Interview with Dominga Sotomayor, “Thursday Till Sunday” image

Interview with Dominga Sotomayor, “Thursday Till Sunday”

The Chilean director discusses her intimate portrait of an unraveling family, the universality of adolescence, working in cramped quarters and her decision to shoot on film.

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Alysa Nahmias & Benjamin Murray on “Unfinished Spaces” image

Alysa Nahmias & Benjamin Murray on “Unfinished Spaces”

The directors of this documentary screening at Latinbeat discuss their unique collaboration and the connection between architecture and Cuba's cultural identity.

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Interview with Kenya Marquez, “Expiration Date” image

Interview with Kenya Marquez, “Expiration Date”

Latinbeat opens Friday with Kenya Marquez's impressive debut feature Expiration Date. Read our interview with the filmmaker about its balance between darkness and humor, shifting perspectives, and her inspiration for the project.

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Interview with Linda Goldstein Knowlton, “Somewhere Between” image

Interview with Linda Goldstein Knowlton, “Somewhere Between”

The filmmaker discusses finding subjects for her documentary about young girls adopted from China, the themes of identity and belonging, and the intimacy of the subject matter for her as an adoptive mother. Screens Thursday in Art of the Real with Q&A!

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Brian M. Cassidy & Melanie Shatzky on “Francine” image

Brian M. Cassidy & Melanie Shatzky on “Francine”

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.

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VIDEO: Q&A with Filmmakers and Stars of “Killer Joe” image

VIDEO: Q&A with Filmmakers and Stars of “Killer Joe”

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.

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Interview with Joshua Sanchez, “Four” image

Interview with Joshua Sanchez, “Four”

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.

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When a Composer’s Dream Met Opera Reality image

When a Composer’s Dream Met Opera Reality

Filmmakers Susan Froemke and Bob Eisenhardt discuss their new documentary Wagner's Dream, an unfettered behind-the-scenes look at Robert Lepage's ambitious and awe-inspiring staging of Wagner's Ring Cycle for the Metropolitan Opera.

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VIDEO: Q&A with Filmmakers and Stars of “Ruby Sparks” image

VIDEO: Q&A with Filmmakers and Stars of “Ruby Sparks”

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.

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Interview with Donnie Yen, “Dragon” image

Interview with Donnie Yen, “Dragon”

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!

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