Issue 13: Paul Schrader, Barbara Hammer, Margarethe von Trotta, Matt Johnson & Matthew Miller (The Dirties)

We are finally able to announce our jam-packed 13th issue! It’s another all interview issue, kicking off with the last of our Toronto International Film Festival conversations: a discussion with New German Cinema legend Margarethe von Trotta about her latest film, Hannah Arendt.

Continuing on the path of significant women directors, we were thrilled to talk to pioneering experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer about her films, performance pieces and autobiographical book, Hammer! Making Movies Out of Sex and Life.

On the other end of the spectrum, we’re very excited for the first feature from Canadian director Matt Johnson: The Dirties. The film has won major prizes at Slamdance and the Sarasota Film Festival, while also acquiring distribution from Phase 4 Films. We had a really fun and candid conversation with Matt and the film’s producer, Matthew Miller, discussing faux documentaries, the Canadian film industry and Johnson’s pioneering web series, Nirvana, the Band: The Show.

Finally, we were extremely fortunate to be able to invite legendary American writer and director, Paul Schrader, to come to Toronto, discuss his work, and present a clip of his new film, The Canyons, for our Live Directors Series. We were able to talk to him about his entire career, hearing classic stories and gaining insight into the much anticipated Canyons.