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.
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.
Martial arts film star and action-director Donnie Yen talks about his influences, working with Jimmy Wang Yu, why he has made so many period films and his latest on-screen role in Peter Chan's Dragon, which screens tonight in the New York Asian Film Festival!
The Belgian director discusses his latest film, which challenges the mainstream media's depiction of rural Africa and the AIDs epidemic, its reception in Ethiopia, and the challenges of making an intimate documentary. Little Heaven screens June 25 – 27 in the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.
The award-winning Kiwi documentarian discusses justice in Cambodia, religion, photography and the emotional toils of making her new film, which screens this week in the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.
Director Daniele Vicari talks about student activism, violence in cinema, and the international scope of the human rights violations that occurred at the Diaz school in Genoa during the 2001 G8 summit.