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Sunday, January 1 1995

It’s Amazing I’ve Survived: Interview With Bill Plympton

Consistently compelling and jarring, animator Bill Plympton is most comfortable when he's destabilizing everything from the human body to the corporate machines that make the world turn.


I walk in on Ted Demme as he's wolfing down a sandwich.

An Absence of Framework: An Interview with Michael Winterbottom

The 'war on terror' allows them to keep keeping people at Guantánamo until they decide the war on terror is over. So they've taken something that's an abstract idea that can actually go on forever, and that will, on a policy level, affect when people can be released.

Reindeer Games

John Frankenheimer has been making movies for over thirty years, and yet he remains passionate about his work.

Being Political: An Interview with Peter Friedman

If I didn't believe films had the power to promote social change, I wouldn't make them.

Price of Glory

That hero mentality The interviews are running behind schedule. Granted, there’s lots to keep track of, namely, a day’s worth of meetings with

Dogtown and Z-Boys

Stacy Peralta, winner of the 2001 Sundance Film Festival Director's Award, wears a sweatshirt and sneakers.


Spike Lee has established a reputation as an innovative and intelligent artist and provocative cultural critic.

Judy Berlin

Eric Mendelsohn is a quiet guy, thoughtful and self-reflective. His first feature film - which won the 35-year-old Mendelsohn the Directing Award at 1999's Sundance Film Festival and was an official selection in the Cannes Festival's 1999 Un Certain Regard - is a carefully observation of suburban self-delusions and truths.


[As a director,] you have to let spontaneity and chaos live with you, and be able to pick and choose.

A More Athletic Approach: An Interview with Werner Herzog

The 63-year-old filmmaker doesn't count talking about his work among his favorite activities -- as he puts it, "I have a more physical approach than a cerebral approach, a more athletic approach" -- but he remains enthused about his new documentary, Grizzly Man.


Made for only $225,000 and shot in 18 days, '' tells the story of a young man, Charlie (Dan Futterman), recovering from a terrible trauma, trying to make sense of the loss of control that he's feeling, and for Shear, New York offered appropriate mystery, randomness, and danger.

Sugar & Spice

Marla Sokoloff may be best known for playing the sorta punky Lucy Hatcher on David E. Kelley's popular series, 'The Practice'.

Best in Show

Tell people you are interviewing Christopher Guest and generally you will get a blank stare.

Sex Education: Interview with John Waters

No one is ever going to eat dog shit again. So if that's what you're looking for, move on!

Animal Husbandry

Heartbreak Phenomenology One of Animal Husbandry‘s preoccupying themes is the way that sadness over a breakup can leave just about everything soaked in the

The Caveman’s Valentine

The difficult part for me was that Sheila was so isolated. She would always appear in the scene, and everything would go into an extremely slow motion.

Interview with Atom Egoyan: Ararat

All this is new for the 42-year-old Atom Egoyan, whose work is characteristically deliberate, elegant, and above all, exploring relationships between art and interpretation.

Charlotte Sometimes

I want them to forget that somebody wrote this, I want them to forget that somebody directed it and think about the characters and believe in the characters.

Across the Board: Interview with Brian Dannelly

Refusing to embrace the unquestioning devotion and silence of religious fundamentalism, Saved! instead encourages dialogue regarding the contradictions of religious fundamentalism

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