2012 SLAMDANCE FILM FESTIVAL INTERVIEW WITH ANDREW EDISON, JOHN KARNA AND LUKE LOFTIN OF “BINDLESTIFFS”

“Bindlestiffs” director Andrew Edison is joined by his partners-in-crime John Karna and Luke Loftin to talk with Nic Baisley during the 2012 Slamdance Film Festival about school, camaraderie and improvisation…



Posted on February 24, 2012 by

2012 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER ANDREW AHN

LGBT filmmaker Andrew Ahn talks with Nic Baisley during the 2012 Sundance Film Festival about making “Dol (First Birthday)” as a way to come out to his parents, Korean culture, and trying to anticipate the audiences for his movies…



Posted on February 23, 2012 by

THE INTERVIEW BIZARRE: 6 QUESTIONS FOR 7 FILMMAKERS

“THE THEATRE BIZARRE” IS CURRENTLY IN LIMITED RELEASE! As I was writing my questions for “The Theatre Bizarre” filmmakers, it occurred to me that I was very interested in what each of them thought about the Grand Guignol itself…



Posted on February 1, 2012 by

REFLECTIONS IN THE FUNHOUSE MIRROR: A CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT MORGAN

2012 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL SHORT FILMMAKER! I’ve made it no secret that I think Robert Morgan is one of the best independent filmmakers working today. This isn’t empty flattery either. His entire oeuvre, in my opinion, is never less than excellent, or at the very least I feel that you’ll never feel cheated watching one of his films…



Posted on January 20, 2012 by

IN SEARCH OF THOMAS INCE: INTERVIEW WITH BRIAN TAVES

A new biography explores the career and personal life of pioneering film producer Thomas Ince…



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CURATOR TO CURATOR: JACK STEVENSON’S “BENEATH CONTEMPT…”

Jack has been a tremendous inspiration for itinerant programmers, establishing a “circuit” of offbeat venues in Europe for screening underground films. (Before YouTube, you actually had to go to Munich to show films to Germans)…



Posted on January 9, 2012 by

HEALING THE FATHER WOUND: INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER JUSTIN HUNT

“Absent” director Justin Hunt discusses the Father Wound, Metallica’s James Hetfield, and why “That’s Not Possible” will never fit into his filmmaking vocabulary…



Posted on December 26, 2011 by

FROM THE SMALL TOWN GAY BAR TO THE CONTINENTAL BATHS: INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER MALCOLM INGRAM

Malcolm Ingram, the gay, Canadian documentarian, and former Film Threat writer, is a self-proclaimed blow-hard, and most people who know him would agree…



Posted on October 31, 2011 by

WHAT IS UNDERGROUND FILM? A DIALOGUE WITH LAWRENCE AND ROBERTS

Recently, Slamdance asked Burke Roberts and myself to recommend underground films for the Anarchy Shorts and Special Screening sections of the Festival. We are psyched. At the same time, we are pensive…



Posted on October 19, 2011 by

CURATOR TO CURATOR: STEPHEN PARR’S “ODDBALL FILMS”

Stephen Parr’s Oddball Film Archives is just that. Located in the Mission District of San Francisco, his loft contains over 50,000 films…



Posted on September 22, 2011 by

HAPPY ACCIDENTS: INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER EVAN GLODELL ON “BELLFLOWER”

Actor-writer-director Evan Glodell made “Bellflower” over a number of years, on his own time and dollar. He speaks from experience, and yet – like many debuting filmmakers – seems caught in the headlights…



Posted on September 14, 2011 by

“GENERAL ORDERS NO. 9″: AN INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER ROBERT PERSONS

In the interview that follows, filmmaker Bob Persons and I talk much about “General Orders No. 9,” it’s implications and, of course, ghosts…



Posted on September 1, 2011 by

CURATOR TO CURATOR: FRÉDÉRIC TEMPS ON “L’ÉTRANGE FESTIVAL”

This week, I will check in with cinephile-musician-journalist Frédéric Temps…



Posted on August 29, 2011 by

“ZERO PERCENT”: AN INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER TIM SKOUSEN

Filmmaker Tim Skousen has created a very unique documentary about prison-life that moves as swiftly and fluidly as the finest of narratives…



Posted on August 24, 2011 by

“THE KINGDOM OF SURVIVAL”: AN INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER M.A. LITTLER

Littler describes his filmmaking as “zen anarchist pirate cinema,” which is hard to comprehend until you see his latest film…



Posted on August 15, 2011 by

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