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Gary Graver and Welles’ World

May 21, 2015

‘Gary, this is Orson Welles. Get over to the Beverly Hills Hotel right away.’

The Past Isn’t Past: Arnaud Desplechin

May 18, 2015
MY GOLDEN DAYS

A conversation about suffering, American cinema, loneliness and MY GOLDEN DAYS.

Schooled by Orson Welles: Roberto Perpignani

May 5, 2015
THE TRIAL

Perpignani: ‘It was very rare that he was satisfied with the first cut.’

Quentin Dupieux’s REALITY

May 3, 2015
REALITY

‘Life is too short to be a professional.’

The Art of Filmmaking Revisited: Joshua Oppenheimer and THE LOOK OF SILENCE

May 1, 2015 | One Comment
THE LOOK OF SILENCE

‘We stopped looking at political problems as ‘political’ and we started seeing them as ‘moral.’ The consequences of that is a complete blindness to how the world really works.’

The Storied Path to THE ROYAL ROAD

April 26, 2015
THE ROYAL ROAD

Jenni Olson talks preservation, pining and the art of pretend in the making of her literary film essay.

IN COUNTRY: The Vietnam War, Re-enacted

April 10, 2015
IN COUNTRY

Directors Mike Attie and Meghan O’Hara: ‘It’s an investment in history. They’re trying to understand the soldiers that came before them.’

Role-play and Robert Greene

April 9, 2015
ACTRESS

‘The question is, if you can get that intimacy, what do you do with it?’

Growing the ‘Grim’ Trilogy: Hal Hartley

April 2, 2015
NED RIFLE

Hartley: ‘On the margins, things are always more interesting.’

Fact, Fiction and THE KIDNAPPING OF MICHEL HOUELLEBECQ

March 26, 2015
KIDNAPPING OF MICHEL HOULLEBEQC

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.’

Treasure Hunting with the Zellners

March 22, 2015
KUMIKO THE TREASURE HUNTER

‘Inspiration is everywhere. You just have to keep your eyes and your mind open.’

Animal Urges and Existential Hellholes: Joel Potrykus’ BUZZARD and Beyond

March 14, 2015 | One Comment
BUZZARD

Joel Potrykus takes an abiding interest in the depravity of American capitalism and its reflection in angry white young men.