their music for use in films, TV and beyond.

Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. The podcast is also available on iTunes, Stitcher & Youtube.

Ep 408: Amir Bar-Lev / Lorenzo Fiuzzi

Amir Bar-Lev (My Kid Could Paint That, Happy Valley) has the new documentary about the Grateful Dead and executive produced by Martin Scorsese called Long Strange Trip. The film, an in-depth look at the seminal band by those who lived through their ceaseless years of touring and performing, opens today in select cities. Then the film will be available for streaming on Amazon Video Prime on June 2nd. This is Amir’s first time on the podcast and we are able to talk at length.

Next up, one of the founders of a new streaming video on demand (SVOD) platform, Filmatique, Lorenzo Fiuzzi. Filmatique releases one film per week, every week— works from celebrated auteurs from around the world. They are currently programming New Asian Voices and starting next Thursday there will be a focus on Brazilian cinema. Become a member now for only $4.95/month. The first month free.

Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. The podcast is also available on iTunes, Stitcher & Youtube.

Ep 407: Steve James with the Sung Family / Cameron Bruce Nelson

Documentary filmmaker Steve James returns to the podcast with the subjects of his new film, the Sung Family. The film is called Abacus: Too Small to Jail. After that, Cameron Bruce Nelson discusses his new film, a dramatic feature called Some Beasts.

Ep 405: Ben Wheatley / Brett Berns & Bob Sarles

Up first on Episode 405 of Filmwax Radio​, Ben Wheatley (Down Terrace, High Rise) with his new film, Free Fire​. The film, which stars Sharlto Copley, Brie Larson, Armie Hammer & Cillian Murphy, is currently in theaters. Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout […]

Ep 404: Jonas Mekas / Jennifer Merin

Ep 404: Jonas Mekas / Jennifer Merin

Grandaddy of experimental film, Jonas Mekas is the guest in the first segment. He’s joined by the Artistic Director of The Brooklyn Rail, Phong Bui. The Anthology Film Archives, of which Jonas is one of the founders, is currently undergoing a capital campaign to raise money for a floor to the top of the building which will house a film archive library. This conversation took place at the Anthology Film Archives in the East Village of New York City.

Ep 403: Philip Shane

Ep 403: Philip Shane

Filmmaker Philip Shane (Being Elmo) is the guest. We talk about film, film, film. Also, an appearance by filmwaxradio.com blogger Jon Hogan in the show’s intro.

Ep 402: Cole Smithey & Mike Lacy

Ep 402: Cole Smithey & Mike Lacy

The co-hosts of the podcast, La Grande Bouffe (The Big Feast) are the guests. Gen X veteran film critic Cole Smithey and Millennial filmmaker Mike Lacy copiously consume international culture and politics through the prism of a single film, and a different craft beer, every week. This week they stop by Filmwax Radio to talk podcast turkey. Don’t miss this extensive and entertaining conversation.

Ep 401: Walter Hill / Dan Nuxoll

Ep 401: Walter Hill / Dan Nuxoll

Director Walter Hill (The Warriors, 48 Hours) is up first. The legendary filmmaker has a new movie which just hit select theaters called The Assignment. The film stars Michelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver & Tony Shalhoub, and is about a hit man (Rodriguez) who becomes a hit woman with help from a rogue surgeon (Weaver). Hill discusses the return to action movies as well as a look back at his career.

Artistic Director of Rooftop Films, Dan Nuxoll, makes his 5th visit to the podcast to discuss what the elimination of federal funding for the NEA & NEH might mean. Also a look forward to Rooftop Films’ 21st season which begins on Friday, May 19th.

Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films. Subscribe on iTunes. Also available on Stitcher, YouTube & Soundcloud.

Ep 400: Onur Tukel Forever

Ep 400: Onur Tukel Forever

Filmmaker and flim flam man, Onur Tukel returns to the podcast for his 8th visit! This makes Onur the most frequent guest on the show and certainly one of the most welcome. Helping me celebrate 400 shows, Onur discusses the making of his latest comedy, Catfight, which stars Anne Heche & Sandra Oh. The film, like most of his others, including: Richard’s Wedding, Summer of Blood, and Applesauce, is available for streaming on iTunes. But that barely scratches the surface. Onur and I also discuss love, sex, politics, censorship and much more. And we have a couple of guest cameos by Ariel Kavoussi (who also appears in Catfight) as well as actor Matt Hopkins. And if that weren’t enough —and after two hours you very well might think it is— the episode is capped off by an original song composed & performed by Onur to honor this auspicious 400th Episode of Filmwax Radio.

Filmwax Radio is part of the ShowBriz Studios podcast network and presented by Rooftop Films. Subscribe on iTunes. Also available on Soundcloud, YouTube and Stitcher.

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