[7 mins.] In the first segment we celebrate the lost artifact cum cult comedy Chief Zabu with its two co-directors, Neil Cohen and funny man & character actor Zack Norman. The two discuss the history of their comedy which was made 1986, shot but never completed until now. Chief Zabu is an audacious low-budget socio-political comedy about Ben Sydney (Allen Garfield), a delusional New York real estate developer who dreams of getting political power.The sublime cast also features legends Allan Arbus, Ed Lauter & Zack Norman, among others. We will be having a screening (hosted by Filmwax’s Adam Schartoff) at Videology in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Thursday, November 2nd at 9PM which will include a Q&A moderated by Schartoff and some stand-up comedy by Zack Norman. Tickets are still available but in limited supply! Come and join us for the fun.
[1 hr. 14 mins. 33 secs.] In the 2nd segment, Filmwax Radio welcomes back filmmaker & actor Griffin Dunne (After Hours, I Love Dick) for a conversation about his new documentary film about his Aunt Joan which recently premiered at the New York Film Festival, Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold. The film is having a theatrical run at the Metrograph in NYC and will be available on Netflix on Friday, October 27th. Dunne will be at various Q&A’s this weekend. Check the Metrograph website for tickets and further details. [Griffin was last on Episode 213 with the film The Discoverers.]