Interview

Wasabi Roe On a Bagel?! Julie Cohen Says It’s Delicious, Tells Us Where We Can Find It Film Festival

Wasabi Roe On a Bagel?! Julie Cohen Says It’s Delicious, Tells Us Where We Can Find It

For 100 years, Russ & Daughters has been serving delicious smoked fish to New Yorkers from its original location in the lower-east side. Filmmaker Julie Cohen took it upon herself to celebrate the centennial cinematically with The Sturgeon Queens, a jaunty chronicling of the store’s history that’s both full of attitude and touchingly nostalgic. In a Read More
‘Doc of the Dead’ Director Alexandre O. Philippe Explains Why Zombies Are So Interesting Interview

‘Doc of the Dead’ Director Alexandre O. Philippe Explains Why Zombies Are So Interesting

In recent years the unthinkable has happened: zombies are finally mainstream. It wasn’t until the 1960s that zombies began to increase in popularity thanks to George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead, but they’ve always been on the sidelines of pop culture. Now, with The Walking Dead becoming one of TV’s highest-rated shows, and Read More
‘Life Itself’ Director Steve James Feels Lucky to Have Been With Roger in His Last Days Interview

‘Life Itself’ Director Steve James Feels Lucky to Have Been With Roger in His Last Days

Timeless sports docu Hoop Dreams was famously one of Roger Ebert’s favorite films. It’s fitting, then, that its director, Steve James, is the man behind Life Itself, a stirring collection of memories from Roger and his loved ones woven together to give us one final, lasting memory of arguably the most influential film critic of all time. Tracing Read More
Joe Berlinger Talks ‘Whitey: The United States of America v. James J. Bulger’ Interview

Joe Berlinger Talks ‘Whitey: The United States of America v. James J. Bulger’

Joe Berlinger has spent over 2 decades creating critically acclaimed documentaries, making him one of America’s leaders in documentary filmmaking. The Oscar-nominated director, responsible for films like Brother’s Keeper, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster and Crude, is most famous for his collaboration with Bruce Sinofsky on the Paradise Lost trilogy. Released between 1996 and 2011, Read More
Brian Knappenberger Talks ‘Internet’s Own Boy’ (Part 2) Interview

Brian Knappenberger Talks ‘Internet’s Own Boy’ (Part 2)

Brian Knappenberger’s The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz follows the late tech activist’s journey from child programming prodigy to being labeled a felon by the U.S. government, a legal nightmare eventually led to him taking his own life at the age of 26. Aaron’s remarkable work in the field of social justice Read More
Kat Candler and Josh Wiggins Talk ‘Hellion’ Interview

Kat Candler and Josh Wiggins Talk ‘Hellion’

An expansion of Kat Candler’s 2012 short film of the same name, Hellion, starring Aaron Paul, Juliette Lewis, and newcomer Josh Wiggins, follows a family in Souteast Texas reeling from the loss of their mother. Wiggins plays 13-year-old Jacob, an unruly spirit with a passion for motocross and metal music who isn’t the healthiest influence on Read More
Brian Knappenberger Talks ‘The Internet’s Own Boy’ (Part 1) Interview

Brian Knappenberger Talks ‘The Internet’s Own Boy’ (Part 1)

Brian Knappenberger’s The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz follows the late tech activist’s journey from child programming prodigy to being labeled a felon by the U.S. government, a legal nightmare eventually led to him taking his own life at the age of 26. Aaron’s remarkable work in the field of social justice inspired Read More
Carl Deal and Tia Lessin Talk ‘Citizen Koch’ Interview

Carl Deal and Tia Lessin Talk ‘Citizen Koch’

Bewildered by the results of the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United ruling, which resulted in corporations and labor unions being allowed to spend as much money as they wanted to fund political endeavors, filmmakers Carl Deal and Tia Lessin set out to make sense of it all by making a film about it. Citizen Koch illuminates Read More
Frank Pavich Talks ‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’ Interview

Frank Pavich Talks ‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’

In anticipation of Jodorowsky’s Dune being released on Blu-ray and digital on July 8th, we spoke with director Frank Pavich about his gripping documentary, which explores the eponymous French-Cilean director’s doomed attempt to bring his adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic 1965 sci-fi novel to the big screen. In our chat, Pavich speaks about Jodorowsky’s natural magnetism, the bonus material we Read More