Interview

Interview: Haifaa Al-Mansour of Wadjda Interview

Interview: Haifaa Al-Mansour of Wadjda

Haifaa Al-Mansour’s new film, Wadjda, is the first movie in history to be filmed entirely in Saudi Arabia, and it’s doubly amazing that the film is helmed by a woman in a country that’s segregated women from men for years in many ways. The film is about a feisty little girl (Waad Mohammed) that refuses Read More
Interview: Ninetto Davoli Interview

Interview: Ninetto Davoli

This past weekend in San Francisco, the U.S. tour of the Pier Paolo Pasolini Film Series, a collection of all of the director’s films restored gorgeously on 35mm prints, moved, shocked, and rattled the Bay Area community just as the films did some 45 years ago. Pasolini is considered by some to be one of Read More
Interview: Mike Flanagan of Oculus Interview

Interview: Mike Flanagan of Oculus

Last Sunday TIFF’s Midnight Madness program unveiled the world premiere of Oculus. Mike Flanagan, whose last film Absentia was a great understated horror film, finds himself working with a bigger budget and cast this time around, including Doctor Who’s Karen Gillan and Battlestar Galactica’s Katee Sackhoff. The story, much like Absentia, deals with an ancient Read More
Interview: David Fitzgerald, Founder of the Atheist Film Festival Interview

Interview: David Fitzgerald, Founder of the Atheist Film Festival

The Atheist Film Festival, a one-day San Francisco event now in its fifth year, is hitting the Bay Area again this Saturday, September 14th at the Roxie Theater with an all-day lineup of films designed to celebrate and explore Atheism through the language of cinema. Festival co-founder and director David Fitzgerald, author of two books Read More
Interview: Jacob Vaughan of Bad Milo! Interview

Interview: Jacob Vaughan of Bad Milo!

Seeing that WTI favorites Jay and Mark Duplass are executive producers on Bad Milo! might make people think they’re in for something similar to their small-scale dramas, but they’d be dead wrong. Bad Milo!, the writing and directing debut of Jacob Vaughan, focuses on a man (Ken Marino) who has a small monster living inside Read More
Interview: Eugenio Derbez of Instructions Not Included Interview

Interview: Eugenio Derbez of Instructions Not Included

Hailing from Mexico City, Eugenio Derbez is one of the most prominent and beloved figures in Mexican television and cinema today, and one of the most recognizable actors to Spanish-speaking Americans. He’s in the process of crossing over and showing English speaking audiences what he can do as an entertainer. Instructions Not Included, his directorial Read More
Interview: Destin Cretton and Brie Larson of Short Term 12 Interview

Interview: Destin Cretton and Brie Larson of Short Term 12

Director Destin Cretton (I Am Not a Hipster) and Brie Larson (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, The United States of Tara) sat down with us in San Francisco to chat about their new, festival-darling film Short Term 12. The movie follows Larson and her fellow staff members at a foster care facility as they give Read More
Interview: Morgan Spurlock of One Direction: This is Us Interview

Interview: Morgan Spurlock of One Direction: This is Us

From the imminently popular indie fast-food-horror documentary Super Size Me to more recent docs like Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope, an exploration of the fanaticism behind the San Diego comic book convention, and Mansome, a film that asks what it means to be “manly” in the modern age, documentarian Morgan Spurlock has always gravitated Read More
Interview: Atiq Rahimi of The Patience Stone Interview

Interview: Atiq Rahimi of The Patience Stone

French by way of Afghanistan filmmaker and novelist Atiq Rahimi’s new film, The Patience Stone, is an adaptation of his award-winning novel, Syngue Sabour. About a woman (Golshifteh Farahani) in Afghanistan who’s lost everything and is burdened with watching over her comatose husband, the story is framed and inspired by an old Persian folktale. Back Read More