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)…



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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…



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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…



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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

“THE BIG UNEASY”: AN INTERVIEW WITH HARRY SHEARER

2011 WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Harry Shearer discards his black-humored charm in his documentary, “The Big Uneasy,” a very important film about Hurricane Katrina’s destruction of New Orleans…



Posted on August 5, 2011 by

“ROAD TO NOWHERE”: AN INTERVIEW WITH SCREENWRITER STEVEN GAYDOS

I caught up with writer, Steven Gaydos to discuss the birth, life and staying- power of “Road to Nowhere,” and to ponder how such a goth-inflected mind-boggler emerged from the pen of Variety’s finest…



Posted on August 3, 2011 by

INSANELY POPULAR: H.P. LOVECRAFT AND “THE WHISPERER IN DARKNESS”

2011 FANTASIA FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Director Sean Branney and producers Andrew Lehman and David Robertson on “The Whisperer in Darkness” and the enduring appeal of H.P. Lovecraft…



Posted on July 26, 2011 by

“MOUNTAIN MEN ON THE MAKE”: A CHAT WITH BURKE ROBERTS

As a film critic and journalist, I often catch some cinematic diamonds in the rough before the public sees them. Last week, I got a sneak peek at the latest from underground film messiah Burke Roberts…



Posted on July 25, 2011 by

“HARVEST” – AN INTERVIEW WITH FILMMAKER MARC MEYERS

Marc Meyers arrived at filmmaking by way of playwriting. Meyers’ second feature, “Harvest,” follows ordinary people going about the business of living and dying…



Posted on July 21, 2011 by

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