Jun 10

Filmmaker 5 with Tessa Louise-Salomé: The Wild One

Legendary filmmaker Orson Welles once said, “If there had not been a Jack Garfein, Hollywood would have invented him!” And what an invention that would have been! Yet, it certainly would have been no match for the real Jack Garfein—Holocaust survivor, celebrated Broadway director, Actors Studio West co-founder, and controversial filmmaker. Illuminating the life of […]

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Jun 08

Filmmaker 5 with Nausheen Dadabhoy: An Act of Worship

An Act of Worship from filmmaker Nausheen Dadabhoy has been described as a polyphonic portrait of the last 30 years of Muslim life in America. Through the lens of pivotal moments in U.S. history intersecting with anti-Muslim rhetoric and policy, the film tells the story of three young Muslim women who came of age after […]

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Mar 21

Filmmaker 5 with Jonas Bak

Inspired by his own experience of living far from all that was familiar, German director Jonas Bak brings his close relationship with his mother to film in Wood and Water. A story of navigating ageing and being at peace with the past while living in the present, Bak’s filmmaking moves from the tall spires of […]

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Feb 06

Filmmaker 5 with Mitchell Stuart

In 1983, Z100 radio station began broadcasting from Secaucus, New Jersey to reach the New York City market dominated by media giants. Fast-talking and fast-thinking deejay from Tampa, Florida Scott Shannon moved north and vowed to take the station from Worst to First, brashly challenging the competition and enlisting New Yorkers to his cause. Shannon […]

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Jan 21

Filmmaker 5 with Will Battersby

Diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age three, Mallory Smith realized at an early age that her life would be cut short. Nevertheless, she decided to live life fully, documenting her thoughts and feelings in a private diary. She went to school, developed friendships, played sports, took lovers, worked as an environmentalist. Malloy lived with illness […]

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Dec 28

Filmmaker 5 Thank You

In 2021 we had the great joy to view a number of exceptional documentary and original films and the even greater privilege to interview the talented filmmakers behind them. Through their work, our view on the past and the present has been expanded. We have been made more curious, and we have become more empathetic. […]

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Nov 08

Filmmaker Five with Neasa Ní Chianáín

Young Plato, a feature documentary directed by Neasa Ní Chianáín and Declan McGrath will have its World Premiere November 14 at DOC NYC in the International Competition. Young Plato follows Elvis-loving school headmaster Kevin McArevey—a maverick who is determined to change the fortunes of an inner-city community plagued by urban decay, sectarian aggression, poverty and drugs—and the […]

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Oct 27

Filmmaker 5 with Jacob Morrison

On November 2, River’s End, the feature directorial debut from filmmaker Jacob Morrison, will be available on video on demand (VOD) on all major platforms in the U.S., Canada, and U.K. River’s End explores the global water crisis, using the state of California as a microcosm. It reveals how water politics that led to the […]

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May 26

Filmmaker 5 with Christo Brock

BREWMANCE, the latest documentary from filmmaker Christo Brock, is now available on video on demand (VOD) on all major platforms in the U.S., Canada, and U.K. A feature-length documentary of 102 minutes, BREWMANCE follows two sets of accomplished home brewers looking to open their own craft breweries: a father-son team who repaired their strained relationship […]

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May 06

Filmmaker 5 with Bruce Goldstein

Bruce Goldstein’s film Pelham One Two Three: NYC Underground makes its broadcast premiere during the TCM Classic Film Festival 2021. Classic Couple Academy recently had the opportunity to ask filmmaker Bruce Goldstein about it and his complete New York Trilogy airing on HBO Max. Our Filmmaker 5 with Bruce Goldstein follows. Filmmaker 5.1: The three […]

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