Filmmaker Interviews

Festival Updates My Premiere: THE GREATEST

Article: Festival Updates My Premiere: THE GREATEST

Writer/director Shana Feste’s THE GREATEST, a film participating in the 2009 Sundance Film Festival starring Susan Sarandon and Pierce Brosnan.

Festival Updates Interview: Anne Heche, Ashton Kutcher, Margarita Levieva

Article: Festival Updates Interview: Anne Heche, Ashton Kutcher, Margarita Levieva

Faith Salie interviews SPREAD cast Anne Heche, Ashton Kutcher, and Margarita Levieva in the Sundance Channel Studio. Presented by Honda, The Power of Dreams.

The Revolution is Being Televised, But When Will it be Streamed?

Article: The Revolution is Being Televised, But When Will it be Streamed?

Steven Soderbergh doesn’t care where people see his films—big screen, small screen—just as long as people have a chance to see (and, presumably, pay for) them. To that end, he has struck a deal with IFC Films, the distributor of his two-part biopic CHE, to release the film via video-on-demand. “We’re kind of blocked out…

Festival Updates Interview: AMREEKA

Article: Festival Updates Interview: AMREEKA

Faith Salie interviews AMREEKA director Cherien Dabis and cast members Nisreen Faour, Melkar Muallem, and Alia Shawkat. Presented by Honda, The Power of Dreams. AMREEKA DIRECTOR/ SCREENWRITER: Cherien Dabis U.S.A./Canada/Kuwait, 2009, 96 min., color English and Arabic with English subtitles Director Cherien Dabis’s auspicious debut feature, AMREEKA, is a warm and lighthearted film about one…

Meet Jay Dipietro director of PETER AND VANDY

Article: Meet Jay Dipietro director of PETER AND VANDY

Meet Jay Dipietro director of PETER AND VANDY, an official selection in the Dramatic Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Meet Dana Perry director of BOY INTERRUPTED

Article: Meet Dana Perry director of BOY INTERRUPTED

Meet Dana Perry director of BOY INTERRUPTED, an official selection in the Documentary Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Festival Updates Interview: SPRING BREAKDOWN

Article: Festival Updates Interview: SPRING BREAKDOWN

Faith Salie interviews SPRING BREAKDOWN director Ryan Shiraki and stars Amy Poehler, Parker Posey, Rachel Dratch, Missy Pyle, and Jane Lynch in the Sundance Channel Studio. Presented by Honda, The Power of Dreams. SPRING BREAKDOWN DIRECTOR: Ryan Shiraki SCREENWRITERS: Ryan Shiraki, Rachel Dratch U.S.A., 2008, 84 min., color For Judi, Gayle, and Becky, tragically unhip…

Festival Updates Interview : LYMELIFE

Article: Festival Updates Interview : LYMELIFE

Faith Salie interviews LYMELIFE director Derick Martini and cast members Jill Hennessy, Emma Roberts, and writer Steven Martini. LYMELIFE DIRECTOR: Derick Martini SCREENWRITERS: Derick Martini, Steven Martini U.S.A., 2008, 93 min., color Scott Bartlett (Rory Culkin) is a typical 15-year-old boy growing up in late-1970s Long Island. His suburban existence is primarily marked by a…

Meet Michel Orion Scott director of OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY

Article: Meet Michel Orion Scott director of OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY

Meet Michel Orion Scott director of OVER THE HILLS AND FAR AWAY, an official selection in the Documentary Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Meet Emily & Sarah Kunstler directors of WILLIAM KUNSTLER: DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE

Article: Meet Emily & Sarah Kunstler directors of WILLIAM KUNSTLER: DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE

Meet Emily & Sarah Kunstler directors of WILLIAM KUNSTLER: DISTURBING THE UNIVERSE, an official selection in the Documentary Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Festival Updates Interview : WHY WE LAUGH

Article: Festival Updates Interview : WHY WE LAUGH

Faith Salie interviews WHY WE LAUGH director Robert Townsend and executive producer Jeff Clanagan in the Sundance Channel Studio. Presented by Honda, The Power of Dreams.

Festival Updates – Interview: ART AND COPY director Doug Pray

Article: Festival Updates – Interview: ART AND COPY director Doug Pray

Faith Salie interviews ART AND COPY director Doug Pray with legendary ad man George Lois in the Sundance Channel Studio. Presented by Honda, The Power of Dreams.

Festival Updates – My Premiere: Humpday

Article: Festival Updates – My Premiere: Humpday

Writer/Director Lynn Shelton’s film HUMPDAY, a film participating in the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Meet Greg Barker director of SERGIO

Article: Meet Greg Barker director of SERGIO

Meet Greg Barker director of SERGIO, an official selection in the Documentary Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. SERGIO DIRECTOR: Greg Barker U.S.A., 2008, 94 min., color Based on the biography Chasing the Flame by Samantha Power, Sergio is the story of the United Nation’s go-to guy. A cross between James Bond and Bobby…

Meet Natalia Almada director of EL GENERAL

Article: Meet Natalia Almada director of EL GENERAL

Meet Natalia Almada director of EL GENERAL, an official selection in the Documentary Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Festival Updates My Premiere: MARY AND MAX

Article: Festival Updates My Premiere: MARY AND MAX

Follow director Adam Elliot’s film MARY AND MAX to the opening night of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Watch the video after the jump…

Festival Updates: AFGHAN STAR

Article: Festival Updates: AFGHAN STAR

Faith Salie interviews AFGHAN STAR director Havana Marking and host of ‘Pop Idol’ in Afghanistan Daoud Seddiqi. INTERVIEW is presented by Honda, the Power of Dreams.

Real Madmen Make Even Reagan Look Good

Article: Real Madmen Make Even Reagan Look Good

ART & COPY is a slick documentary about the genuis ad men and women who created such iconic campaigns as “Got Milk?”, “Think Different” (Apple), and Nike’s “Just Do It.” “Sundance gets a lot of grief about getting too commercial and selling out,” director Doug Pray said in introducing the film. “I just want to warn you guys–there’s ads in my movie.”

Meet John Requa & Glenn Ficarra directors of I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS

Article: Meet John Requa & Glenn Ficarra directors of I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS

Meet John Requa & Glenn Ficarra directors of I LOVE YOU PHILLIP MORRIS, an official selection in the Premiers Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Meet Pamela Yates director of THE RECKONING

Article: Meet Pamela Yates director of THE RECKONING

Meet Pamela Yates, director of THE RECKONING, an official selection in the Documentary Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. THE RECKONING DIRECTOR: Pamela Yates U.S.A., 2009, 100 min., color Spanish/French/Swahili/ Acholi/Lingalla with English subtitles Late in the twentieth century, in response to horrific atrocities igniting increasingly around the world, more than 60 countries united…

Menstrual Humor from the Stars of SPRING BREAKDOWN

Article: Menstrual Humor from the Stars of SPRING BREAKDOWN

Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch and Parker Posey at the Sundance Channel Studio Saturday Night Live’s Amy Poehler and Rachel Dratch, director Ryan Shiraki, Parker Posey, Jane Lynch and Missi Pyle squeezed onto the Sundance Channel studio’s couch this afternoon, ostensibly to discuss their movie SPRING BREAKDOWN, but instead it became a game of comedic one-upmanship.…

Meet Louie Psihoyos director of THE COVE

Article: Meet Louie Psihoyos director of THE COVE

Meet Louie Psihoyos director of THE COVE, an official selection in the Documentary Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Meet Cary Joji Fukunaga director of SIN NOMBRE

Article: Meet Cary Joji Fukunaga director of SIN NOMBRE

Meet Cary Joji Fukunaga director of SIN NOMBRE, an official selection in the Dramatic Competition at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. SIN NOMBRE DIRECTOR/ SCREENWRITER: Cary Joji Fukunaga U.S.A./Mexico, 2008, 96 min., color Spanish with English subtitles It’s almost impossible to believe that SIN NOMBRE is Cary Joji Fukunaga’s feature debut; its storytelling is so…