Jenni Olson talks preservation, pining and the art of pretend in the making of her literary film essay.
Directors Mike Attie and Meghan O’Hara: ‘It’s an investment in history. They’re trying to understand the soldiers that came before them.’
‘The question is, if you can get that intimacy, what do you do with it?’
Hartley: ‘On the margins, things are always more interesting.’
Guillaume Nicloux: ‘What I wanted to do here is show that Michel is not a provocateur. On the other hand, he’s someone who speaks his mind.’
‘Inspiration is everywhere. You just have to keep your eyes and your mind open.’
Joel Potrykus takes an abiding interest in the depravity of American capitalism and its reflection in angry white young men.
As the Ross Brothers’ WESTERN heads to SXSW, the filmmakers talk about filming two fractured communities on the Texas-Mexican border.
Teicher: ‘I tried as much as I could to have the film be a window.’
‘I love comedy. Even when I’m watching a serious drama where terrible things are happening, I can still see the funny part because I believe there is always a funny part.’
Remembering Albert Maysles (1926-2015): ‘Closeness with humanity is lacking in so much of the media. Love—true love—is almost not there at all.’
‘I don’t want to be a cynic. I want to be a skeptic. And there is a vast difference.’