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Iconic musician Sergio Mendes is the subject of a new documentary currently on PBS called "Sergio Mendes & Friends: A Celebration". Both Mendes and his director John Scheinfeld ("Herb Alpert It..") are on the podcast. Also, author & film critic
The author Noah Isenberg ("We'll Always Have Casablanca") returns with his latest book, "Billy Wilder on Assignment" (Princeton University Press). Before Billy Wilder became the screenwriter and director of iconic films like Sunset Boulevard an
The animated short film #SaveRalph​​ is part of a global campaign to ban animal testing for cosmetics. The director of this animated short, Spencer Susser and the film's animator, Andy Gent, are the guests in this first segment. Then filmmaker
The subjects of the documentary "Duty Free", mother Rebecca Danigelis & her son Sian-Pierre Regis join me in the first segment. The film is in select theaters & available to stream. Then Anja Marquardt ("She's Lost Control") returns to Filmwax
This episode includes a conversation with Filmwax friend, the director Craig Zobel ("The Hunt") who has directed the entire 7 episodes of HBO's original series "Mare of Easttown". Three of the episodes of this compelling murder mystery have alr
Filmwax friend David Schwartz has edited a book of interviews with Canada's most famous filmmaker called "David Cronenberg Interviews" (University Press of Mississippi); and the team behind a new feature comedy called "The Outside Story" includ
[4 mins. 15 secs.] The actor Kevin Corrigan ("Grounded For Life", "The King of Staten Island") makes his 4th appearance on Filmwax. This is his first time flying solo with me. He has championed many filmmakers and projects in the past, but this
The Associate Director of the Atlanta Film Festival, Cameron McAllister, visits. The festival runs from April 22nd — May 2nd. Visit for tickets & details. Also, filmmakers Jeffrey Wolf & Sam Pollard stop by to discuss th
Author Glenn Frankel ("The Searchers", "High Noon") returns to the podcast to discuss his latest book "Shooting Midnight Cowboy: Art, Sex, Loneliness, Liberation, and the Making of a Dark Classic" (Farrar, Straus and Grious, 2021) which is the
Singer songwriter Matthew Sweet ("Girlfriend", "100% Fun") visits the podcast for the first time to discuss his brand new album "Catspaw" which he recorded almost entirely on his own in the summer of 2019 in his Nebraska home with only the help
Celebrating two tremendous documentaries on this episode: the first is Emily and Sarah Kunstler's new film "Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America" which just won the Audience Award at SxSW; and Harry Mavromichalis returns to discuss his
SxSW coverage continues; the festival ends Saturday, March 20th. On this episode we talk to the team behind "Swan Song", a narrative feature with actor Udo Kier & filmmaker Todd Stephens; then we speak with documentary filmmaker Nathaniel Kahn
Director of the SxSW film festival, Janet Pierson, returns to the podcast. This years festival will take place totally online and runs from March 16th—20th. Visit for the line-up and to register. Also, Illeana Douglas returns to t
The actor Donal Logue ("Grounded For Life", "Gotham") makes his first time appearance with a new dramatic indie called "Sometime Other Than Now". And the documentary filmmaker Elizabeth Lo makes her first time appearance with her feature docume
The cast of the web series "Group", the first 2 seasons of which are on YouTube. Search "group the series" on YouTube to find and subscribe. Cast members Ezra Barnes (Frank), Gabriela Kohen (Karina), Teresa Avia Lim (Rebecca), Cara Ronzetti (Ti
First up, first time feature filmmaker Shatara Michelle Ford with their film "Test Pattern" which deals with one woman's sexual assault and the subsequent hours while she & her white boyfriend go from hospital to hospital in search of a rape ki
Filmmaker Azazel Jacobs ("The Lovers", "Momma's Man") returns to the podcast with French Exit which opens today in virtual cinemas. Also documentary filmmaker Bayan Joonam whose 3-part documentary-series, "QAnon: The Search for Q" is currently
The Up Series' Tony Walker helps celebrate the life & career of filmmaker Michael Apted on this special episode of the podcast. You can also watch this episode by going to
Actor/writer/director Tom Noonan and actor Karen Sillas both. return to the podcast to discuss their 1994 indie cult classic "What Happened Was..." which is being re-released in a new beautiful 4k restored version. It arrives in virtual theater
Two documentaries are at the heart of this episode of the podcast: Stanley Nelson returns for his 4th visit to discuss "Crack: Cocaine, Corruption & Conspiracy" which is a Netflix documentary currently streaming on the platform; and Lance Oppen
The first segment of this episode focuses on a web series called "Group" with writer/director Alexis Lloyd & Executive Producer Jack Lechner (returning to the podcast). Also, back for his 5th visit, filmmaker Sam Pollard discusses his latest do
The screenwriter Hampton Fancher ("Blade Runner", "Blade Runner 2049") talks about his life having gone from flamenco dancer, to TV actor, to screenwriter and filmmaker. Fancher lives in Brooklyn. This is his first appearance on the podcast.
Kiwi filmmaker Guy Pigden discusses his romantic comedy, "Older", currently available on Amazon Prime. And the culture critic Armond White returns to the podcast to discuss his latest book, a collection of his criticism over the years on his fa
Guests on this episode include documentary pioneer, Gordon Quinn, the Artistic Director and one of the founders of Kartemquin Films out of of Chicago; also the Italian director Matteo Garrone ("Gomorrah", "Reality") discusses his new feature fi
The documentary filmmaker Hao Wu with his devastating documentary "76 Days" about the first days of COVID-19 in Wuhan hospitals. Also, a segment with filmmaker/actors Hannah Leder & Alexandra Kotcheff with their indie comedy "The Planters". Bot
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