The king of New York underground cinema, Abel Ferrara on the last episode of the year, Episode 453. We discuss his having transplanted to Rome and his enjoying a family life there. New projects include a new documentary, Piazza Vittorio, which recently premiered at the New York Film Festival.
Then documentary editor Matthew Hamachek makes an appearance to discuss his latest project, City of Ghosts, which is on the Oscar documentary shortlist. The film is about a group of Syrian rebels who call themselves Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, and who risk their lives to document the atrocities committed by ISIS in their homeland. The film is directed by Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land), distributed by Amazon Studios, and produced by Alex Gibney’s production company, Jigsaw Productions.