Jeremy Workman returns to the podcast to discuss his latest documentary, The World Before Your Feet which will have its theatrical at the Quad Cinema in NYC beginning Wednesday, November 21st at the Landmark Nuart Theater in Los Angeles beginning Friday, November 23rd. Jeremy, his film’s subject Matt Green, and producer Jesse Eisenberg will be conducting Q&A’s throughout the theatricals.
Amos Poe last visited the podcast back in December of 2016 on Episode 385. He’s back to discuss his shorts film festival which takes place monthly at the Roxy Hotel’s cinema in Tribeca. Also, we discuss the recent history of the Russian oligarchs. And what we’ve been seeing in the movies. Fun episode with a good friend of the podcast.
Actor Jeffrey Wright (Westworld) stops by to discuss a new documentary, a passion project of his, called We Are Not Done Yet which follows a group of veterans and antive-duty service members are deal with past & current trauma through the written word; also author and film producer Josh Karp returns for his 3rd visit to discuss the last chapter of Orson Welles’s last movie.
Executive Producer for Independent Lens, Lois Vossen, returns for her second visit. The PBS documentary series began its new season this week. Also, director Margarethe von Trotta discusses her film Searching for Ingmar Bergman which premieres at the Quad Cinema on November 2nd, in addition to a retrospective of her work.
Documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman returns to the podcast for his third visit with his latest film Monrovia, Indiana; filmmaker Antonio Méndez Esparza and first-time actor Regina Williams with their film Life And Nothing More. Both films premiere at Film Forum in NYC this week as well as other theaters.
Last year actor Karen Pittman (Luke Cage, Broadway’s Disgraced) starred as Nya Joseph in the Lincoln Center Theater off-Broadway play Pipeline. In the play, written by Dominique Morisseau, Nya is a dedicated, inner-city public high school teacher whose son’s future is jeopardized with expulsion from school & pulled toward the “pipeline”. The filmed version maybe streamed at broadwayhd.com.
Our man in the field, Ron Wohlman (aka Global Adman) returns from The Hamptons with a wrap-up of the recent film festival. And filmmaker Lynne Sachs, re-unites myself and two other participants from her film “Tip of My Tongue” for a reunion, in time for the DVD & streaming release of the film.
On this episode, “Easy Riders, Raging Bulls” author Peter Biskind with his latest, “The Sky is Falling” (The New Press, 2018); plus two actors from the new Marielle Heller film “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”, Richard E. Grant (“Downton Abbey”) and Dolly Wells (HBO’s “Doll & Em”) visit the podcast. The film opens Friday, October 19th.
Jeff Springer is one third of the filmmaking team behind the entertaining new documentary Rodents of Unusual Size. The film is currently screening around the country and will be on Independent Lens this winter. Also back on the show is filmmaker Megan Griffiths with her new film, Sadie which will have a theatrical in NYC at the Cinema Village and in LA at the Arena Cinelounge starting tomorrow, 10/12/18.
Peter Bogdanovich makes his first appearance on the podcast to discuss two major projects: the Quad Cinema theatrical release of his new documentary, “The Great Buster: A Celebration” (10/5) about the life & career of the iconic silent screen comedian, and the Netflix release of the final Orson Welles film “The Other Side of the Wind” which has finally been completed thanks to the streaming giant (11/2).