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Nikolaus Geyrhalter Interview (Homo Sapiens)

Austrian documentary filmmaker Nikolaus Geyrhalter discusses his latest film, Homo Sapiens (2016), a fictional documentary that depicts the empty spaces of our world after humans are gone. These real spaces are linked in static shots that are grouped thematically, as sound and subtle movement texture these decaying and calmly depeopled totems to civilization.

Matías Piñeiro Interview (Hermia & Helena)

The Argentine filmmaker discusses his latest film, Hermia & Helena (2014), based somewhat on William Shakespeare’s play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It follows an artist travelling from Buenos Aires to New York City for a fellowship for her work translating the Shakespeare play into Spanish. We discuss the formal drive behind the film, experimentation, and his upcoming collaboration with Lois Patiño.

Frederick Wiseman Interview (At Berkeley)

Frederick Wiseman is a legendary documentary filmmaker, whose films of the last fifty years generally investigate a single institution each and include Titicut Follies, Hospital, Primate, Public Housing, and La danse. He would go on to make National Gallery and In Jackson Heights. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to talk to Mr. Wiseman… Continue reading Frederick Wiseman Interview (At Berkeley)

Stephanie Spray & Pacho Velez Interview (Manakamana)

Manakamana is the first feature collaboration between Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez, where they placed a fixed 16mm camera in a cable-car that takes passengers to and from the Manakamana Temple in Nepal. Born out of Harvard’s Sensory Ethnography Laboratory (Leviathan, Sweetgrass), the eleven portraits in the film are at once a look at the… Continue reading Stephanie Spray & Pacho Velez Interview (Manakamana)

The Ross Brothers (The River)

Bill and Turner Ross are documentary filmmakers who intriguingly blur the line between standard conventions of documentary and narrative feature techniques. Their first feature, 45365, won the Best Documentary Prize at SXSW and was followed by the New Orleans set film, Tchoupitoulas. The space between their hometown of Sidney, Ohio (45365) and New Orleans (Tchoupitoulas) was… Continue reading The Ross Brothers (The River)