The directors of tonight's Indie Night film, which features a powerhouse performance by Oscar winner Melissa Leo, discuss how she became attached to the project, the transition from documentary to narrative filmmaking, and the themes of loneliness and hope.
Not only a filmmaker, but a novelist, poet and photographer as well, this visionary experimental artist combined various forms of expression into what is now known as the film essay.
Following a Film Comment Selects screening of the latest from legendary director William Friedkin, the filmmaker sat down with screenwriter Tracy Letts and stars Matthew McConaughey and Gina Gershon to discuss their process, making it in the industry, and the film's dark material.
The director of the Opening Night film of this year's NewFest spoke with us about his hope for his debut feature, adapting Christopher Shinn's play, the emotional complexities that drive his characters and the lasting effects of dysfunctional family dynamics.
At around 11pm on Friday the 13th I had a moment of self-doubt. I was about 15 hours into Christian Marclay’s The Clock and had just realized, with a start, that I had nine hours left to go. I shifted in my seat nervously, took a bite out of a smuggled-in baguette, and settled in for a long night.
From the Oscar-winning The French Connection to Rules of Engagement, writer-director William Friedkin explores the effects of anger, fear and trust (or lack thereof) in his male-fronted narratives.