"If I wasn't an artist generally I'd be a linguist, I'm obsessed with being able to understand everyone."
"It was clear the situation was going to explode. I was moving around from place to place shouting in Hebrew 'Don’t shoot! There are Israelis!' and luckily no one was shot."
The Film Society Program Director and ND/NF Selection Committee Member takes us behind the scenes in a candid chat about New Directors/New Films 2012, his approach to working collaboratively, and the benefits of staying small.
"I think the entire process is the greatest thing in the world. I hope I get to make more movies and I hope I don't lose that feeling."
"I would describe The Room in five words: doll, love reverie, sex and pain."
What would you be doing if you weren't making films? "Maybe a painter or a writer, probably unemployed."
Our celebration of Rialto Pictures' 15th anniversary of restoring cinematic masterpieces from the likes of Godard, Fellini, and Buñuel kicks off tonight with Alberto Lattuada's dark comedy "Mafioso" (1962). Buy tickets online and win great prizes like a 10-disc box set of Rialto films from Criterion!
"The main rule is: making the movie is a “work in progress” till the last day — never stop digging to find the most valuable form or truth."
"I discovered that I really really want to become a father!"