“Stanley Begged Us Never to Talk About Him”: On Making Barry Lyndon

Barry LyndonBarry Lyndon

15 years after his death at the age of 70, director Stanley Kubrick remains more than ever a figure of admiration, fascination, and curiosity – and the pleasure his work provides seems, at this point, to be as infinite as…  Read more


Bridging Ford and Antonioni with Jack Nicholson: Monte Hellman on The Shooting and Ride in the Whirlwind

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In July of 1964, director Monte Hellman and actor Jack Nicholson went to the Philippines to shoot two war movies back to back: Flight to Fury, which Nicholson also wrote, and Back Door to Hell. By June of 1965, Hellman and Nicholson…  Read more


Five Questions with Monsieur Le President Director Victoria Campbell

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World premiering tonight at DOC NYC is Monsieur Le President, the sophomore feature documentary from New York-based visual artist and filmmaker Victoria Campbell. In 2010, Campbell and a friend travelled to Haiti to volunteer after that country’s devastating earthquake. There…  Read more


Five Questions for Sex and Broadcasting Director Tim K. Smith

WFMU's Dave the Spazz in Sex and BroadcastingWFMU's Dave the Spazz in Sex and Broadcasting

The title Sex and Broadcasting may be a grabber, but I doubt any listener of WFMU — and, over the years, there have undoubtedly been millions — needs the hint of salaciousness to tune in to a documentary about the…  Read more