Posts filed under "Interviews"

Writer/Director Jane Weinstock (The Moment)

Posted by Lesley Coffin July 4, 2014 0 Comment 3481 views

Lesley Coffin sits down with director Jane Weinstock to talk about The Moment.

Interview with Mark Ehrenkranz of The New York Film Critics Series

Posted by Lesley Coffin November 4, 2013 0 Comment 3119 views

After 25 years, The New York Film Critics Series is becoming a national event, thanks to the wonders of technology. 50 theaters in a variety of markets will be able to connect via internet with host Peter Travers and series guests which include cast, filmmakers, and industry insiders.  Although the first film screening will use Twitter […]

Interview with Jeff Wright of the Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival

Posted by Brandy Dean November 4, 2013 2 Comments 3692 views

The 2013 edition of the Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival “Changing Perspectives” launches in Toronto on November 11, 2013. Focusing on discussion of mental health and addiction issue, this annual signature event produced by Workman Arts is now in its 10th year. This year’s festival, the largest of its kind, is helmed by new program manager […]

A Conversation with Nicolas Philibert

Posted by John Munshour September 17, 2013 0 Comment 3387 views

For someone who describes himself as shy, documentary filmmaker Nicolas Philibert is anything but reserved when it comes to talking about his work. When discussing it, he takes on a quality similar to his films, the rhythmic, thoughtful restlessness of an enthusiast. “I really like to improvise, it’s true,” he says of his style. “I […]

TIFF13 Interview: Edgar Reitz and Home from Home: Chronicle of a Vision

Posted by Brandy Dean September 12, 2013 0 Comment 4156 views

Where is a filmmaker to go after completing a sweeping, 32 episode (a combined 52 plus hours) feature film about life in Germany between 1919 and 2000? I’m speaking of course about the incomparable Edgar Reitz and his epic Heimat, and it turns out Reitz has the answer – you go further back. And thus TIFF13 […]

Under the Bed: Q&A with director Steven C. Miller

Posted by Claire Dunderman August 11, 2013 0 Comment 9880 views

Who knew that scaring could be so much fun? Steven C. Miller was able to talk to Pretty Clever Films about the enthralling and fun atmosphere behind the gory and gruesome Under the Bed. Pretty Clever Films: What was the inspiration for Under the Bed? Steven C. Miller: I always really liked things like The Goonies and Gremlins, and the […]

Interview with Silvio Soldini, Director of For Other Eyes and Come Undone

Posted by Beatriz Jereza July 5, 2013 0 Comment 6010 views

Only a minute into a conversation with Silvio Soldini and you’ll find yourself in awe at the depths of his thoughtfulness of the world around us. Soldini is proof that we can all find inspiration anywhere, even from the seemingly mundane routines of everyday life. The Italian film director will be premiering his documentary film, […]

Interview with Kathy Leichter, Director of Here One Day

Posted by Brandy Dean May 14, 2013 1 Comment 6764 views

After Nina Leichter committed suicide her daughter Kathy moved back into her childhood home to maintain a connection to her lost mother. In 2004, after her success as a documentary filmmaker and an advocate for media activism, Kathy found the courage to examine her own deeply personal story with the same probing, critical attention she […]

Hot Docs 2013: Interview with Aleksi Salmenperä, Director of Alcan Highway

Posted by Brandy Dean May 5, 2013 0 Comment 6984 views

Alcan Highway from director Alexsi Salmenperä, a story of one man’s absurd but romantic dream to buy a vintage truck and build a home on it, is one of my personal stand-outs from the Hot Docs 2013 programme. So it was with great excitement that I sat down with Salmenperä to talk about his charming hero and the […]

Hot Docs 2013: Interview with Amit Virmani, Director of Menstrual Man

Posted by Brandy Dean May 5, 2013 0 Comment 6855 views

Okay, the title of this doc makes people giggle. But after watching the story of Arunachalam Muruganantham from director Amit Virmani, the title makes perfect sense. In his quest to produce low cost sanitary pads, made by and for rural women, Muruganantham encountered more than giggles, and yet he triumphed. I sat down with Virmani to talk about […]

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