Nashville Honeymoon is a San Francisco Bay area band founded by Hank Maninger and Lynne Maes. We talk to Maninger & Maes about their debut album It’s NashvilleHoneymoon Time and the various musical influences that informed their music. Maes wrote most of the lyrics in the album. They are accompanied by Kurt Ribak on bass and Les James on drums.
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We have a longer interview coming up with McGuigan on his new film Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool l starring Annette Bening and Jamie Bell. The film is based on a true love story between Oscar winner Gloria Grahame (she acted as Violet in Frank Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life) and Peter Turner.
Is filmmaker Richard Linklater a vivid, visual thinker? That was the question I asked him. He has some version of photographic memory shares Linklater. His mom thought something weird was going on and he got tested for it as a kid, but that visual thinking did not help him in school he says. It was not until he was in his early 20’s that he discovered films and that is when his visual thinking helped him as a filmmaker. It is a skill you should have as a filmmaker Linklater says.
Nashville Honeymoon is a San Francisco Bay area band founded by Hank Maninger and Lynne Maes. Here is a highlight from an upcoming interview with the band. In this clip they perform a couple of tracks – Cold Shoulder and Fancy Pants from their 2017 debut album It’s NashvilleHoneymoon Time. They are accompanied by Kurt Ribak on bass and Les James on drums.
What does a science writer do? We turned to Rina-Shaikh Lesko, who trained and worked as an epidemiologist and then switched gears and became a science writer. But, before becoming a science writer Shaikh-Lesko went back to school to study Science Communication from University of California Santa Cruz.
This interview is part of an upcoming longer interview with Shaikh-Lesko and is part of our Women in Science and Tech series.
Filmmaker Richard Linklater talks about the making of his new film The Last Flag Flying. The film is about 3 friends played by Steve Carell, Laurence Fishburne & Bryan Cranston and the impact of Vietnam and Iraq war on them. Is this a war film or a film about 3 middle-aged friends? What drew him to make this film that the Economist described as “muddled politics of war“? How is this Linklater’s kind of war film?
We also spoke about Linklater’s passion for making films and how the Soviet filmmaker Andre Tarkovsky influenced his filmmaking style.And, we also found out about Linklater’s family connection to the San Francisco Bay area.
The Last Flag Flying releases in the San Francisco Bay area on Nov 10, 2017.
If it is fall then it is time for 3rd i SF International South Asian Film Festival. The festival celebrates its 15th anniversary Nov 9-12 in San Francisco and Nov 18 in Palo Alto. The film festival spotlights South Asian filmmakers from around the world, including films from India’s dream factory – Bollywood.
This year’s opening film is Canadian filmmaker Arshad Khan’s Abu (Father). This is a poignant and heart breaking film that spotlights migration and growing up gay in Pakistan. “Migration is the hardest thing in the world,” says Khan in the film. And, then coming out to your family is even harder he adds.. The film ” is the story of Khan’s life and the challenges of growing up a gay man in a close-knit Muslim family writes Gayle MacDonald of Globe and Mail. Khan collaborated with well-known Canadian filmmaker Deepa Mehta to make his film.
The center piece of this year’s festival is a live multimedia performance by musician and composer Gingger Shankar. In Nari: The Unsung Story of the Women from India’s First Family of Music Shankar celebrates the life and work of her mother Viji Shankar and grandmother Lakshmi Shankar.The event is on 11th November at 3 pm in Castro.
The festival’s must-have Bollywood film is back this year with Om Shanti Om that celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. This is the debut film of Deepika Padukone, who is now a major Bollywood actress. The film’s over-the-top dance numbers will have you tapping your feet away.
And, if you have not seen director Amit V Masurkar’s Newton then this is your chance to catch this absorbing film. The film left me thinking the on what it takes to conduct free and fair elections in a remote village in India. Newton is India’s entry for the 2018 Oscars.
Besides these films there are features, shorts and documentaries like The Last Man In Dhaka Central, Random Acts of Legacy, Gurgaon and Shepherdess of the Glaciers.
On Nov 18 the film festival moves to Silicon Valley for a day where you can catch some wonderfully evocative films like Cinema Travellers that takes you into the analog world of 35 mm films and tent cinemas in Maharashtra. The other films screening in Palo Alto include The World of Goopi and Bagha, Bad Brown, Bride: 3 Desi Series and Dance Like A Man.
Visit 3rd i‘s website for information on tickets and the film festival line-up.
The Kamla Show is a media partner for the 3rd i SF International South Asian Film Festival.
Jane is based on over 100 hours of 16mm archival footage shot by Hugo van Lawick, Goodall’s first husband, for National Geographic. The film is a love story of Goodall and her utter devotion to her work on chimpanzees and conservation. We get a rare opportunity to see how Goodall’s fascination for animals and Africa began at a young age and how her mother nurtured and supported her interests and accompanied her to Africa on her first trip. We also get to see Goodall and van Lawick fall in love and start a family.
I caught with Morgen in San Francisco to talk about the making of Jane and why he chose Philip Glass to compose the music for the film. We also spoke on how de developed an interest in films and the role of mythology.
Jane is currently airing in theatres in the US.
Meet Emmy Award-winning director Pete Nicks, whose documentary The Force won him a directing award at the 2017 Sundance film festival. The Force takes you behind the scenes of the beleaguered Oakland Police Department that has been under federal monitoring for 10 years. It took over 2 years for Nicks to make this documentary, which is part of a trilogy on Oakland.
I sat down with Nicks to find out how the idea for the film came and how he made it. This is part-1 of our interview with Nicks.
Take a peek into the highlights of our filmmaker interviews with James Ivory, Mark Pellington, Amit Madheshiya, James Gray, Ritesh Batra and more. We talk to them about the making of their films, how they got started in films and who influenced them. Those are just a few questions, there is a lot more that we talk about.
Explore and discover more interviews from our filmmaker playlist.
These interviews were aired on TV in the US.