The filmmaker talks about her life-long interest in Indonesian culture and how it moved her to make this documentary on the sulfur miners of East Java. Friedlander's film screens Tuesday night as part of our ongoing Art of the Real series.
NYFF commemorates the passing of a cinema great with three offerings: his final film Night Across the Street, the film that was to be his next project Lines of Wellington (completed by his wife and editor Valeria Sarmiento), and his avant-garde work The Blind Owl.
The writer-director discusses his Latinbeat film, nature, non-professional actors and Dutch filmmaker Johan van der Keuken.
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.
Following a sneak preview of the latest from directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine), the duo sat down with actor Paul Dano and actress/screenwriter Zoe Kazan to discuss their creative process, influences, and the complexities of love.