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… Continue reading Issue 13 (Paul Schrader, Margarethe von Trotta, Barbara Hammer and Matt Johnson & Matthew Miller [THE DIRTIES] Now Available!
Athina Rachel Tsangari is a Greek filmmaker, visual artist and producer. She has produced fellow Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos’ films, including Alps and Dogtooth, among others through her production company HAOS films. As a filmmaker she considers herself to be nomadic – a quality that her first feature, The Slow Business of Going, explores in both its story… Continue reading Athina Rachel Tsangari Interview (The Capsule)
We were thrilled to be able to invite and host Whit Stillman in Toronto – a city with an understandable love for his films, though one that has perhaps become too closely tied to the Festival and its sometimes cold and/or obligatory press reception. Whit was as friendly, accessible and honest as his characters, acutely… Continue reading Recap: Whit Stillman – The Seventh Art Live Directors Series
Our sort-of Halloween issue is now available! Issue 8 features interviews with Ben Wheatley, director of the cult hit KILL LIST and the upcoming SIGHTSEERS. We also have an interview with Rodney Ascher & Tim Kirk, the team behind the Shining-centric documentary, ROOM 237. This month’s profile features Rachel Grady, who co-directed DETROPIA (as well… Continue reading Issue 8 (Ben Wheatley [KILL LIST, SIGHTSEERS], Rodney Ascher [ROOM 237], and more..) now available!
Issue 7’s profile is on Canadian filmmaker and cinematographer, Stéphanie Weber-Biron. Stéphanie Weber-Biron is a director and cinematographer, whose work has spanned feature films, animated shorts, music videos and documentaries. As a cinematographer she has collaborated twice with director Xavier Dolan (J’ai tué ma mère and Heartbeats), helped chronicle Montreal’s punk history in the documentary… Continue reading Montreal’s Stéphanie Weber-Biron Profile
The second section of Issue 7 is an in-depth interview with Mia Hansen-Løve (All Is Forgiven, The Father of My Children and Goodbye First Love). Mia Hansen-Løve is a French filmmaker whose films have drawn attention for their engagement with the history of French cinema, their bifurcated structures, and the recurring theme of fathers and… Continue reading Mia Hansen-Løve Interview (Goodbye First Love)
Our seventh issue is now available. We have two feature interviews this month: French filmmaker MIA HANSEN-LØVE (Goodbye First Love, Father of My Children, All Is Forgiven) and Portuguese filmmaker MIGUEL GOMES (Tabu, Our Beloved Month of August, The Face You Deserve). Both interviews are around 50 minutes in length and crossover in the sense… Continue reading Issue 7 (Mia Hansen-Løve, Miguel Gomes, Stéphanie Weber-Biron, Tree of Life) Is Now Available
We are hosting coverage of TIFF ’12 out of a beautiful and very accommodating gallery space (Onsite [at] OCAD U) around the corner from the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto. Our unofficial coverage is modelled after our monthly video magazine, featuring in-depth, long-form interviews with international auteurs whose work spans a variety of genres and… Continue reading The Seventh Art at The Toronto International Film Festival
Section 4 of Issue #6 is an in-depth interview with director Nicolás Pereda. Nicolás Pereda is a Mexican-Canadian filmmaker whose films have been taken up as a talking point by a number critics on subjects as varied as contemporary Mexican cinema, contemporary contemplative cinema and the nebulous distinction of the documentary film. Beginning with his… Continue reading Nicolás Pereda Interview
The latest issue of The Seventh Art features a brief conversation with photographer and documentary filmmaker, Lauren Greenfield. Greenfield’s latest film, The Queen of Versailles, has been generating headlines lately, both for its theatrical success, as well as David Siegel recently filing suit against the filmmaker for what he deems an inaccurate portrayal of himself… Continue reading Lauren Greenfield (THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES) Interview
Our fifth issue is now available. Our feature interview this month is with filmmaker JOE SWANBERG (Nights and Weekends, Hannah Takes The Stairs). The 92-minute interview is incredibly candid and covers his filmmaking philosophies, the role of technology on-screen in his films, his thoughts on cinema culture, and his relationship with Greta Gerwig. This month’s… Continue reading Issue 5 is now available: Joe Swanberg, Lauren Greenfield, THE GODFATHER PART III, Pedro Costa’s OSSOS
PETER BOGDANOVICH is a legendary filmmaker whose career began in a similar fashion to our own project: interviewing filmmakers in a thorough yet conversational manner. His relationships with Ford and Welles, among others, have yielded indispensable books investigating these auteurs’ films. His own filmography is just as expansive and intricate, including richly woven odes to… Continue reading Peter Bogdanovich Interview