The Latinbeat regular spoke with FilmLinc Daily ahead of the North American premiere of his latest film, which opened the festival over the weekend. He talks about how the issue of class and poverty have evolved in Latin American storytelling and why La Paz was perfect for the big screen despite Argentina's current love affair with the stage.
Latinbeat newcomer Michael Wahrmann discusses Brazil's complicated relationship with its past and the rest of Latin America, using Super 8mm and his views on the perceived "death of film," and the recent protests he calls "hipster manifestations" in his home country.
Chilean-born filmmaker Sebastián Silva and actor Michael Cera came to Film Society for a truly hilarious free Summer Talk, chatting up guerilla filmmaking, tripping in the desert, and their latest collaboration Crystal Fairy.
Revisit our podcast interview with Nicolas Winding Refn from this year's Cannes Film Festival, then check out our free Summer Talk with him on Sunday, July 14 and sneak preview of Only God Forgives on Wednesday, July 17! The film opens at Film Society on July 19.
The latest from the Mexican-American genre master will kick off the Austin-based festival in September. The thriller stars Danny Trejo, Alexa Vega, Michell Rodriguez, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas and Mel Gibson