The guests on the final episode of 2015 include indieWire senior editor, Eric Kohn, back for his 3rd visit; married experimental filmmakers Lynne Sachs & Mark Street; and the cinematographer Tim Orr (Our Brand is Crisis, Z for Zacharia).
The New York Times’ carpetbagger Cara Buckley discusses award season, working at the Times, and more; Simon Kilmurry talks about his work at POV and his recent transition to the IDA; and Thelma Adams on a career in writing about film & a new book coming out in 2016.
Guests include the outspoken Henry Rollins who is the star of a new indie film, He Never Died which opens Friday; director Takeshi Fukunaga & writer/producer Donari Braxton’s feature film, Out of My Hand, has the distinction of being the first film distributed by Ava DuVernay’s new company Array; Vanessa Block’s short film, The Testimony, has been shortlisted for an Oscar.
And the 2015 Rooftop Filmmakers Fund Grantees are:
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Actor Michael Imperioli (Goodfellas, The Sopranos) discusses a new film he’s in, The Wannabe, directed by Nick Sandow. Obsessed with mob culture, and desperate to fit in, Thomas (Vincent Piazza) sets out to fix the 1992 trial of John Gotti. He believes if the plan is executed, it will put him at the center of all that he idolizes. The plot is foiled, setting off events worthy of mob lore. The Wannabe intertwines real people and true events, past and present, with fantasy.
Comedian Brian Posehn (Mr. Show, The Sarah Silverman Show) discusses starring in his feature comedy/drama, Uncle Nick. Nick (Brian Posehn) visits his brother’s new house on Christmas Eve and revels in the inevitable implosion of the night as he tries to seduce his sex-pot step-niece.
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Kent Jones, the director of a new documentary based on the best selling book Hitchcock by Truffaut: A Definitive Study of Alfred Hitchcock, is the first guest. Kent’s film which is being distributed by the Cohen Media Group, is opening at Film Forum and Lincoln Plaza Cinema in NYC on Wednesday, December 2nd. After that, director Charles Poekel who discusses his first feature called Christmas, Again. Poekel’s film is having its theatrical engagement at MoMA beginning Thursday, December 3rd then goes on digital platforms on Friday, December 4th.