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By Sean Axmaker
January 24, 2006 - 12:23 AM PST

"Paul Provenza doesn't actually get every American comedian to tell (or at least comment on) the filthiest joke in the world in The Aristocrats. It just seems like it," writes Sean Axmaker, introducing his interview with the director of the hit doc that's landed on year-end top ten lists in the New York Times and all over. Now the DVD's out, with two extra hours of laughs.

Page 01/24/2006 - 1:00am

By Jonathan Marlow
January 18, 2006 - 12:14 PM PST

When we next see L.Q. Jones, it'll be in Robert Altman's A Prairie Home Companion in the spring, more than fifty years and scores of film and television roles since his onscreen debut. From his late 2003 conversation with Jonathan Marlow, though, you can tell that the achievement he's most proud of is having made the cult science fiction favorite, A Boy and His Dog.

Page 01/18/2006 - 1:00am

By Hannah Eaves
July 14, 2006 - 3:15 AM PDT

Françs Ozon has just been treated to a two-day tribute at MoMA in New York and was honored with the Frameline30 Award in San Francisco last month. Quite something for such a relatively young director whose work can't be pinned to any one genre. Hannah Eaves talks with him about his latest feature, Time to Leave.

Page 01/14/2006 - 1:00am

By Sean Axmaker
January 9, 2006 - 12:11 AM PST

Special effects pioneer and director Douglas Trumbull tells Sean Axmaker what he learned from Stanley Kubrick while working on 2001, why Close Encounters and Blade Runner have a lot more in common than you might see the first time around, about making his own films, Silent Running and Brainstorm, and about the future of cinema as immersive media.

Page 01/09/2006 - 1:00am

By David D'Arcy
January 5, 2006 - 1:41 PM PST

David D'Arcy follows up on his Tirana dispatch at GreenCine Daily with an interview with Fatmir Koç/font>, best known for his award-winning Tirana Year Zero. What sort of films could a young aspiring filmmaker see in communist-era Albania - and how's the country's film industry faring now?

Page 01/05/2006 - 1:00am

By John Esther
January 2, 2006 - 3:54 AM PST

In an interview touching on class in England and America, sex (the jolly kind) and luck, both good and bad, Emily Mortimer tells John Esther she's nothing at all like her character in Woody Allen's Match Point.

Page 01/02/2006 - 1:00am

By Heather Johnson
December 27, 2005 - 1:19 AM PST

"This isn't just for bird lovers," we emphasize in our "50 Best Documentaries" list. To those who haven't seen The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, it's a little difficult to explain our enthusiasm for a film that's also about how our lives can take radical, unexpected turns. Heather Johnson talks with director Judy Irving and the other subject of the film, Mark Bittner.

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By David D'Arcy
December 26, 2005 - 1:17 AM PST

Addressing both Steven Spielberg's Munich and critical reaction to it, David D'Arcy then talks with Avi Mograbi, whose documentary, Avenge But One of My Two Eyes, takes in through a single lens the ancient Jewish story of Masada and the recent Palestinian intifadas.

Page 12/26/2005 - 1:00am

By David Hudson
December 25, 2005 - 9:43 AM PST

Now that the Berlin International Film Festival has given us a peek at the lineup for the 2006 edition, it's a good time to review how this year's edition played as David Hudson covered it at GreenCine Daily.

Page 12/25/2005 - 1:00am

By Hannah Eaves and Jonathan Marlow
December 12, 2005 - 12:31 PM PST

On with our review of the year. Even before the Sundance and Slamdance awards were announced, Jonathan Marlow and Hannah Eaves had landed in Rotterdam, where the International Film Festival, emphasizing more challenging films from Asia and Europe, was already underway.

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