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Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris and Paul Dano (Re: Ruby Sparks)

Submitted by Xueli Wang on Tue, 31 Jul 2012, 11:13pm

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.

Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering on The Invisible War

Submitted by Xueli Wang on Tue, 31 Jul 2012, 11:01pm

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.

Alison Klayman on Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Submitted by Xueli Wang on Tue, 31 Jul 2012, 10:50pm

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.

Surviving Progress Part I

Submitted by Xueli Wang on Thu, 12 Jul 2012, 5:06pm

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.

Markus Schleinzer (Re: Michael) Part II

Submitted by Xueli Wang on Thu, 12 Jul 2012, 4:38pm

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.

Markus Schleinzer (Re: Michael) Part I

Submitted by Xueli Wang on Thu, 12 Jul 2012, 3:55pm

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.

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Submitted by Xueli Wang on Mon, 2 Jul 2012, 5:18pm

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.

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