Director Interviews


Wizard Mode Filmmakers on Why They Went the Digital Distribution Route

Wizard ModeWizard Mode

Directed by Salazar Film (Nathan Drillot and Jeff Petry), the documentary Wizard Mode relates the story of Robert Gagno, a young man with autism who is one of the world’s highest ranking pinball players. Wizard Mode tracks Robert’s rise on the international pinball circuit and his…  Read more

By Oct 21, 2016

“I Felt Freer on This Film Than I Ever Had Before”: Writer/Director Alison Maclean on Her Acting Drama, The Rehearsal

Alison Maclean. (Photo: Matthew Klitscher.)Alison Maclean. (Photo: Matthew Klitscher.)

Drama teachers will command their students to roll around studio floors in all black outfits to loosen their bodies. Training for an emerging actor is often technical, involving a long and difficult process of deconstructing what it is to be…  Read more

By Oct 19, 2016

Watch: Jim Jarmusch on Cinema and His Influences

Jim Jarmusch c/o Film Society of Lincoln CenterJim Jarmusch c/o Film Society of Lincoln Center

Director Jim Jarmusch sat down with New York Film Festival Director Kent Jones for this year’s On Cinema master class, to discuss some of his favorite films and directors, including Samuel Fuller, Abbas Kiarostami, Aki Kaurismäki, Robert Wise, Nicholas Ray, and others. You…  Read more

By Oct 14, 2016

Kelly Reichardt on Shooting Certain Women on 16mm, the Ugliness of the Day, and Making the Space Tell the Story

Michelle Williams in Certain Women (Photo by Nicole Rivelli/Courtesy of IFC Films)Michelle Williams in Certain Women (Photo by Nicole Rivelli/Courtesy of IFC Films)

In the more than two decades since her stunning debut film River of Grass premiered at Sundance in 1994, Kelly Reichardt has managed to carve out a unique niche for herself in the independent film world. Her distinctive and uncompromising body of work…  Read more

By Oct 14, 2016

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