Interviews - Directors


“Talking About It is One Thing, Making a Movie About It is Something Else”: Abel Ferrara and Nicola Nicolaou Share Old-School NYC Movie Memories

The Projectionist

Arriving back in New York, a city with which he is synonymous, Abel Ferrara has been popping up everywhere the past few weeks: from the Tribeca Film Festival, where his documentary The Projectionist had its world premiere, to the Museum…  Read more

By May 18, 2019

“That’s What Public Art is All About…Everyone is Invited”: Andrey M Paounov on his Christo doc Walking on Water

Walking on Water

Andrey M Paounov’s Walking on Water centers on the legendary environmental artist Christo and the realization of his most recent project (his second since the 2009 death of his beloved partner in life and art Jeanne-Claude). 2016’s The Floating Piers…  Read more

By May 17, 2019

“Everything We Could Embrace about Motherhood Happened Through the Making of this Movie”: Director Ash Mayfair on Her Vietnam-Set Debut, The Third Wife

The Third Wife

The Third Wife marks the ambitious debut of Vietnamese director Ash Mayfair, who gained her MFA from NYU. Set in the late 19th century, her film tracks the fortunes of 14-year-old Mây (Nguyễn Phương Trà My), who is selected as…  Read more

By May 17, 2019

“Shows of Women Who Eat Bananas Seductively are Banned”: Shengze Zhu on Present.Perfect


Before authorities cracked down in June, 2017, over 400 million customers watched live streaming in China, primarily on three internet sites:;; and (According to Variety, closed in March, 2019.) Live streaming in China resembles amateur YouTube…  Read more

By May 17, 2019

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