Interviews - Directors


Embracing the Sublime and the Idiotic: 5 Questions with the Filmmakers of “Friends with Benefits”

Fort BuchananFort Buchanan

When it comes to both geography and genre, the loose collective of American filmmakers made up of Gabriel Abrantes, Alexander Carver, Benjamin Crotty, and Daniel Schmidt favor radical destabilization. Their films are hard to categorize. They’re set in an array…  Read more

By Feb 5, 2016

Five Questions for Newtown Director Kim A. Snyder


Kim A. Snyder’s Newtown examines the current spate of gun violence by presenting the families who have been most affected by it. Three years removed from the horrific school shooting at Newtown Elementary School that took twenty-six casualties in Connecticut, Snyder’s film…  Read more

By Feb 2, 2016

Five Questions for How to Tell You’re a Douchebag Writer/Director Tahir Jetter

How to Tell You're a DouchebagHow to Tell You're a Douchebag

Having made his Sundance debut with the short film Close. in 2011, filmmaker Tahir Jetter returned with his debut feature, How To Tell You’re A Douchebag — a film that, as he discusses below, he wasn’t sure would bring him back to Park City.…  Read more

By Feb 2, 2016

Five Questions for Jim: The James Foley Story Director Brian Oakes

Jim: The James Foley StoryJim: The James Foley Story

Developing a documentary about the murder of an innocent photojournalist at the hands of ISIS would be an emotional experience for any first-time feature filmmaker. Now imagine that the slain journalist in question, Jim Foley, is someone you’ve been friends…  Read more

By Feb 2, 2016

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