an interview with the directors of Little Miss Sunshine, Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, as they speak about their second feature film, Ruby Sparks. The program will also feature an interview with the star of the film, actor Paul Dano. Ruby Sparks was released by Fox Searchlight on July 25th. Hosted by Chaim Lazaros.
An interview with director Kirby Dick and producer Amy Ziering about their new documentary, The Invisible War, a powerful and disturbing exposé of the rape epidemic in the US miliary. This film won multiple awards and helped to push for concrete policy changes in the deeply flawed prosecution system of the US military. Hosted by Xueli Wang.
Tracy Bashkoff and Megan Fontanella (Re: the Great Upheaval at the Guggenheim), hosted by Xueli Wang
Interview with Guggenheim curators Tracy Bashkoff and Megan Fontanella on the exhibition The Great Upheaval: Modern Art from the Guggenheim Collection, 1910-1918. Hosted by Xueli Wang.
An Arts and News co-production with Alison Klayman, director of the critically-acclaimed documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry. The film is a close-up examination of world famous artist and political dissident Ai Weiwei, who has gained international popularity over recent years for his creative protests of the Chinese government. Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry won the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, and is an Official Selection of the Berlin International Film Festival as well as the Opening Night Film of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival.
An interview with director Mai Iskander about her documentary Words of Witness, a poignant portrayal of a young, idealistic female journalist in Egypt during and after the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. Hosted by Xueli Wang.
Interview with curators Tracy Bashkoff and Megan Fontanella about the exhibition "The Great Upheaval: Modern from the Guggenheim Collection 1910-1918." Hosted by Xueli Wang.
A phone discussion with Montreal based filmmaker Mathieu Roy about his upcoming documentary Surviving Progress. An epic documentary based on Ronald Wright's best-selling book and co-directed by Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks, Surviving Progress challenges the modern notion of progress as technological, economic, and population expansion.
Part II of an interview with Austrian director Markus Schleinzer discussing his directorial debute Michael. Mr. Schleinzer worked as a casting director for over 60 films, including Michael Haneke's The Piano Teacher and The White Ribbon. Michael follows the story of Michael, an Austrian office worker in the last few months of his life. It premiered at Film Forum February 15-February 28, 2012. Hosted by Xueli Wang.
Part I of a phone interview with Austrian director Markus Schleinzer to discuss his directorial debute, Michael. Schleinzer has worked as a casting director for over 60 films, including Michael Haneke's The Piano Teacher and The White Ribbon. Michael follows the eponymous character, an Austrian office worker, in the last few months of his life. It will be playing at Film Forum from February 15 to February 28. Hosted by Xueli Wang.
A two-part interview about the film ELLES, directed by Małgorzata Szumowska, starring Juliette Binoche, Joanna Kulig and Anaïs Demoustier. In the film, Juliette Binoche plays a Parisian journalist who interviews two girls about their experience as student prostitutes.
On Sunday June 24th at 9:00 pm, Studio A broadcasted an interview with director Benh Zeitlin to discuss his a smashing debut, Beasts of the Southern Wild. Also interviewed are leading actor Dwight Henry and co-writer Lucy Alibar. Taking place in the alternate universe of the American South, Beasts of the Southern Wild follows a little girl as she faces what seems to be the end of the world. This film was a hit at Sundance, played at BAMcinemaFest on June 21 and is opening commercially June 27, 2012.
A discussion with the French scholar and curator Guy Sorman about his new exhibition The Silent Strength of Liu Xia, which is currently on view at Columbia University's Italian Academy.
An interview with Japanese-Korean actress and producer Kiki Sugino about her new film Magic and Loss, which premieres as part of the 2012 Korean-American Film Festival in New York. Hosted by Xueli Wang.