Thu, 24 May 2018
KQEK.com --- Patricia Rozema and Kiva Reardon on I've Heard the Mermaids Singing, recorded live at The Revue Cinema (2018)
Following the April 18, 2018, screening of I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987) at Toronto's Revue Cinema for National Canadian Film Day, writer-director Patricia Rozema discussed her feature film debut with cléo journal’s Kiva Reardon.
Topics include the casting of Sheila McCarthy, developing the story, filming in Toronto, a short bit on Harvey Weinstein, Calvinist self-discipline, and Rozema’s latest work, Mouthpiece.
Bookending the podcast are some thoughts on my shifting tastes since 1987, and at KQEK.com I've posted additional thoughts on the film, related links, and reviews of Rozema's first two features, I've Heard the Mermaids Singing and White Room (1990).
Direct download: 2018-05-23---KQEK_Digital__RevueCinema_PatriciaRozema_320_kbps_MP3.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 1:43am EST
Wed, 4 January 2017
Julia Marchese discusses directing Out of Print (2014), a passionate documentary on the New Beverly Cinema, the feisty, independent rep cinema renowned for programming rare slices of film history; and the increasing difficulty for programmers to access and screen 35mm film prints in an age of digital projections and DCPs.
Visit KQEK.com for a film review of Out of Print, which was recently released on DVD from Level 33 Entertainment, and thematically related reviews of Cinemania (2002), The Dying of the Light (2016), Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the American Drive-In Movie (2013), and Side by Side (2012).
Direct download: 2017-01-04---KQEK_Digital__Julia_Marchese__MP3_320_kbps.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 3:14am EST
Mon, 21 November 2016
Craig Atkinson discusses his directorial debut, Do Not Resist (2016), an unsettling documentary on the militarization of local police departments. Filmed just as the violence in Ferguson began to erupt, Atkinson details the overuse of S.W.A.T. for mundane search warrants, and the current government grants that enable departments to buy army surplus vehicles.
Visit KQEK.com for a film review of Do Not Resist, which recently screened at Toronto's Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, and Detropia (2015), filmed and co-produced by Atkinson.
Direct download: 2016-11-21---KQEK_Digital__Craig_Atkinson_MP3_320_kbps.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 1:33pm EST
Wed, 16 November 2016
Jared Scott discusses his latest film, The Age of Consequences (2016), a provocative documentary on climate change, featuring many former military officials who add deeper credence to the correlation between extreme shifts in climate, mass population migration, and war.
Scott also touches upon the film's themes, and his storytelling technique which includes the use of chapters, moments of respite for audiences, and Malcolm Francis’ excellent score.
Visit KQEK.com for a film review of Age of Consequences, which recently screened at Toronto's Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema.
Direct download: 2016-11-16---KQEK_Digital__Jared_Scott_MP3_320_kbps.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 5:49pm EST
Sat, 22 October 2016
Victor Kanefsky discusses the art of editing, structure, balance, and pacing in a conversation that spans both his latest directorial work, Art Bastard (2016), a lively documentary on painter Robert Cenedella, and his lengthy career as an editor in many genres, including horror (Ganja & Hess) and documentary (Style Wars).
Visit KQEK.com for a film review of Art Bastard, which recently screened at Toronto's Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, plus some related review links.
Direct download: 2016-10-22---KQEK_Digital__VictorKanefsky_ArtBastard_MP3_320_kbps.mp3
Category:Film -- posted at: 10:15am EST