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The Week in Interviews 4/28/15

Sometimes I do an interview for a film that will be opening almost immediately, sometimes it’s for a film that won’t be in released for several weeks or even months. … Continue reading

April 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Nick Broomfield Tells TALES OF THE GRIM SLEEPER

Nick Broomfield makes documentaries that seek the truth and report it without fear or favor to anyone. There is no better example of what he does, and why it makes … Continue reading

April 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

THE GREEN PRINCE — Nadav Schirman, Mossab Hassan Yousef, and Gonen Ben Yitzak Interview

When THE GREEN PRINCE made its west coast debut at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival on July 24, 2014, no one in the audience knew that the subjects of … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

THE INTERNET’S OWN BOY: THE STORY OF AARON SWARTZ

Filmmaker Brian Knappenberger knew within a week of Aaron Swartz’s suicide that he would make THE INTERNET’S OWN BOY: THE STORY OF AARON SWARTZ, a film about this remarkable young … Continue reading

August 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

AND SO IT GOES with Rob Reiner

I’ll admit it. There was something terrific about making Rob Reiner laugh. This is a man who grew up with Carl Reiner as his father, and Mel Brooks, one of … Continue reading

July 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

CITIZEN KOCH — Carl Deal and Tia Lessin Interview

CITIZEN KOCH is a documentary with a backstory as compelling as the one on which it sheds light. Filmmakers Carl Deal and Tia Lessin discovered first-hand the power of behind-the-scenes … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rob Reiner Makes THE CASE AGAINST 8

When I spoke with renowned filmmaker Rob Reiner (A FEW GOOD MEN, THIS IS SPINAL TAP, WHEN HARRY MET SALLY) on June 20. 2014, it was the morning after his … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

BREASTMILK — Dana Ben-Ari Interview

Dana Ben-Ari didn’t want to make her film an abstraction of the issues surrounding breast-feeding in our culture. Sure, she includes a few expert talking heads (Fiona Giles, Jack Newman, … Continue reading

June 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

GORE VIDAL: THE UNITED STATES OF AMNESIA — Nicholas Wrathall Interview

I spoke with Nicholas Wrathall on June 26, 2013, the day that the Supreme Court overturned DOMA and Proposition 8, paving the way for same-sex couples to be legally married. … Continue reading

May 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

DOCUMENTED: A FILM BY AN UNDOCUMENTED AMERICAN — Jose Antonio Vargas Interview

For Jose Antonio Vargas, watching footage from DOCUMENTED: A FILM BY AN UNDOCUMENTED AMERICAN with the sound off was a revelation. This undocumented, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist had always prided himself on his … Continue reading

May 16, 2014 · Leave a comment