Interviews - Directors


“I’m Actually Trying to Create a Film for Women”: Anna Biller on The Love Witch

Samantha Robinson in The Love WitchSamantha Robinson in The Love Witch

Over the last decade, Los Angeles-based film artist Anna Biller has eked out a small but fervid following; watching her films is like undergoing hypnosis by means of feng shui, wherein the viewer is lulled into a stilted, cheeky and…  Read more

By Jun 23, 2016

New Documentaries Use Animation to Bring Nonfiction Stories to Life

Life, AnimatedLife, Animated

In recent decades, some of the best documentary films — including Oscar-winners such as Bowling for Columbine and Searching for Sugar Man, and, more recently, festival favorites Point and Shoot and Meet the Patels — have have relied on animation to tell compelling nonfiction stories…  Read more

By Jun 23, 2016

The Full-Time Job of Survival: Martin Bell on Streetwise and TINY: The Life of Erin Blackwell


To revisit Martin Bell‘s landmark documentary Streetwise 32 years after its initial release is an experience that would at times seem to beggar an audience’s capacity for prejudice. Never was a community so commonly perceived as forlorn and despondent as…  Read more

By Jun 23, 2016

“Whether It Takes One Camera or 12”: TV Director Anthony Hemingway on Underground and The People v. O.J. Simpson

Alano Miller and Anthony Hemingway on the set of UndergroundAlano Miller and Anthony Hemingway on the set of Underground

Two of the best television series ever to tackle America’s endlessly complicated relationship with race premiered almost simultaneously in the first half of this year. First up was the FX series American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson, in…  Read more

By Jun 21, 2016

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